The Key Lime Festival
What's More American Than Key Lime Pie?
Key West, FL USA
July 1-4, 2017
5th Annual

The Key Lime Festival , Key West Florida, USA

Welcome to The Key Lime Festival: America's favorite citrus celebration! In the Florida Keys we like to celebrate the things that make our islands unique. Citrus, eccentrics, people & pie.  Our celebrations are fun, odd & unforgettable. Our people are too. Come on down to the birthplace of Key Lime Pie for a little taste and you will see what we mean. Love & Limes!  

Schedule of Events:  July 1 - 4, 2017

David L Sloan of the Key Lime Festival
2017 is shaping up to be the best Key Lime Festival yet. We're pleased to offer a full 4 days of culinary events for every taste, including favorites from past years like the Key Lime Cocktail Sip & Stroll, and new favorites for Key Lime lovers like The Key Lime Pie Hop. We've also added intimate culinary events. Once again, we expect most of the events to sell out. Check out our 2017 schedule below. Registration is now open.

Key Lime Rock & Roll Rum Prize Package

Tickets available at all events
Key Lime Festival Raffle Winner 2017
Our Key Lime Prize Package is overflowing with rocking items. One ticket $5, Five for $20. Pick up your tickets at the Sip & Stroll or Pie Hop. Winner will be selected at noon on July 4th immediately after the Key Lime Pie Eating Contest. You do not need to be present to win, but you must pick up the basket in Key West.
Over $1000 in Prizes:
Indiana Madison Acoustic Electric Guitar | 4 Bottles of Rum from Key West's First Legal Rum | Key Lime Coconut Spa Treatment from Anahara Spa | Complete collection of Phantom Press Key West books by David Sloan | Ghost Hunt Passes from Haunted Key West & more. 

Pictured - 2016 Winner!

Saturday,  July 1

2PM-4PM  | Key Lime Cocktail Sip & Stroll 

Starts at Charlie Mac's|404 Southard Street|$30
key lime festival sip and stroll map
If you like to drink & judge, this is the event for you. Decide who makes the best Key Lime cocktail on the island as 15 bars compete for your vote with the finest margaritas and martinis in Florida. Travel between 6 bars at your own pace between 2pm-4pm.  $30 includes samples of about 15 drinks. Free souvenir mug for the first 100 people to register. The Sip & Stroll starts at the Green Parrot Bar, 601 Whitehead Street. Winners will be posted the following day.  Click here to learn more.

Sunday, July 2

10AM - 2PM |  The Southernmost Beach Cafe Brunch Special

Southernmost Beach Cafe | 1405 Duval Street |  Menu Pricing 
Brunch is always a good idea! The Southernmost Beach Cafe will be featuring a special Key Lime French Toast in honor of the Key Lime Festival! ​Located right on South Beach – oceanside on the Atlantic end of Duval, it’s a beach location like no other and is the most desirable setting in Key West for oceanfront dining and cocktails.

2PM  - 4PM |  The Key Lime Pie Hop

Starts at Smokin' Tuna Saloon | 4 Charles Street | $30
Join your friends for a leisurely stroll through the town where Key Lime Pie was born with stops to sample five variations of Key West's favorite dessert. From classic to creative, your taste buds are guaranteed a good time on this popular culinary event. Sample the best of the best of our island’s Key Lime Pie! $30 (includes 5 pie samples and a free 2016 Key Lime Festival T-shirt!) Click here for more information.

Monday, July 3

12PM  |  Key Lime Rum Sampling & Distillery Tour 

​Key West Legal Rum | 107 Simonton Street | Free
​Sample rum made with real Key Limes grown in the Florida Keys and tour Key West’s very first legal rum distillery. Free event. Click here to learn more about Key West's 1st Legal Rum Distillery.  

6PM  |  Key Lime Cooking

Isle Cook  | 218 Whitehead St | $90
Join Isle Cook Key West and Chef Paul Menta, local chef, distiller, and entrepreneur to learn the secrets of key lime cooking. Using Key Lime, fresh local seafood and farm-fresh produce, Chef Menta will prepare an appetizer, entrée, and dessert for your enjoyment while regaling you with tales from Key West past and present. This incredible experience is limited to 12 participants, and reservations are required. Please contact Isle Cook Key West at 305-741-7443 to reserve today!

Tuesday, July 4

11AM | Mile High Key Lime Pie Eatin' Contest 

Ocean Key Resort |0 Duval Street | Free to Watch
Do you have what it takes to be crowned the Mile High Key Lime Pie Eatin' World Champion? Register if you think you can devour a 9" Key Lime Pie faster than the competition. This world famous event receives national media exposure and ranks among the sweetest competitive eating contests around. Not up for the challenge?  Take a front row seat to cheer the champions as the brave contestants tie their hands behind their backs and dive face first into a mountain of Key Lime goodness. This is without a doubt the best way to spend your day. Free to watch. Entries are just $20 and include notoriety, a Key Lime Pie and souvenir Key Lime Festival T-Shirt.  Click here to learn more. 

4th of July Fireworks Picnic

Casa Marina Resort  | 1500 Reynolds Street
Watch the skies come alive. Your support of the Key West VNA Hospice 4th of July Picnic & Fireworks Saturday evening goes a long way. This is the perfect way to finish the festival weekend with a bang. For more information, click here.
Casa Marina fourth of July picnic

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