August is a great time to visit Key West. The crowds are slimmer, but, there are plenty of events to keep you busy. Be sure to keep cool: hit the pool at Dantes, take a dip at one our Key West beaches, try a boat rental, or local remote sandbar charter day. You can’t go wrong!
1. Battle of the Bars – A Local Favorite
A contest where it’s OK to bribe the judges? Key West at its finest! Bars and restaurants compete with a 7 person team in this raucous battle of the bars. Bartenders and server relay teams have to tap a keg, mix drinks, and run through an obstacle course all while consuming alcohol. All proceeds of this 24rd annual battle go to the local Habitat for Humanity as well as the Boys & Girls club. August 5, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm @ Schooner Wharf Bar.
2. 22nd Annual Key West Lobsterfest
Lobster season is finally open again on August 6th! Ok, so it’s only been a few months, but it feels like ages since we’ve indulged on these Caribbean tails. What better way to celebrate than the 22nd Annual Lobsterfest, a 4 day festival from August 9-12th, 2018, where you’ll find Lobster cooked every way imaginable. Head to Duval for the street fair and get lobstered!
3. Have a vacation of a lifetime! Spend the Day like a Local, on the Water
Summer means flat, calm, crystal clear water, with little wind and lots of heat. Cool off like a Key West Local and spend your vacation on the water! Enjoy the local sandbars and remote islands, with an remote beach charter or rental boat. Have a vacation of a lifetime! Or, try one of our many watersports.
4. 9th Annual Key West Brewfest
More than 150 beers and micro-brews are on tap at this “tasty” annual event that benefits the charitable efforts of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club of the Conch Republic. Events from beer dinners, beer brunches, happy hour parties, pool parties, late-night parties, seminars and the Signature Tasting Festival Event are some of the offered activities. Aug. 30, 2018 – Sep. 3, 2018. Learn more.
5. Try Something New!
Looking to try a new Key West bar or restaurant since your last visit? We’ve got your covered. New Key West bars and restaurants in 2017.
6. Try Something Unique – Ukulele Night
Hit the best dive bar anywhere for a night Ukulele and fun! August 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Green Parrot.
7. Learn Something New and Stay Cool
The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is free and a great educational resource that’s fun for everyone. Highlights of the Center include an interactive map of the Keys, a replica of the Aquarius underwater laboratory, and an underwater video camera that allows guests to observe coral spawning, assess damage from a boat grounding or monitor the health of a coral reef. Free admission and free parking, how can you beat that! Learn more