No matter when you visit Key West, there’s no shortage of things to do and see. Whether planning a trip for two or an unforgettable escape with your closest friends, this small Florida island is the perfect destination. For anyone trying to decide when to book their stay at The Paradise Inn, look at the lineup of incredible Key West festivals and events.¬†

From delicious food festivals to events that push your imagination to the next level, the calendar of events is jampacked with incredible experiences. To help figure out when to visit Key West, we’ve compiled a list of five popular festivals and events we think everyone should experience at least once.

Florida Keys Seafood Festival

Every January, the Florida Keys Seafood Festival puts a spotlight on the area’s seafood cuisine. Head to Bayview Park to try some incredible dishes created using locally caught seafood. Price of admission enters you into a raffle to win seafood that can be shipped to your home.

Conch Republic Independence Celebration 

The Conch Republic Independence Celebration was created to celebrate the brief secession of the Florida Keys during the 1980s. The 10-day festival in April includes reenactments, parades, costume contests, and more.

Songwriters Festival

For anyone planning a visit at the beginning of May, purchase your tickets for the Songwriters Festival. Over 100 performers take to the stage for intimate gatherings and large concerts for five days.

Key West Brewfest

Say goodbye to summer at Key West Brewfest. Taking place Labor Day weekend, proceeds of this multi-day festival go toward local scholarships and the Take Stock in Children program. Of course, it’s also a great chance to sample incredible brews.

Fantasy Fest

One of the year’s most anticipated events is Fantasy Fest, which attracts over 75,000 visitors a year. The 10-day event in October is known for colorful parades, competitions, and countless parties. The Goombay Caribbean Festival takes place the weekend before.

See Why The Paradise Inn in the Perfect Home Base

A cottage rental to stay at when visiting Key West for one of the top festivals.Whether visiting Key West for one of the entertaining festivals or a romantic trip for two, there’s no better place to call home than The Paradise Inn. Situated in Old Town Key West, this adults-only hotel is close to some of the most popular attractions and activities this island has to offer.

Most importantly, we provide all who stay here with a tranquil place to relax and unwind. All of our rooms blend classical and contemporary influences to create peaceful spaces. In addition, we also offer fantastic on-site amenities such as continental breakfast and nightly happy hour. Call 877-819-4622 to learn more about our Key West hotel or current special offers.