Celebrate the Fourth of July in Key West

Food, fun and fireworks are on tap as we celebrate the Fourth of July in Key West. Independence Day can be enjoyed all along the island chain with beachside barbecues, picnics, parades and world class fireworks displays. Key West will host a number of events for locals and visitors alike. We want to highlight few festivities for the whole family to enjoy!

Annual Hospice/Visiting Nurses Association July 4 Picnic This longtime favorite is set to take place at Casa Marina Resort & Beach Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, located at 1500 Reynolds St. overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Guests are to enjoy live music, a silent auction, children’s activities and free watermelon, popcorn and cold drinks. Meal tickets are to be sold for a buffet featuring hamburgers, hot dogs and traditional fixings. Scheduled to start at 5 p.m., the event concludes with a fireworks show sponsored by the Key West Rotary Club. For information, call 305-320-0676 tickets at www.4thofjulykeywest.com

Key Lime Festival An All-American celebration of Florida’s official pie is to be staged in Key West over the July 4 weekend. Scheduled Independence Day highlights include a Key lime pie-eating contest, unveiling world’s largest Key lime pie, a wacky talent show and much more. Visitors can savor the fun and slices of the giant pie on Greene Street just off Duval Street. For information visit www.keylimefestival.com

Rotary Club of Key West presents 40th Annual Fireworks and Cookout Key West residents and visitors again look forward to a fireworks show, cookout and a 5K race. Crime stoppers 5K run/walk begins at 7:30 AM on the corner of White Street and Atlantic Blvd. More activities scheduled at Sonny McCoy Indigenous Park. Beginning at 5PM Rotary will selling burgers, hotdogs as well as seafood by Pirate Seafood. Live music also highlights the event. Fireworks begin at 9 PM synchronized with music.