Year round, Key West boasts tranquil blue waters, fun festivals and some of the best weather in the continental United States. Experience all the island has to offer during the month of February. Whether you’re visiting from out of town or call Key West home, you’re guaranteed to find something exciting to do or see. Read on for the top things to do in Key West during February!
Stop by the Key West Food & Wine Festival
At the very beginning of February, catch the end of the Key West Food & Wine Festival. This five-day festival highlights the island’s savory food and refreshing drinks for a deliciously good time. Take part in neighborhood strolls to taste specials from Bahama Village and the Historic Seaport, upgrade to a VIP experience to sample wine and fine food or grab a cheeseburger in paradise. Either way, you’re sure to find something to tantalize your taste buds at the Key West Food & Wine Festival.
Experience the Civil War Heritage Days Festival
Visit Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park during their Annual Civil War Heritage Days to learn all about the island’s rich military and naval history. This three-day event features period demonstrations and reenactments, a schooner land and sea battle, campsite tours, a parade down Duval Street and more. The event is free with park admission, and visitors can also enjoy the park’s beach, bicycle trails and picnic areas while there.
Enjoy Fury’s February Specials
Do you have a picture perfect fantasy of your ideal Valentine’s Day? Does it involve escaping to a tropical island surrounded by crystal clear water where you and your Valentine can get adventurous together? Think snorkeling offshore, seeing the island from a bird’s eye view while parasailing and sipping Champagne while sunset sailing to your favorite tunes. Fury Water Adventures offers exclusive packages as well as discounts on our most popular trips throughout the month of February. Learn more about our February Specials, and surprise your loved one with a romantic excursion on the waters of Key West.
Visit Key West’s Historic Seaport
There aren’t many things more relaxing than an early morning or evening stroll along Key West’s historic seaport. Walk along the boardwalk, and stop by Fisherman’s Cafe for some of the freshest seafood in town. FYI…their lobster enchilau tacos are to die for! Need a little extra energy? Grab a Bucci to go, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the active marina. But before you leave, stop by the Conch Republic Seafood for a great happy hour overlooking the water.
Take Part in Key West House & Garden Tours
Sponsored by the Old Island Restoration Foundation, Key West House & Garden Tours celebrate the architectural and cultural heritage of Key West. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the island’s bright, beautiful and one-of-a-kind historic homes and gardens during these unique tours. From intricate restorations to expansive art collections, visitors delight in learning about Key West’s diverse architectural influences.
National Parks Are Free on Presidents’ Day Weekend
If you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity over Presidents’ Day weekend, take a trip to the Dry Tortugas National Park. National Parks are waiving entrance fees in honor of Presidents’ Day weekend. Located almost 70 miles west of Key West, the Dry Tortugas National Park is known for its incredible bird watching, remote camping and rich history. Explore the famous Fort Jefferson, snorkel and swim during an adventurous Presidents’ Day weekend.
Old Island Days Art Festival
Feeling crafty? The Old Island Art Days Festival is the perfect event for you! During the last weekend in February, over 100 craft artists gather at the Key West Art Center to showcase their work and the opportunity for you to shop to your heart’s desire!
Wesley House Valentine’s Day Gala
Something you don’t often see around our laid-back island paradise: getting dressed up for a fancy night out! Valentine’s Day, however, is the exception. This signature event includes dinner, drinking, dancing, a silent auction and live entertainment. Intrigued yet?