Monthly Favorites for May
May is the fifth month of the year. Five is so important to us because each of us represent the five senses which include, sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Without them the world would be blind, tasteless, and defunct! Key West may not be a location for pilgrimage to rediscover your senses in a traditional way but you may be surprised to take a new look at yourself and things around you upon your first visit to our amazing island. In this month’s post we invite you to events and places we hope will make May 2015 a month to remember for many years to come.
Presented by the Florida Powerboat Club, fans and aficionados can join a unique motorsports event as participants from around the United States can enjoy up to five days of motoring, boating and flying fun in tropical paradise. Featuring group rallies from Miami to Key West by air, land and by sea. See the cars, boats and motorbikes on display at the Poker Run Village, located at the Conch Republic Seafood Company, Friday 4 – 10 PM, and Saturday 10 AM to 10 PM. Admission is free to the public. For more information visit www.flpowerboat.com
Attention music lovers! If you going to be in the southernmost city in May, do not miss this annual event that celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The Key West Songwriters’ Festival is the largest of its kind in the world. The popular event features more than 100 top songwriters and more than 30 shows staged at more than 25 of Key West’s most popular drinking holes and hot spots over five days and nights. During the festival, fans are introduced to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs delivering rare “Key West-only” moments. For information and schedule of performances visit www.keywestsongwritersfestival.com
Crowds are expected to gather at Truman Waterfront on May 2nd for an evening musical event featuring the legendary musical group Grand Funk Railroad. Opening acts are Liza Jane Catana and Howard Livingston and The Mile Marker 24 Band. Keystock is a benefit for Veterans Inc. Visit www.lazylakeskeyscamping.com/events.php for more information and tickets.