Happy Pride Key West

Happy Pride Key West

Summer in Key West heats up as we move into June and the Month of Pride with cool events, fun parties, and the always eclectic Key West scene to keep the long hot days flying by. For the so-called off-season, Key West is sure hopping—a hometown where it’s hard to name a “quiet” month anymore.

Pride, Parties, and Patriotism in Paradise

The official Key West Pride party went off June 7–11, with tons of wild festivities, lots of great music, art and theater, the street fair, an awesome 3-night laser-light recreation of the legendary sea-to-sea diversity flag stretching the length of Duval Street, and of course the Pride Parade on Sunday June 11.

It’s another one in the books now until June 5–9, 2024. But as anyone who knows Key West understands, Pride rules here and the party never really ends, so let’s take a look at some special Key West local-style events coming up on the calendar.

Lime Time Fun

The annual Key West Key Lime festival is sure to be a lip-smacking good time with plenty of chances to sample the classic Key West-born sweet and tart pie along with many other lime-themed treats, beverages, and activities. With 5 full days of festivities to pick from June 30–July 4, it will be easy to squeeze some fun out of what is predicted to be the best lime fest yet. Brunches, bike tours, cocktails, cooking classes, pool parties, sit-down dinners, a pie drop, and much more all lead up to two big highlight events no lime-lover will want to miss.

Show up on Big Pine Key Monday the 3rd from 5–10pm to see and taste the attempt at the world’s largest Key Lime pie. There is no better way to mark the county bicentennial—200 years from the July 3, 1823 establishment of Monroe County by the Florida Territorial Legislature—than to grab a world record with the official Florida State Pie. You don’t want to miss this once-in-two-centuries chance to be part of history.

Then, on the 4th of July, be at the Southernmost Beach Café for the World-Famous Key Lime Pie Eating Championship. Sign up as a competitor at the Lime Fest website and show off your pie-eating skills, or just be there to cheer from the sidelines. The Key West version of the classic American summer sport brings together people from all over for an afternoon that is all about tasty treats, friends, family, and fun with a unique island vibe.

Independence Day Traditions

If you are feeling a bit calorically overwhelmed by the intense 5-day dive into all things pie-related (or to prep for your run at the pie-eating crown), be up early Tuesday morning for the 7:30am jump-off of the annual Rotary Club of Key West 4th of July 5K. Starting from and returning to the Edward B. Knight Pier at 1801 White Street, a brisk little jog or walk will burn some of that meringue off. And it’s all for a good cause with proceeds going to the Edward B. Knight Scholarship Fund that sets up local students with vocational school scholarships.

All the day’s activities come together in the perfect run-up to the Key West Rotary Club fireworks show and Patriotic Party at Indigenous Park on the south end of White Street. Bascom Grooms Real Estate is a proud sponsor of this Key West tradition that launched with the first Rotary Club fireworks show in 1976. The sparklers fly at 9:00pm, but for best seats check out the VIP Fireworks Dinner with a delicious patriotic dining experience put on by Catered Affairs, plus music, a cash bar, and an unparalleled view when the fireworks go off.

The Best of Key West Once Again

And remember, nominations opened June 1 and we are now in the run up to the June 22–July 9 voting window for the 2023 Bubbas—the 10th annual Key West People’s Choice Awards competition. Your nomination and votes for Best Real Estate Office and Best Realtor are deeply appreciated as Bascom works tirelessly to extend his 9-year streak as Best Realtor.

All it takes is your vote plus a constant drive by Bascom and his team to be tops in the Key West real estate market when it comes to client service and all-around buyer-and seller-side performance. For any of your Key West and Lower Keys real estate needs. Browse our website, stop by and see us, hit us up by email, or give us a call anytime. We are here to help!

Bascom Grooms Real Estate—1110 Truman Avenue, Key West Florida—(305) 295-7511—info@bascomgrooms.com