13 March 2018

Key West Ocean Fest to Benefit Florida Keys’ Coral Reef Environment

Ocean enthusiasts and eco-travelers can salute the unique marine environment of the Florida Keys island chain, which includes the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef, Saturday, April 14, during Mote Marine Laboratory’s Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration.
13 March 2018

Final Sail Tournament Set for April 17-21 in Key West Waters

Anglers seeking sailfish can compete for substantial cash prizes in the Final Sail Tournament scheduled Tuesday through Saturday, April 17-21. The tournament is the grand finale of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series, a prestigious competition for elite billfishing teams that consists of four South Florida tournaments.
08 March 2018

Six Months After Irma, Florida Keys Tourism Rebounds

The island chain has been open to visitors since Oct. 1, 2017, just three weeks after Hurricane Irma passed through the area. Key Largo and Key West were least impacted by the storm

08 March 2018

Food Lovers Can Savor Creative Cuisine at Taste of Key West April 16

For decades Key West has been renowned for the creativity of its artists, and culinary artists are no exception. From 6-9 p.m. Monday, April 16, foodies can savor artistic cuisine from the island city’s top chefs during a palate-pleasing extravaganza called Taste of Key West.
26 February 2018

State of the Florida Keys Tourism Industry After Hurricane Irma

Key Largo and Key West were least impacted by Hurricane Irma, which struck the Keys Sept. 10, 2017, as were most hotels and businesses on the bayside, or gulfside, in Islamorada and Marathon. The Florida Keys & Key West have been open to visitors since Oct. 1, just three weeks after the hurricane.
15 February 2018

600 Key West Couples Stage Valentine's Day Re-creation of WWII-Era Kiss

On Valentine's Day in Key West, an estimated 600 couples re-created the "most famous kiss in American history" -- the iconic smooch between a sailor and a nurse in New York’s Times Square, immortalized in a photograph as they celebrated the end of World War II.
14 February 2018

Tennessee Williams Birthday Events to Recall Late Playwright in Key West

Tennessee Williams first visited Key West in 1941, subsequently buying a house where he resided until his death in 1983. Fans of the Pulitzer  Prize–winning playwright can celebrate his legacy Feb. 28 through April 9 with cultural and creative events on the island he called home.
12 February 2018

Key West’s Conch Shell Blowing Contest to Test ‘Mollusk Musicianship’

New Orleans might have its jazz and Memphis its blues, but Key West is home to a musical art form all its own: conch shell blowing. Everyone from novices to “pucker pros” can attempt to prove their prowess at the offbeat skill during the island city’s 56th annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest, scheduled at noon Saturday, March 3.
09 February 2018

GardenFest to Spotlight Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Feb. 17-18

Nature lovers can enjoy an exhibition and sale of rare plants, explore the unique Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden and discover fine crafts during GardenFest Key West 2018, set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17-18.