Things to do in Key West in August

Ever wonder what to do in Key West in August? August in Key West is sunny and warm with sporadic rain showers. It’s also a lot less crowded and the locals feel like we have the island to ourselves. Time to enjoy the myriad of water sports Key West has to offer, have some fun at a wacky fundraise Key West style or fest on luscious lobster. Visit Key West –  best place to spend the dog days of Summer.

Battle of the Bars. August 2

The 22nd Annual Battle of the Bars at Schooner Wharf Bar will take place Sunday, August 2nd at noon, and local “bar squadrons” are preparing for battle and hi-jinks. A day of beers, bartenders, margaritas and mayhem helps to dramatically improve the lives of local residents and local causes – only in Key West. Schooner Wharf is located at 202 William street.

Key West Lobster Fest: a Crustacean Celebration. August 6-9

Every year we celebrate the opening of Lobster Season by throwing the biggest party of the summer. Thousands of lobster lovers descend to Key West for four glorious days and nights. Events include a Thursday night lobster boil, Friday night Duval Crawl, Saturday street fair with lobster-inspired culinary creations and free concerts, and a luscious lobster brunch Sunday. See www. for schedule of events.

Second Annual Mystery Writer’s Key West Fest. August 14-16

This year’s event— open to authors, aspiring authors and non-writing mystery-buffs alike— features international bestselling and global multi-award winning author Jeffery Deaver and includes multiple workshops, presentations and panel events with other renowned crime fiction and true crime authors and one-on-one consultations with publishing industry experts. Also featured is the presentation of the inaugural Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writing Award. Visit