Calendar of Special Events in Key West

Fantasy Fest is, of course, our major annual event. But there are others throughout the year, almost always something special going on!

Major festivals, events, & celebrations 2012 by month:


January

  • Key West Literary Seminar
  • Bone Island Tri (Iron Man event)
  • Key West Food & Wine Festival
  • OIRF Tour of Homes & Gardens
  • Fight Night in the Keys (boxing at Mallory Square)
  • Sculpture Key West (ongoing through April)
  • Premier Racing Sailboat Regatta


February

  • OIRF Tour of Homes & Garden
  • Old Island Days Art Festival
  • Kelly McGillis Women & Girls Flag Football


March

  • OIRF Tour of Homes & Garden
  • Annual Hospitality Open (golf)
  • St. Patrick's Day Bar Stroll
  • Key West Fishing Tournament kick-off (runs through November)


April

  • 7-mile Bridge Run
  • World Sailfish Championship
  • Conch Republic Independence Celebration
  • Taste of Key West showcasing Key West's world-class restaurant fare


May

  • Songwriters Festival
  • Yamaha Dolphin Masters Invitational (fishing)
  • Memorial Day Weekend -- hello, Summertime!


June

  • Pridefest
  • Southernmost Swordfish Tournament


July

  • Independence Day (picnic and fireworks)
  • Hemingway Days
  • Drambuie Marlin Tournament
  • Lobster Mini-season


August

  • Lobster Fest


September

  • Labor Day Weekend -- so long, Summertime!
  • Women Fest
  • Poker Run


October

  • Goombay
  • Fantasy Fest


November

  • Meeting of the Minds (Parrotheads)
  • Offshore Powerboat Races


December

  • KW Innkeepers Association Tour of Historic Inns
  • Holiday Parade
  • Lighted Boat Parade
  • Holiday Tour of Homes
  • New Year's Eve