Winter Events For January 2015
Key West kicks off the new 2015 with welcoming writers and readers for The 33rd Annual Literary Seminar. Themed “How the Light Gets In, Literature of the Spirit,” the Seminar will explore literature’s relationship to the inexplicable — life’s essentials, what lasts and what is at the heart of us — through poetry, essay, fiction, and even silence. Writer’s workshop program takes place January 11-15 at San Carlos Institute on Duval Street. Every year in January our tropical climate invites literary types to flock to our island for warm weather, great food, eclectic culture and good reads all at the same time. The 34th seminar “SHORTS: Stories, Essays, and Other Briefs” will take place January 7-10, 2016. Visit www.kwls.org for more information on participating panelists, upcoming projects and more.
Finally,t’s here!!! On January 5th, 2015 Florida became the 39th state to allow gay couples the right to wed. With all the legal matters in line now, same sex couples around the world are expected to choose the Sunshine State and Key West particularly as a prime wedding destination. From Keys beach weddings, tropical weddings to sunset weddings, Florida Keys is perfect place for any ceremony big or small, and we have any type of accommodations for you and your guests. Say “YES!” in Key West!
Tenth Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival will take place January 17-18. A family-friendly event with local fresh Keys seafood, drinks, marine-related crafts, youth activities, and live music. $5 admission; hours open from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Bayview Park at Truman Avenue and Jose Marti Drive.
The 21st Annual Master Chefs Classic®, held at the Westin Key West Resort & Marina Pier, 245 Front St, is a culinary competition and tasting that benefits the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens (MARC provides life services for developmentally and intellectually disabled adults in the Florida Keys). This 21st anniversary of one of Key West’s most spectacular food events promises to be amazing. Visit www.marchouse.org for the even dates, participating restaurants and chefs, and more.
Our ranking of the top five restaurants in the Conch Republic and the reasons WHY:
Louie’s Back Yard – just because you cannot pass up the spectacular view of sunset over Atlantic from the Upper Deck Bar.
Azur – The Yellow Tale Snapper Benedict will not make you regret getting up at 10 AM on a lazy Sunday morning to catch the breakfast menu.
Caroline’s Café – if one craves a burger – give one the burger.
BO’s Fish Wagon – a seafood shack that offers you a shrimp po boy you will never forget.
Santiago’s Bodega – those tapas are just divine.