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!

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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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Jan 19-Jan 24th Quantum Key West 2014 – Sailing Races

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Enjoy an exciting week in Key West watching large sailing yachts race for the win for the 27th consecutive year.

Quantum Key West 2014 is gearing up for its trademark full week of racing on the aqua-colored waters off the coast of the Conch Republic. From the professional-laden 52 Class to top tier club-oriented programs in the PHRF classes, this midwinter classic offers something for everyone.

Spectators on the water will be thrilled by the sheer size and speed of the racing machines.For those who can’t be out on the race course, there will be plenty of ways to follow the racing action and shore side activities. Last year was a first for “Key West Live” coverage (#QKeyWest) and there will be more real time bloggers and video coverage to keep everyone connected this year.

Action figures to be intense in the 52 Class, which features an international fleet of six boats loaded with the world’s top professionals. Key West is the kickoff event for the 52 Super Series, which was won last year by Quantum Racing. Doug DeVos will skipper the Quantum entry in Key West with America’s Cup veteran Terry Hutchinson aboard as tactician.

You are sure to see yachting teams out and about around town this week after a long day of racing

 For more information check out: http://www.premiere-racing.com/  for more information and a schedule of events.

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Jan 9-19– 32nd Annual Key West Literary Seminar

“The Dark Side”


Each year the Key West Literary Seminar explores a unique literary theme. Readers from all over the world join the best writers of our time for the readings, discussions, lectures, and parties that make up today’s smartest and most high-spirited literary gathering. The 32nd annual Seminar will explore the mystery, crime, and thriller genres, led by selected authors. For more information please visit KWLS

Photo courtesy of kwls.com

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