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Top 7 Things To Do In Key West This November 2020



Please keep in mind that many of these events are reoccurring and will likely be back in business 2021!  Our tours are still running, though! Click here for our tour calendar!

The high season is officially kicking off in Key West, and the snowbirds are starting to migrate south. This November is jam-packed with fun events of music, culture, food and boats. We’d hate for you to miss out on anything, so we collected a list of the best parties in town.

1. Sprawl out on the Lawn with the Avett Brothers

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Known for their live performances that blend bluegrass roots with the fierce fire of a rock show and an emotional, near-gospel spirit, The Avett Brothers are no strangers to major venues: for past summers, they have sold out three nights at Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater. They’re also a staple on the festival circuit, frequenting the likes of Bonnaroo and Shakey Knees. We’ll hear them harmonizing at the Key West Amphitheater Nov 16 & 17th.


2. International Sand Art Competition

Photo // Johnny White

Since 2014 the annual International Sand Art Competition takes place on the largest privately owned beach in Key West at the Casa Marina , A Waldorf Astoria Resort. World renowned sand sculptors compete against each other for fame, glory and prize money. Dates for 2018: Thanksgiving weekend November 21 – 25


3. Waste Away in Margaritaville

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The first few days of November hosts the 27th Annual ‘Meeting of the Minds’, a yearly gathering of parrot heads (Jimmy Buffet fans) in Key West is already sold out, but that shouldn’t stop you from partying on the fringe of the festival. Although you won’t be able to get into the Casa Marina concerts without a ticket, head over to Louie’s Backyard for a drink on the afterdeck and we promise you’ll be able to hear the tunes loud and clear.


4. Watch The High Speed Boat Races

Photo // Andy Newman

The Super Boat International Races are the most notable November event, and you can watch them compete for free! Fort Zach state park is a popular place, with tons of room for everyone to have a front row seat. If you want to be right in the middle of things, head down to Lagerheads at Simonton Beach at get VIP access to the race with tables on the beach. Here’s a list of the scheduled races.


5. Try The Best Fish Tacos In Town

Seafood Tours Key West

We’ve partnered up with Garbo’s Grill & Bad Boy Burrito here at Key West Food Tours to serve you the best fish tacos on the island. Even Guy Fieri from Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives approves. The best part? They serve seafood from local sustainable fish markets in town making daily deliveries to the restaurants.


6. See A Movie At The Film Festival

The Annual film festival returns to Key West with around 30 movie screenings that showcase films which exhibit excellence in storytelling. The 4 day event will feature special events hosted at landmark venues throughout Key West, including the San Carlos Institute, Studios of Key West and Key West Theater.  Audience will be encouraged to discuss with filmmakers and talent as well as live music and social gatherings.


7. Support Locals At The Artisan Market

The artisan market is back for the season and better than ever. This months theme is preserve island life, and the Preserve Island Life initiative will be on hand to help educate the community to be more sustainable. On In November the local artisans will include culinary, textile, jewelry, wood, artists & crafters. Live music, craft beer, wine and art, as well as food concessions and a produce market will all be on hand.