23 May 2023

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

In 1982 some 400 anglers targeted marlin in the waters off the continental United States’ southernmost city, fighting the huge billfish like Ernest Hemingway did in the 1930s, during the inaugural Key West Marlin Tournament. Now in its 41st year, the tournament is to challenge participants Wednesday through Saturday, July 19-22, as they vie for a guaranteed $50,000 cash purse.
17 May 2023

Mouthwatering Mangoes to Star in Key West Festival June 22-25

One of Key West’s most notable indigenous delicacies, the mango, is to take center stage Thursday through Sunday, June 22-25, when the island city’s seventh annual Mango Fest salutes the flavorful fruit and its heritage.  
16 May 2023

Anglers to Target Dolphin Fish in Florida Keys PBA Challenge June 23-25

Challenging competition, cash prizes and the satisfaction of benefiting two worthy causes are the primary attractions for anglers Friday through Sunday, June 23-25, during the Florida Keys PBA Dolphin Tournament.
08 May 2023

Key West Pride to Mark Sea-to-Sea Rainbow Flag’s 20th ‘Birthday’ June 7-11

Visitors can celebrate diversity and mark the 20th “birthday” of Key West’s famed 1.25-mile sea-to-sea rainbow flag with a three-night laser light show during Key West Pride 2023, scheduled Wednesday through Sunday, June 7-11. Presented by the Key West Business Guild, Pride salutes the Florida Keys’ all-accepting “One Human Family” mind-set on the subtropical island internationally known as a top LGBTQ vacation spot.
03 May 2023

Key West’s VFW Fishing Tournament to Target Five Species June 16-18

Male, female, senior, junior and pee-wee anglers — including first responders, veterans and active-duty service members — can test their skills against five finned species Friday through Sunday, June 16-18, during the 11th annual VFW Fishing Tournament.
02 May 2023

Swimmers and ‘Mermaids’ to Circle Key West During 12.5-Mile Race June 17

Solo swimmers, relay teams and even “mermaids” can embark on a one-of-a-kind in-water adventure Saturday, June 17: a 12.5-mile open-water swimming race in both Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean waters, on a course that circles the entire island of Key West.
29 April 2023

Keys Video Advisory - “Bed Race” Teams Blanket Key West’s Historic Duval Street

In most places, beds are reserved for sleeping or amorous activities. But this weekend, teams raced them up Key West’s famed Duval Street on wheels during the annual Conch (pronounced KONK) Republic Bed Race.
24 April 2023

Sailors May Get that ‘Sinking Feeling’ at Key West’s Minimal Regatta

Some get that “sinking feeling” before leaving the dock, while others capsize somewhere along the course. A hardy few actually manage to stay afloat — but whatever the fate of their favorites, spectators can anticipate silliness and seafaring spirit Sunday, May 28, during the annual Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta.
24 April 2023

‘Local’s Choice’ Tips from Maria Wevers

Maria Wevers opened Key West’s Grand Café in 2002 when son Kieran, now 23, was just a toddler. Today, Wevers remains a hands-on restaurateur whose venue at 314 Duval St. is acclaimed for gourmet dining, well-priced happy hours and hosting events such as rehearsal dinners, small weddings and corporate gatherings.
23 April 2023

Keys Video Advisory - Female Impersonators Compete in Offbeat Key West ‘Drag Race’

Drag racers don't usually wear dresses and staggeringly high heels, but they did in Key West this weekend during a playful parody of auto racing dubbed the Conch (pronounced KONK) Republic Drag Race.