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Current Key West Events

Due to the coronavirus crisis, many near-term special events in the Florida Keys have been, or are likely to be, canceled or adapted to virtual environments. Highest risk continues to be large in-person gatherings where it is difficult for individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart and attendees travel from outside the local area.

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  • Jan 20, 2021 - Apr 30, 2021 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Fringe Theater 2021 Season
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  • Fringe Theater’s 2020-21 season was designed with three things in mind: safety, creativity and flexibility. One-person shows are to be presented online and in-person, and readings are free and online. Visit website for current productions and readings.
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  • Apr 1, 2021 - Apr 29, 2021 Key West
  • The Studios of Key West presents: April Exhibitions
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  • Four exhibitions fill the Studios’ galleries this month. Discover the creative works of Olga Manosalvas, known for her colorful paintings and sculptures; Former Artist in Residence and watercolor artist, Scott Ponemone; photographer Kyla Piscopink; and local author Rita Troxel. View galleries in person or online. Galleries open Tue-Sat., 12-4 p.m., free of charge.
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  • Apr 16, 2021 - Apr 25, 2021 Key West
  • Conch Republic Independence Celebration
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  • Fans and friends of the Florida Keys’ Conch Republic can celebrate the irreverent "nation's" 39th birthday with activities including a tall ship pirate adventure, traditional shrimp boil, sunset boat parade, tour of the USCGC Ingham floating maritime museum, "wearable art" fashion show benefit, street fair on Key West's Duval Street, "rum battle," sailing excursions, "Art of Wine" gallery stroll, gourmet dinner and absinthe tasting, sunset cruises and a sailing race that salutes the Florida Keys' seafaring heritage. The annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration commemorates the Keys’ symbolic 1982 secession from the United States and reinvention as the eccentric republic. Organizers are to uphold coronavirus safety protocols throughout the festival, including mandatory masking and social distancing.
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  • Apr 19, 2021 - Apr 26, 2021 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth
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  • Presented by the Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St., Key West artist Rick Worth returns with Painting Boot Camp, the class that invites you to paint along, step-by-step, creating your own masterpiece. This season, in order to allow for safe distancing, class will be held in the morning, outdoors in TSKW covered courtyard. Have fun, learn essential skills, and walk away with a brand-new painting each week. All levels, materials included. Classes available Mondays only, spaces limited. Class fee of $135 applies.
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  • Apr 21, 2021 - Apr 23, 2021 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Afro Roots Fest Key West
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  • Afro Roots World Music is one of the longest-running events of its kind. The festival started at Tobacco Road, and has been staged at various locations throughout South Florida. Afro Roots, now regional, spans from Jupiter to Key West. At 5:30 and 9 p.m. each day, live music is to be staged at The Green Parrot - 601 Whitehead St.; musical acts include Cortadito with special guest Tomas Diaz (April 21); Guerra Grooves (April 22) FABI World Music with special guest ITAWE (April 23).
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  • Apr 22, 2021 Key West
  • Earth Day at Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden
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  • Enjoy extended hours and free admission! The Garden is extending its closing time and offering free admission between the hours of 4 - 6 p.m. Earth Day is celebrated worldwide and the day is set aside to promote environmental protection and the concept of peace. The Key West Tropical Forest, established in 1936, is also celebrating its 86th Anniversary and is honored to be the steward of protecting the environment in its 15-acre endangered ecosystem. The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island.
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  • Apr 23, 2021 Key West
  • Elton Live: The Ultimate Elton John Tribute
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  • The Ultimate Elton John Tribute Act offers the most complete and authentic reproduction of Sir Elton John’s sound and stage performance in the world. Their shows are the most accurate duplication that Elton John fans worldwide have come to love and enjoy. Does open 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. at Key West Theater, 516 Eaton St. Seating is limited and follows masking and social distancing protocols inside the theater.
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  • Apr 27, 2021 - May 1, 2021 Key West
  • Fourth Annual Mile 0 Fest Key West
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  • This annual fest brings the best of Americana and Red Dirt Music to the island paradise for five full days of bands, acoustic jams and songwriter swaps. Event organizers are to have safety protocols in place per COVID-19 guidelines.
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  • Apr 30, 2021 Key West
  • Arbor Day at Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden
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  • The Garden is offering free admission all day. The Garden’s plant Nursery will be open for plant sales from 9am to Noon and will offer a 50% discount on Crabwood, Coffee colubrina and Princewood trees. A ceremonial "Arbor Day" tree planting will take place at 1pm. Guided Docent tours will be offered at 10:30am and 1pm. Groups will be limited to 10 people and masks will be required. Registration for the tours can be made in advance
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