21 June 2022

Team ‘TightNUp’ Wins Top Prize in Key West’s VFW Fishing Tournament

Team TightNUp earned top honors for a 35.6-pound dolphin fish in the 10th annual VFW Fishing Tournament that ended June 19 in Key West. Alexa Barket of Live Oak, Florida, caught the fish that clinched the tournament’s $5,000 prize for the team.
20 June 2022

Health and Safety Tips for a Safe, Enjoyable Florida Keys Lobster Sport Season

For Florida Keys leisure travelers and residents, both the two-day lobster sport season in July and the traditional lobster harvesting season that begins in early August are like annual holidays.
17 June 2022

Synchronized Spawning Creates New Life for Coral Reefs in the Florida Keys

Divers interested in viewing the underwater phenomenon of coral spawning can join Florida Keys dive operators during select coral spawning charters — twilight trips to shallow reefs on or around the full moons in August and September to watch the reproductive action along the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef.
14 June 2022

Hemingway Days to Celebrate Legendary Writer’s Work and Key West Life

Fans of adventurous living and masterful writing can celebrate the legacy of Ernest Hemingway Tuesday through Sunday, July 19-24. The annual Hemingway Days salutes the vigorous Key West lifestyle, sporting pursuits and creative talent of the author who lived and wrote on the island for most of the 1930s.
07 June 2022

Key West Marlin Tournament to Offer $50,000 Purse and Fierce Competition

Anglers targeting marlin and other fish are to compete for $50,000 in guaranteed cash prizes in the Perry Hotel & Marina Key West Marlin Tournament, scheduled Wednesday through Saturday, July 20-23.
02 June 2022

Racers to Test Stamina in Key West’s Hemingway 5k Sunset Run 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 23.

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

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.