What’s Happening This Year in Key West?

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Greetings from Key West Florida Mural at The Cuban Coffee Queen. Photo: Cayobo via flickr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If traveling more is one of your new year’s resolutions, make sure Key West is on your travel list. We have great weather all year long, wonderful people and rich history—what’s not to love about our little slice of paradise?

We’ve made planning your tropical vacation to Key West easy by shining a light on the coolest events happening every month. Check it out below.

Generally speaking, the best time to travel to Key West is from March to May. The winter crowds thin out so both airline and hotel prices will be easier on the wallet and the weather is perfect!

On a tighter budget? Consider traveling in the offseason during the months of June to November. But be aware, while the prices may be down, the temperature and chances for rain are up. As long as you pack for changing weather you should be fine.

Sign inside Bo's Fish Wagon
Sign inside Bo’s Fish Wagon

Key West Calendar of Events 2019

January – March

January 18th – 19th:    59th Annual Key West House & Garden Tour

January 23rd – 29th:   10th Annual Key West Food & Wine Festival

January 29th – February 2nd:   2nd Annual Mile 0 Fest

February 2nd:   12th Annual Rock & Roast Fest

February 23rd – 24th:   54th Annual Old Island Days Art Festival

March 2nd:   57th Annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest

March 7th:   10,000 Maniacs in Concert

March 30th:   2019 Key West Gala

Photo: Key West Food & Wine Festival

April – June

April 4th:    Beach Boys in Concert

April 6th:    38th Annual 7-Mile Bridge Run

April 19th – 28th:    37th Annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration

May 8th – 12th:    24th Annual Key West Song Writers Festival

June 1st:    43rd Annual Swim Around Key West

June 5th – 9th:    Key West Pridefest

June 15th:    Swim Around Key West

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Photo: Flickr – Cayobo

July – September

July 4th – 7th:    7th Annual Key Lime Festival

July 16th -21st:    Hemingway Days & Sloppy Joe’s 39th Annual Papa Look-a-Like Contest

August 8th – 11th:    23rd Annual Key West Lobsterfest

August 21st – September 2nd:    10th Annual Key West Brew Fest

September 4th – 8th:    Womenfest Key West 2019

Photo: 13th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival

October – December

October 15th:    Official 2019 Stone Crab Season Opening

October 18th – 27th:    40th Annual Key West Fantasy Fest

November 2nd:    27th Annual ABC 5K Walk/Run

December Events:   TBA

These are just the major events happening each month, check back to our blog to see a more detailed list of events.

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Our Favorite Instagrammers – Sept. 2018

It’s that time of the month again where we share our favorite Instagram accounts. If you see an account that you like, make sure to check out their feed and hit that like button. Tell them Key West Aloe sent you. If you aren’t already following us, what are you waiting for? Follow us on Instagram to get a glimpse of the Key West Aloe Life.

@perrykeywest: While we’re a little bias — The Perry Hotel in Key West is Key West Aloe’s new amenity partner — their account displays a beautiful glimpse into the island life. From sunsets to bike rides, The Perry Hotel’s account will give you major vacation envy.

@thesilverliningblogger: We love how down to earth @thesilverliningblogger’s account is. Her posts are relatable and remind us to always look on the positive side of a situation.

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@helloskin: Hello Skin is a blog that dedicates its post to teaching people how to take better care of the largest organ in their body – their skin! Their Instagram account follows the same pattern. Our favorite posts are the ones with skin care advice because it never hurts to gain more skin care knowledge.

@elainewelteroth: Elaine Welteroth used to be the Editor-In-Cheif of Teen Vogue she’s now inspiring women all over the world with her Instagram account. We love her colorful, fashion-packed feed.

@cityofkeywest: It’s the official account for the City of Key West. Need we say more?

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Our Favorite Instagrammers – July 2018

We’ve been having so much fun on Instagram and wanted to share the accounts we loved the most this month. If you see someone you like, hop on to their account and smash that follow button. Tell them Key West Aloe sent you. And if you aren’t already following us, what are you waiting for. Hit that follow button on Instagram to get a glimpse of that Key West Aloe Life.

@onlykeywestJoelle at @onlykeywest is showcasing some of the best parts of Key West! We can’t get enough of her bike portraits. She’s got a great eye for color too!

@willsmith: The Fresh Prince of Bell Air’s account has been giving us life. We love the mixture of his inspirational, family post combined with his entertaining post. And really, how can we resist when he’s trending all over the place.

@colormecourtney: One quick glance at her feed says it all. We cannot double tap on her colorful photos.

@levitate.beauty: Like Courtney, Becca’s @levitate.beauty feed is full of colorful layouts. We love how each and every post has so much detail too! If you are looking for a specific skincare product, @levitate.beauty is the account to look at.

@florida_greatshots: Florida is the best state out there and @florida_greatshots Instagram account is all the proof you need!

Cuteness in every aspect of my self-care routine! Something slightly different today featuring the @goby electric toothbrush. Goby was kind enough to send me one and I've been using it for the last 2 weeks, and I love the concept. Ever since I was a kid I've been super susceptible to cavities, so I decided as a teenager to develop really good dental hygiene habits. I've been using an electric toothbrush for years, but let's be honest, most of the typical models aren't the prettiest to look at. I'm glad that brands like Goby are bringing dental care into the 21st century and the Instagram age! Not only is the Goby brush cute on my vanity, it offers a subscription model where you can get the affordable $6 brush heads sent to you (free shipping) whenever you need a refill (2-3 months for me). This solves my problem of always running out of brush heads and using a less-than-optimal worn out brush for way too long. The base unit retails for $60 when bundled with the brush head replacement subscription, which is mid-range and pretty affordable. I think it compares well to electric brushes in a similar price range. I've used everything from the low-end single-use electric brushes (which I don't recommend, as the battery runs out fast and the brushing action gets slow) to the high end units (which are great if you can afford to spend $200 on a toothbrush). This is a great quality option for a reasonable price. It comes with a USB charging cable so you can charge it easily on the go wherever you are in the world, though the charge lasts two weeks so you might not need to charge it while traveling at all. Honestly, if a cute pink toothbrush is what gets you to take care of your teeth, it's totally worth it. I got the base unit for free to review, but I'll be subscribing to the refills myself and I'll be happily brushing away for months to come! #goby #gobygram #dentalhygiene #beautycommunity #skincarecommunity #rasianbeauty #abcommunity #skincareobsessed #skincareroutine #selfcare #skincarejunkie #skincareaddict #kbeauty #kbeautyaddict #herbivorebotanicals #skinrxlab #oneoseven #electrictoothbrush

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@gracefulfaceblog: We just can’t get over the style of these photos. We’re so obsessed with skincare that our feed is full of accounts like this. Camilla has such an eye for great photos.

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Our Favorite Instagrammers – October 2017

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We have a confession to make. We LOVE Instagram. There are so many talented people on the platform who share amazing photos. We are inspired every day by the content posted on our feed, so much so that we had to create a monthly blog post featuring our favorite Instagrammers from the past month.

Check out our favorite accounts from October – We hope you love them as much as we do.

@PoppybassetWe first discovered Poppy’s Instagram account in September when her mom tagged us in an Instagram story. We fell in love with her adorable puppy face and amazing talent. Luckily, we were able to partner up and provided Poppy with items for a giveaway. Poppy post regularly on both Insta Stories and her feed. Don’t miss one photo – follow her on Instagram now!

 

A Key West tradition… #keywest #funinkeywest #sloppyjoeskeywest #keywestlife #keywesttradition #daydrinking

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@Funinkeywest: The Fun In Key West Instagram account is run by Kevin and Michele O’Connor from Fun In Key West. They provide free travel services including advice, help with booking rooms and tips on the best spots in Key West. Their account is also full of Key West photos. If you can’t make it to our lovely island, the Fun In Key West account is the perfect substitute.

 

Did you catch this look on DressedforTime.com? I’ve partnered with a handful of other fashionable ladies to share their take on being bold and wearing red for fall! I love how everyone’s interpretation is a bit different. I went casual chic with distressed jeans, leopard flats and a classic little black bag, paired with this longer-length bell-sleeve top from @shopthemint. Don’t forget to sign up for their newsletter to take $10 off your first order! #shopthemint #ad . . . . . . . . . #redtop#skinnyjeans#distressedjeans#rippedjeans#bluejeans#bellsleeves#fallfashion#falltrends#falltrends2017#boutiqueshopping#boutiquefashion#linkup#sunnies#leopardflats#studdedflats#plusmodelmag#psstyle#bloggerstyle#rocksbox#rocksboxitgirl

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@dressedfortime: Kristin from Dressed for Time is one of our favorite fashion bloggers. She always looks classy and recommends items anyone can afford and wear. Definitely check out Kristin on @dressedfortime  or her blog for outfit inspo.

 

@hemleva: As a plant-based skincare company, we can’t help but feel inspired every time @hemleva’s post pop up on our feed. Samantha’s profile is full of handmade enamel pins and air plants. If you see something you like, you can purchase it on her website too.

 

@inspiredtotaste: These are cookies. Need we say more? Not only do Liz Joy’s cookies look delicious, they are practically works of art. Which make sense because Liz is an art director turned baker.

 

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