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calendar of events


July 15-20, 2014
Whether composing novels in his Whitehead Street writing studio or fishing for big game in local waters, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway left a powerful legacy in Key West. His zest for life, literary accomplishments and enduring affection for the island he called home throughout the 1930s are to be commemorated Tuesday through Sunday, July 16-21, 2013, during the annual Hemingway Days celebration.

July 30th & 31st, 2014
Key West Lobster Mini Season
 Location: Area Waters
Every July the coastal areas of Florida are flooded with lobster hunters trying to get their share of this year's bounty when the official mini lobster season kicks off. There are two Florida Lobster Seasons, the 2 day mini season and the 8 month regular lobster season. The mini lobster season is always the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July. This year the mini season falls on July 30th and 31st. Make sure to always verify dates and regulations with Florida Fish and Wildlife It begins at 12:01 am on Wednesday and ends at 12:00 midnight on Thursday.

_______ AUGUST_______

August 7-10, 2014
Key West Lobster Fest
Location: Duval Street
Every year we celebrate 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. Events include the Duval Crawl on Friday night, a Free concert and Street Fair on Saturday and a decadent Sunday Brunch.

August 29, 2014
  The “All AmeriCAN Sunset” at Sunset Pier
Featuring 20 of the best American craft beers in a CAN. Dress in your best Red, White and Blue and receive a free Sunset Pier Coozie to keep those CANS cold! The beer will be in a CAN, but not the music. The Robert Albury Band will be providing all the right reasons to get on that dance floor. The event is FREE to attend with $2 individual tastings; unlimited tastings $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets available at Sunset Pier.

August 29 – September 1, 2014
4th Annual Key West Brewfest
Location: Old Town
Beer School, Beer Dinners, Beer Seminars, Beer Brunches, Football Tailgate, Pool Parties, BrewMasters, After Parties featuring specialty beers, and of course, the Signature Event held on Saturday, August 30, 2014: Key West BrewFest Tasting Festival.

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September 18-21, 2014
Key West Poker Run (Bike Week)
Location: US1 From Miami to Key West
The best motorcycle ride in the tropics on one of America’s most scenic highways US Highway is in the Florida Keys. Known in Monroe County , Florida as the Overseas Highway, it stretches over 100 miles from Miami, Florida to Key West, Florida. With over 40 bridges, including the infamous Seven Mile Bridge

_______ OCTOBER_______

October 22, 2014
The top professional burlesque and pole performers from around the world will compete in the 2nd Annual Fantasy Fest Burlesque Competition. A stunning combination of costuming, choreography and incredible talent will grace the stage of the Sunset Pier as performs compete for cash, prizes and titles of: Best Burlesque Fantasy Female, Bawdiest Boy Burlesquer, Dynamic Duo and Princess of the Pole. Applications to compete are available at Tickets for this fabulous event are available exclusively at VIP Tickets include assigned seating with an open bar and light food. Doors open at 8 PM

October 23, 2014
Creativity and attention to detail are the key elements of these works of art, come be amazed by the combination of beauty and imagination that is The Original Homemade Bikini Contest. A bevy of beauties vie for $2,000 in cash and prizes! Join the Backstage VIP section with an open bar, light food and a contestant meet & greet. For contest entry information contact the Sunset Pier at 305- 295-7047 or Contestant participation is free. Doors open at 8pm; FREE event. Backstage VIP Tickets available at or at The Sunset Pier Bar.

October 24, 2014
Contestants will use the human form as a living canvas for artistic expression in competition for $2,000 in cash and prizes; drink specials and live entertainment! Join the backstage VIP section with an open bar, light food and a contestant meet & greet. For contestant entry information contact the Sunset Pier 305-295-7047 or; Doors open at 8pm; Sunset Pier at 305-295-7045; FREE event; Backstage VIP tickets available at or Sunset Pier Bar.

October 25, 2014
Fantasy Fest Parade “Animated Dreams & Adventures!"

_______ NOVEMBER_______

Parrotheads - Meeting of the Minds
Key West World Championship Powerboat Races
Key West Film Festival