Local Happenings | Key West Activities

It’s hard to be bored when in Key West.  Key West attractions range from museums and national/state parks to the famed “Southernmost Point” and the nightly held “Sunset Celebration” just to name a few.  There is something for everyone to explore and enjoy in Key West!

“54th Key West House & Garden Tour” — Mar 14th & 15th

At Home in Key WestTour a series of elegant and unique private abodes of Key West!

The annual Key West house tours are sponsored by the Old Island Restoration Foundation and funded in part about the Monroe County Tourist Development Council.  Each tour features lovely homes and gardens reflecting the varied tastes and originality of their owners.  You will be enchanted by exquisite restorations, creative renovations, and delightful interiors featuring art collections, antiques, and much more.

Dates:       Saturday 3/15 and Sunday 3/16
Times:       10am to 4pm
Contact:    305-294-9501
For more information including a tour map, detailed house descriptions, and ticket details, please visit the event website at www.oirf.org/page.php?p=tours

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March 2014 Events

3.2014 CalendarLooking for things to do in Key West this month?  Check out a few of our favorites below!

March 9, 2014 – For the Birds!
A Fundraiser for the Key West Wildlife Center. This celebration will include a silent auction and an opportunity to observe native wildlife being returned to the wild. Food and Drinks generously donated by local businesses. $25 per person (children under 10 years are FREE).  3pm – 5:30pm at West Martello Tower (1100 Atlantic Boulevard).
For more information, visit keywestwildlifecenter.org or call 305-292-1008.

March 14 & 15, 2014 – 54th Annual Key West House & Garden Tour
Visit five Key West homes and tropical gardens. 4pm – 8pm. Tickets are $30 and are available at  http://www.oirf.org/page.php?p=tours
Call 305-294-9501 for more information.

March 22, 2014 – Keystock Music Fest 
Live music performances at the Truman Waterfront (end of Southard Street), featuring Florida Keys musicians including Howard Livingston. Noon to 9:30pm.
For more information, call 305-745-1079.

March 28 & 29, 2014 – 5th Annual FL Keys Ocean Festival & Waterfront Craft Show
Hosted by the Florida Keys Eco-Discover Center, this two day event features live music, arts & crafts with Wyland, educational displays, food & beverages, and silent auction. 11am – 6pm, end of Southard Street. FREE admission.
For more information, visit http://www.keysoceanfest.org/

March 30, 2014 – Key West Artisan Market 
Held one Sunday each month, this open air bazaar is filled with artists, authors, chef-made cuisine, craftspeople, performers and fresh produce representing the diversity of creativity, ingenuity and locally made products of Key West. 1111 Eaton Street, 10am – 2pm.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/KeyWestArtisanMarket or call 305-294-7994.

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Sick of Winter?? Plan Your Key West Spring Getaway TODAY!!

Key West VacationDive Into Spring With A 3 Night Getaway To Key West!!!

Fabulous private homes, oceanfront condominiums and Old Town escapes are waiting for you.  Call us today to plan your Key West adventure or check out even more great deals on our website!


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“Old Island Days Art Festival” — Feb 22nd & 23rd

Key West

Various Vendors & Exhibits

Looking for a fabulous new piece of artwork?  Or a great, original piece of Key West memorabilia?  Or a fun, creative gift idea? — Visit “The 49th Annual Old Island Days Art Festival” this Saturday & Sunday and peruse an abundant array of unique finds!

The Old Island Days Art Festival is a two day juried outdoor fine art festival.  This nationally recognized show brings over 100 fine artists to this beautiful historic area of Key West.  Exhibitors will set up along Whitehead Street from Greene Street to Eaton, and on Caroline Street through the famous Presidential Gates into the beautiful Truman Annex.   Set among historical attractions such as Audubon House, the Little White House and Mel Fisher Museum, the City of Key West closes two blocks of Whitehead Street and another block of Caroline Street to vehicle traffic for the show.  Visitors can leisurely browse the beautiful displays of paintings from watercolor to oil and acrylic, decorative sculpture, photography and other fine arts from the selected artists.  Tropical themes are abundant here, but contemporary and traditional styles make something for everyone!

Dates:         Saturday 2/22 & Sunday 2/23
Times:        10am – 6pm
Location:    Whitehead and Caroline Streets, Old Town Key West

For more details including festival origination, history, and exhibitor information, please visit the event website at keywestartcenter.com/festival.html

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Southard Charm- At Home in Key West New Property 1/2 block to Duval Street

SOUTHARD CHARM (formerly Garden House): A lovely jewel, Southard Charm is a quaint Conch cottage nestled in the center of historic Old Town Key West. Sit on the front porch and while away the hours with a good book or watching people going to Duval Street, a mere block away. So close to all the activity and yet, so easy to remove yourself from it all.

Living Room, Kitchen and Pool.

Living Room, Kitchen and Pool.

Master bedroom with extra-large bath ensuite and guest bedroom share the ground level with the living room and kitchen that open up to your own private back deck and pool. Twin beds in the loft offer a nautical flair with ship-like steps; include the sleeper sofa in the living room and you can bring 8 of your closest friends or family members to enjoy all that Key West has to offer.

Southard Charm- Classic Conch Charm

Southard Charm- Classic Conch Charm

Living room and kitchen with vaulted ceilings offer a comfortable spot for gathering together to discuss the day’s activities or dinner plans. Kitchen is recently renovated and full stocked with everything you’ll need to prepare a gourmet meal, and a BBQ grill is on hand for grilling your fresh catch or a succulent steak from our local gourmet grocery, Fausto’s Food Palace, located around the corner.
You may want to spend most of your time in the backyard soaking up the sun, floating on a raft in the 40′-long private pool. Who could blame you if you did? However you want to spend your time, Southard Comfort makes it all possible.

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7th Annual Rock ‘N’ Roast

Saturday, February 01, 2014 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM

St Mary Star of the Sea 
1010 Windsor Lane 
Key West, FL 

FOOD: Chef John Correa from Cafe Sole presents: A Traditional Cuban Roast Pork Dinner, Roasted Chicken, Vegetable Medley, Homemade Desserts and Refreshments.

ADMISSION PRICE: Adult $22, Teen $12, 6-12 yrs old $5 and Kids 5 & under FREE
Discount for purchases in advance.

Tickets available at 1st State Bank, Cafe Sole, The Basilica School and at the door.

Purchase tickets online at keystix.com. Credit Cards accepted. HUGE Silent Auction & 50/50 Raffle.

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Key West / February 2

Impromptu Classical Concerts of Key West presents: Alexander String Quartet

The Alexander String Quartet has performed on five continents, securing standing among the world’s premiere ensembles for over three decades. They were the first American quartet to win the London International String Quartet Prize. The New York Times described their playing as, “vibrant, probing, assured.” With two violins, a viola anc cello. Performance is at 4 p.m. at the San Carlos Institute. Tickets $20 per person.

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The Dolphin House- At Home in Key West’s Spectacular New Truman Annex Property


Pool area between main house and cottage.

Pool area between main house and pool View of main house.   View of main house



The Dolphin House

At Home in Key West vacations rentals would like to introduce our newest addition to our vacation rental family. The Dolphin House is a fabulous home located in Truman Annex just a short walk to Duval Street and Fort Zachary Taylor Beach. This property is sure to delight anyone with it beautiful interior and artwork including several pieces from Wyland Galleries. The main house is a large 1 bedroom 1.5 bath with a kitchen any gourmet cook would love. The home also includes a beautiful recently renovated cottage that has 2 queens, 2 twins, 2 full baths with a small kitchenette area. This beautiful vacation rental will sleep 8 people very comfortably. The cottage and main house are separated by an amazing partially covered patio area with a pool that is beautifully tiled with two playful dolphins. This home also includes 2 parking spaces, a rarity in Key West. Please click the link provided to view this spectacular property and all it has to offer. Please call At Home in Key West us for any questions you may have or for availability on this incredible new vacation rental.  

Limk: The Dolphin House


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Key West Wine and Food Festival Jan 22-Jan 26

January 22 – 26    Key West Food & Wine Festival

 Top chefs and restaurateurs showcase their culinary creativity and the Keys’ indigenous cuisine in a tasty schedule of events for food, wine and beer lovers alike. Attendees can participate in a slow of food-related adventures during the savory celebration, such as wine around “neighborhood strolls,” kick off your flip-flops beach party, a hefty hops head-to head brewing competitions and many more events. Visit website for a complete listing of festival happenings.

Key West Food & Wine Festival


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29th Annual Key West Craft Show Jan 25-26

Key West / January 25 – 26
Juried artisans and crafters display their talents at a popular show on lower Whitehead and Caroline Streets in historic Old Town. Visitors can leisurely browse the beautiful displays of pottery, fabric, glass, wood, jewelry and other colorful handmade works by more than 100 selected artists. The show is free and will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
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