The Key Lime Festival
What's More American Than Key Lime Pie?
Key West, FL USA
July 2-4, 2016
4th Annual

The 2016 Key Lime Festival , Key West Florida, USA

Welcome to The 2016 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 2 - 4, 2016

2016 is shaping up to be the best Key Lime Festival yet. We're pleased to offer a full weekend (and Monday) of culinary events for every taste, including favorites from past years like the Key Lime Cocktail Sip & Stroll, and new events for Key Lime lovers like The Key Lime Pie Hop. We've also added several intimate culinary events. Once again, we expect most of the events to sell out. Check out our 2016 schedule below and sign up for your favorites.

Registration is now live for all events!

Saturday,  July 2

​11AM  |  Key Lime Rum Sampling, Distillery Tour & Cookbook Signing 

​Key West Legal Rum | 107 Simonton Street
​Sample rum made with real Key Limes grown in the Florida Keys and tour Key West’s very first legal rum distillery. Meet David Sloan, author of The Key West Key Lime Pie Cookbook. Free event. Cookbooks available for purchase for $20.  Click here to learn more about Key West's 1st Legal Rum Distillery.  

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

Starts at Green Parrot Bar | 601 Whitehead Street
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 a souvenir sampling glass, judging card and samples of about 15 drinks.  The Sip & Stroll starts at the Green Parrot Bar, 601 Whitehead Street. Winners will be posted the following day.  Click here to learn more.

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!

Sunday, July 3

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

Southernmost Beach Cafe | 1405 Duval Street 
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
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, self-paced, 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.

4PM  |  Key Lime Rum Sampling, Distillery Tour & Cookbook Signing

​Key West Legal Rum | 107 Simonton Street
Sample rum made with real Key Limes grown in the Florida Keys and tour Key West’s very first legal rum distillery. Meet David Sloan, author of The Key West Key Lime Pie Cookbook. Free event. Cookbooks available for purchase for $18.  Click here to learn more about Key West's 1st Legal Rum Distillery.​

Monday, July 4th

11AM |  Mile High Key Lime Pie Eatin' Contest 

Waterfront Brewery  | 201 William Street
Do you have what it takes to be crowned the Mile High Key Lime Pie Eatin' World Champion? Register now 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. 

12 pM - 2PM |  Key Lime WitNess Tasting & Brewery Tour

Waterfront Brewery  | 201 William Street
Join the Waterfront Brewery team for a tour of the brewery and a tasting of their famous Key Lime WitNess beer. Key Lime WitNess won a gold medal for beers brewed with fruit in Florida and has won praise from lovers of beer and Key lime around the world. The Waterfront Brewery is the largest brewery in the Florida Keys and boasts incredible views of the Key West Harbor. Be sure to check out this free event immediately after the Mile High Key Lime Pie Eatin' Contest. Tours start at 12pm and 1pm. Key Lime WitNess samplings continuous. Beer samplers must be of legal drinking age (21 years old)  For more on the Waterfront Brewery, visit www.brewerykeywest.com

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.

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