Summer is peaking here in Key West, and although the crowds are slimming, there’s no shortage of events. Lobsters, music, art, eating and without a doubt, drinking, are on the lineup this month. In no particular order here are our top 7 things to do in Key West this August:
1. National Night Out Key West
The Key West Police Department invites the community to come meet our officers and special units during National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1st from 5:30 until 7:30 at Bayview Park.
The KWPD is joining law enforcement and first responding agencies nationwide in this annual event to increase awareness about our work in the community. There will be horses, dogs, special teams and more at this great family event. There will be an exciting array of displays and equipment used by the police, firefighters, and our military partners.
2. Battle of the Bars
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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 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
3. Key West LobsterFest
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Lobster season is finally open again on August 6th! Ok, so it’s only been 4 months, but it feels like ages since we’ve indulged on the Caribbean tails. What better way to celebrate than the 21st Annual LobsterFest, a 4 day festival from the 10-13th, where you’ll find Lobster cooked every way imaginable. Head to Duval for the street fair and get lobster wasted!
4. Southernmost Food Tour
Take advantage of the restaurants being less crowded and tour 6 iconic mom-and-pop establishments on the island. Our 3 hour tour combines Cuban & Caribbean cuisine, seafood, tropical fruits and rum while walking through neighborhoods of old Key West.
5. Coffee Butler: Hukilau Nights
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Lofton “Coffee” Butler, a Key West born and raised Conch, returns as the Key West Theater recreates the iconic Hukilau Bar onstage for Coffee Butler: Hukilau Nights. Relive a taste of old Key West as Coffee Butler and friends perform the classics that made the Hukilau famous. The bar will also be featuring tropical drink specials throughout the event. Special guests Cliff Sawyer, Robert Albury, Clayton Lopez, and Mina Lopez. August 13, 2017, 7-10pm, $45
6. Key West Brewfest
More than 150 beers and micro-brews are on tap at this “tasty” Eighth Annual Key West Brewfest 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. 31, 2017 – Sep. 4, 2017
What events are you looking forward to this month in Key West?