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Events in Key West

Event calendar provided with the courtesy of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council.

Events in Key West for 2022

  • April 16 - May 21, 2022 Key West
  • Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Speaker Series
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  • Interested in learning more about the complex and fascinating environmental world of Key West and the Florida Keys? Then join a Speaker Series the third Saturday of each month this spring. Topics include April 16: ‘The Cuban Chugs’ with Dr. John Bratten, University of West Florida; and May 21: ‘Biodiversity and Butterflies’ with Taylor Hun, US Fish & Wildlife Field Technician. Lectures are held in the Nature Chapel at Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is located at 5210 College Rd., on Stock Island. Free for members, $10 for non-members.

  • May 20 Key West
  • Reef Relief Luau Fundraiser
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  • Rescheduled due to weather, Reef Relief invites the public for a night of live music, games and a silent auction. From 5-8 p.m., Lagerheads Beach Bar and Watersports, at 0 Simonton St. Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting the coral reef ecosystem.

  • June 01 - 05, 2022 Key West
  • Key West Pride
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  • Presented by the Key West Business Guild, events showcase the diversity and welcoming atmosphere that make the southernmost city a top vacation destination for LGBTQ visitors. The festival schedule typically includes pool parties at guesthouses and emporiums, drag shows by Key West’s top performers, a street fair on famed Duval Street, nighttime soirees at local clubs, a burlesque-style show with an LGBTQ flair and the lively "Rainbow Roast."

  • June 01 - 04, 2022 Key West
  • Fringe Theater presents: A Fabulous Evening with Lillian Baxter
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  • Hollywood’s favorite Has-Been returns to Key West. Lillian is a fictional character created by actor and writer John Vessels. Show tunes? You bet! Gay anthems? Why not! Fabulous costumes? Buckle in, glitter up, and spend A Fabulous Evening with Lillian Baxter. Doors open 6 p.m., performances start 7 p.m. at the Little Room Jazz Club, 821 Duval Street

  • June 15 - 19, 2022 Key West
  • I Love Stock Island Festival
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  • This five-day festival is to feature one-of-a-kind Stock Island-inspired activities and authentic immersive experience in local community, culture, and art. It's a great way to celebrate Father’s Day weekend with friends and family in the laidback atmosphere of Stock Island, just across the Cow Key Channel Bridge from Key West.

  • June 17 - 18, 2022 Key West
  • CFK Swim Around Key West
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  • Embark on an adventurous swim - a 12.5 loop around the island with fantastic landscape views of Key West and swimming in the pristine waters. Compete in different categories of either a solo swimmer, a solo swimmers with fins, a solo swimmers using a mermaid tail or a monofin or gather your friends and compete in the relay category of a 2-person, 3-person, 4-person, 5-person or 6-person teams. Not interested in the full island swim? Try some of the smaller races offered, a 6.1-mile swim, a 2-mile swim, a 1-mile swim or an 800-yard swim.

  • June 17 - 19, 2022 Key West
  • 10th Annual VFW Fishing Tournament
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  • A family fun tournament, this event is to award over $50,000 in total cash and prizes, including $5,000 for the heaviest dolphin among other awards for individual anglers and other species. A Super Prize of either a new Toyota Corolla or $20k in cash (winner's choice) has also been added for 2022. Captains and anglers can choose to fish either day of the two-day tournament. The 10th annual event is to celebrate the history of the tournament. All proceeds benefit disabled and needy veterans of Monroe County.

  • June 18 Key West
  • Truman’s Tropical Fruit Festival
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  • Explore the juicy truth about tropical fruits.The Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation welcomes locals and visitors of all ages, to be held on the grounds of the Harry S. Truman Little White House, 111 Front Street, from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be offerings from local vendors, food, beverages and cocktails available for purchase and fun activities for the kids to enjoy on the spacious Little White House lawns.

  • June 23 - 26, 2022 Key West
  • Fifth Annual Mango Fest Key West
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  • Experience all things Mango through shopping, education and demonstrations. Stroll virtually through a vendor village, enter a poetry contest, photo contest, see virtual culinary and cocktail demos, and more. Details to come for the 2022 event.

  • June 30 - Jul 04, 2022 Key West
  • Key Lime Festival
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  • Enjoy fun-filled days and evenings of culinary and libation adventures, saluting the tiny fruit that inspired Key lime pie, the Florida Keys' signature dessert. A festival highlight is the mouthwatering World Key Lime Pie Eating Championship. Participants with their hands behind their backs must dive in face-first to devour an entire 9-inch Key lime pie faster than their rivals. The event is free for spectators.

  • July 01 - 05, 2022 Key West
  • Key West Mermaid Festival
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  • The family-friendly festival features interactive mermaid adventures while raising awareness of oceans and salty shores. Events include mermaid meet-ups, swim encounters with the festival's mermaid pod, ocean-themed parties and a weekend mermaid- and ocean-inspired marketplace at Truman Waterfront Park. A portion of festival proceeds is to benefit Reef Relief's efforts to protect the coral reef ecosystem.

  • July 04 Key West
  • 4th of July Mermaid Splash
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  • Set for 10. a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lagerheads Beach Bar, the cutest little beach bar at the end of 0 Simonton Street. The shallow beach is perfect for a day of sandcastle building, or relaxing in the Key West sunshine. The event admission is free, and part of the Key West Mermaid Festival. Tickets to swim with mermaids must be purchased.