Due to Fantasy Fest the last tour for the Conch Tour Train and the Old Town Trolley will be at Noon on Friday Oct 25th. Both the Conch Tour Train and the Old Town Trolley tour will not be running Saturday Oct 26th. The first available tour on Sunday Oct 27th will be at 10am.
Key West Aquarium, Little White House, Shipwreck Treasure Museum and Sails to Rails will close Friday at 3pm, Saturday at 2pm and Sunday will open at 10am.
Ghost and Gravestones will be closed Oct 20th through Oct 26th.
Learn new things about your town this month! Monroe County residents can take advantage of some of our tours and attractions for FREE when accompanied by a full fare adult paid guest with Hometown Pass!
Key West and rum have a history dating back to the 1700s. Yet rum distilling in Key West came to a close with the Prohibition. That is, until 2013 when the Conch Republic’s official “adMinister of Rum” Paul Menta opened Key West First Legal Rum Distillery in the old Coca-Cola bottling plant on Simonton Street. Discover the history and tradition of Chef Distilled Key West rum with free tours and mojito classes daily, with free tastings of rums for grownups. Daily except Sundays.
Key West Fishing Tournament
The Key West Fishing Tournament is an 8-month long, multi-species tournament beginning January 1st and continuing until August 31st. Men, Women, Junior and Peewee anglers are awarded ‘Master Angler’ and ‘Most Releases’ titles along with trophies awarded for the heaviest of 33 different species in 9 different line classes. All entrants receive certificates noting their weighed and released catches. There is no preregistration and is free to all anglers. Call (305) 923-5934 for complete rules and entry.
Papio Kinetic Parade
Parade begins at the Custom House, 291 Front Street
The Papio Kinetic Parade is an event for the whole family. Human Powered Art Sculptures and Art Bikes that are simple, whimsical, futuristic, or fantastical — the only requirement is that they are physically moved by a person. The parade, beginning at 12 noon, accompanied by a Grand Marshal and marching band, will begin to wind its way from the Custom House Museum and over to Duval Street at 5:00pm on Saturday, May 4 and wrap up with a post-parade party at the Key West Amphitheater.
Key West Paddleboard Classic
Presented by Lazy Dog Adventures, the challenge includes a 12-mile Elite Race around the island and a 4-mile open race. Other events include a kick-off registration party, paddleboard clinics and races for kids. For more information please call 305-304-4259.
The Key West Songwriters Festival
The largest festival of its kind in the world. Celebrating its 24th year. Since 1997, BMI has been a presenting sponsor of the festival and has helped it grow into both a tourist attraction and favorite of island locals. The festival revolves around five days and nights where live music bliss introduces crowds to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs.