January is shaping up to be a busy month here in Key West, with a number of exciting events that historically draw huge numbers of visitors from across the world!
We’re especially excited for these:
Jan. 4-5: Ragnar Relay Florida Keys Race. This 199-mile race takes runners throughout the Florida Keys to the southernmost island in the continental U.S. on a route beginning in Miami and ending in Key West. Visit www.ragnarrelay.com/race/floridakeys for more details. Many Ragner runners choose to stay at our Key West hotel after the race every year. We think our quiet resort is the perfect place to cool your heels after such a grueling run!
Jan. 19: Florida Keys Seafood Festival. This family-oriented feast features fresh local Keys seafood, drinks, marine-related crafts, youth activities and live music. The free-admission annual event is held at Bayview Park, just a short cab or bike ride away from Parrot Key! Visit www.fkcfa.org/Pages/SeafoodFestival.aspx or call 305-872-9026.
Jan. 20: Key West Half Marathon. In its 15th year, this run attracts more than 1,000 annual participants and has been recognized by Runners World magazine as one of the 10 great half-marathons of the winter season. The 13.1-mile course through Old Town Key West passes Key West landmarks and includes the scenic waterfront. Visit www.keywesthalfmarathon.com or call 305-240-0727.
Jan. 20-25: Key West Race Week 2013. Key West. Elite racing yachts and crews from around the world compete for class championships in one of the most prestigious regattas on the international sailing circuit. Visit www.premiere-racing.com or call 781-639-9545.
Jan. 24-27: Key West Food and Wine Festival. Key West. Top chefs and restaurateurs showcase their culinary creativity and the Keys’ indigenous cuisine in a tasty schedule of events for food lovers. Attendees also can participate in food-related adventures during the savory celebration. Visit www.keywestfoodandwinefestival.com or call 800-474-4319.
As always, be sure to check out our specials page– we’ve got some great deals coming up that perfectly coincide with the above events.