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!


new year 2014

At Home in Key West would like to wish you a Safe and Happy New Year!!

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Dec 31–Key West New Year’s party central!!

new years 2013There is no better place than Key West to bring the New Year in!!

New Year’s Eve Madness @ Schooner Wharf Bar–Rated the 2nd most fun thing to do by AOL after Times Square, Start the New Year at “A Last Little Piece of Old Key West”. Join your friends and make new ones at the Schooner Wharf Bar New Year’s Eve Celebration, where the past meets the future and the present is a whole lot of fun. Join everyone on the harbor walk for a musical line-up guaranteed to take you dancing into the New Year. At the Join in on the countdown as a “Pirate Wench” is lowered from the mast of the Schooner Liberty Clipper. For more information visit schoonerwharf.com

New Year’s Eve World Famous Shoe Drop–The island starts to tilt a bit with the amount of people who gather in front of the Bourbon St. Pub & the New Orleans House on Duval Street. To ring in the New Year the world famous drag queen Sushi is lowered in a huge red high heel shoe from the top of the New Orleans House to the ground. For more information visit bourbonstpub.com.

Sloppy Joe’s 20th Annual Dropping of the Conch Shell–Sloppy Joe’s will host its 20th Annual Dropping of the Conch Shell. The crowd starts to gather on the street around 10:00pm as Sloppy Joe’s rooftop host entertains the crowd. Everyone will be dancing and catching beads.  When midnight strikes the Conch Shell will be lowered as confetti, streamers and lights fill the sky. For more information visit sloppyjoes.com.

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Dec 31- 9th Annual Key West Dachshund Walk

dachshund walkThis smile-inducing event provides an informal, family-friendly prelude to nighttime New Year’s Eve revelry. Dachshunds, their human companions and fans are scheduled to gather at the corner of Whitehead and Fleming streets to begin the canine celebration. Many dogs typically wear offbeat costumes or accessories. The walking route was deliberately kept brief to cater to the dachshunds’ short legs. Spectators can watch the pooch parade and meet the participants on Fleming Street between Whitehead and Duval St. The walk starts at Noon! For more information visit Key West Dachshund Walk on Facebook

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Holiday Light Tours

13 holiday light tourBrighten your holiday season this year with a tour of holiday light displays. These beautiful walks and tours are the perfect way to spend time with friends and family and get into the holiday spirit. Maybe you’ll even discover a new tradition.

 Key West Bight Before Christmas Holiday Lights on display until Dec. 31st
Key West “Bight’ Before Christmas” Holiday Celebration has live holiday music, games for the kids, holiday cheer and a chance for photos with Santa. Stroll along the historic harbor walk and enjoy lights linking colorful seaport restaurants, bars and businesses.  For more information please visit Key West Christmas

 Old Town Trolley Tour runs until December 24th
Celebrate the season aboard Old Town Trolley Tours on their Holly Jolly Holiday Lights Trolley. There won’t be a white Christmas in the Southernmost City, but that doesn’t stop the island from decking the halls with lights and decorations! Tours depart from Mallory Square. The elves at the Old Town Trolley have scouted the island for the best lights that will put you in the holiday spirit. As if the island wasn’t dazzling enough, you will get special holiday light glasses! We get the show started with some holiday cheer with cider and cookies and before you set off on your 60 minute tour of the island. For more information please visit Old Town Trolley.

Conch Tour Train displays until December 22nd
It won’t get cold and it will not snow, but the festive lights have the city aglow.
Join the Conch Tour Train for their annual holiday lights tour of the island. To get things started we will serve up some holiday cheer with cider and cookies.  Then it is all aboard for an hour tour that takes you to all of the island’s most elaborately decorated houses, buildings and neighborhoods and caroling. Tour includes special holiday lights glasses! For more information please visit Conch Tour Train.

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Dec 14– 23rd Annual Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley Lighted Boat Parade

holiday boat paradeThe 2013 magical holiday “must see” nautical event, the 23rd Annual Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley Lighted Boat Parade will be held on Saturday, December 14th at 8:00 p.m. The Gerald Adams Elementary School Steel Your Heart Band kicks off the festivities at 6 p.m. singing holiday favorites. Spectators can view the dozens of participating vessels from resorts, bars and restaurants in and around the Historic Seaport. For more information please visit Schooner Wharf 

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Bogey’s Retreat

Bogey's Retreat - KWGC - exterior viewYour home away from home, Bogey’s Retreat, is located in the exclusive community of the Golf Club. You’ll be steps away from all that the community has to offer at this relaxing little retreat. The Golf Club has your choice of two spa-themed private pools, access to a 24-hour gym with a refundable security deposit, and you’ll literally be steps away from the only golf course within 50 miles. Bogey’s Retreat is truly that- a retreat. This two bedroom townhome was recently updated from top to bottom with all the ‘bells and whistles’. Some of the features include new stainless steel appliances, flat screen Tvs, a blu-ray player, and Bose sound system. The larger-than-usual backyard offers grilling and a back porch that overlooks the 1st hole of the 18-hole golf course. For availability or to book online please click the picture. For more information please call us toll free at 888-465-6124.

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Dec 7- Holiday Parade

HThe Key West Annual hometown Holiday Parade will take place Saturday, December 7th. The parade is a family friendly event and is also the favorite for local children.  Marching groups and homespun floats with costumed participants tossing candy will be featured this year along with civic organizations and school groups. The parade will start at Truman and White then proceed down Truman to Duval Street, then end at Eaton St. The event will start at 7PM! Happy Holidays!

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Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving from At Home in Key West

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2nd Annual Key West Film Festival

filmsThe Key West Film Festival is an annual celebration of film and filmmakers, set to take place November 13-17, 2013. By combining the best of the world of film with the best location in the tropics, this will be an event that you won’t want to miss.

Showcasing more than 35 films over just four days, the Key West Film Festival, will be abuzz with the film’s directors and actors, all hosting Q&A sessions and other special events. Among the highlights: I Am Divine, a documentary by Jeffrey Schwarz about the life of performer/actor Divine and his rise to fame; Running from Crazy, directed by Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple and starring Mariel Hemingway; and August Osage County, starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts. For more information and a Calendar of Events, click here KWFF.





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Oct 30- Nov 3- 22nd Annual Meeting of the Minds 2013: Bring Back the Magic

phip 2012THE PARROT HEADS ARE IN TOWN!  The Meeting of the Minds 2013 kicks off today. Many events are member only, but there will still be a lot of fun for all to enjoy.  Live shows include members of Jimmy Buffett’s band and some highlights include the Margaritaville Street Fest on Friday. For more information please visit PHIP

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