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
  • Key West Food & Wine Festival
  • OIRF Tour of Homes & Gardens
  • Sculpture Key West (ongoing through April)
  • Premier Racing Sailboat Regatta
  • Live Theater Season


February

  • OIRF Tour of Homes & Garden
  • Old Island Days Art Festival
  • Ragner Relay
  • Civil War Days Heritage Festival
  • Live Theater Season


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)
  • Live Theater Season


April

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


May

  • Songwriters Festival
  • Key West Paddleboard Classic
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • KW Ladies Dolphin Championship
  • Memorial Day Weekend — hello, Summertime!
  • Live Theater Season


June

  • Pridefest
  • FKCC Swim Around Key West
  • South Florida Symphony’s Chamber Music Series begins


July

  • Independence Day (picnic and fireworks)
  • Key Lime Festival
  • Mel Fisher Days
  • Hemingway Days
  • Key West Fishing Tournament
  • Del Brown Permit Tournament
  • Bacardi Oakheart KW Marlin Tournament
  • Lobster Mini-season


August

  • Lobster Fest
  • Tropical Heat
  • Mystery Writers KW Fest


September

  • Labor Day Weekend — so long, Summertime!
  • Key West Brewfest
  • Women Fest
  • Poker Run


October

  • SoMo Marathon & Half-Marathon
  • Goombay
  • Zombie Bike Ride
  • Fantasy Fest


November

  • Meeting of the Minds (Parrotheads)
  • Super Boat World Championship Races
  • Key West Film Festival
  • Art!  Key West! Festival


December

  • KW Bight Before Christmas Holiday Celebration
  • Key West Holiday Parade
  • Lighted Boat Parade
  • Holiday Tour of Homes
  • New Year’s Eve