June is so cool, it’s hot! School is almost over and summer’s about to begin! June is the month when we really start feeling like summer is here – the weather is getting warmer, days are getting longer, the sun is shining almost every day … it’s time to celebrate and fulfill your dream to enjoy a vacation in Key West in June.
Key West Pride. June 10-14
The entire Key West community celebrates Pride each year and this year will be even bigger & better. We are a small town and the parade has a small town feel, where the official motto is ONE HUMAN FAMILY! Key West shows its Pride every day, and this is your chance to be a part of the celebration! This five day celebration includes a film festival, dance parties, drag shows, bike tours, clothing-optional pool parties, water excursions, a street fair, Pride Pageants, and a ‘Pride in Our Community’ Parade down Duval Street. Check out www.keywestpride.org for more information and schedule.
Key West Africana Festival. June 18-21
The Key West Africana Festival promotes Culture and Community Wellness while Exploring the Africana Cultural Heritage in Key West during a three-day destination retreat focusing on Thought, Culture and Wellness within the African community. The influences of Caribbean, African-American and Afro-Latino culture is evident in all of Key West. We will celebrate music, art and culture while enjoying a beautiful destination vacation in Key West. Integrating the local neighborhood of Bahama Village, the Key West African Burial Ground and the Historic Henrietta Marie salvaged Slave Ship. Find more information on www.facebook.com/keywestafricanafestival
39th Annual Swim Around Key West. June 6
This swim is the historic. The classic “around–the-Island” swim begun in 1977. The current record finishing time is 3:31:28 set in 1999. Any first-place swimmer who beats that record time will be rewarded with $1,000 at our awards ceremony following the 39th Annual Swim. Every entered swimmer will receive a technical t-shirt listing the overall first place swimmers and their finish times to date. Check out www. swimaroundkeywest.com for more information.