The Conch Connection

Grass Skirts and Hawaiian Shirts

Aug 10, 2017 4:55:16 PM / by Key West Express posted in Activities, Outdoor, Events

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Summer can be hot in Southwest Florida with not many outdoor events.  This weekend you are in luck as Fishermen's Village in Punta Gorda will be hosting a “cool” event that is fun for adults, kids and families! Celebrate the sub-tropics at Fishermen’s Village’s “TikiFest” this Saturday, August 12th! 

Fishermen's Village is a waterside event center popular for hosting many cultural events and home to a variety of popular choices for shopping, dining, entertainment and fishing.

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Tie the Knot (a fishermans knot) in Key West!

Jul 25, 2017 12:43:05 PM / by Key West Express posted in Water Activities, Activities, Fishing, Sports

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Go Once and you’ll be HOOKED!


Key West is the ultimate Florida fishing getaway. One of Key West’s most notable novelists, Ernest Hemingway, was an avid fisherman. Key West is one of the most popular game fishing areas in all of North America, attracting visitors from all over the globe. The area also has some of the best spearfishing anywhere. Whether it’s snorkeling or SCUBA, grab your gear and get ready.

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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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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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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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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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Everything You Need To Know About the Key Lime Festival

May 31, 2017 4:28:52 PM / by Key West Express posted in Activities, Walking Distance, Restaurants, Casual, Old-Town

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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!

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