28 September 2018

Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest Set for Oct. 14 in Key Largo

Divers can compete to wow judges with jolly jack-o-lanterns during the lighthearted 2018 Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest scheduled Sunday, Oct. 14, in waters off Key Largo.
27 September 2018

Key West Film Festival to Celebrate Cinematic Arts Nov. 14-18

Cinema aficionados can discover top independent films, explore LGBTQ themes, learn about virtual reality techniques and roller-skate at the southernmost hockey rink in the continental United States during the annual Key West Film Festival, scheduled Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 14-18. 
26 September 2018

Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Parrot Head’ Fans to Rock in Key West Oct. 31 Through Nov. 4

Several thousand admirers of Jimmy Buffett, known as “Parrot Heads,” are flocking to the island credited with inspiring the multitalented entertainer’s signature sound for their 27th annual “Meeting of the Minds” convention.
25 September 2018

Fur to Fly in Key West During Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade

Dressed-up dogs, costumed cats, bright-plumed birds and other domestic pets and their people can unleash their“animal magnetism” before more than 2,000 spectators at the wacky Pet Masquerade, a highlight of Key West’s Oct. 19-28 Fantasy Fest.
18 September 2018

Pause for the Claws at Stone Crab Eating Contest Nov. 10

Jumpstarting the Florida Keys’ seven-month stone crab harvest season is a much-anticipated munch-a-thon — the eighth annual Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest for amateur eaters set for Saturday, Nov. 10, in Marathon.  
14 September 2018

Revelry to Rule at Key West’s Fantasy Fest Masquerade March

According to fictional sleuth Sherlock Holmes, “The game’s afoot.” Thousands of costumed revelers are to prove that the game-playing is indeed “afoot” in Key West Friday, Oct. 26, during the Masquerade March that begins at the local cemetery.
14 September 2018

‘Zombies’ on Wheels to Prowl Key West Oct. 21

Several thousand eerily costumed zombies, best known as “the walking dead,” are to abandon pedestrian power for bicycles Sunday, Oct. 21, during Key West’s offbeat annual Zombie Bike Ride.
14 September 2018

Key West’s Glamorous Headdress Ball to Entertain Revelers Oct. 25

Combining entertainment and creative rivalry, Key West’s Headdress Ball typically dazzles audiences with contestants’ flamboyant masks and outrageous headdress regalia. The 36th annual ball is set for 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Key West Amphitheater at Truman Waterfront Park.
15 August 2018

Key West’s Exotic Fantasy Fest to Celebrate ‘Games We Play’ Oct. 19-28

Revelers can expect a “monopoly” on high-energy fun Friday, Oct. 19, through Sunday, Oct. 28, as Key West’s annual Fantasy Fest puts a playful spin on masking and costuming festivities. The 2018 festival is themed “Oh … The Games We Play!” and features 10 days of masquerade balls, elaborate costume contests, parties and fanciful frolics, all climaxing in a grand parade set for Saturday, Oct. 27.