02 June 2022

Hemingway Hopefuls to Compete July 21-23 in Famed Key West Contest

Each July visitors can spot the spirit of Ernest Hemingway (or even scores of spirits) on the island where the legendary author lived and wrote during the 1930s. That’s because as many as 150 stocky, white-bearded aspiring “Ernests” converge on Key West in July to compete in Sloppy Joe’s annual Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest.
01 June 2022

Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament Rescheduled for June 10-12

The 29th annual Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce Dolphin Tournament has been rescheduled to take place Friday through Sunday, June 10-12 — postponed a week because of inclement weather forecast for South Florida and the Florida Keys during the original June 3-5 dates.
01 June 2022

July 4 Festivities for the Family Planned Throughout Florida Keys

Local parades, beach parties and on-the-water fun topped off by fireworks displays are to highlight Independence Day celebrations throughout the Florida Keys. As well as an annual salute to the United States’ freedom, some activities surrounding the July 4 holiday also illustrate the island chain’s quirky independent spirit. Highlights include:
31 May 2022

Key Lime Pie to Star in Key West Festival June 30 Through July 4

Almost every traveler to the Florida Keys samples Key lime pie, the island chain’s signature dessert. Visitors can immerse themselves in all things Key lime Thursday through Monday, June 30 through July 4, with events that include a Key lime pie–eating contest, gravity-defying “pie drop” and culinary and libation tastings.
31 May 2022

Mango Fest Key West to Celebrate ‘King of Fruit’ June 23-26

Mango lovers can celebrate the sweet, juicy fruit and its heritage in Key West Thursday through Sunday, June 23-26, during the island’s annual Mango Fest.
26 May 2022

Pride-Wrapped Police Vehicle to Debut During Key West Pride Festivities

The Key West Police Department is to debut its Pride-wrapped police vehicle during the island city’s June 1-5 Pride celebrations, with the colorful car leading the highlight Pride Parade and appearing at multiple events during the festivities.
25 May 2022

Florida Keys PBA Dolphin Tournament to Entice Anglers June 24-26

Anglers targeting dolphin fish can compete for cash prizes while benefiting two worthy causes during the Florida Keys PBA Dolphin Tournament. The challenge is scheduled Friday through Sunday, June 24-26.
20 May 2022

New Art Exhibit Enhances Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

Art and nature combine at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, where visitors can spot 29 imaginative creations by local and regional artists surrounded by the 15-acre habitat’s rare and indigenous plants and trees.
17 May 2022

Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival to Promote Reef Protection

Divers and snorkelers can promote reef protection and explore the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef during a one-of-a-kind underwater concert scheduled Saturday, July 9.
16 May 2022

Festival to Celebrate Stock Island’s Seafaring Spirit, Arts and Cuisine

Lying just across Cow Key Channel from Key West, Stock Island is the heart of the Florida Keys’ commercial shrimping industry, alive with colorful marinas, eclectic arts emporiums and inviting waterfront bars and restaurants. The island’s seafaring spirit, culinary diversity and creative offerings are to entice attendees to the annual I Love Stock Island Festival scheduled Wednesday through Sunday, June 15-19.