There’s no fruit we love more than the key lime. From our national dessert, the key lime pie, to key limeade, key lime cocktails, and even key lime rum, we take every chance we can get to enjoy this sweet and sour citrus fruit. So when it comes to the Key Lime Festival, you can be sure we’ll be in attendance. Here are five reasons we like to go - and why you should join us:
Reason #1: Key Lime Pie
There’s tons of key lime pie at the Key Lime Festival. From the Key Lime Pie Drop and the Mini Key Lime Pie Class to the Key Lime Pie Eating Contest, there are plenty of opportunities to get your key lime pie fix on. We’re especially looking forward to the Key Lime Pie Hop on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Starting at the Conch Republic Seafood Company, participants will get to try 5 different styles of key lime pie at some of Key West’s most famous spots, like the Key Lime Pie Co. and Bagatelle.
Reason #2: Key Lime Drinks
Being Key West, there’s quite a few opportunities to get a buzz going in honor of the key lime. And the Key Lime Festival brings out the best of the best when it comes to key lime flavored drinks. On Saturday, July 3, 2021, there’s the Key Lime Sip & Stroll, hosted by Key West’s most popular bars. This drinking/walking tour features 10+ different drinks, each centered around the key lime. Then there’s the Key Lime Rum Sampling & Distillery Tour on Friday, July 2, 2021, featuring Key West’s one and only legal rum distillery. We love their rum, so we’re especially eager to try the key lime flavor.
Reason #3: Key Lime Cuisine
Kick off the festival with a cookbook signing and Champagne reception with Key Lime Festival co-founder and author David L. Sloan on Thursday, July 1. On Sunday, July 4, there’s The Rotary Club of Key West’s Patriotic Dinner Under the Fireworks in Indigenous Park, and on Monday, July 5, head to Breakfast Club Too for a closing Key Lime Pie Brunch to close out the festival.
Reason #4: The Key West State of Mind
There’s no party like a Key West party. One of the best things about festivals like the Key Lime Festival is how the island comes together. While Key West is known for being a bit eccentric, the island is still one human family, with people from all walks of life looking to have a good time. Come see what the fuss is all about. You have your chance this weekend at the Key Lime Festival.
Reason #5: Fireworks
It wouldn’t be Fourth of July weekend without a proper fireworks display. That said, the Key Lime Festival is going out with a literal bang. On Sunday, July 4, 2021 at the Edward B. Knight Pier, there’s the annual Fourth of July Fireworks. There will be live, local music, and dancing on Higgs Beach, as well as plenty of games and activities for the whole family.
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