Schedule of Events: July 1-4, 2017
2016 is shaping up to be the best Key Lime Festival yet with a full weekend 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. Check out our 2016 schedule of events below. Registration is now live for all events.
Saturday, July 1
2PM-4PM | Key Lime Cocktail Sip & Stroll
Starts at Green Parrot Bar | 601 Whitehead Street |$30
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 sampling glass 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 | 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, 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 2017 Key Lime Festival T-shirt) Click here to learn more about the Key Lime Pie Hop.
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 Lessons
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
Waterfront Brewery | 201 William Street | $20
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 t 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.
12PM - 2PM | Key Lime WitNess Tasting & Brewery Tour
Waterfront Brewery | 201 William Street | Free
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 of the Waterfront Brewery visit www.brewerykeywest.com
5PM | 4th Of July Fireworks Picnic
Casa Marina Resort | 1500 Reynolds Street | Free
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.