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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

  • Jun 30, 2022 - Jul 04, 2022
  • Key Lime Festival 2022
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  • Welcome to the Key Lime Festival: America’s Favorite Citrus Celebration! In the Florida Keys we like to celebrate the things that make our islands unique. Citrus, eccentrics, people & pie. Our celebrations are fun, odd & unforgettable. Our people are too. Come on down to the birthplace of Key Lime Pie for a little taste and you’ll see what we mean. Love & Limes!
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  • December 01 - Jul 31, 2022 Key West
  • Key West Fishing Tournament
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  • More than 40 species of fish are targeted during the multi-month tournament, with divisions for men, women, junior anglers (ages 10 to 15) and Pee Wees (under 10 years old). The Key West Fishing Tournament strongly encourages the release of game fish. All participating anglers receive certificates noting their catches and qualify for a variety of prizes.

  • April 30 - Jul 31, 2022 Key West
  • 2022 Art in the Garden at Key West Tropical Forest
  • 305-296-1504 Website
  • The Garden is located 5210 College Road on Stock Island, just over Cow Key Bridge and is open every day 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Meander over garden boardwalks and down pathways through dappled shade, colorful blossoms and winged creatures of nature and spot…sculpture! Emphasizing harmony with nature, the return of ‘Art in the Garden' showcases local art & sculptures with artistic expressions. These works are earth-friendly in the selection of materials and themes and include recycled, repurposed, and natural material.

  • June 02 - Jul 28, 2022 Key West
  • Mango Madness Members’ Show
  • 305-296-0458 Website
  • The summer group exhibition is a celebration of the creativity all around us, as our family of artist members share the fruits of their labors (mango-inspired or otherwise), with something for every taste. Exhibition at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St.

  • 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 Key West
  • Swayzees July 4 Weekend Pool Party & Concert
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  • Your 4th of July Weekend party starts at 4 p.m. Join us to kick off the holiday weekend in style with the famous Key West band, The Swayzees! Drink specials, pool fun & of course a BBQ spread. Staged at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort, 200 William St. Those interested in attending the poolside concert can register for free online.

  • 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.

  • July 19 - 24, 2022 Key West
  • Hemingway Days
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  • Ernest Hemingway fans can celebrate the late author’s literary accomplishments and colorful Key West lifestyle Tuesday through Sunday, July 20-25. The annual Hemingway Days festivities salute the legacy of the Nobel Prize winner who lived and wrote on the island for most of the 1930s. Events are to include the Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe's Bar, the “Running of the Bulls” featuring look-alikes and manmade bulls, literary readings and presentations, a museum exhibit of rare Hemingway memorabilia, a street fair and the announcement of the winner of the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition .

  • July 20 - 23, 2022 Key West
  • Stock Island Marina Village Key West Marlin Tournament
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  • Anglers ply the waters once fished by novelist Ernest Hemingway, vying for $50,000 in guaranteed cash prizes. Held in conjunction with Key West’s annual Hemingway Days festival, the event awards $25,000 to the first-place team. Teams can enter one fun fish (dolphin, tuna, wahoo or released sailfish) per day to add to their point total.

  • July 23 - 24, 2022 Key West
  • Hemingway 5k Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race
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  • The Hemingway 5k Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race is to challenge competitors Saturday, July 23. Race begins 5 p.m., from Southernmost Beach, 1405 Duval St. Celebrate your accomplishment while easing sore muscles from the race with an all-levels yoga recovery session Sunday, free to all participants.

  • July 29 Key West
  • Rams Head presents: Fitz and The Tantrums & Andy Grammer
  • Box Office 305-985-0433 Website
  • Doors open 5:30 p.m., show begins 7 p.m, at Coffee Butler Amphitheater, 21 East Quay Rd. Tickets on sale online beginning April 15, 2022. Multi-platinum artists Fitz and the Tantrums have quickly grown from independent upstarts to bonafide hitmakers, including the group’s biggest hit to date, “HandClap.” Andy Grammer’s catalog consists of numerous bona fide hits, including the quadruple-platinum “Honey, I’m Good,” platinum singles “Keep Your Head Up,” “Fine By Me,” “Don’t Give Up On Me,” “Fresh Eyes,” “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah),” and more.

  • August 10 - 14, 2022 Key West
  • Key West Tropical Heat
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  • Enjoy five days of sizzling happenings in the island city whose openness and respect for diversity have made it a world-renowned gay vacation destination. The festival’s intriguing events range from pool parties to a sunset cruise to late-night gatherings at the island’s LGBTQ bars and nightclubs.

  • August 11 - 14, 2022 Key West
  • 25th Annual Key West Lobsterfest
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  • Seafood lovers can chow down on Florida’s clawless lobster during a tasty “feast-ival” that features a savory schedule of events ranging from a traditional lobster boil to a lively street fair starring the sensational crustacean prepared in a variety of ways. The flavorful festivities celebrate the bounty of the Florida Keys lobster season that opens Aug. 6. Famous for its sweet and tender meat, the Keys’ spiny lobster often is served steamed with drawn butter, paired with a seasoned stuffing or cold in savory salads.