Celebrating its 22nd year, the Key West Songwriters festival is the world’s LARGEST event of its kind. The five day country music mania begins on Wednesday, May 10th having free shows daily as well as some performances requiring reservations. This is THE must do for music junkies! Some of Nashville’s greatest talents made their debuts in Key West, at the song writers festival!
The Key West Gardent Club is located at the West Martello Tower, a National Historic site. The site was originally built as a protector to Fort Taylor, also on Key West but was rendered obsolete before it was completed. Plans for the site were originally drawn up in 1836, but construction never actually started until 1863. Since the site was never actually used as a fort; it was occasionally used for target practice by the US military, quartering troops, storage and a military radio station. Over the years the fort had come into severe disrepair and was almost demolished. But, in 1949 the Key West city commissioners stopped the demolition and came to an agreement with Monroe County and the Key West Garden Club to maintain it. In the mid 1970’s the grounds and fort was declared a National Historic Site and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The photos here and on their website don’t do justice and you truly must see this for yourself. This is one of the island's last remaining free tourist attractions.
Dixie Roadhouse is a fantasic place to go with friends or to make new ones!
AQUA Bar and Nightclub, Key West
A visit to Key West is incomplete without taking in a Drag Show!
Florida, America’s sugar cane capital. Has been home to Cape Coral's own “Wicked Dolphin” Rums since 2012. 100% Florida sugar and local ingredients are used when handcrafting rum in small batches in an American Copper Pot Still (the largest in Florida). Wicked Dolphin Rum is aged in American White Oak Barrels which previously were used for premium Kentucky Bourbon, for anywhere from 3 to 14 years.
Indulge in some of Southwest Florida’s Exciting Gaming, Entertainment, Luxurious Accommodations, and Decadent Dining at one of the area’s top vacation holiday destinations - Seminole Casino.
What does Thomas Edison, mid-February and a 2 week party all have in common? The Edison Festival of Light, of course. Each February the City of Ft Myers recognizes its most famous winter resident, Thomas Alva Edison. He built a sprawling home and laboratory along McGregor Boulevard in 1885. Over the years he also encouraged a number of his friends to make the move south. Henry Ford was his most famous friend who shared the property on McGregor Boulevard known as the Edison Ford Estate.
November 18-27, 2016
Fort Myers Beach hosts the largest sand sculpting event in the state. Considered a "Must See" event and one of the TOP TEN best sand sculpting competitions in the world by USA Today and CNN Travel.