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Top Things To Do in Key West March 2024

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Spring is right around the corner in the US, but it’s always summer temps here in sunny Key West, Florida! The flowers are always in bloom, the rooster’s crowing, and the bartenders’ pouring, so pack your bathing suit, flip flops, and Hawaiian shirt and get down here to enjoy the March events we’re cooking up for you. Here’s the top 8…

8. Taste of Key West


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This open-air event promises an assortment of beverages and palate-pleasing plates. Restaurants and food vendors from across the Lower Keys and Key West donate their staffs’ time and extraordinary culinary talents to create delectable small plates. Foodies can stroll edibles and drinkables, ranging from seafood, tropical and Caribbean flavors, to European dishes, vegetarian offerings, and desserts. Buy tickets based upon what looks best!
In addition to the scrumptious food, libations are free-flowing throughout the event. A selection of wines from across the globe are provided by Republic National Distributing Company. Connoisseurs can expect to be wowed with vintages from vineyards and wineries. If wine is not up your alley, no worries — a vast selection of beers is also offered.
Taste of Key West gates open at 6PM for FREE general admission.  When: March 25 Where: Truman Waterfront Park

7. Celebrate Tennessee Williams’ Birthday

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Tennessee Williams’ Birthday is celebrated with poerty, film showings, theater productions, contests, prizes, and more!

Key West loves Tennessee Williams as much as he once loved our little 4 by 2 mile island! We celebrate his birthday every year with locally acted productions of his most famous plays and showings of his works that made it to the big screen. It doesn’t end there. He’s honored with short story writing and painting contests complete with prizes and an awards ceremony…and cake, because what birthday is complete without cake?!? Visit their website to sign up to compete or to purchase tickets to the shows and events.

6.  Delight in delicious “Dock to Dish” cuisine.


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The Docks is our new favorite seafood spot that’s tucked away and off the beaten path. Located just one island north of Key West, in Stock Island, this restaurant & raw bar is the epitome of island dining. As indicated by the name, it’s situated right on the fishing docks so not only are you experiencing a taste of “Old Key West” but you’re guaranteed to be served the freshest seafood available. With award winning food and drinks, this spot is a must see while visiting Key West. The modern industrial interior is an ode to the working waterfront that surrounds and sustains the restaurant. Open 7 days a week, with happy hour 3-5 Monday through Thursday. Visit their website here to check out all they have to offer!!

4.  Foreigner – Live at Coffee Butler Ampitheater


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Visit the Coffee Butler Ampitheater and dance your heart out to some 80’s classics at the Foreigner Farewell Concert. March 10.

Tickets sold here. View Your Dream Home on the House & Garden Tours

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The 61st Annual Key West House & Garden Tours is a series of elegant and unique private homes of Key West, ranging from exquisite restorations to creative renovations, and the interior design that complements each. March 4th tours are offered from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $40 and transportation between homes is not included. Proceeds help benefit the Old Island Restoration Foundation.


3. Conch Blowing Contest

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Put your lungs to the test at the 61st Annual Conch Blowing Contest! The contest is open to all ages and celebrates the historical importance of conch shells here in the Florida Keys, also lovingly known as “The Conch Republic”. The use of conch shells here in Keys dates back centuries, and locals and visitors alike will have their chance to become this year’s winner and is a great way to experience a very unique part of Key West culture. Registration begins 10am, contest begins 12pm
When: March 9 Where: Oldest House 322 Duval Street
2. Artist Studio Tours
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What better way to spend a Key West afternoon than exploring the quaint streets, alleys and lanes of Old Town to discover local artists? This self guided tour, produced by the Studios of Key West, takes you into working studios where you can see and be inspired by some fabulous local artists and perhaps find a souvenir or two to take with you.
Saturday March 16, 11am – 3pm  Tickets $30 Find more information and purchase tickets here


1. Experience Key West Food Tours’ Historic Seaport Tour

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It’s never a bad time to jump on the Historic Seaport Tour, but March happens to be a particularly great time to do so. The sun is out, the food is hot, and the drinks are on ice. Guests get taken “behind the scenes” of Duval and led through side streets which feature some of THE BEST (but not always most widely known) eateries Key West, FL has to offer! As a bonus, your guide stops throughout the tour to highlight architectural, historical, and cultural fun facts. You leave full and happen to learn something while getting there…money well spent.



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