13 June 2019

Bearded Hemingway Hopefuls to Vie for Look-Alike Title in Key West

It helps to have a ruddy complexion, a beard, a stocky build or any other attribute that increases a resemblance to legendary author Ernest Hemingway. Thursday through Saturday, July 18-20, as many as 150 “Ernest” competitors and their fans are expected to converge on Key West for Sloppy Joe’s 39th annual Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest.
12 June 2019

Racers to Test Stamina in Key West’s Hemingway 5k Sunset Run/Walk and Paddle

Competitors on foot and on paddleboards can prove their stamina and salute Ernest Hemingway’s active outdoor lifestyle during a two-sport challenge Saturday, July 20 — the day before the 120th anniversary of the legendary author’s birth. 
03 June 2019

The Florida Keys Embrace Summer with Sustainable Fun, New Activities

The Florida Keys & Key West continue to spotlight the destination’s eco-oriented “Connect & Protect” initiative to encourage awareness of sustainable, memorable activities for visitors.
In addition, notable new offerings include two resorts in the family-oriented Middle Keys and Key West’s intriguing Sails to Rails museum.
31 May 2019

Key West Mermaid Festival to Make a Splash July 5-7

Love mermaids? Want to get salty or enjoy a “mermosa” with a mermaid? The inaugural Key West Mermaid Festival is to celebrate the graceful, colorfully attired women swimmers of the magical underwater world Friday through Sunday, July 5-7.
30 May 2019

Hemingway Days to Spotlight Author’s Key West Legacy July 16-21

When Ernest Hemingway lived in Key West during the 1930s, he penned now-classic works that included “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and fished for giant billfish in Florida Keys waters. Fans of adventurous living and writing can celebrate his legacy Tuesday through Sunday, July 16-21, with events recalling his literary prowess and vigorous Key West lifestyle.
27 May 2019

Divers Commemorate Memorial Day and Key West Artificial Reef's 10th Anniversary

A huge American flag was unfurled underwater Monday, to mark Memorial Day and the 10th anniversary of the intentional sinking of a former military ship in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
26 May 2019

'Sailors' Pilot Makeshift Boats in Wacky Key West Regatta

Boats made of thin plywood and duct tape don't sound too seaworthy, but they were the only vessels allowed in Sunday's Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta in Key West.
25 May 2019

New Underwater Art Exhibition Debuts on Key West Artificial Reef

A team of divers Saturday finished placing a series of artworks on an intentionally sunken ship in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
23 May 2019

Swimmers to Circumnavigate Key West June 15 in 12.5-Mile Race

Swimming enthusiasts, including those wearing mermaid tails, can attempt an epic swim around the island of Key West Saturday, June 15, during a 12.5-mile open-water race for individuals and relay teams.
20 May 2019

Key West Marlin Tournament to Offer $50,000 in Guaranteed Cash Prizes

Anglers targeting marlin and other fish are to compete for $50,000 in guaranteed cash prizes in the Stock Island Marina Village Key West Marlin Tournament, scheduled Wednesday through Saturday, July 17-20.