Dates to Know
There are a lot of wonderful events in the keys and something for everyone. Here are some of our favorites....
7 Mile Bridge Run
April 1st, 2023
An annual Seven Mile Bridge run takes place every April in the Florida Keys. The distance of the race is a bit shorter than seven miles—6.8 miles or 10.9 km to be exact. The race starts after the bridge gets closed for traffic at 7:30 am. Runners will have 1.5 hours to complete the run. If they can.
Key West Songwriters Festival
May 3rd-7th 2023
The Key west Songwriter Festival-the largest festival of its kind in the world. The festival revolves around five days and night where live music bliss introduces crowds to faces, voices and stories behind the songs!
Underwater Music Festival
June 22nd and 23rd 2023
This quirky celebration is held annually on Saturday after July 4th. The concert is held at Looe Key Reef which is a part of the world's third largest and North America's only living coral reef. Bill Becker founded the festival for public entertainment as well as to raise awareness for coral reef preservation.
Florida Keys Lionfish Derby & Festival
September 7th-10th 2023
Two full days of lionfish fishing culminating in a family-friendly festival at picturesque Postcard Inn Resort & Marina. The festival is open to the public and will include Lionfish scoring, fillet and dissection demonstrations, Lionfish tastings, Lionfish games and crafts, raffle prizes, and other activities and products from 30 environmentally-minded vendors. Chefs will be providing lionfish cooking demonstrations and special dishes and drink special will be available.
October 20th-29th 2023
Fantasy Fest is an annual 10-day party in paradise for grown-ups. Started in 1979 by a small group of Key West locals, the party was created to bring visitors to the island in what was a typically quiet, but beautiful season. It worked. Fantasy Fest has grown every year since its inception and is now the wildest extravaganza around! Fun-loving revelers from around the globe bring their creativity and imaginations as they descend upon Key West each year in October for 10 days filled with costuming, parades, libations, and excitement!