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Turtle Kraals Restaurant & Tower Bar

If you’re looking for a taste of “Old Key West”, Turtle Kraals Restaurant and Tower Bar is the place to be — Great food, great views, and world-famous Turtle Races!! This water-front gem is perfectly situated in the popular Historic Seaport offering a prime spot for experiencing the island’s freshest seafood and laid-back, festive atmosphere. With cuisine reflecting the proximity of the Bahamas and the Caribbean, Turtle Kraals is an iconic waterfront destination just steps from Duval Street and the charming streets of Old Town. Just sit back and sip on some drinks or compliment them with an extensive menu

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Key West Tropical Heat —– Aug 14th-17th

August on the island is always HOT, but during TROPICAL HEAT it promises to be STEAMY!! TROPICAL HEAT is Key West’s “HOTTEST” event for men. The All-male, Adults-only gala celebrates Key West’s gay community and lifestyle like no other. There are many intriguingly decadent events from drag shows to contests to gatherings at local island clubs. Popular festivities include daily water activities (sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, & chartered trips), daily land activities (discounted attractions, shopping ventures, drag shows, & live entertainment), and scheduled all-male theme parties, pool parties, and adult-oriented entertainment. Other highlights include the heavily attended Toga Party, the lavish Hotter Than Hell

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August Favorites!!

Key West is bursting with exciting, eclectic, fun-filled things to do! Whatever you’re looking for in a vacation – action, relaxation, entertainment, enlightenment, fine dining, nature, or nightlife – you’re sure to find it here. With so many to choose from, we’ve put together a few of our sultry summer favorites perfect for this time of year. We hope you get a chance to see them all! Sunset in Key West is a time honored happening when hundreds of people, both local and visitors, gather on the docks of historic Mallory Square. That’s where you’ll see flame tossing jugglers, a

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Animal Farm “Open House”!!

Visit the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Animal Farm this Sunday for an Open House!! Bring the family and spend the afternoon with a variety of friendly animals residing at the farm! Many of these critters have come from abusive or neglected homes, or have been donated by people who simply cannot care for them any longer. So, they are eager to meet new people and LOVE the visits and attention! Get acquainted with horses, a steer, pigs, goats, sheep, bunnies, alligators, tropical birds, kinkajous, Sloths, a Lemur, Kramer the Emu, a family of Patagonian Cavys, tortoises and turtles, snakes and many more. Meet Farmer Jeanne, learn about her

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Kayak the Keys!!!

Want to really experience the Florida Keys??  We think there is no better way than from the calm, turquoise waters where you can discover its hidden beauty & the unspoiled wilderness that captures people’s hearts and minds!! Blue Planet Kayak offers several fabulous ways to truly see the oceanic Florida Keys and experience this magical facet of island life. Glide over crystal clear water inches deep and escape to the seclusion of our wonderful and serene “backcountry” locales. Drift through mangrove islands on jungle-like tidal creeks. Explore “flats” where you can see and learn about the Keys’ unique marine life, birds, plants, wildlife, and

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Hemingway Days Celebration — July 15th-20th

It’s that time again — Join in the fun as the whole island comes together for the 34th Annual “Hemingway Days Celebration”!! Whether composing novels in his Whitehead Street writing studio or fishing for big game in local waters, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway left a powerful legacy in Key West. And how do Key Westers pay homage to those they love? – With a party of course! Every year fans gather for a few days in July to commemorate Hemingway’s renowned literary accomplishments, infectious zest for life, and enduring affection for our little island. And true to form they do so with some

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Mel Fisher Days!! —– July 10th-13th

Celebrate the biggest treasure find in Key West history!! 28 years ago Mel Fisher & his crew found over $400 MILLION in shipwrecked gold, silver and emeralds that had been sitting on the ocean floor for more than 300 years! And being true “Key Westers”, we throw a party every year as big as the booty to commemorate that famous 16-year search for the Spanish galleon Atocha (yay!) The 3-day gala is packed with incredible events and is sure to capture the fascination of young and old alike. Enjoy contests, live entertainment, raffles, intriguing stories, and abundant riches at various points across the island. All net proceeds will benefit Wesley House

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The Key Lime Festival!!! —– July 3-5

Key Limes are a huge part of life in the Florida Keys & The Key Lime Festival is a huge celebration of our flavorful citrus and our eccentrics! This little lime takes on quite a big role in Southern Florida. Locals and tourists alike celebrate Key Limes every day, but as you may well know we like to have big, odd, fun & unforgettable parties to really celebrate the things that make our islands so unique —- and this is one of them. Key West pays homage to its “native” fruit with a 3-day long party full of fun events just as tart,

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38th Annual “Swim Around Key West!!”

Come out and enjoy the longest-running sporting event in the Florida Keys!! Founded in 1977, this historic round-the-island experience is the oldest water based competition still happening in our gorgeous island chain. The 12.5 mile endurance swim attracts participants from all over and tests their athletic ability in some of the most beautiful waters around! Contestants can brave the elements alone or pair up in two-or-three-person relay teams to reach the finish line. The swim kicks off at Smathers Beach in 2 separate waves — 8:30am & 9:00am — and runs clockwise around the island of Key West finishing back

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