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Key West: America's Caribbean Island

A tropical paradise with fabulous weather, exotic plants and flowers that grow wild, sunsets famous for their beauty and a historic district larger than most any city in America… there’s something for everyone in Key West.

Historic sites, charming shops, great art galleries and quiet beaches provide a wealth of entertainment. Key West nightlife is exciting with world class restaurants, lively bars, shows, and theatres. Best of all, everything is within walking or biking distance from the Almond Tree Inn! 

Key West is also known for its never-ending events! There always seems to be something going on within the island. Scroll down or click here to view the Key West Calendar of Events (anchor link down to section).

Here are some of our top picks, just to name a few! Ask the front desk for more recommendations to fit your style.

Key West Attractions & Museums: 

Key West Activities & Tours

Key West Restaurants & Bars (there’s plenty, but here are a few right out our doors):

Key West Calendar of Events

Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com
The Tourism & Development Council of the Florida Keys

Events in The Florida Keys for July, 2015
Year: Month: 
April 04 to November 30,  in Key West
Key West Fishing Tournament
More than 40 species of fish are targeted during these months, with divisions for men, women, junior anglers (ages 10 to 14) and Pee Wees (under 10 years old). The Key West Fishing Tournament strongly encourages the release of game fish. All participating anglers receive certificates noting their catches and qualify for a variety of prizes.
Contact: Rob Harris 305-587-6718; Doris 305-295-6601
Email: director@keywestfishingtournament.com

May 12 to October 30,  in Key West
"A Sense of Place - Richard Kemble 1932-2007" Exhibition at Historic Gato Building
Creative audiences can enjoy an opening reception on Tuesday, May 12 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., at the Historic Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street. Parking is free. Exhibition is to be displayed weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Oct. 30, featuring Kemble's Intaglio, Woodcuts, Sculptures, Ink on Paper, Collages and Oil Pastels.
Contact: 305-295-4369

July 01 to July 25,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: Key West Summer Stage
The summer heats up in July as TheatreXP kicks off its 5th season of Summer Stage at the Red Barn Theatre in Key West.Highlights include A Streetcar Named Desire, Life and Death, a theatre symposium and the brande new Key West Radio Theatre, that brings to life some of the classic serials and programs of the golden age of radio live on stage.
Contact: Box Office 305-296-9911

July 02 to July 30,  in Key West
Antonia's Dinner Concert presents Classical Guitarist Mateo
Experience an intimate evening of hearing this virtuoso guitar soloist while enjoying the gourmet cuisine at Antonia's Dinner Concert. "World Class Concert..." (Miami Herald) Seating at 6:30 p.m., Thursdays. 615 Duval St. Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Contact: Reservations 305.771.0280

July 09 to July 12,  in Key West
Mel Fisher Days
Mel Fisher fans, past and present crew members, Fisher family members and treasure-hunting enthusiasts celebrate the 30th anniversary of Fisher's discovery of the shipwrecked Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha. Events include a treasure hunt on land with a $5,000 cash prize, a Rockin' Block Party on Duval St. with a free music concert, Pirate Pub Crawl and Ball, Bingo Brunch, Poker, Dock Party, Diver Reunion, Lifetime Achievement Award and more.
Contact: 305-296-6534

July 11 to July 14,  in Key West
Del Brown Permit Tournament
Anglers fly-fish on the flats in a challenge that honors the late angling pioneer Del Brown, who caught and released more than 500 permit off the Keys. Professionals and guides are allowed to compete as well.
Contact: Loren Rea 305-360-6969
Email: loren@keywestdesign.com

July 12,  in Key West
South Florida Symphony presents Chamber Music Series
Enjoy the last concert of the summer solstice season with Russian Soul, to headline Svetlana Smolina and Friends, performing passionate trios of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Tchaikovsky displayed unusually wide stylistic and emotional range, from salon works to symphonies. Rachmaninoff portrayed one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian classical music. Starts 7 p.m., The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street.
Contact: Box Office 305-295-7676
Email: info@southfloridasymphony.org

July 21 to July 26,  in Key West
Hemingway Days
The 35th annual celebration of the legendary author's work and lifestyle features literary readings, Running of the Bulls, short story competition, fishing tournament, Sloppy Joe's Look-Alike Contest and a birthday "party" commemorating Ernest's July 21st birthday.
Contact: (305) 296-2388 (Look-Alike); 797-0579 (literary)

July 22 to July 25,  in Key West
Bacardi Oakheart Key West Marlin Tournament
Anglers ply the waters once fished by novelist Ernest Hemingway, vying for $50,000 in guaranteed cash prizes. Held in conjunction with Key West's annual Hemingway Days, the event awards $25,000 to the first-place team. Teams can enter one fun fish (dolphin, tuna, wahoo or released sailfish) per day to add to their point total. For anglers, the Key West Marlin Tournament provides a chance to emulate Ernest's passion for deep-sea fishing.
Contact: Tim Greene 305-304-0317
Email: tim.greene@keywestmarlin.com

July 23 to July 25,  in Key West
Sloppy Joe's 35th annual "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest
The look-alike challenge takes place at Sloppy Joe's Bar, 201 Duval St., frequented by Hemingway when he lived and wrote on the subtropical island throughout the 1930s. The contest's preliminary rounds are set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 23 and 24, and the newest "Papa" is to be chosen during a final round beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25.

July 25,  in Key West
Hemingway 5K Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race
This is the original and oldest ongoing 5K Run in Key West and takes place as part of the the annual Hemingway Days Festival. The race course is a scenic flat course that runs past Key West's most famous landmarks including the Ernest Hemingway Home, the iconic Southernmost Point and the famous Green Parrot Bar. Visit website for more details.
Contact: Barb Wright at 305-240-0727
Email: barb@keywestspecialevents.com