1. 32nd Annual Fort Taylor Civil War Heritage Days
February 2-4, 2018. This 3 day event portrays the time period of 1861-1862 at a Federal fortress. First person interpretation, weapons demonstrations and camp life are featured on a daily basis. It’s an historical re-enactment of when Fort Taylor was active during the American Civil War in the 1860s. This fortress was one of three fortresses in Florida that was held by Federal forces throughout that conflict. Learn more.
2. 33rd Annual Wrecker’s Cup Race
Participate in this fun race series that recalls the tradition of the wreckers in the Key West of the 1800’s. Vessels with rich cargoes from Gulf and Caribbean ports often became victims of the unmarked reefs 7 miles off Key West. The first wrecker to reach the site had the responsibility to save the passengers and crew, but they also won the right to salvage the cargoes. Buy Wrecker’s Cup Race tickets.
3. Try a New Restaurant or Bar
Looking to try a new Key West bar or restaurant since your last visit? We’ve got your covered. What’s new in Key West from 2017.
4. Spend the Day like a Local, on the Water
5. Inaugural Mile 0 Fest Key West
February 7 – 10, 2018. Mile 0 Fest Key West is a brand-new music festival assured to be a “must see” in the burgeoning Red Dirt & Americana music scene. Take in the big shows at Truman Waterfront Park Amphitheatre, a brand new state-of-the-art facility located blocks off the hopping streets of Duval, OR get into a stripped down acoustic set with your favorite band leader at one of the theatres or bars off Duval. Learn more.
6. Historic Key West Cemetery Stroll
February 24, 2018. During the stroll, small groups of visitors will be escorted to gravesites where interpreters will tell the stories of the deceased in brief monologues. Among the gravesites to be visited are those of the Los Martires de Cuba, the Figueredo plot, the Benjamin Albury family restoration, the Otto plot, and Piedad Ayala. Learn more
7. 58th Annual Key West House & Garden Tours
February 16 – 17, 2018. Tour elegant and unique private homes of Key West, ranging from exquisite restorations to creative renovations, and the interior design that complements each. Proceeds benefit the foundation’s Oldest House Museum, grant and scholarship programs. Learn more
8. Watch A Burlesque Show
February 16th & 17th, 2018. Key West burlesque celebrates Valentine’s Day, and love in general, with an all-star cast of characters in this 21 and over event. Crowd favorites Moana Amour, Cheeky Derrière, Chief Peach, Velvet Garcia, and Dark n Stormy will be rocking seductive performances in “Key West – We Love You!” Learn more.
9. 53rd Annual Old Island Days Art Festival
February 24-25, 2018. This annual juried outdoor fine art festival features oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture, photography and other offerings by more than 100 artists from around the United States and beyond. The event takes place on lower Whitehead Street in historic Old Town. Learn more.
10. Outdoor Movies in the Park
February 2 & February 16. Two Fridays a month, Key West Outdoor Movies takes place in an effort to bring the community together with movies. Held at Bayview Park, attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, coolers, chairs, etc… along with the whole family! Learn more.