Summertime in Key West is in full swing during July! Many fun events take place throughout the month, including Independence Day celebrations. Take advantage of the warm weather with outdoor activities like Fury’s Ultimate Adventure trip or the Key West Marlin Tournament.

Fury 4th of July trip

4th of July Fireworks

July 4

Just like most cities across America, you can see fireworks throughout the evening from just about anywhere. However, there are only a few places on the island that allow for spectacular views. White Street Pier has a great view from the beach and Fury offers four trip options to see the fireworks while sailing the ocean. In addition to the fireworks, the Commotion on the Ocean cruise includes live music, a picnic dinner and views of the sunset while the Glass Bottom Boat trip includes a tour of the reef, a picnic dinner and views of the sunset. And for those interested exclusively in the burst of a good firework, hop aboard our lower capacity motorized catamaran for a picnic dinner and a spectacular view of the fireworks show.

Ultimate Adventure

July is historically one of the warmest months of the year in South Florida and temperatures will hover above 85 degrees on the regular. That means many of the locals and visitors of Key West like to cool off in the surrounding waters (and local bars)! Fury offers an all-day Ultimate Adventure that combines our most popular watersports with refreshing beverages and fun times cruising on a state-of-the-art catamaran. Lucky for you, we have added more water toys and a thrilling banana boat ride to maximize your adventure! The trip runs everyday from 10:30am-4:30pm. We recommend buying tickets online because July is right in the middle of summer vacation and space is limited.

conch republic seafood company

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere

What’s next after your Key West water adventure? Enjoy happy hour in paradise while noshing on delicious food and soaking in a great view of the Key West Historic Seaport. At Conch Republic Seafood Company, 2 for 1 beer, premium wells and house wines flow from 4-7pm daily at their bar and patio. Order a round and a plate of famous Key West pink peel & eat shrimp or a bowl of conch chowder. Then, grab a dance partner and groove to the beat of live music performed against a backdrop of the setting sun.

Team Challenge Done Island Style

Explore Key West like you never have before on a Southernmost Scavenger Hunt. Form into groups of 2 to 5 people, come up with a wacky team name, throw on your best costume and hit the streets of Key West. You’ll be given clues that direct you to the island’s most popular spots, and a few hidden gems, as you race to the finish line party. Choose between the classic hunt through downtown Old Key West or the Best of Bars challenge down Duval Street. This action-packed adventure is perfect for corporate events, wedding groups, birthday parties and locals who want to have a little fun in their home town.

Key West Marlin Tournament

July 22-25

Compete for more than $50,000 in cash prizes during this world-class fishing extravaganza. The tournament runs in conjunction with Hemingway Days to celebrate the love of sport fishing that Ernest cherished throughout his time in Key West. The tournament includes 3 days of fishing and a Saturday awards banquet to distribute all the prizes.

mini lobster season

Mini Lobster Season

On the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July, take the opportunity to catch some Florida lobster before everyone else can! For 2 days, you can catch up to 6 lobsters per person. This quick event draws hundreds of boating enthusiasts to Key West in search of the perfect catch. The official Lobster season starts August 6th and runs for 8 months but the mini-season is annual tradition that people love to celebrate. For more details, contact Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation.

Luggage with Key West attractions inside and an Old Time Trolley next to it


Discover paradise and save up to 50% on our Key West Vacation Old Town Trolley Package. Hop aboard an open-air trolley and enjoy panoramic views of the Conch Republic, while friendly and knowledgeable guides highlight the rich history of Key West.

Last Updated 07/09/2020