August is a relaxed time of the year in Key West and one of the best times to be here. Beat the heat by spending plenty of time on the water with Fury. Offshore on a boat is without a doubt the coolest place to be this summer. Read on for other fun events and happenings, plus our pick for the best Fury excursion during the month of August.
The staffs of local watering holes compete for top honors in the Schooner Wharf Battle of the Bars drink-making competition. This hilarious all-in-fun relay race has raised almost a quarter-million dollars for charity throughout the years. This year’s entry fees and “bribes” will be donated to Southernmost Boys & Girls Club, whose mission is to enable young people to reach their full potential as productive and, caring and responsible citizens in a safe place, and also Sister Season Fund which aims to prevent homelessness among employed tourist industry workers in Key West. Besides the fastest teams, there will also be trophies and prizes for the Most Outrageous Team Costume and Deepest Pockets. Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William Street. Opening ceremonies begin at 12:30pm. The annual event is held during the first weekend of August.
Lobsterfest Seafood Delight
It’s the start of Florida’s lobster season and Key West is celebrating with the annual Lobsterfest. Enjoy a long weekend celebration where lobster is the main dish. Festivities include a Thursday night lobster boil, Friday night Duval Crawl. On Saturday a street fair will take over Duval featuring lobster food vendors and a free concert. Always held on the 2nd weekend in August. On Sunday, enjoy a sumptuous lobster brunch at First Flight.
Authentic, Local Key West Flavors at Fisherman’s Cafe
At the edge of the waters of the historic seaport, is a Key West institution that serves up some of the freshest, yummiest food on the island. Owned and operated by 4th generation ‘Conchs,’ Fisherman’s Cafe has been serving up authentic island eats for over 40 years. Their all-day breakfast features a line-up of sandwiches that will get your day in paradise off to a great start! Get your zing on and beat the heat at the same time with a delicious iced coffee and don’t forget to make a visit at lunchtime for their crisp, healthful salads and the best fish sandwich in Key West – so good it’s the other official dish of the Conch Republic! Bon Appetit!
Find Your Oasis
August means flat, calm water, infinite visibility, little to no wind and lots of heat. That’s why the Island Adventure is the ultimate Fury Water Adventure during the month of August. Join us on our half day Island Adventure excursion where you’ll snorkel at a secret spot along the reef in Key West’s backcountry, followed by kayaking through mangrove islands. The day isn’t complete until you’ve had time to relax on a remote sandbar. Snacks are also served throughout this intimate trip on one of our smaller power catamarans.
Cheers to Happy Hour
Not ready for the fun of your Key West water adventure to end? Step off the catamaran and head over to Conch Republic Seafood Company along the Historic Seaport for enticing happy hour specials and mouth-watering fresh seafood entrees. Enjoy 2 for 1 beer, premium wells and house wines from 4-7pm daily at the bar and patio while watching the sun dip towards the horizon. You’ll be feeling like a true Key West local after a round of your favorite tropical cocktails and a plate of conch fritters.
Hunt for Key West Treasures
There’s more to Key West than sandy beaches and roaming chickens! Discover the island’s treasures on a Southernmost Scavenger Hunt. In groups of 2 to 5 people, you’ll hit the streets of Key West with clues that direct you to popular hangouts and famed points of interest. All the excitement culminates in a finish line party where participants can exchange stories and cheers to another day in paradise. Take the classic hunt through downtown Old Key West or the Best of the Bars challenge down Duval Street. This activity is perfect for corporate events, wedding groups, birthday parties and locals alike.