CELEBRATING 40 YEARS AT THE KWAA ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Join Us December 2nd from 5:30 – 7:30pm at the Gardens Hotel. $10 Donation, benefiting the Season Fund. RSVP HERE
MEMBER NEWS AND EVENTS
Key West Art & Historical Society
Coast is Clear Music & Arts Festival at Fort East Martello – December 1st – 4th
Beginning in 2017 after Hurricane Irma, the Coast is Clear Music Festival is hosted annually after the end of hurricane season. This year the show presents a 12 act lineup of talented performers and bands. Become a sponsor or get tickets here.
Festival of Trees – December 5th – 11th
Previously took place in the 90’s at Fort East Martello. In the first year back, 12 trees will be on display on the Custom House porch decorated by Key West elementary students. You will be able to ‘vote’ on the best decorated tree during our Annual Holiday Concert & Bazaar on December 9th. Proceeds will be split between the winning class and the KWAHS Education department. Trees will be donated to families in need via The Housing Authority at the end of the event.
The Custom House Annual Holiday Concert & Bazaar – December 9th, 5 – 9pm
The Holiday Concert & Bazaar is located on the sweeping historic porch and street in front of the Key West Museum of Art & History. The immensely popular celebration will feature some of Key West’s finest artisans, musicians and choirs, food and libations, and a holiday light show designed by Key West High School’s Conch 5 Studios, which will be projected on the face of the Custom House. There will be plenty of food and festive libations at this event that is free and open to the public.
Thanksgiving Sunset Dinner Cruise – November 24th
Old Island Restoration Foundation
Lecture – “Preserving Paradise” presented by George Born, Author & Historian – November 19th, 10 – 11:30am
Location: Oldest House Museum & Garden, 322 Duval Street. The lecture will give an overview of preservation efforts in Key West in addition to some facts about Key West History Pre and Post Civil War Era. Book signing will be available and light refreshments will be provided. Cost: Free to OIRF members, $10 donation for general admission.
Watch the Key West Powerboat Races from a Fury Turn Boat!
Come feel the thrill, and experience the energy! You can be a part of all the action onboard Fury during the 2022 Key West World Championship Powerboat Races hosted by Race World Offshore. There is no better way to watch this event than on an official turn boat. Fury will put you so close to the action you’ll feel like you’re in the driver’s seat. Don’t miss out!
• November 11th & 13th
• 8:30am – 4:30pm* (Approximate Return time)
• Departure Location: Historic Seaport, 631 Greene Street
• Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Sodas, Water, Beer & Mimosas Included!
• Drink Tickets Available for Purchase for Full Liquor Bar
Free Trips for Veterans!*
It’s your day—celebrate your way! Whether you’d like to explore the wonders of the reef, see bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat, spend the day on a remote island oasis or cruise into the famous Key West sunset —it’s your day and it’s on us! Gather your friends and family and enjoy your complimentary Fury Water Adventure, it’s our way of honoring you this Veteran’s Day. Must book in advance by calling (844) 837-3823 & present your valid military ID at check-in.
*Free trips for Veterans are only available for select tours. Offer valid for U.S. Armed Forces veterans and active duty personnel from 5 armed service branches: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy. Offer is not available online. MUST RESERVE VIA PHONE & PRESENT VALID MILITARY ID AT CHECK-IN. The special does not apply to military family members, only veterans and active duty personnel. Trips based on availability during time of booking. Some restrictions may apply. Special is only valid on Veterans Day 11/11/22.
Thanksgiving Day Ultimate Adventure H2.0
Fury Water Adventures loves to celebrate the holidays sailing our catamarans into the aqua blue waters of Key West and enjoying an entire day relaxing in the sun. If you are looking for some exciting events during the Key West Thanksgiving 2022 Holiday, then hop aboard the largest fleet of catamarans on the island and get ready for some exciting new adventures.
New All Day Trip – Locals Lounge offered daily 10am – 4pm
Lounge Like a Local
Sail, swim, lounge, float and relax!
Trip includes BOTE boards, inflatable paddle boards, water mat, bean bags, snorkel boards, water games with mimosa bar + breakfast, lunch, beer, wine, sangria & soft drinks.
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Holiday Tropical Wonderland
Shop early! Get the best gifts!
Our holiday tropical wonderland is ready for shopping/viewing!
Gift Shop and Gallery Open daily 9:00-5:30.
Conservatory is 9:00-4:30 daily.
Key West Express
The Studios of Key West
Old Town New Folk Series sponsored by Blue Heaven
The Studios is thrilled to announce its 2023 Old Town New Folk series sponsored by Blue Heaven! We’re bringing the nation’s best folk & Americana singer-songwriters to Key West. Enjoy concerts under the stars on Hugh’s View or in an intimate theater setting.
Tickets available here!
Historic Tours Companies
Old Town Trolley, Conch Tour Train, Little White House, Aquarium, & Shipwreck – locals with a valid ID are free the first Sunday of every month!
Old Town Trolley Tours & Conch Tour Train
Veterans Ride Free! November 11th – 13th
Annual Lights & Sights Tours: December 8th – 23rd
• Trolley Tours: Buy Tickets Here
• Conch Tour Train: Buy Tickets Here
Trolley Tours is hosting a Holiday Light Contest! Locals who live up to a five mile radius of Key West can enter their home for free to win up to $500. Enter Here.