April has sprung! This month we’ve got a lot to celebrate and we hope you can join us. Blooming below is a list of 8 things to do that sum up life on the island. Experience our history, culture and food and add these events to your calendar!
The Cow Key Channel Bridge “Race”
Don’t break a sweat in this zerok, 300 foot run. The Cow Key Bridge Run is a hilariously fun event bringing people of all ages and paw sizes to participate and feel accomplished crossing the finish line. If anything, it’s a good excuse to party and dress up. Key West at its finest. A post-race party is planned at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. Live music, food trucks and libations will re-energize any “exhausted runners” — and glittering “Golden Calf” awards will be presented to all the winners. April 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:01 pm
A Burlesque Tribute to Prince
Key West Burlesque pulls back the Purple Veil in the ultimate tribute to the late, great recording artist Prince! Tatah Dujour, alongside Cheeky Derrière and Velvet Garcia, hosts the best in burlesque as they perform to Prince’s greatest hits and fan favorites Sat, April 8, 2017 @8:00 pm. 21 and over.
Conch Republic: The MUSICAL!
This funny musical tells the story of how the Florida Keys took on the Feds back in the early 80s. A historical story so preposterous that you couldn’t have made it up if you tried! Three actors and a piano tell the story. It will be an evening of song, dance, and plenty of flags — which is in truth HOW the Conch Republic began! Apr. 20, 2017 – Apr. 23, 2017
Celebrate Conch Republic Days
Every April we are taken back to 1982 when the Florida Keys tried to secede from the United States. The Conch Republic days have events happening all over the island. With activities ranging from wacky bed race to a lighthearted sea battle featuring tall ships, the Conch Republic’s 10-day birthday party showcases the independent and eccentric spirit that characterizes the Florida Keys. Apr. 21, 2017 – Apr. 30, 2017
Eat Conch on a Food Tour
Conch, arguably are most notable ingredient here in the Florida Keys, comes in the form of a fritter on our food tour. Eat and drink other famous dishes particular to our region like Cuban cuisine, rum, and of course Key lime pie!
Taste of Key West
The 22nd Annual ‘Taste of Key West’ will roll onto its new site, Mallory Square, on Monday, April 24th, from 6 to 9 p.m. A benefit for AIDS Help, the 3-hour, open-air event promises a bounty of beverage and palate-pleasing plates at the famous “Home of the Key West Sunset”. Gates open at 6 p.m. for FREE general admission. Foodies can stroll edibles and drinkables, including seafood, tropical and Caribbean flavors, European delicacies, vegetarian dishes and more and buy tickets based upon what looks best!
Paddle Around the Island
Think you have what it takes to paddle in a race 12 miles around the island? Us either. But we’ll happily watch. Join the Lazy Dog Paddle Board Classic 4 day event which includes paddle yoga, live music, kids races and special olympic races happening at the end of this month. Apr. 27, 2017 – Apr. 30, 2017