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Top 10 Florida Keys USA Events and Festivals

Here is a selection of the Top 10 events and festivals, fairs and celebrations (listed in calendar priority) taking place in the Florida Keys.

Just two of the main Florida Keys events are the Key West Fantasy Fest and the
Marathon Seafood Festival.

See below for a complete list of the main Florida Keys US events and festivals.

Marathon Seafood Festival
early March
Marathon – Florida Keys, Southeast Florida

One of the top 10 Florida Keys USA Events and Festivals, and the 2nd largest Florida Keys event attracting more than 24,000 visitors each year, this 2-day festival celebrates great seafood and offers everything from lobster to shrimp, live entertainment, arts show, activities for children, and more than 200 vendors selling jewelry, clothing, arts & crafts, and other great souvenirs.

With reference tot the Marathon Seafood Festival see:

Florida Keys Island Fest
mid April
Islamorada – Florida Keys, Southeast Florida

A popular event for more than 20 years, the Florida Keys Island Fest features everything from live beachfront music to delicious Key's food, as well as a juried arts and crafts show and lots of activities especially for children, such as the construction of the six-foot-tall sand castle.

More on the subject of the Florida Keys Island Fest is located at:

Seven Mile Bridge Run
late April
Florida Keys, Southeast Florida

One of the most popular events in the Florida Keys for more than 31 years, the 7 Mile Bridge Run takes place on the Seven Mile Bridge, the centerpiece of the 113-mile Overseas Highway that connects the Florida Keys with the rest of the Sunshine State. It is one of the longest segmental bridges in the world. The competition is limited to the first 1,500 successful entrants.

Referring to the Seven Mile Bridge Run check out:

Cuban American Heritage Festival
mid June
Key West – Florida Keys, Southeast Florida

Another of top 10 events in the USA Florida Keys, this family-oriented festival, a popular event for more than 150 years, celebrates Key West's rich and colorful Cuban heritage featuring every thing from a cigar dinner, symposium, and fiesta for children, to a Latin jazz concert and an exhibition of folk art by Cuban-American masters.

See the website covering the Cuban American Heritage Festival for more:

Del Brown Permit Tournament
mid July
Key West, Florida

Top Fishing Tournaments in the USAThis Fly Only fishing tournament, in memory of the late Del Brown who is still the only angler in history recorded to have caught more than 500 permit on his fly rod. Ever since 2001, this fishing event has been a popular attraction in Key West for fly fishing enthusiasts from all over the world.

In reference to the Del Brown Permit Tournament catch:

Hemingway Days
mid July
Key West – Florida Keys, Southeast Florida

The 6-day Hemingway Days celebrates the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway who was known to call Key West home. Recognized as one of the top 10 events in the USA Florida Keys, popular events of the celebrations include a light-hearted, look-alike contest for stocky white-bearded men, readings, a one-man play, museum exhibits and even a three-day marlin tournament.

The website highlighting Hemingway Days is:

early September
Key West – Florida Keys, Southeast Florida

top gay pride events in the  USAe USAA popular event for more than 20 years, Womenfest, known as the best and most southern “party for lesbians and their friends”, offers everything from clothing-optional pool parties and a lively dance club scene, to a golf tournament and women-only water excursions from jet ski activities to dolphin watching.

Drop by the home page for the Womenfest:

Key West Fantasy Fest
mid October
Key West – Florida Keys, Southeast Florida

The 10-day Fantasy Fest is the biggest event of the year in Key West and is recognized as one of the top 10 Florida Keys USA Events and Festivals. It begins with the coronation of the King and Queen, continues with masquerade balls, quirky costume competitions and other weird and wonderful events and ends with a 3-hour long parade on the following Saturday night.

Handy link for the Fantasy Fest visit:

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