Upcoming Key West Events, Tourist Attractions, and Festivals.

All year long, our island guests can enjoy a variety of Key West events and festivals that will leave you with memories for a lifetime. Let us help you plan fun days and unforgettable nights during your next trip to Key West! Browse through our exciting Key West events, tourist attractions, and festivals, and then book your stay at The Inn at Key West!

Upcoming Special Events in Key West:

July 20 - 24, 2016
Hemingway Days
The 36th annual celebration of the legendary author's work and lifestyle features literary readings, a theatrical premiere, short story competition, fishing tournament, Sloppy Joe's Look-Alike Contest and birthday "party" commemorating Ernest's July 21st birthday.

Running of the Bulls: Saturday, July 23rd at 1:00 p.m.
Contact: 305-296-2388 (Look-Alike); 305-797-0579 (literary)

August 11 - 14, 2016
Key West Lobster Fest
Every year Key West celebrates the opening of Lobster Season by throwing the biggest party of the summer. Thousands of lobster lovers descend on Key West for four glorious days and nights.
Contact 305-294-7170

September 01 - 05, 2016
Seven Annual Key West Brewfest
More than 150 beers and micro-brews are on tap at this "tasty" annual event that benefits the charitable efforts of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club of the Conch Republic. Events from beer dinners, beer brunches, happy hour parties, pool parties, late-night parties, seminars and the Signature Tasting Festival Event are some of the offered activities.

Contact: 800-354-4455

October 21 - 30, 2016
38th Annual Fantasy Fest
Contact: 305-296-1817 /

November 2 - 6, 2016
25th Annual Parrot Heads "Meeting of the Minds"
The annual event for those interested in the tropical lifestyle and music that Jimmy Buffett personifies.

November 06 - 13, 2016
36th Annual Key West World Championship Super Boat Races
Super Boat International returns with teams from all around the world who compete April through October in the National Series Points races and concludes in November for the famous Key West World Championships.

Contact Super Boat International at 305-296-6166 or visit

December 03, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Key West Annual Holiday Parade
Truman Avenue & Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040
Contact the City Manager's Office at 305-809-3881.