Calendar of Events

Current Key West Events

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  • Feb 23, 2024 - Apr 28, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Key West Art & Historical Society: Shadow & Light Art Exhibit
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  • The juried exhibit, "Shadow & Light" celebrates the work of over 50 Keys artists who contributed works in a variety of mediums that capture the natural light of the Florida Keys. These visual expressions evoke contemplation, wonder and introspection. The exhibition runs through April 28 in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street.
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  • Mar 15, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Key West Art & Historical Society: Flora & Fauna - Early Naturalists in Florida
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  • Enjoy the “Flora & Fauna: Early Naturalists in Florida” exhibit through September 13 at Key West Museum of Art & History's Custom House, Museum, 281 Front Street. The exhibit includes short biographies of the principal naturalists working in the Florida Territory in the early nineteenth century alongside representations of their Florida-inspired works. Their observation of plants and animals was an art as well as a science.
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  • Apr 18, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Key West Theater: Rock 'n Roll Burlesque Show
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  • Key West Burlesque presents the Rock 'n Roll Bulesque Show, an immersive night of rock music and mesmerizing performances. The show features rock and roll hits of the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s played by the Mark King Band. Doors open at 7 p.m; show at 8 p.m. Tickets available online and at the box office at 512 Eaton St.
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  • Apr 19, 2024 Key West Environmental
  • Conch Republic Day Independence Celebration: Conchy Beach Cleanup
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  • Join other citizens of the Conch Republic for the annual Conchy Beach Cleanup, a fun way to meet others and to help kick off the annual celebration of Independence in the Florida Keys. Show up and tools will be provided for you. Meet at the Key West Bocce Court parking lot, 1801 White St. The cleanup begins at 8 and runs until 9 a.m. Organized by Plogging the Keys and Help Keep the Conch Republic Beautiful.
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  • Apr 19, 2024 - Apr 28, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • 42nd Annual Conch Republic Days
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  • Fans and friends of the Florida Keys’ Conch Republic can celebrate the irreverent "nation's" 42nd birthday with activities including a tall ship pirate adventure, traditional shrimp boil, sunset boat parade, tour of the USCGC Ingham floating maritime museum, reenactment of the Great Sea Battle of the Conch Republic, the World's Longest Parade, Drag Races on Duval Street and more. The annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration commemorates the Keys’ symbolic 1982 secession from the United States and reinvention as the eccentric republic.
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  • Apr 20, 2024 Key West Environmental
  • Mote Marine Laboratory: Ocean Fest - A Community Celebration
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  • Underwater and outdoor enthusiasts, eco-travelers and families are encouraged to celebrate Earth Day and the marine environment during a fun day of crafts, games, music, food, local brews and shopping. There will be two kids' fishing clinics for children age 7-12 fro 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and also 2 to 4 p.m. The Keys' treasured marine environment will be showcased along with raising money for coral reef research, restoration and conservation. Attendees can explore conservation and environmental exhibits, meet Mote scientists and learn how you can help.
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  • Apr 20, 2024 Key West Environmental
  • Earth Day 5k Run/Walk
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  • The Key West Southernmost Runners' 26th annual Earth Day 5k Run/Walk takes place Saturday at Truman Waterfront Park at the end of Southard St. The start and finish line is near the U.S .Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Proceeds from the race benefit the Conch Republic Marine Army, a local non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to cleaning and restoring the shallow mangrove habitats of the Florida Keys. Registration is $25 per person (free for children under 5 with a parent). Participants can register online or in person at the race location from 5 to 7 p.m. April 19, and at 7 a.m. April 20 before the 8 a.m. race start.
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  • Apr 22, 2024 Key West Environmental
  • Plogging the Keys: Earth Day Cleanup at US 1 and Cow Key Channel Bridge
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  • Join other volunteers for an Earth Day Cleanup event Sunday morning from 8 to 9 a.m. of the area around US 1, the Triangle, the Cow Key Channel Bridge and surrounding streets. Meet alongside Tavern N Town and US 1 to pick up your vest, gloves, bucket and picker. One hour makes a huge difference, so start your day by taking part! After the cleanup, Tavern N Town will provide breakfast and coffee to all volunteers.
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  • Apr 23, 2024 - Apr 24, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Studios of Key West: Abbie Gardner in Concert
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  • Abbie Gardner is a fiery dobro player with an infectious smile. Whether performing solo or with Americana group Red Molly, her acclaimed tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, are propelled by her impeccable slide guitar playing. Her live show is truly unique—as an award-winning songwriter, captivating vocalist, and a world-class lap style dobro player, she has an unmistakable sound all her own. Wednesday night's show starts at 8 p.m. on the roof at Hugh's View; Thursday night's show is 7 p.m. in Helmerich Theater. 533 Eaton St.
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  • Apr 24, 2024 - May 11, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Waterfront Playhouse: Lost in Yonkers
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  • Neil Simon's story, set in 1942 Brooklyn, of two brothers, Jay and Arty, who must learn to live with their stern Grandma, their Aunt Bella, and their Uncle Louie, a henchman for some gangsters. Showtimes at 8 p.m. with a Saturday 2 p.m. matinee on May 4. Tickets $40 to $85. 407 Wall Street at Mallory Square.
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  • Apr 25, 2024 Key West LGBTQ
  • Tennessee Williams Theatre: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
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  • The world-renowned, all-male Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo visits Key West to present a brilliant combination of skillful ballet movements and hilarious parodies of classic ballets such as Swan Lake. Founded in New York in 1974, the company, affectionately known as the Trocks, began by performing late-night in Broadway lofts to small audiences who appreciated the ensemble’s iconoclastic humour. In the 50 years since, the company has grown to appeal to an ever-growing audience who flock to theatres around the world each season to see these "prima ballerinas" perform. Tickets $35 to $135. Show at 8 p.m. 5901 College Rd.
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  • Apr 27, 2024 Key West Environmental
  • Key West Botanical Garden: Earth Day/Arbor Day Eco-Fair
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  • Celebrate both Earth Day and Arbor Day with an Eco-Fair at Key West Botanical Garden from on April 27. Activities include a docent-led tour of the garden at 10:30 a.m.; children's art activities from 10 a.m. to noon; a tour of the Key West Native Nursery at 11:30 a.m.; a composting demonstration at noon; a rain barrel workshop from 1 to 2 p.m.; a bicycle raffle at 1 p.m. and native plant sales from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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  • Apr 28, 2024 Key West
  • Key West Artisan Market: Conch Republic Edition
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  • This is the last Artisan Market of the season until November and is a special salute to the Conch Republic. Shop a curated outdoor market displaying delicious culinary creations, fresh produce, fine crafts, art, jewelry and more from talented Florida Keys makers. Listen to awesome local musicians and meet talented local authors. The market offers a full bar and is open 10 a.m to 2 p.m. in Sonny McCoy Indigenous Park, 1801 White St.
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  • Apr 28, 2024 - Jul 31, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden: Art in the Garden
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  • Emphasizing harmony with nature, the return of Art in the Garden showcases local art and sculptures with artistic expressions. Artworks are earth-friendly in the selection of materials and themes and include recycled, repurposed, and natural material. Meander over garden boardwalks and down pathways through dappled shade, colorful blossoms and winged creatures to spot many beautiful works of art. View daily through July 31. 5210 College Rd.
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  • Apr 28, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Coffee Butler Amphitheater: The Price is Right Live
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  • Come on down! The Price is Right Live comes to Key West's Coffee Butler Amphitheater April 28. Ticket holders will have the chance to register to be a contestant and play to win valuable prizes. If you're a fan of The Price is Right on TV, you're going to love this exciting, live (non-televised) version of the show.
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  • Apr 28, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Coffee Butler Amphitheater: The Price is Right Live
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  • The Price Is Right Live is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to hear their names called and "Come On Down" to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car! Play classic games just like on television's longest running and most popular gameshow...from Plinko to Cliffhangers to The Big Wheel and even the fabulous Showcase. Playing to near sold-out audiences for more than 20 years, the Price Is Right Live has entertained millions of guests and given away more than 15 million dollars in cash and prizes. Tickets start at $60. Showtime 8 p.m. 21 Quay Rd.
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  • Apr 28, 2024 Key West
  • Schooner Wharf Bar: Wrecker's Cup Race
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  • The final race of the 39th annual Wrecker's Cup Race Series to Sand Key kicks off Sunday at 1 p.m. The all-in-fun race series recalls the tradition of the wreckers from Key West in the 1800s. All sailing vessels, local sailors and visiting yachtsmen are welcome to join the regatta. Spectators can view from Schooner Wharf and the Historic Seaport. After the race, first, second and third place will be awarded in each division, with trophies, a bottle of Pusser’s rum, Schooner Wharf Bar tabs and wrecker T-shirts as prizes. Find Schooner Wharf Bar at 202 William St.
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