Fantasy Fest is here in Key West next week and we hope you enjoy all the Festivities. The last tour for the Conch Tour Train and Old Town Trolley Tours will be at noon on Friday, Oct 25th due to street closures. Both the Conch Tour Train and Old Town Trolley Tours will not be running on Saturday, Oct 26th. The first tour available on Sunday, Oct 27th will be at 10am, due to street cleaning and barrier removals.
The Open hours The Key West Aquarium, Truman’s Little White House, Shipwreck Treasure Museum and Sails to Rails will be: Friday at 9am – 3pm; Saturday 9am- 2pm; and Sunday 10am – 4:30pm.
The Ghost & Gravestone Tours will not be running October 20 – 26th,
Spend the holiday season with friends and family exploring all that Key West has to offer! Monroe County residents can enjoy the Old Town Trolley tour for FREE when accompanied by a full fare adult paid guest with Hometown Pass.
The Lighted Bike Ride helps to gather the needed toys for the struggling, working families of Key West for the holidays. Families and individuals with lighted and decorated bikes ride through the streets for the community to see. Entry for the bike ride is an unwrapped toy or monetary donation for Holiday Helpers. Wesley House Family Services coordinates this bike ride. Registration begins October 1 online. This year, the Coke Florida Caravan will be in Bayview Park to provide free photos with Santa along with cookies (from Winn Dixie) and milk.The Lighted Bike Ride will leave Bayview Park at 7pm.
TRIKW Sprint & Olympic Triathlon
The Key West Triathlon expects up to 1,000 participants and some of the sport’s best known triathletes. TRIKW allows you to bask in the warm weather and the waters of the Atlantic Ocean while the rest of the country is experiencing winter. Olympic and Sprint distances. Event highlights feature an Aqua-bike competition this year, along with a .76 km Atlantic Ocean swim from Higgs Beach, a 20 km U.S.1 cycling ride along South Roosevelt Boulevard and a 5 km run along Smathers Beach.
Bring your dogs, wear a t-shirt with a picture of your kitty with pride, or walk with a paddle displaying your pet’s photo! Shopping Bazaar inside the dog park features entertainment, food vendors, a Kissing Booth, holiday gifts for that special snuggle bug and more! A unique opportunity to support the lifesaving mission caring for the Keys’ community’s homeless animals, the event supports the Florida Keys SPCA. Check in is 9 am. Event is from 10 am to 2 pm, Higgs Beach, at the Higgs Dog Park. Bring four-legged friends to meet the reigning King and Queen.
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Annual Gingerbread House Making Event
Oldest House & Gardens Key West, 322 Duval St.
Fury Water Adventures – Lighted Boat Parade
The Key West Lighted Boat Parade is an annual affair that combines with the Harbor Walk of Lights to celebrate the Christmas Holiday. Each year a variety of boats decorate their sails, masts and hulls with Christmas Lights and festive cheer. This year Fury Water Adventures will be in the parade! They’ll be serving up fresh appetizers, drinks and live music for a night that is guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit!
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Conch Republic Seafood Company’s Annual Holiday Classic Car Show
Greene & Elizabeth Streets
Please bring an unwrapped toy for Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter. VOTE for the “Peoples Choice” award. Awards for: BEST engine, interior, original & custom, Best in Show. See classic cars from every era decked out for the holidays! Non-member cars may enter same day FREE with an unwrapped toy!
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Sheriff’s Animal Farm
5525 College Road, Key West, FL
Fury Water Adventures Christmas Ultimate Adventure
Trip features sailing on a state-of-the-art catamaran, snorkeling North America’s only living coral reef, parasailing and jet skiing.
Presented by the Old Island Restoration Foundation, the annual self-guided tours from 3-6 pm each day showcase festively dressed Key West homes and gardens. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 day-of-tour. You will be enchanted by exquisite restorations, creative renovations and delightful interiors featuring art collections, antiques, and much more. All proceeds from the tours stay in the Key West local community fulfilling OIRF’s mission of “Celebrating and sustaining Key West’s unique architecture, culture and history.”
Fury Water Adventures New Year’s Eve Sunset Cruises
This is one of those Key West New Years Eve Events you just don’t want to miss. You can choose from a variety of different energy levels on your trip. Some of the options include the Commotion on the Ocean, which is the rocking Live Music Sunset Sail or a romantic Champagne Sunset Sail, for you and your special someone.
Key West New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Rooftop Conch Shell Drop – at Sloppy Joe’s, 305-296-2388. Drag Queen Drop in a giant Red High Heel – at Bourbon St. Pub, 305-293-9800. Pirate Wench down the Schooner mast – at Schooner Wharf Bar, 305-292-3302. Key Lime Wedge drop into giant Margarita – at the Ocean Key Resort.