The Key Lime Festival
What's More American Than Key Lime Pie?
Key West, FL USA
July 2-4, 2016
4th Annual

The Key Lime Festival 2016, Key West Florida, USA

Key Limes flavor our soups, pies and martinis - our soaps and our salts.  More importantly, they flavor our lives, which are as unique to the Florida Keys as the tart and juicy fruit. The Key Lime Pie Festival is a celebration of both our citrus and eccentrics. Come on down to the birthplace of Key Lime Pie for a real taste of what the Keys are about.

Schedule of Events:  July 2 - 4, 2016

Locals and tourists alike celebrate Key Limes every day, but in the Florida Keys we like to pay our respects and celebrate the things that make our islands so unique in a big way every now and then. Our celebrations are big, odd, fun and unforgettable. They have a lot of style served with a delicious side of pizzazz. 

Saturday,  July 2

​11AM  |  Key Lime Rum Sampling & Distillery Tour & Book Signing 

​Key West Legal Rum | 107 Simonton Street
​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 Legal Rum Distillery. 

2pm  | Sip & Stroll 2016 - Worlds Largest Key Lime Martini!

Starts at Green Parrot Bar | 601 Whitehead Street
If you like to drink & judge, this is the event for you.  $25 includes the souvenir sampling glass, judging card and at least 15 drinks. The Sip & Stroll starts at the Green Parrot Bar, 601 Whitehead Street. Click here to learn more. 

6PM  |  Key Lime Cooking Lessons 

Isle Cook  | 218 Whitehead St
One of Key Wests Top Chefs instructs an intimate group. Isle Cook Key West offers cooking lessons that are designed to inspire home cooks and enhance their skills and knowledge in healthy cooking and eating.​ Limited to 12 participants, our cooking lessons are designed to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere, in which friends and family can enjoy an afternoon or evening culinary experience, enjoying food and drink, all while learning the skills necessary to create similar experiences at home.

Sunday, July 3

11AM  |  Key Lime Seminar w/ David Sloan

Isle Cook |  218 Whitehead St

2PM  |   The Key Lime Pie Hop

Starts at the Smokin' Tuna Saloon | 4 Charles Street
Sample the best of the best as our island’s Key Lime Pie!  Enjoy 5 different slices along this guided tour of downtown Key West- $30 

4PM  |  Key Lime Rum Sampling & Distillery Tour

​Key West Legal Rum | 107 Simonton Street
​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 Legal Rum Distillery. 

6PM  |  Key Lime Cooking Lessons 

Isle Cook  | 218 Whitehead St
One of Key Wests Top Chefs instructs an intimate group. Isle Cook Key West offers cooking lessons that are designed to inspire home cooks and enhance their skills and knowledge in healthy cooking and eating.​ Limited to 12 participants, our cooking lessons are designed to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere, in which friends and family can enjoy an afternoon or evening culinary experience, enjoying food and drink, all while learning the skills necessary to create similar experiences at home.

11AM |  Key Lime Pie Eating Contest 

Cheer the champions on at our world famous event! Take a front row seat to see who will be named the "Mile-High Key Lime Pie Eatin’ Champion" as 10 brave contestants tie their hands behind their backs and dive face first into a mountain of Key Lime goodness. Click here to learn more. 
​Please Support the Key West VNA Hopspice 4th of July Picnic & Fireworks Saturday evening. For more information, click here.

Are You Crazy  for Key Limes?

The little lime called citrus aurantifolia embarked on quite a journey before becoming a Key Lime. Like many residents, she arrived from somewhere else, and knew immediately this was a place she could call home. She planted herself, dug in roots, branched out and began a fruitful career. Today she is known across the globe, but maintains her roots where she started, right here in the Florida Keys.

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