Hemingway Days to Honor Key West's Literary Past and Present

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Ernest Hemingway left Key West in late 1939 after nearly a decade of residence, but his literary legacy continues during Hemingway Days 2017, scheduled Tuesday through Sunday, July 18-23. The festival’s opening evening features a 6 p.m. discussion titled “Hemingway & Harry’s Way” by Ted Geltner, author of “Blood, Bone […]

Bring on the Drawn Butter! Key West Lobsterfest Set For Aug. 10-13

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Lobster lovers are invited to sample the savory Florida crustacean during Key West Lobsterfest, scheduled Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 10-13. The festival celebrates the start of the Florida Keys lobster season with a tasty “menu” of events highlighted by an open-air lobster feast on the island’s famed Duval Street. The […]

Aspiring 'Ernests' to Seek Look-Alike Title at Key West's Hemingway Days

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — More than 120 stocky, bearded men are to gather on the island Ernest Hemingway called home to emulate the author’s appearance and larger-than-life character during Sloppy Joe’s 37th annual Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest. Spectators can cheer for their favorite competitors during nightly rounds Thursday through Saturday, July 20-22, at Sloppy Joe’s […]

Hemingway 5k Sunset Run/Walk and Paddleboard Race to Draw Athletes to Key West

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Racers can compete on foot or on paddleboards during two Key West challenges that commemorate Ernest Hemingway’s exuberant outdoor lifestyle and passion for sporting pursuits. Set for Saturday, July 22, the 25th annual Hemingway 5k Sunset Run/Walk and the Lazy Dog Paddleboard Race are part of Key West’s annual Hemingway […]