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The Key Lime Festival

May 31, 2017 4:28:52 PM

The tart and tangy key lime are important in the culinary world internationally, but in Florida there are actually festivals where enthusiasts join in celebrating this exotic citrus.

This 4 day event, celebrating any and everything limey, is sure to get your taste buds going. Some of the annual events are the Cocktail Sip and Stroll and the Key Lime Pie Hop.  There is even a scavenger hunt, featuring the delectable host of honor. You can also enroll in the local Key Lime University, too.

Key Limes best known for being the “key” (pun intended) element in world famous key lime pie are celebrated each year at festivals throughout Florida and Key West's is one of the best!

Key Lime Pie.jpegThese special limes are not only used in pies. The delightful little green gems are used in cookies, ice cream, lotions, soaps, aromatics, drinks,  marinades & dressings, sauces, wine, rum, beer, margarita’s and other cocktails, plus so much more!

Key Limes are thinner skinned, seedier than your regular grocery store variety and have a unique tartness, due to their higher acid content making them the ideal complement for a broad variety of uses.

If you’ve never made a key lime pie, YouTube is your friend! There are dozens of fun and easy video’s to help….. and make your mouth water!

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Key West weather is perfect for sunning, swimming, growing Key Limes and sipping margarita’s!

Check out the calendar of events for the festival in Key West, on their website, below.

If you’ve never been, get going….. It’s about LIME!

  www.keylimefestival.com

Also happening in July is the  Hemingway Days Festival and the start of lobster season, in the Keys. Still looking for other great things to do, in Key West check these out.

Topics: Activities, Walking Distance, Restaurants, Casual, Old-Town

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