Key West Summer Festivals You Can’t Miss

Traveling is happening more and more frequently these days and Key West’s world-famous summer festivals are all in full swing this summer. The variety of gatherings and festivities coming up stand as a fantastic reflection of our vibrant local culture and true sense for a good time. 

To accent any exciting event on a trip to the Keys, you can always find a lush and stylish guest room here at the Parrot Key Hotel & Villas. For event recommendations, here are some Key West summer festivals that are worth booking your trip around.

Key West Pride

Key West Pride is back for another rollicking installment. Traditions like the annual Official Pride Street Fair, Pride Pool Party, and exciting boat outings, glow parties, and drag shows will highlight the five-day extravaganza. 

Key West Pride. June 1 – June 5, 2022

The Florida Keys PBA Charity Dolphin Fishing Tournament

Travelers who love the open seas should put this three-day event at the top of your Key West To-Do List. Spend a day out fishing to benefit the Autism Society of the Keys, the Love Fund, Inc. and other important causes. 

The Florida Keys PBA Charity Dolphin Fishing Tournament. June 24-26, 2022

I Love Stock Island Festival

This five-day festival will celebrate local hangout Stock Island. There will be a seafood dinner, a Stock Island clean-up with a happy hour, and more fun. Those celebrating Father’s Day should check out the Dad-Off Competition on the 15th — featuring contests for best dad outfit, best dad joke, and a screening of the hit film “Grown Ups.”

I Love Stock Island Festival. June 15, 2022

Mango Fest Key West

Down here in the tropics, mangos are quite popular and this event celebrates them just right. For three days this June, the Mango Fest Key West will feature demonstrations, shopping, a photo contest, art exhibitions, and more.

Mango Fest Key West. June 23-26, 2022

Key Lime Festival

Key Lime is the dessert the Florida Keys are most famous for, and this summer this festival will feature five days of culinary events centered around it. There will be a Key Lime Sip & Stroll with competitions for Best Key Lime Cocktail, Best Key Lime Margarita, and plenty of other fun events. 

Key Lime Festival. June 30-July 4, 2022

Key West Mermaid Festival

The Key West Mermaid Festival is a family-friendly annual festival that features some of the best aquatic costumes you’ll ever see. This year’s five-day event will feature a free swim with the mermaids, a block party, a 4th of July concert and barbecue, and more. 

Key West Mermaid Festival. July 1-5, 2022

Hemingway Days

This annual Key West festival celebrates Ernest Hemingway, one of the island’s most famous former inhabitants. Head out for a fun Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, a three-day marlin fishing tournament, and more. 

Hemingway Days. July 19-24, 2022

25th Annual Key West Lobsterfest

The 2022 Key West Lobsterfest will feature four days of concerts, street fairs, and of course a whole bunch of lobster. Expect rolls, ceviche, Caribbean lobster with rum, and so much more. 

25th Annual Key West Lobsterfest. August 11-14, 2022

Key West Womenfest

Key West Womensfest has been a beacon of celebration and community for lesbians, transwomen, and allies for decades. It returns this September with museum visits, eco tours, boat charters, parties, and more. 

Key West Womenfest. September 7-11, 2022

Annual Key West Brewfest

This year marks the 11th annual Key West Brewfest. This year will feature a number of fantastic brewers including Founders, Abita, Rogue, Stone, Shipyard, and many more. 

Annual Key West BrewFest. September 1-5, 2022

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