Key West is located in Monroe County
west of Marathon
along US Hwy 1. Situated on the Gulf of Mexico
in the Florida Keys.
Originally called "Cayo Hueso" (Island of Bones ), one can only conclude that Key West was perhaps once a burial ground for the Caloosa Indians, but no one has found any bones to-date. Ponce de Leon claimed Key West for Spain in 1513, and later came under British rule in 1763. Key West officially became a city and a part of Florida in 1826.
Today, everyone gathers for the never planned, always varied Sunset Celebration on the Mallory Dock. Once the sun is safely tucked away by mimes, jugglers, musicians and street artists, the city transforms into festival mode. The streets, filled with sidewalk cafes, open-air bars, legendary pubs and world-class restaurants come alive.
Art Kent Gallery |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns White Street Inn | Lower Keys Medical Center |
History Donkey Milk House Museum | Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships |
Public Libraries Monroe County Public Library System |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Best Western Hibiscus Motel | Colony Exclusive Cottages | Econo Lodge Resort of Key West | Marriott's Casa Marina Resort | Marriott's Reach Resort | Oasis Guest House and Coral Tree Inn | Ramada Inn - Key West | Wyndham Reach Resort |
Shopping Cuba Cuba Store | Duck and Dolphin Antiques |
Sports and Sporting Events Sea Breeze Reef Raiders | Wild Dolphin Adventures |
Transportation Stars & Stripes -- Key West |
Wildlife Viewing All Animal Clinic |
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05/24 Coming to The area
Florida Keys Island Fest Islamorada FL April13-14 The Arts and Crafts show will feature the very best of both local and national artists including everything from paintings and sculptures to jewelry and fine crafts.
Greynolds Love-In North Miami Beach FL May5 The 1960's, one of the most exciting eras in history can be relived at the Annual Greynolds Park Love-In. Wear your tie-dyed clothing, put on your hippie beads, dust off your peace signs and groove with the family to notable bands of the era. Enjoy the music, food and much more!
Redland International Orchid Show Homestead FL May17-19 One of the largest annual orchid show in the U.S. featuring over 50 booths of educational exhibits and orchid vendors. An American Orchid Society judged event showcasing various types of orchids, plants and supplies for sale, as well as lectures by experts, raffles and international food.
Bahamas Goombay Festival Coconut Grove FL June8-9 Goombay is one of the largest Black heritage festivals in the U.S.
The fest is a ton of fun for all, the highlight being the amazingly colorful junkanoo costumes on parade. There's also music, activities for kids, and vendors selling a variety of arts, crafts and food.
Grovetorberfest Miami FL October19 The star of the festival is beer. Not just any beer, but great beer. We're assembling a selection of beer from across the U.S. and the world.