Calendar of Events



Apr 2. 7th Annual Florida Keys Ocean Festival & Waterfront Craft Show.
Apr 2-3. Naval Air Station Key West 2016 Southernmost Air Spectacular. 305-293-2673.
Apr 3. MM 87, 22nd Annual Bay Jam. 305-394-2765
Apr 9-10. Islamorada, 25th Annual Florida Keys Island Fest. Contact the Chamber of Commerce.
Apr 22-May 1. Key West, 34th Annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration. 305-296-0213
Apr 28-May 1. Key West Paddle Classic. 305-304-4259


May 4-8. 21st Annual Key West Songwriter’s Festival. 305-304-0814.
May 14. Marathon, Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival.
May 11-15. Kamp Key West. On-the-water subtropical island activities and games for adults.
May 12-15. Key Largo’s Original Music Festival. 305-394-3736
May 13-15. Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade. Presented by the Key West Art & Historical Society.


June 11. Key West, VFW Fishing Tournament. All proceeds benet disabled and or needy veterans in Monroe County. 305-509-7244
June 10-12. 3rd Annual Mystery Writers Key West Fest.
June 8-12. Key West Pride 305-294-4603
June 18. Key West Island Swim: FKCC Swim Around Key West. Open for all age groups. 305-809-3562
June-19. Key West, West Africana Festival. Explore music, art and Key West’s Afro-Caribbean culture. Contact Chris at
June 24-26. Marathon Super Boat Grand Prix. 305-296-6166


July 4 Key Largo, Fireworks show on Blackwater Sound. MM 104
July 4 Islamorada, Fireworks & Fun at Founders Park/MM 87. 305-664-4503
July 4 Big Pine, Celebrate 4th of July Fireworks. MM 30, Big Pine Community Park. 305-872-2411
July 4 Marathon Beach Party & Fireworks Show. 305-743-5417
July 4 Key West Fireworks at White Street Pier. 305-294-2587
July 11-14. Key West, Del Brown Permit Tournament. 305-360-6969
July 14-16. Key West Mel Fisher Days. 305-296-6534
July 20-25. Key West Hemingway Days. The 36th celebration of the legendary author’s work & lifestyle. 305-296-2388 (look alike contest) or 305-797-0579 (literary).
July 21-23. Key West, 36th Annual Sloppy Joes “Papa” Hemingway Look-A-Like Contest. Sloppy Joes Bar, 201 Duval Street.
July 23. Key West, Hemingway 5K Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race. 305-240-0727
July 27,28. Lobster Mini-Sport Season. 305-289-2320


August 11-14. Key West Lobsterfest.
August 20. Key Largo. Anything that Floats Race. 305-451-4502 or


Sept. 1-5. 7th Annual Key West Brewfest.
Sept. 8-11. Womensfest – Key West. 305-294-4603
Sept. 9-11. Fishing – Key West. Robert James S.L.A.M. Celebrity Tournament. 305-664-2002
Sept. 15-18. 44th Annual Phil Peterson’s Key West Poker Run. Contact Drew Peterson 305-235-4023
Sept. 16-18. 17th Annual Herman Lucerne Memorial Tournament.
Sept. 17. 4th Annual Islamorada Swim for Alligator Lighthouse. 305-664-7149
Sept. 29-Oct 2. Key Largo, REEF Fest. All events open to the public. Kayaking, Snorkeling & Diving. 305-852-0030