There’s never a dull moment in Key West, and April seems to host some of the island’s most unique and memorable events. Be sure to pack your senses of wonder and humor along with your flip-flops!
April is Earth Month
Earth Day was founded in 1970, but over the years, it has evolved into Earth Month; established to create awareness and appreciation for our beloved Planet. Explore the beautiful and unique marine life of Key West with Fury’s eco tours.
April is last month for Spring Specials
There are so many amazing things to do in the waters of Key West that, rather than make you choose between them, Fury Water Adventures has packaged them together. The Ultimate Adventure is a spring breaker’s dream – you’ll get breakfast, lunch and a full day of snorkeling, parasailing, kayaking and jet skiing plus all you can drink! Just when you think it can’t get any better, we’re offering a $20 discount during April. Learn more about our spring break specials.
It’s Beach Weather
Higgs Beach, Indigenous Park, Simonton Beach and Smathers Beach. Key West is known for it’s gorgeous landscape and one-of-a-kind sunsets. There are several public beaches that are great if you want to lay back and soak up the sun or jump in the crystal blue waters. In April, the weather and water temperatures are getting warmer and the beach is an essential for every vacation.
Get Back To Nature
Key West is a great place to unplug, unwind and get back in touch with nature. If you’re looking for a slice of serenity and want to see how locals spend their days off, then Fury’s Island Adventure is just the trip for you! Our comfy catamaran will take you to the backcountry where you can snorkel sponge gardens or sunbathe on sandbars. Don’t be surprised if your cares float away with the tide as you paddle among the mangroves admiring wildlife above and below the water.
36th Annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration
A week long celebration with multiple events that showcase the true spirit and independence of Key West, the Conch Republic. Activities include wacky bed races down Duval to lighthearted sea battles with tall ships. If you want to experience the uniqueness of the people of Key West, visit during this week.
Taste of Key West
Key West is a culinary destination on its own, but foodies will want to mark their calendars for the Taste of Key West. This late afternoon event is a great way to sample fare from more than 30 of the island’s best restaurants in one place. Event participants purchase tickets, which are used in exchange for drinks and small plates of each restaurant’s tastiest dishes. This treat for the taste buds is held on the picturesque Mallory Square and its a fantastic place to soak in the setting sun with a glass of wine and a full stomach.
Key West Fishing Tournament Kickoff
Various events every weekend in April
Open to the public, the Key West Fishing Tournament, is an eight-month long competition that kicks off every year in April and runs through November. Visitors and residents alike are encouraged to enter their catches at a tournament weight station during the event and it’s totally free! Everyone that enters, receives a certificate of their catch and are qualified for prizes.
Save The Date To Save Our Oceans
In order to raise awareness and funding for the conservation of our coral reefs, The Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium will be hosting its 8th Annual Ocean Fest in Key West. Outdoor and marine life enthusiasts, and a community of people concerned over the well-being of our planet’s oceans and thriving eco-systems will get together for a grand celebration of all that lies beneath the sea. Enjoy a day packed with activities like fishing clinics, face painting, art, food, live music and more!
On Your Mark, Get Set, PADDLE!
Grab a buddy and grab a board for this year’s Key West Paddle Classic! This event brings together all skill levels of the paddling arts including rowers, kayakers and paddleboarders who will engage in friendly competition over this 4-day event that includes a 12 mile circumnavigation of the island itself! Rather skip the paddling part? You can still participate in the lively proceedings surrounding the event like Happy Hour, great food and live music. So row, row, row your boat down to Higgs Beach and let the party begin!