Monthly Archives: May 2012

All Movies Free Tonight at the Tropic Theatre!

In celebration of Founding Board Chairman George Cooper’s 75th birthday, all movies today at the Tropic Cinema are free! Seating is limited at this charming, independent theatre, which is currently screening hit films such as Bully and The Hunger Games. The Tropic Theatre is one of Key West’s most beloved institutions– and certainly the only movie theatre we know of that let’s you bring a bottle of wine and a slice of key lime pie with you into your movie!  It’s truly a unique institution, and this one-day-only special offer is sure to be popular. Grab a friend and head down to 416 Eaton Street– we’ll see you there!

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Tonight in Key West

Join fellow art enthusiasts and hob-knob with locals at The Wine Cottage on Eaton, which will be hosting a wine tasting & local art reception tonight from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Located at 930 Eaton St., unit C, The Wine Cottage is a charming hidden gem that boasts garden seating, local handicrafts and an intimate, friendly atmosphere. Kick back, relax and enjoy a lazy evening! Call 772-216-5933 for details.

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Countdown to Pride Week

Key West Pride Week begins in 7 days– which means you have exactly one week to plan which activities you wish to partake in! Pride week’s official website,,   has the full rundown of activities…from street fairs to comedy shows, dance parties and bike rides across the island, Pride Week offers something for everyone to enjoy.

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Third Annual Renegade Sunset Run

The Renegade Sunset Run is in its third year! This fun and charitable 5k happens June 2nd, with registration (at an affordable $20 per runner!) ending today. The run begins at 7:00pm at Higgs Beach’s best restaurant, Salute. Runners will travel along the water down Atlantic towards the boulevard, after which they’ll turn back to Salute where the celebration commences! All proceeds from the race will benefit local scholarships.
To get your registration in TODAY, call 305-360-2026 or email
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Tonight in Key West: Locos Por Juana!

Head on down to Key West’s iconic The GREEN PARROT bar to catch “Locos Por Juana,” the two-time Grammy nominated Afro-Caribbean funk band in town for only two nights!  Called “The truth of a new multicultural, cosmopolitan generation, played out in the music that represents their cross-cultural connections,” Locos Por Juana mixes Latin, Reggae and Hip-Hop for a deliciously groovy sound that will have you headed to the dance floor with your hands in the air. A trip to Key West would not be complete without stopping into the Green Parrot, and what better way to check this famous landmark off your list than by taking in a fabulous concert?

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Special Memorial Day Offer!

We’ll set the scene for you: It’s Monday morning, you’re relaxing in your hotel room, and you realize what so many vacationers before you have also come to understand… you don’t want to leave.

While normally, the call of the real world might prove to strong too ignore, we feel that exceptions should be made on a holiday weekend. Especially one where you’re currently shacked up in paradise. So, as a special offer to our guests who’d like to extend their vacation a little longer, we’ve come up with a deal we feel might make the return to reality a little less painful. For this Memorial Day, any guest room may choose to depart our hotel on Monday morning a full seven hours later than they would normally need to– for only $100.00. That means that instead of your usual 11:00am checkout time, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the property (and your hotel room!) until 6:00pm that evening.

This offer is only valid for Monday, May 28th– so take advantage of it while it’s here! Ask your friendly front desk agent to arrange the details for you.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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Memorial Day Weekend

One of our favorite ways to spend Memorial Day Weekend is relaxing with family and friends over a BBQ. This classically American pastime is one we never get tired of, and it’s a great way to bring people together. Lest you think that you might have to sacrifice this tradition because your hotel rooms did not come equipped with a charcoal grill, take note: both Higgs Beach and Fort Zachary Taylor’s beach have ample picnic tables, public grills and shady areas to kick back and enjoy the breeze. So head on over to the grocery store, stock up on cold drinks and burgers, and spend the weekend grilling outdoors with your loved ones! It’s the perfect way to spend the holiday, in our opinion.

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Reggae Moon-Splash Festival and Beach Party

This Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 6:30pm, join four great musical acts on Higgs beach for an incredible night of music, food, drinks and relaxing beachside fun. The annual Reggae Moon-Splash Festival takes place right on the sand and under the stars, with proceeds going to benefit the Rotary Club’s College Scholarship Fund.

Entertainment will include…

JULIAN MARLEY & THE UPRISING: the Grammy-winning son of Bob Marley accompanied by a 9-piece band!
THE SPAM ALLSTARS: Grammy winners as well, who play an eclectic mix of funky-groove-party-soul, with horns!
SUENALO!: Miami’s top party band, outrageously fun!
DJ LANCE-O: Jamaica’s finest.

Buy your tickets now at This event is going to be very popular, so don’t wait until they’re all sold out!

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11th Annual Yamaha Dolphin Masters Invitational

This Saturday, May 26th, head down to Key West’s Historic Seaport and watch while competitors vie for first-place honors and more than $13,000 in prizes awarded to anglers scoring the highest total combined weight of three Dolphin (also known as Mahi-Mahi) catches.
Want to do more than watch? This annual tournament is open to all anglers, with this year’s entry fee at $750 per boat. There is no limit on the number of boats that can register, so if you think you have what it takes, contact John Stuempfig at 305-304-7674 to learn more and get registered!

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Weather Forecast, May 21-27th

This week’s weather continues its erratic run, with scattered thunderstorms predicted to break up the sunshine. Tuesday looks to be one of the wettest, with a 60% chance of precipitation all day. Thursday should be clearer, and might be the perfect day to steal away to one of Key West’s beaches for a few rays of sun. Going into the weekend the rain looks to be sticking around, with precipitation hovering at about 50%. This is a great week to take a few museum tours or even catch a haunted trolley ride through Old Town! When it’s especially wet, we love sneaking away to the Butterfly Conservatory, whose glassed-in aviary and greenhouse is the perfect refuge from stormy weather. Or else taking in a show at one of Key West’s various performance spaces — from classical theatre to drag show extravaganzas, there’s something to please everyone every night of the week.

To learn more about which activity might suit you best, speak to your friendly front desk agents.

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