2021 Schedule of Events

2021 Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, APRIL 16th

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
CRIC 2021 OPENING “BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS”
$25 per person. Click here to purchase tickets online.
Hosted and sponsored by Two Friends Patio Restaurant, 512 Front Street. Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Official Conch Republic Breakfast Location dining with the Conch Republic VIP’s and dignitaries.

NOON – 1:00 PM
CONCH REPUBLIC RAISING OF THE COLORS AT MALLORY SQUARE
Join dignitaries as we salute the Conch Republic Flag accompanied by the sounds of conch shell blowing by JT Thompson founder of One Human Family, with history presentations by founder of the Conch Republic, Dennis Wardlow and Speaker of the House, Paul Menta.

2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Daily CONCH REPUBLIC WELCOME CENTER, Conch Republic Seafood, 631 Greene Street
Visit the festival welcome center to get Conch Republic event tickets, Conch Republic Passports, and the location for “Official Conch Republic Merchandise.”

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PIRATE ADVENTURE AND SUNSET SAIL aboard the Tall Ship the Jolly II Rover
Visit https://schoonerjollyrover.com for more information.
Go on an authentic sail on Key West’s most photographed ship, a square rigged topsail schooner with cannons, the Jolly II Rover! BYO $65 Use discount code CRIC10 for a 10% discount.

7:00 PM – LATE
The 2021 CONCH REPUBLIC INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION KICK-OFF PARTY
Hosted by Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley, Official Party Headquarters of the Conch Republic Independence Celebration, 202 William St, Key West Historic Seaport. Cash Bar. Live Music by Cayo Ritmo.

Conch Republic Prime Minister Dennis Wardlow will recount our secession in 1982. “We seceded where other failed!”
Join our Conch Shell Blowing Contest! Anyone can enter. Bring your own conch shell. Prizes for the longest, loudest, and most musical blow. Visit the merchandise booth for collectible Schooner Wharf Conch Republic T-shirts.

SATURDAY, APRIL 17th


9:30 – 10:30 AM
CONCH REPUBLIC CONCHY BEACH CLEANUP at Higg’s Beach
Meet in front of Salute on the Beach, 1000 Atlantic Ave. for a beach clean-up.

9:30 AM
FURY’S ULTIMATE ADVENTURE
$184.95 per person, visit https://www.furycat.com for more information.
A day on the water aboard the FURY includes everything you can do on the water including: snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing, a banana boat ride and Key West’s largest ocean water park. Breakfast and refreshments are included. Use discount code CRIC10 for a 10% discount.

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Lower Duval CONCH CRAWL
$45 in advance, $50 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets online.
Crawl through Key West’s most popular libations. Take a stroll and visit KW world famous bars.
Kicks off at the Welcome tent at Conch Republic Seafood and includes stops at Key West Legal Rum Distillery, Tiki House, Rick’s Downstairs, Irish Kevin’s, Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar, Smokin’ Tuna, Hanks Hair of the Dog Saloon, First Flight. Receive a Conch Republic Conch Crawl T-shirt and lanyard. Order shirts by 4/10 to guarantee shirt sizes.

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
“PAWS TO THE RESCUE” CONCH REPUBLIC DOG FEST, Hank’s Hair of the Dog Saloon, 409 Caroline. CASH BAR
Fun with our furry friends with a “look alike” contest, doggy tutus, Dog 30 giveaways and tropical
bourbon beverages.

2:00 PM – 7:00 PM Daily
CONCH REPUBLIC WELCOME CENTER, Conch Republic Seafood, 631 Greene Street
Visit the festival welcome center to get event tickets, Conch Republic Passports, and the location for “Official Conch Republic Merchandise.

6:00 PM
The Annual CONCH REPUBLIC WEARABLE ART FASHION SHOW BENEFIT, Key West Theater
This is where the latest fashion trends are made. See our up-to-the-minute Conch Republic Fashion Icons, Key West Style. Our Super Models walk the runway in the best Conch Republic Lifestyle looks and more. Rub elbows with Influencers at this renown event during CR fashion week. Dedicated VIP fast pass for entry for VIP’s. Party with your pod in the exclusive balcony seating with private bar and Absinthe service. Enjoy Nautical American Gin Cocktails. Partial proceeds of sales of fashions go to The Conch Republic Foster Children’s Fund.

Special VIP Seating along the runway at tables for 4 with early admission through VIP entrance. $100
Dedicated VIP front row seats include a Gourmet Swag Bag and complimentary special Nautical American Gin Cocktails.

Peanut Gallery balcony seating for your party of up to 28 people (16 socially distanced). $5,000
Host your own private viewing party with your own private bar and restrooms for your fashionista bubble friends. Includes complimentary unlimited specialty Nautical American Gin Cocktails and mind blowing Absinthe fountains provided by Death in the Afternoon Absinthe.

Reserved Tables (for 4) $75, or General Admission seats $45, are each carefully socially distanced and include a complimentary specialty Nautical American Gin Cocktail.

Click Here to Purchase Tickets Online

SUNDAY, APRIL 18th

v10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Key West Artisan Market, Higg’s Beach, 1801 White Street
The Key West Artisan Market is a vibrant venue organized to facilitate the exchange of unique merchandise and creativity.

2:00 PM – y:00 PM Daily
CONCH REPUBLIC WELCOME CENTER, Conch Republic Seafood, 631 Greene Street
Visit the festival welcome center to get event tickets, Conch Republic Passports, and the location for “Official Conch Republic Merchandise.”

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
“VIVA! THE CONCH REPUBLIC” LUNCH at Viva Argentinian Steak House, 903 Duval Street.
$35 per person. Click here to purchase tickets online.
Get your tickets now for this delicious lunch at the very popular Viva’s! Their talented Argentinian chefs will delight and amaze you as you listen to the best local musicians. Choose from Patagonia, Aconcagua, or Vegan burger, Fish or Steak Tacos or a Caprese, Caesar or Viva Salad with a beer, a wine, or sangria and a dessert for $35. Partial proceeds will be donated to The Conch Republic Foster Children’s fund.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Yo Ho Ho and a Battle of Rum, Rum Bar Garden, 1117 Duval Street
$25 per person. Click here to purchase tickets online.
The Conch Republic Secretary of State, Jimmy Gilleran, declares a proclamation, “There will be Rum for the people!” Taste a sampling of Key West’s finest rums and cast your ballot for your favorite.
Who will win the battle of top rum of the Conch Republic? Your vote counts!

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Conch Pool Crawl The Keys Collection; Fairfield Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, The Gates Hotel, 24º North Hotel
$30 in advance $35 at door. Click here to purchase tickets online.
Visit 4 fabulous Pool Bars for drinks and merriment. Receive a souvenir cup to taste 5 premium tropical libations while you bask in the sun next to Key West’s most gorgeous pools.

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SUNSET SNORKEL SAIL with Sunset Watersports
$59 per person, visit https://sunsetwatersportskeywest.com for more information. 
Enjoy this 3 hour sunset combo trip. Enjoy an evening snorkel or just grab a tropical mixed drink, a bite to eat and dance to a live performance while enjoying the legendary Key West Sunset. This trip includes unlimited open well bar. Use discount code CRIC10 for a 10% discount.

 

MONDAY, APR 19th

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
KEY WEST WALKING TOUR “WALKIN’ IN A TROPICAL WONDERLAND” with Up the Keys Tours.
$69 per person. Click here to purchase tickets online.
Walk Through Old Town Key West With An Expert Tour Guide. Use discount code CRIC10 for a 10% discount.

2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Daily CONCH REPUBLIC WELCOME CENTER, Conch Republic Seafood, 631 Greene Street
Visit the festival welcome center to get event tickets, Conch Republic Passports, and the location for “Official Conch Republic Merchandise.”

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
CONCH REPUBLIC COCK-TAIL PARTY and Tour of the USCGC Historic Ingham
Cash Bar. Join the fun and frivolity as the Conch Republic enjoys sunset on the historic Ingham.

TUESDAY APRIL 20th

2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Daily CONCH REPUBLIC WELCOME CENTER, Conch Republic Seafood, 631 Greene Street
Visit the festival welcome center to get event tickets, Conch Republic Passports, and the location for “Official Conch Republic Merchandise.”

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WHERE IN THE WORLD WINE TASTING, Hugh’s View, The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street.
$50 per person. Click here to purchase tickets  online.
See how far your Conch Republic Passport has taken you. Taste a selection of wines from around the world at this blind wine tasting. Can you name the countries where the wines are from? You may win a bottle of wine! Partial proceeds to benefit the Studios of Key West. (Official Conch Republic Passports are for sale from 2 – 7PM daily at the Conch Republic Welcome Center at Conch Republic Seafood Company, 631 Green Street.)

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
WIND & WINE SUNSET SAIL aboard Historic Schooner the Danger
$85, visit https://www.dangercharters.com for more information.
Enjoy an incomparable sunset experience on the #1 rated Danger Charter which features an array of fine wines, upscale beers and bountiful hors d’oeuvres. Use discount code CRIC10 for a 10% discount.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21st

2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Daily CONCH REPUBLIC WELCOME CENTER, Conch Republic Seafood, 631 Greene Street
Visit the festival welcome center to get event tickets, Conch Republic Passports, and the location for “Official Conch Republic Merchandise.”

Barefoot Billy’s Jet Ski Island Tour and Sunset sails.
Visit https://barefootbillys.com for more information.
Use discount code CRIC10 for a 10% discount. Enjoy a variety of water sport adventures with Barefoot Billy’s.

     3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Conch Republic presents the annual “ART OF WINE” Gallery Tour & Wine Stroll to benefit Sister Season Season $50 per person. Click here to purchase tickets online.
Hosted by Paul Murphy and Julie Hanson. Stroll down Duval Street visiting fabulous galleries and enjoying delicious wines.

THURSDAY, APRIL 22nd

2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Daily CONCH REPUBLIC WELCOME CENTER, Conch Republic Seafood, 631 Greene Street
Visit the festival welcome center to get event tickets, Conch Republic Passports, and the location for “Official Conch Republic Merchandise.”

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
CONCH REPUBLIC MUSIC PARTY at Smokin’ Tuna
Party like a Conch at this famous local’s bar. Cash bar.

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
SUNSET CRUISE aboard the ARGO NAVIS
$95 Use code CRIC10 for a 10% discount, visit https://sailargonavis.com/sunset-sail-key-west/ for more information.
Fine wines, craft beers, artisan cheeses and charcuterie, and small-batch chocolates are served on the luxury catamaran Argo Navis the perfect accompaniment to a beautiful sunset.

9:00 PM
Conch Republic Boat Parade Captains’ Meeting at the Sail Loft at Schooner Wharf Bar 202 William Street
Mandatory meeting for boat captains participating in the Conch Republic Boat Parade. Enjoy complimentary Pusser’s Rum Punch and hors d’oeuvres from the galley.

For more information please contact info@conchrepublic.com

FRIDAY, APRIL 23rd

NOON – 2:00 PM
CLASSIC SHRIMP BOIL at CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD 631 Greene Street
$80 per person. Click here to purchase tickets online.
Enjoy a classic shrimp boil at this famous Key West Restaurant.Key West Pink Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, Black Bean Fritters, Corn on the Cob, Red Potatoes, Coleslaw, Fresh Bread and Butter, and Key Lime Pie will be served with Rum and Gin Mojitos.

2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Daily CONCH REPUBLIC WELCOME CENTER, Conch Republic Seafood, 631 Greene Street
Visit the festival welcome center to get event tickets, Conch Republic Passports, and the location for “Official Conch Republic Merchandise.”

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CONCH REPUBLIC BOAT PARADE VIP VIEWING PARTY Sunset Pier at Ocean Key, 0n Duval Street.
$45 per person, cash bar. Click here to purchase tickets  online.
Enjoy special Nautical American Gin cocktails! Join the Conch Republic dignitaries and VIPs for prime viewing seats for a glorious sunset and front row viewing for the Conch Republic Boat Parade.

6:10 PM
THE CONCH REPUBLIC BOAT PARADE at Key West Harbor, between Sunset Pier, Mallory Square and Margaritaville Resort.
Fly your Conch Republic flag proudly on a cruise aboard one of Key West’s finest vessels as we salute the Maritime History of Key West. Participating vessels include; Danger Charters | Fury | Jolly II Rover | America 2.0 | Argo Navis | Barefoot Billy’s | Sunset Water Sports

7:00 PM
CONCH REPUBLIC BIRTHDAY PARTY at Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William Street Cash Bar. Live music by Home Bred.

SATURDAY, APRIL 24th

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Conch Republic ART & CRAFT FAIR ON DUVAL STREET
Sponsored by the Sunset Celebration Mallory Square. FREE.

 

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
UPPER DUVAL CONCH CRAWL
$45 in advance, $50 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets  online.
Crawl through KW most popular libations. Take a stroll and visit KW world famous bars.
Kicks off at The Rum Bar at the Speakeasy Inn and includes stops at Viva Argentinian Steakhouse, 801 Bourbon Bar, 22&Co, Willie T’s, Mary Ellen’s Bar. Receive a Conch Republic Conch Crawl T-shirt and lanyard. Order shirts by 4/10 to guarantee shirt sizes. Sponsored by the Key West Trading Company.

1:00 PM
CONCH REPUBLIC CUP KEY WEST  Race Around the Buoys FREE
All boats welcome! Skippers meeting 7pm @ Dante’s April 23
Contact Peter at Geslinsails@gmail.com or text to 305-304-4582 for more info

2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Daily CONCH REPUBLIC WELCOME CENTER, Conch Republic Seafood, 631 Greene Street
Visit the festival welcome center to get event tickets, Conch Republic Passports, and the location for “Official Conch Republic Merchandise.”

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON, Hemingway House, 907 Whitehead Street.
$250 per person or $800 per table of (4) persons (Savings of $50 per person). Click here to purchase tickets online.
Delve into the mysteries of Absinthe with Hemingway’s famous cocktail Death in the Afternoon and experience classic Absinthe service with a specially paired dinner prepared by Catered Affairs at Hemingway’s iconic home at intimate tables of 4.

7:00 PM
PIRATES’ BALL  at Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William Street Cash Bar. Live music by Home Bred. Costume Contest with prizes for Best Wench, Best Buccaneer, Cutthroat Surprise, plus prizes for Best Pirate Masks!
SUNDAY, APRIL 25th
1:00 PM
36th ANNUAL Schooner WHARF BAR WRECKERS RACE SERIES CUP RACE 202 William Street
In the tradition of Key West Wreckers, a seven mile “All-in-Fun” Reenactment Race to Sand Key. Lay claim to the booty!

1:00 PM 4:00 PM (Board 12:15)
BE ONBOARD FOR THE WRECKERS RACE SERIES CUP RACE
Visit https://sail-keywest.com for more information.
Be a part of the team on the multiple race winning boat the America 2.0 in the race to Sand Key Lighthouse. Use discount code CRIC10 for a 10% discount.

2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Daily CONCH REPUBLIC WELCOME CENTER, Conch Republic Seafood, 631 Greene Street
Visit the festival welcome center to get event tickets, Conch Republic Passports, and the location for “Official Conch Republic Merchandise.”

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Conch Pool Crawl The Keys Collection; Fairfield Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, The Gates Hotel, 24º North Hotel
$30 in advance $35 at door
Visit 4 fabulous Pool Bars for drinks and merriment. Receive a souvenir cup to taste 5 premium tropical libations while you bask in the sun next to Key West’s most gorgeous pools. Click here to purchase tickets online.

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Jazz in the Gardens Hotel for the Conch Republic, 526 Angela Street.
$20 Reservations required.
The sounds of jazz lace the air at this Top 10 rated Most Romantic Hotel in the US. Cash Bar

7:00 PM
WRECKERS RACE SERIES CUP “AFTER PARTY” Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley, 202 William St.

Official Sponsor of The Conch Republic