FRIDAY • 11/27/2020 • 9:30-11:30 AM
Start your festival right off with the most important meal of the day at
a popular local restaurant! Join members of the CR High Command, Founding Fathers and other VIPs and Dignitaries for this scrumptious “Breakfast of Champions.” hosted and sponsored by Two Friends Patio, 512 Front St. Old Town. ORDER OFF MENU, CASH BAR. For more info, Info@TwoFriendsPatio.com or 305.296.3124 or www.TwoFriendsPatio.com
SWAG STORE / COMMAND CENTER LOCATIONS & TIMES:
9:30-11 AM AT “OPENING BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS” TWO FRIENDS
11:30-1 PM AT RAISING OF THE CR COLORS AT MALLORY SQUARE ‘OFFICIAL’ 7-10 PM AT KICK-OFF PARTY AT SCHOONER WHARF BAR
Stop by our “Pop Up” CRIC Swag Store & Command Center and get your CRIC schedule of events, load up on Conch Republic Festival and Military Swag. Purchase your Conch Republic Passport, CRIC Parade and Battle Bond. Sign up for Conch Crawl. ConchRepublic.com
FRIDAY • 11/27/2020 • NOON-1 PM
Signifying the Official Opening of CRIC 2020, this light-hearted, entertaining and jovial ceremony celebrates the 38th anniversary of our island nation’s independence. Sponsored by Key West Legal Rum Distillery, festivities include Raising of the Colors, CR Pledge of Allegiance, CR Battle Hymn, Conch Shell- Horn Salute, and live music by Conchalele Bob. Visit our CRIC Pop-Up Swag Store! Mallory Square. FREE.
FRIDAY • 11/27/2020 • 7 PM – LATE
Dance the night away to the Last Mangoes Band, playing classic and current
favorites with BAND TBA. CR Prime Minister, Dennis Wardlow will explain how our Sovereign State of Mind got its start back in 1982. Conch Shell Horn Blowing Contest at 9pm. Hosted by Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley, CRIC 2020 Party HQs, 202 William St, KW Historic Seaport Harbor Walk. FREE.
For more info: www.SchoonerWharf.com.
SATURDAY • 11/28/2020 • 9:30 - 11:30 AM
The CR CIA (Cuties in Action) and 82nd Auborne have partnered with Keep Key West Beautiful to eradicate cigarette butts and other debris from our shores. The joint task force officially launched “Operation: Ain’t No Butts About it” campaign on Earth Day 2018.
Sponsored by Salute! On the Beach, the public is invited to join the cause and participate. “Weigh In” competition follows clean-up at Salute! 1000 Atlantic Ave. FREE.
SATURDAY • 11/28/2020 • 10 AM - 5 PM
Local artists and craftsmen offer unique handmade items you’ll treasure! Sponsored by the Key West Cultural Preservation Society, funds raised from booth rentals fund scholarships for KWHS seniors, pursuing college degrees in Art. Duval Street (between Greene and Eaton.) FREE.
SATURDAY • 11/28/2020 • 11 AM - NOON
Beach cleaning is thirsty business, and the Bloody Mary’s Happy Hour at Salute! On the Beach is the perfect way to cool down. Get your creative juices flowing and unwind with island tunes by BAND TBD, while recycling beach booty into a fabulous beach bonnet.
Best Hat wins a $50 gift certificate to Salute! On the Beach. Hosted by the CR CIA, 82nd Auborne and Salute! On the Beach. 1000 Atlantic Ave. FREE. CASH BAR. www.SALUTEontheBeach.com
SATURDAY • 11/28/2020 • 11 AM - 3 PM
Sip your way through Old Town Key West. Visits historic and storied saloons. Learn how rum and whiskey are distilled. Conch Crawl II kicks off at the Key West Legal Rum Distillery’s tasting room, 105 Simonton St. (check in at 10 AM until 1 PM day of Crawl.)
Includes stops at Key West Smuggler Company, Tiki House Key West, Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, Tattoos and Scars Saloon, Hank’s Hair of the Dog Saloon, Mary Ellen’s, General Horseplay, Irish Kevin’s, Southernmost Beach Resort, Willie T’s and 801 Bourbon Bar, Bourbon St. Pub, and The Oriole Club.
Sponsored by the Key West Legal Rum Distillery and Key West Smuggler’s Rum. Ticket includes Conch Crawl tee-shirt (while supply lasts) and a drink at each stop. Limited space available. COST: $30 ADVANCE, $35 at the door. For more info, visit www.ConchRepublic.com or registrer in person at Key West Legal Rum Distillery’s tasting room, 105 Simonton St. or at CRIC 2020 Info Booths.
SATURDAY • 11/28/2020 • 2 PM - 6 PM
“The Conch Republic Bed Races on Duval,” said to be “The most fun you can have with your clothes on!” takes place on Duval between Olivia and Southard. Put together your own team and decorate a bed to compete for prizes in this hilarious race. Registration at 2 p.m., Start Time 4 p.m. Awards Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Come early and meet the teams and stroll the crazy, colorful beds competing for the “Red Ribbon.” Proceeds benefit Key West’s Sister Season Fund. For more info, www.SisterSeason.com.
SATURDAY • 11/28/2020 • 6 - 9 PM
Party with kings and queens at the Royal Family Elections and Investiture Party at the Southernmost Hotel. Cast your vote for your favorite candidate (votes are only $1!)
The festivities benefit Wesley House Family Services Conch Republic
Foster Children’s Fund. Hosted by Southernmost House Hotel, 1400
Duval, sponsored by Revolucion Tequila. FREE. Cash bar. To sign up, donate, or for info, visit www.WesleyHouse.org.
SUNDAY • 11/29/2020 • 4-6 PM
Filmed in Key West, aboard CR Flagship WOLF in the Florida Straits, and in
Havana and Trinidad, Cuba, Peace Vision’s documentary, “CUBA Re-framed – The Power of Connection” captures the essence of the Conch Republic and features breathtaking vistas of Key West, Havana and Trinidad, Cuba.
The film features First Sea Lord, ADM Finbar Gittelman and Maritime Artist Paul
Arsenault and includes interviews with CR Secy of the Navy, VADM Julie
McEnroe, Keys artists Mally Weaver and Thomas H. Avery, CR Ambassador of Peace and Goodwill, Sir CW Colt, CR Speaker of the House Paul Menta and CR Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Dave Randle.
Sponsored by George Fernandez & the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, proceeds benefit Flagship WOLF Preservation Society programs.
San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval Street, Old Town Key West.
COST TBD. For more info and sponsorships, visit www.PeaceVision.com, ConchRepublic.com or email
CUBA REFRAMED – THE POWER OF CONNECTION WORLD
PREMIERE AFTER PARTY
SUNDAY • 11/29/2020 • 4-6 PM 7-11 PM
Cuba and the Conch Republic join forces for the PARTY OF THE YEAR! Salsa
the night away, enjoy Rum Tastings. Compete for Cuban treasures at the
Silent Auction! Mingle with the cast of “Cuba Reframed.”
Benefits TREE Institute International Cuba Programs and Flagship WOLF
Preservation Society. Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, 4 Charles St.
PARTY FREE! CASH BAR. VIP Cocktail Tables of 4 $100,
VIP Premiere/Cocktail/Dinner Tables of 4 $400
Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, 4 Charles St.
www.SmokinTunaSaloon.com. FInfo, visit the TreeInstitute.org.
MONDAY • 11/30/2020 • 12 - 4PM
Bring your furababies for a delightful afternoon and help raise money for
Luci’s Fund. Pet costume contest with awards for Best Dressed and the Pet
Owner Challenge. Live Remote with folks from Pirate Radio Key West,
WKYZ 101.7FM and 96.7FM, Hank’s Hair of the Dog Saloon, 409 Caroline.
FREE. Cash bar.
MONDAY • 11/30/2020 • 4 - 6 PM
Attention all hands! Join ADM Finbar, members of the Conch
Republic High Command, Ambassadors and Dignitaries,
including City of Key West and Monroe County Elected Officials
to celebrate our traditional ‘Conch Thanksgiving’ and say
goodbye to the 2020 Hurricane Season!
This time-honored tradition includes the Ceremonial burning of
the hurricane flags and party aboard USCGC INGHAM, Truman
Waterfront Pier, Old Town
MONDAY • 4/20/2020 • 2-4-PM • 6:30 - 8:30 PMTake a step back in time and relive the glorious age of sail and seafaring adventure aboard the Flagship WOLF. Board 6:15pm. BYO food and drink. COST: $65 Adults and $30 Kids under 12. Tickets: 305.296 9653 or SailAway@SchoonerWOLF.com. www.SchoonerWOLF.com
MONDAY • 11/30/2020 • 6 PM
The Conch Republic Military Forces take on the City of Key West in this “only in Key West’ version of the popular game show aboard the USCGC INGHAM, at Truman Waterfront Pier.
More details coming.
MONDAY • 11/30/2020 • 8 PM
Mary Ellen’s Comedy Key West presents the ‘Drunkin’ Spelling Bee. Shot
rounds, speed rounds. All words derive from the history of the Conch Republic
– with a 420 theme! It will be fun, and the local grammar & spelling police will be out in full force.
Prizes! No cover. Cash bar. Mary Ellen’s 420 Applerouth Lane, Old Town.
For more info, visit www.MaryEllensBar.com
TUESDAY • 12/1/2020 • 6-8 PM
The CR Military Needs You! It’s your chance to join ADM Finbar, First Sealord and the Military Brass to honor our Republic’s Military Forces as they prepare for battle in commemoration of the 38th Anniversary of the Secession.
Sign up to serve the Republic, purchase official gear, sip some Truth Serum, and bend elbows with Ambassadors and Dignitaries of the Republic.
The CIA-Sshhh! and 82nd Auborne will be aiding and abetting on behalf of the Wesley House Conch Republic Foster Children’s Fund by serving C-Rations to benefit the cause.
Mess Hall. Buffet. Live Entertainment, 50/50 Raffle. Cash bar. Sponsored by Conch Republic CIA – Sshhh! Chicks in Action, 82nd Auborne and
The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St.
GEN ADM: $15. Military in Uniform: $10. Diplomatic Immunity: $50 (includes early entry, Diplomatic sash, reserved seating and other Consular perks.) Cash bar. Info: ConchRepublicDispatch@gmail.com
TUESDAY • 12/1/2020 • 6-8 PM
The Conch Republic Hash House Harriers invites one
and all to don their pirate tutus for this FUN WALK
(also known as Exercise for Beer!)
Onsite registration begins at 5:30pm at The Gardens
Hotel, 526 Angela St.
COST: $10 (FREE for 1st timers!) For more info,
please contact: Deliveries@SailShare.com.
WEDNESDAY • 12/2/2020 • 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Take a step back in time and relive the glorious age of sail and seafaring adventure CR First Sea Lord, ADM Finbar. WOLF docked at Safe Harbour Marina. Board 6:15pm.
BYO food and drink.
COST: $65 Adults, $30 Kids under 12. Tickets and details:
WEDNESDAY • 12/3/2020 • 8:30 PM
Join CR Secretary of State, Capt. James Gilleran and the folks at 801 Bourbon Bar for the Launch
Party for Smuggler’s Whiskey’s 801 Bourbon Whiskey.
Enjoy FREE bourbon samples and appetizers…and take home a FREE mini Conch Republic flag!
801 Bourbon Bar, 801 Duval. FREE to attend. Cash Bar
THURSDAY • 12/3/2020 • 5 - 7:30 PM
The “World’s Longest Parade” festivities kick-off at the Southernmost House Hotel. Show your patriotism and recite the CR Pledge of Allegiance at the Raising of the Colors Flag Ceremony. Conch Shell-Horn Salute, Live Entertainment and celebratory libations with a spectacular ocean view. Hosted and sponsored by Southernmost House and Revolucion Tequila, 1400 Duval St., FREE. Cash bar. www.ConchRepublic.com.
THURSDAY • 12/23/2020 • 5 - 7:30 PM
Sign up to join the parade, pick up your CRIC schedule of events and load up on Conch Republic, Festival and Military Swag. Get your Conch Republic Passport, CRIC Parade and Battle Bond and sign up for Conch Crawl at Southernmost House Hotel “Pre-Parade Party,” 1400 Duval St. www.ConchRepublic.com.
THURSDAY • 12/3/2020 • 7 PM
Stride Paradise from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico by running the
length of the most famous street in Key West and the Florida Keys – Duval
Street! Presented by Local Awards & Engraving. RACE DAY REGISTRATION:
5-7 PM at Southernmost House, 1400 Duval St, Old Town. COST: $25 Adult,
$18 HS Student (14-18) and $12 for 13 & Under. Info, sign-up at
THURSDAY • 12/3/2020 • 8 PM
Presented by Florida Keys Media’s WEOW, this world-famous quirky and colorful parade celebrates Conch Republic Independence and runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. Route travels down Duval St. from United St., turns right on Greene St. Best viewing on Duval & Greene streets. FREE. Join the parade and march with pirates! Build a float, ride your bike! SIGN UP FOR PARADE HERE
THURSDAY • 12/3/2020 • 9 PM - LATE
Grab yer mate for in the “World’s Longest Parade” After-Party, immediately following the parade. Parade prizes will be awarded for Best “Conch-cept”, Most Original, and Most Creative parade entries. Dance to favorite classics, funk, Motown, reggae and island tunes and mingle with CR High Command and VIPS.
**Don yer pirate garb or favorite Schooner Wharf Bar shirt and meet us on the corner of South and at 7:45 PM and join our float! Schooner Wharf Bar and Galley, CRIC 2020 Party HQs, 202 William. For more
info, visit www.SchoonerWharf.com.
FRIDAY • 12/2/2020 • 9:30 AM - 11 AM
Location and details TBA.
FRIDAY • 12/2/2020 • 6PM - 8PM
Mallory Square is Command Central for CR Military Land Forces and you’re invited to join the Non- Combative Shore Party for an ‘only in Key West & the Conch Republic’ tradition. Witness the spectacle of our island nation’s most famous “Great Sea Battle of the Conch Republic”, reenacted each year in Key West Harbor to commemorate the secession & founding of the Conch Republic. THE Signature event of CRIC 2020, this large scale, hilarious harbor battle pits the CR’s Air Force, Army and Navy, along with CR Privateer of all shapes and sizes against none other than a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter, representing the USCG Cutter Diligence, attacked April 23, 1982 by the Schooner Western Union. Even civilians in a southernmost state of mind, join this zany, sometimes soggy, but always hilarious, reenactment – a beloved Conch Republic tradition. For ‘non combatives’ and landlubbers, there’s great viewing all along KW Harbor, from Margaritaville Resort to Mallory Square. Sponsored by Margaritaville Resort and Marina. FREE. www.ConchRepublic.com
FRIDAY • 12/2/2020
6 - 8 PM MALLORY SQUARE
8 - 10 PM SCHOONER WHARF BAR
Pick up your CRIC 2020 Program Guide and load up on Festival and Military Swag. Purchase a Conch Republic Passport. Sign up for the April 25th Conch Crawl. www.ConchRepublic.com
FRIDAY • 12/2/2020 • 7PM
Watch the majestic schooners and other privateers of the Conch Republic Navy sail past Mallory Square. Cheer them on, as they ready themselves for the Re- enactment of the Conch Republic Great Sea Battle. Best viewing at Mallory Square “Non-Combative” Shore Party and Margaritaville Resort & Marina.
FRIDAY • 12/2/2020 • 7:10 PM
Cheer on the First Sea Lord, Supreme Commander, ADM Finbar and his High Command aboard the CR Flagship WOLF, GEN Raymond & the CR Air Force, GEN Scarlett Jai, CR Army and… Privateers of all shapes and sizes, for this breathtaking “battle” against the “Evil Border Patrol” – portrayed by a USCG Cutter, held in, above and alongside the waters of Key West Harbor. Recreating the infamous sneak attack made by the Western Union on an unsuspecting USCG cutter in Key West harbor the day of the secession, the spectacular battle is orchestrated in collaboration between the CR Military and U. S. Coast Guard. The re-enactment is preceded by the CR Naval Parade. www.ConchRepublic.com
FRIDAY • 12/2/2020 • 9PM
The post “Great Sea Battle of the Conch Republic” Surrender Ceremony & Victory Party" kicks-off at 7pm at Schooner Wharf, The CRIC 2020 “Official Party Headquarters.” A Tongue-in-Cheek Surrender Ceremony of the United States Coast Guard to the CR Armed Forces – “A Farce to be Reckoned With, Who Defend the Republic from Key to Shining Key” – takes place at 9 p.m. Dance to live music from 7 p.m. until Midnight. Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley, 202 William St. www.SchoonerWharf.com
SATURDAY • 12/3/2020
11 – 3PM CR ART & CRAFT DUVAL STREET FAIR (at Greene St.)
6 – 10 PM PIRATE BALL AT SCHOONER WHARF BAR, KW HISTORIC SEAPORT
Stop by our “Pop Up” CRIC Swag Store & Command Center and get your CRIC schedule of events, load up on Conch Republic Festival and Military Swag. Get your Conch Republic Passport, CRIC Parade & Battle Bond and sign up for Conch Crawl, Duval & Greene streets. www.ConchRepublic.com
SATURDAY • 12/3/2020 • 11 AM - 3 PM
Sip and stroll your way through Old Town Key West. Visit historic and storied saloons. Learn how rum and whiskey are made with local distillers. Conch Crawl II kicks off at the Key West Legal Rum Distillery’ tasting room, 105 Simonton St. (check in at 10 AM until 1 PM day of Crawl.)
Includes stops at Key West Smuggler Whiskey Co., Tiki House Key West, Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, Tattoos and Scars Saloon, Mary Ellen’s, General Horseplay, Irish Kevin’s, Southernmost Beach Resort, Willie T’s, Hanks Hair of the Dog Salon, 801 Bourbon Bar, Bourbon St. Pub & The Oriole Club. Sponsored by the Key West Legal Rum Distillery and Key West Smugglers Company, ticket includes Conch Crawl tee-shirt (while the supply lasts) and a drink at each stop. Limited space available.
COST: $30 ADVANCE, $35 AT DOOR. For more info, visit www.ConchRepublic.com or register in person at at Key West Legal Rum Distillery, 105 Simonton St.
SATURDAY • 12/3/2020 • 2-4 PM • 6 PM - 8:30 PM
Step back in time and relive the glorious age of sail & seafaring
adventure aboard the Conch Republic’s Flagship WOLF. BYO food and
drink. COST: $65, $30 Kids under 12. Tickets and info: 305 296 9653
SATURDAY • 12/3/2020 • 2 PM - 5:30 PM
Don your high heels and best frock and enter… or witness this “Only in Key West’ event! Sanctioned by the CR NHRA (or Natural Hot Rod Association), the 700 block of Duval heat up as the hottest drag queens go heel to heel for a series of races and obstacle course.
Races start at 3 p.m., registration at 1 p.m. and Awards Ceremony at 5p.m. Hosted and sponsored by Bourbon St. Pub and WEOW 92.7FM Florida Keys “Today’s Hit Music.” FREE ENTRY. *SIGN UP AT EVENT ONLY* Info and details, visit www.ConchRepublic.com.
SATURDAY • 12/3/2020 • 7 PM - (TENTATIVE)
Captains' meeting for the final race on April 26 in the 2020 Schooner Wharf Bar Wrecker's Cup Race Series, recalling the tradition of the wreckers in the Key West of the 1800’s. Captains meet in Sail Lof and enjoy complimentary Pusser's Rum Punch and hors d'oeuvres from the Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley, CRIC 2020 Party HQ’s, 202 William St. www.SchoonerWharf.com
SATURDAY • 12/3/2020 • 7 PM
Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum ---It's a pirate’s life for you at Schooner Wharf Bar and Galley! Witness the swashbuckling sword play and sea shanties of Key West’s own Conch Republic Privateers. Compete in our Piratical Costume Competition, with great grog, grub and booty for Best Buccaneer, Best Wench, Best Bustier and Cutthroat Surprise. Live Music, food &
drink, 202 William. www.SchoonerWharf.com.
SATURDAY • 12/3/2020 • 7 PM
This family friendly parade starts at Truman & White streets and follows Tr
uman to Duval and ends at Caroline St. Best viewing on Truman and Duval
streets. Join the parade…or enjoy watching this colorful holiday tradition.
MORE DETAILS TO COME
SUNDAY • 12/4/2020 • 1 PM (Start time to be confirmed.)
Race to Sand Key Lighthouse with the Schooner Wharf Wreckers Fleet…or enter your own vessel! Enjoy a delightful afternoon at sea on the waters off Key West. Final race in the 2020 “Schooner Wharf Bar Wrecker's Cup Race Series,” this all-in-fun race series recalls the tradition of the wreckers in Key West during the 1800’s. Best viewing for Race Start is at Mallory Square, Old Town.
SUNDAY • 12/4/2020 • 7 PM
The last event of CRIC 2020! View video of the race while enjoying a BBQ dinner and live music (BAND TBD.) Prizes given to the first-place finishers in each of six classes: Schooner, Classic, Multihull, Monohull (29' and Under, 30'-40' and 40' and Over.) Additional classes may be added. Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley, Official CRIC 2020 Party HQs, 202 William St. www.SchoonerWharf.com.