November 20 – 24 Key West Film Festival
Key West: This annual event showcases films that exhibit excellence in storytelling and features screenings and special events at landmark venues throughout Key West, including the San Carlos Institute, Studios of Key West and Key West Theater. Info: kwfilmfest.com.
November 21 38th Annual Key Largo Chamber Of Commerce Cook Off
Key Largo: This legendary culinary competition challenges both professional and amateur cooks and chefs, as well as young aspiring chefs, to create their very best soups and chowders, appetizers, main dishes, sides and salads, as well as desserts. Takes place from 6 – 8:30pm at the Holiday Inn, MM100, Oceanside in Key Largo. Tickets: Key Largo Chamber of Commerce. Info: 305-451-4747; keylargochamber.org.
November 23 Old Fashioned High Tea in Lily’s Garden
Key West: Enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea in the beautiful Garden at Key West’s Oldest House. The menu includes a fresh pot of tea, petite fresh currant & chocolate scones, a selection of tea sandwiches and chef’s selection of desserts. There will also be a special guest Speaker on hand to talk about the history of Emiline Wattlington. Takes place from 1 – 3pm in Lily’s Garden at the Oldest House Museum, 322 Duval St. Info: 305-294-9501; oirf.org.
November 23 2019 World Guitar Rock N’ Roll Festival: Tribute to Queen & AC/DC
Key West: The Third Annual World Guitar Rock N’Roll Festival presents a Tribute to Queen & AC/DC! One amazing band performing TWO tributes in ONE night. The attention to detail, costumes, stage show, audience interactive performance, and incredible background vocals will lift you out of your seat and have you singing along to every hit song. Takes place at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Info: 305-985-0433; thekeywesttheater.com.
November 26 The Architecture of Key West – Garden Lecture Series
Key West: Did you know that Key West is the largest historical district of wooden structures on the US Department of the Interior’s National Register of Historic Places? Join art historian, Snow Philip, for a fascinating presentation about the wide variety of styles and influences that led to Key West’s unique architectural fusion. Gates open at 6pm in Lily’s Garden at the Oldest House Museum, 322 Duval St. Info: 305-294-9501; oirf.org.
November 27 Lighting of the Bight: Key West Harbor Walk of Lights
Key West: The Key West Harbor lights up the waterfront with a fresh pine Nautical Christmas Tree, a Fishing Buoy Tree and the original Key West Lobster Trap Tree. This “Harbor Walk of Lights” stays lit nightly through New Year’s Eve and stretches along the Key West Historic Seaport and Key West Bight Marina.
November 30 Holiday Artisan Fair
Key West: Enjoy cookies and coffee as you stroll through a friendly, festive indoor market. Each year, over 20 artisans present unique and locally produced gifts: jewelry, textiles, home accessories and quality crafts. Takes place from 9am – 2pm at The Studios Of Key West, 533 Eaton St, Key West. Info: 305-296-0458; tskw.org.
November 30 Big Pine & The Lower Keys Island Art Festival
Big Pine: This fun annual holiday event always draws a big crowd and includes live music, exhibits, arts and crafts, food vendors and more. Free admission. Takes place from 8am – 2pm at the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, MM 31, oceanside. Info: 305-872-2411; lowerkeyschamber.com.