“Girls Just Want to Have Fun” as Womenfest Celebrations Return

Get ready for Key West's Womenfest, renowned as one of North America’s largest gatherings of lesbians and their friends. Taking place Sept. 4-8, the event is bursting with an abundance of entertaining revelries on both land and sea — from playful and rambunctious pool parties and picturesque sunset dinner sails to a late-night dance party.

By |2019-08-31T22:40:24-04:00August 21, 2019|

True Treasure Tales Highlight Mel Fisher Days

Mel Fisher's 1985 discovery of the $450 million treasure of the shipwrecked Spanish galleon Atocha is being remembered July 11-13 during Key West’s Mel Fisher Days. Highlights include a dock party with the salvage crew, behind-the-scenes tours of the Fishers' private artifact conservation lab, and the chance to hear adventurous tales recalling Mel’s exuberant spirit.

By |2019-07-10T18:07:53-04:00July 10, 2019|

11 Milestones in Key West’s LGBTQ History

LGBTQ personalities, influences and events have played a huge role in the modern-day history of Key West, a leading gay vacation mecca for decades. With WorldPride well under way, it’s a great time to celebrate the milestones that helped shape the island that draws nearly 300,000 LGBTQ visitors per year.

By |2021-01-17T18:55:37-05:00June 19, 2019|

Savor Suspense in Key West with ‘Most Wanted’ Mystery Writers

A group of unusual suspects is reportedly converging on Key West — a gang of “perps” known for penning today’s top thrillers and mystery fiction. Mystery Fest Key West, set for June 28-30, gives avid readers and aspiring writers the chance to meet and learn from superstar authors including Jeffery Deaver and Heather Graham.

By |2019-06-04T22:53:06-04:00June 4, 2019|

Local Chefs Unite to Delight at Taste of Key West

Chefs from over 50 local restaurants and catering companies will join forces at the wonderful Taste of Key West, donating their time and talents to create mouthwatering small plates of gourmet delights, casual tidbits and fabulous desserts. Savor the flavors, plus enticing beers and wines, on April 15 against the gorgeous waterfront backdrop of Mallory Square.

By |2019-03-13T16:50:18-04:00March 13, 2019|

Key West Springs Forward with Vibrant Arts and Entertainment Scene

Key West may be the perfect springtime destination for its fabulous weather, beaches, great food and watersports. It’s also a cultural powerhouse with a vibrant and flourishing arts community. And although notable cultural happenings take place almost every week, this year we’ve set the bar even higher with an enticing lineup of springtime events.

By |2019-02-13T23:57:02-05:00February 13, 2019|

Remembering a Keys Angler: President George H.W. Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush was passionate about catch-and-release fishing in the Florida Keys. His interest in fishing for Keys species such as bonefish, tarpon and permit was so significant that he lent his name to the George Bush/Cheeca Lodge Bonefish Tournament staged in Islamorada. And the time he spent angling in Keys waters revealed a unique and appealing side to his personality.

By |2020-04-07T13:27:40-04:00December 12, 2018|

Celebrate the Conch Republic’s 36th Birthday April 20-29

A lighthearted sea battle featuring tall ships, a parade dubbed the world’s longest and a “drag” race for female impersonators are all part of the wonderfully wacky 36th annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration. Set for April 20-29, the offbeat event commemorates the Florida Keys’ symbolic secession from the United States.

By |2018-04-18T19:19:32-04:00April 18, 2018|

Key West Remembers Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker

The Key West community remembers the late Gilbert Baker, creator of the original LGBT rainbow flag -- and working alongside him June 15, 2003, during Key West PrideFest, to unfurl a 1.25-mile-long 25th anniversary edition of the iconic flag along the entire length of Duval Street.

By |2021-05-13T15:30:39-04:00April 26, 2017|
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