This little lime takes on quite a big role in Southern Florida. Locals and tourists alike celebrate Key Limes every day, but as you may well know we like to have big, odd, fun & unforgettable parties to really celebrate the things that make our islands so unique —- and this is one of them.
Key West pays homage to its “native” fruit with a 3-day long party full of fun events just as tart, unique, & refreshing as the key lime itself. Enjoy parties, contests, food, and drink all centered around the tiny but mighty Florida Key Lime! Highlights include:
*Key Lime Cocktail Sip & Stroll — July 3rd 2-5pm
YOU are the judge as 20 local bars compete for the coveted Key Lime Cup in the Key Lime Martini & Margarita Championships. $20 gets you 4 bars, 20 tastings, & a leisurely stroll through some of downtown Key West’s finest watering holes!
*World’s Largest Key Lime Pie!! — July 4th 11am-2pm
Event founder David Sloan and 3 fellow chefs attempt to shatter their record for baking the largest key lime pie in history during a street party Friday 7/4 from 11am – 2pm, on Green Street. See the pie! Taste the pie! Get your picture with the pie! Slices are just $2 and monies benefit The Key West Firehouse Museum. Be part of this fantastic world record!
*Key Lime Pie Eatin’ Contest — July 4th 11:30am
Eat Your Heart Out! Take a front row seat at this world famous event to see who will be named the Mile High Key Lime Pie Eatin’ CHAMPION as 10 brave contestants dive face first into a mountain of Key Lime goodness — with their hands tied behind their backs!
*Key Lime Championships — July 5th 11am-1pm
There are no losers!! Come and sample the best of the best Key Lime concoctions as restaurants, home bakers, & professional chefs square off in the Key Lime Cup’s Key Lime Pie Championships. $10 gest you as many as 5 selections from the sampling table and a ballot to cast your vote for People’s Choice!
*Miss Key Lime Pie USA 2014 — July 5th 8-10pm
A tangy takeoff on Miss America! See what a pageant was meant to be as Marky Pierson turns the Green Parrot yellow for The Miss Key Lime Pie USA Pageant. 10 finalists compete for this prestigious prize — the contestant who scores highest in talent, costume, vintage style, and Q&A takes the crown. One of them could be you!
Other features include fun activities for kids (ie, a Lil’ Miss Key Lime Pageant), tshirt & souvenir vendors, and many other wacky, quirky, tart happenings. Come out for a real taste of what the Keys are about!!
For more information including event locations, full event details, and a complete event schedule, please visit www.keylimefestival.com