The Conch Connection

On Tap at the Key West BrewFest

Jul 14, 2017 5:46:36 PM / by Key West Express posted in Water Activities, Activities, Waterfront, Walking Distance, Beaches, Casual, Old-Town, Outdoor, Bar & Grill, Events

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8th Annual Key West BrewFest

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - Monday, September 04, 2017


The last 7 Key West BrewFest events have been so much fun and an amazing success for the local charities, the committee is teaming up to bring it to you again! Between 150 and 200 beers and micro-brews are on tap at this "tasty" annual event that benefits the charitable efforts of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club of the Conch Republic.

Scheduled Thursday, August 31st  through Monday, September 4th, 2017 the festival is to feature nearly 200 beers and ales including unique microbrews. They are showcased at beer dinners, brunches, happy hours, pool parties, late-night after parties, and of course, the oceanfront  Signature Tasting Event.

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Spectacular Places to Watch a Florida Sunset

Jul 11, 2017 2:15:59 PM / by Key West Express posted in Activities, Waterfront, Beaches, Fort Myers Beach, Casual

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Like snowflakes, no two sunsets are ever alike. There is no shortage of places around the world to watch our favorite star sink beyond the horizon, igniting the sky with radiant hues that cast magic over the surrounding scenery. However, whether you are overlooking the ocean from beach, pier or boat….Florida offers some of the most spectacular places to view the vibrant range of colors that infuse the sky and shimmering sea – perhaps with a green flash, if you’re lucky.

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Key West Embraces Its Cuban Heritage

Jul 7, 2017 3:41:15 PM / by Key West Express posted in Insider

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90 Miles to Cuba

Cubans have been living in Key West for more than 150 years. Since Ponce de Leon landed in 1513, Florida and the Florida Keys really belonged to Spain….with a few occasions when France and England laid their claim. In 1815 Spain sececed Florida to the United States.

Book your Key West Cuban Escape Now! ! 

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Fantasy Fest Parade - Special Event Cruise

Jun 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Activities, Events

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It's not too SOON to book this popular cruise. Saturday, October 28th.. depart from Fort Myers Beach at 10am and then leave from Key West at midnight!

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Our Guide to Hurricane Season in Florida

Jun 21, 2017 11:20:51 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider

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Want to visit Florida in the summer, but worried about hurricanes….. statistically, there is an extremely low risk that a storm will impact your vacation. 

On average, only one or two will make landfall on the US east coast each year. Since 1851 (166 years), 37 have made direct hits on Florida. There is little to no correlation between the total number of storms and those that make landfall in any given season. For example, 2010 was an extremely busy season, with 19 named storms and 12 hurricanes. Yet not one hurricane and only one tropical storm, made landfall in the US that year.

Hurricanes are a fact of life in Florida, even before the first report of a tropical cyclone in 1523 that struck off the west coast of the state.  Hurricane season is recognized as June 1st through November 30th with September being peak, followed by August, October, July & November each being about the same for activity.

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Celebrate Naples, Florida First Annual Pride Fest

Jun 19, 2017 11:46:26 AM / by Key West Express posted in Activities, Outdoor, Events

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June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world.

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Mini Lobster Season...2 Day Annual Event

Jun 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Water Activities, Activities, Outdoor, Events

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Florida Lobster.......

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Have  you Run with the Bulls? Do It Like Ernest - Key West Style! !

Jun 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Scott Schofield posted in Activities

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What do you get when you combine one literary great, a 3-day marlin tournament, the running of the bulls (not real ones though), look-a-like contest for white-bearded men, book readings and signings, a street fair and an arm-wrestling contest????  Hemingway Days, of course.

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Donate Blood and Save a Life

Jun 9, 2017 4:45:44 PM / by Key West Express

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There's GOLD in the Waters off Key West

Jun 7, 2017 11:56:29 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Museums, Activities, Walking Distance, Old-Town, Tours

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Today's the Day!! That was the famous saying of Mel Fisher, Treasure Hunter Extraordinaire!! 

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