2023 Schedule of Events

2022 Schedule of Events

Conch Republic Independence Celebration! April 15-24th 2022.
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DAILY

 

 

10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
CRIC 2022 HQ & CONCH REPUBLIC CENTRAL at Key West Historic Seaport’s Thompson Plaza, foot of Elizabeth & Greene streets. Stop by and pick up your “OFFICIAL”
Conch Republic Passports, Merchandise, Event Tickets, and Complimentary CRIC 2022 Programs. Visit with Conch Republic Military members and if inspired, enlist today and pledge to help us Defend the Republic…From Key to Shining Key!

FRIDAY, APRIL 15th

9:30- 11:30 AM
5th Annual CRIC 2022 OPENING “BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS” at Two Friends Patio Restaurant, 512 Front Street. Start the festival right off with the most important meal of the day at a popular local restaurant! Join members of the United States Military, Conch Republic Military High Command, Ambassadors, Founding Fathers and other Dignitaries for this scrumptious breakfast. For more info, visit: TwoFriends.com. Seating limited and reservations suggested. Order from Menu (Cash Bar.)

NOON – 1:00 PM
CONCH REPUBLIC RAISING OF THE COLORS at Mallory Square, 400 Wall Street. this light-hearted ceremony celebrates the 40th anniversary of our island nation’s independence, and includes both the Conch Republic and United States of America Pledge of Allegiance, and Conch Republic Battle Hymn and Conch Shell-Horn Salute. Stop by the CRIC 2022 Party Bus for refreshments, and “OFFICIAL Conch Republic” Citizen Passports, Event Tickets, Merchandise and Complimentary Program Guides. FREE.

DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY of the CR Pledge of Allegiance & Battle Hymn HERE!

 

6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
CONCH REPUBLIC ROYAL FAMILY ELECTIONS AND INVESTITURE PARTY
hosted by the Southernmost House Hotel, 1400 Duval Street. Party with Island Royalty and enjoy a breathtaking sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy island sounds by Mary Spear and Friends. Cast your vote for your favorite candidate.  Votes are only $1 – so vote often!  Proceeds benefit Wesley House Family Services Conch Republic Foster Children’s Fund. Sponsored by AAG Live. SEE EVENT FLYER HERE!

TO SIGN UP to run for Conch Republic Royalty, VOTE for your favorite candidate, or DONATE, visit: WesleyHouse.org/RoyalFamily. FREE (Cash Bar.)

6:15 PM – 8:15 PM
PIRATE ADVENTURE AND SUNSET SAIL ABOARD THE JOLLY II ROVER, 631 Green St., Key West Historic Seaport.  Take to the sea for a sunset sail with pirates.  Soft drinks & water provided. For more info, visit: SchoonerJollyRover.com   COST: $85 / $45 Kids under 13 / FREE Kids under 3.  Limited seating.  BYOB .

6:15 – 8:15 PM:

 SUNSET SAIL ABOARD WHEN & IF, docked at Stock Island Marina Village, Shrimp Rd., Stock Island. Join CR First Sea Lord ADM Finbar for a breathtaking evening at sea. Includes complimentary wine, beer & water. For more info, visit: SunsetSailKeyWest.com. COST: $99 / $45 Kids under 12. Limited seating. TICKET LINK

7:00 PM – LATE
CRIC 2022 KICK-OFF PARTY & CONCH SHELL BLOWING CONTEST hosted by Schooner Wharf Bar, “Official Party Headquarters,” 202 William Street, Key West Historic Seaport. Party with Pirates & CR Dignitaries and learn ‘real history’ behind our Secession! Party with Ambassadors, Admirals, Pirates and learn the ‘real history’ behind our Secession! For more info, visit: SchoonerWharf.com. FREE (Cash Bar.)

SATURDAY, APRIL 16th

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
2ND ANNUAL CONCH REPUBLIC CONCHY BEACH CLEANUP at Higgs Beach. Meet at Salute! On The Beach, 1000 Atlantic Blvd. Join the CR Green Ops & Key West Ploggers, and help Keep the Conch Republic Beautiful! FREE.

 

10:00AM – 5:00 PM
40th Annual Conch Republic ART & CRAFT FAIR ON DUVAL STREET
between Eaton & Greene. Purchase one-of-a-kind artworks from local artists and stop by the CRIC 2022 Bus and pick up Celebration souveniers, Event tickets and complimentary Program Guide! Booth rentals benefit Key West High School students pursuing advanced Art degrees. For more info, visit: SunsetCelebration.org. FREE.

 

10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
FURY’S ULTIMATE ADVENTURE H.20, 631 Greene Street, Key West Historic Seaport. Includes snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing & more! Breakfast, lunch & unlimited refreshments. For more info, visit: FuryCat.com. COST: $199.95 / 11+ years, $139.95 / Kids 4-10, FREE /Kids Under 3. Limited seating. 

 

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
CONCH CRAWL BAR, RUM SALUTE & DISTILLERY STROLL Sip your way through Old Town. Learn how rum & whiskey are distilled and visit historic, storied saloons. Tickets includes Conch Crawl tee-shirt (while supply lasts) and a drink at each stop. Participating bars include Key West First Legal Rum Distillery, Island Dogs, Rock House Live, Irish Kevin’s, Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, Hank’s Hair of the Dog Saloon, Willie T’s, Hero’s Bar & Liberty Lounge, 801 Bourbon Bar and Rum Bar at the Speakeasy Inn.

Meet at BACK TO THE ISLAND, 627 Eaton St., to pick up your tickets. Sponsored by Key West First Legal Rum Distillery and Key West Trading Company. COST: $40 ($35 in advance, if purchased by April 10.)
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

 

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 **NEW EVENT!** I LOVE STOCK ISLAND ART EXHIBIT & ART STROLL,sponsored by Absinthe House Key West and Havana Island Café, 6404 Front St., Stock Island features original works by local artists and is one of the stops on the I Love Stock Island Art Stroll. FREE (Cash Bar.)

 

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
                          CUBAN SANDWICH THROW DOWN, at the Green Parrot Parrot Bar, 601 Whitehead Street. Presented by Frita’s Cuban Burger Cafe. Join us to crown the Best Cuban sandwich in the Conch     Republic! For more info, contact: [email protected]  FREE (Cash Bar.)

 

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
38th Annual CONCH REPUBLIC DRAG RACES ON DUVAL hosted by Bourbon Street Pub.  Don your high heels & best frock and enter… or witness this “Only in Key West’ event!  Cheer on the hottest drag queens as they go heel to heel for a series of races & obstacle courses. FREE ENTRY. *SIGN UP AT EVENT ONLY*

 

6:00 PM
The 2nd Annual CONCH REPUBLIC WEARABLE ART FASHION SHOW BENEFIT, Key West Theater, 512 Eaton Street  (benefits the Wesley House Conch Republic Foster Children’s Fund.) This is where the latest fashion trends are made. See our Conch Republic Fashion Icons, Key West Style.  Our Super Models walk the runway in the best CR Couture & Costume, as designers compete for “Runway” and “Runaway” Awards. Rub elbows with Influencers at this renowned event during CR fashion week. Most designs will be available for sale! Limited seating. COST: $50 to $150. *Fashion Show Tickets at TheKeyWestTheater.com.

SEE EVENT FLYER HERE!
DESIGNER APPLICATION FORM HERE
FASHION SHOW SEATING CHART

 

 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
CLASSIC SHRIMP BOIL at Hogfish Grill, 6810 Front Street, Safe Harbour Marina, Downtown Stock Island. Enjoy a laid-back atmosphere with waterfront dining, and Cayo Hueso Brewing’s El Hemingway & Coconut Coma Beer. *Stay tuned for more details! For more info, visit: HogfishBar.com. COST: $65 (Cash Bar.)
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 17th

10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
FURY’S ULTIMATE ADVENTURE H.20, 631 Greene St., Key West Historic Seaport. Includes snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing & more! Breakfast, lunch & unlimited refreshments. For more info, visit: FuryCat.com. COST: $199.95 / 11+ years, $139.95 / Kids 4-10, FREE /Kids Under 3. Limited seating. *Tickets available online March 28.

 

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
EASTER BRUNCH AT YELLOWFIN BAR & KITCHEN, at Oceans Edge Marina Resort, 5959 Peninsular Ave., Stock Island.  Enjoy a fabulous brunch with bottomless, nonalcoholic beverages, Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, RAW BAR STARTERS include shrimp cocktail, gulf oysters, snapper & ceviche. MENU includes lots of delicious entrees, including Omelettes, Waffles, Traditional & Crab Eggs Benedict, Salads, Seafood, Prime Rib, Caramel Pork Belly and more! For more info, visit: OceansEdgeKeyWest.com. Seating limited. Reservations required.  COST: $60 (Cash Bar.)

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Yo Ho Ho and a Battle of Rum hosted by the Rum Bar Garden, at the Speakeasy Inn, 1117 Duval Street.  Brands competing include Key West First Legal Rum Distillery and Temple Pent’s Revenge.  *Stay tuned for more details.  FREE (Cash Bar.)

 

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
**NEW EVENT!** ADULT EASTEREGG’STRAVAGANZA hosted and sponsored by The Gardens Hotel, 512 Angela St. Join ‘Queen Kate’ for this ‘not for the kiddies’ party, which includes the annual Carrot Toss, Champagne “Bubbly Hunt” through lush tropical gardens (1:30PM) and Easter Bonnet Contest (2 PM.) Prizes will be awarded for ‘Best Female, Male & Couple Easter Outfit & Bonnet. At 3 Pm, we’ll join the Easter Bunny & CR Secretary of State, CDRE James Gilleran, CRN, for the 2nd Annual Easter Stroll on Duval to LaTeDa’s famous Tea Dance. Space limited. For more info, visit: GardensHotel.com. FREE (Cash Bar.)

 

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
2ND Annual CONCH REPUBLIC EASTER STROLL ON DUVAL, starts with Pre-Stroll festivities at The Gardens Hotel, 512 Angela St. or Curry Mansion Inn, 511 Caroline St. Wearing your Easter finest, come early and enjoy pre-stroll festivities, then follow the Easter Bunny and CR Secretary of State, CDRE James Gilleran, CRN, down Duval to La Te Da’s Famous Tea Dance, 1175 Duval Street, and view for prizes in the Best Easter Bonnet Contest! FREE. SEE EVENT FLYER HERE!

 

5:00 PM – 8 PM
JAZZ IN THE GARDENS HOTEL, 526 Angela Street. The d’vine Wine Gallery, set amongst an enchanting tropical garden, is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine while listening to great live music with world renowned jazz artists. For more info, visit: GardensHotel.com. FREE (Cash Bar.)

 

 

 

 

MONDAY, APR 18th

5:00PM-7:00 PM
**NEW EVENT!** CONCH REPUBLIC K-9 MUSTER. LAUNCH OF NEW MILITARY DIVISION hosted by Andy’s Cabana, 308 Petronia Street. WE WANT YOU — TO ENLIST YOUR PUPPY! Bring your furry best friend, learn how to enlist your dog  in the NEW CR Military K-9 Unit, and take home freebies for your puppy! Pirate Radio ‘Live Remote.” FREE (Cash Bar.)

 

6:30 PM – 10 PM
**NEW EVENT!” TALL TALES & SEA STORIES with Conch Republic First Sea Lord, ADM Finbar & Friends hosted by Absinthe House Key West, 6404 Front St., Stock Island. Listen to Tall Tales from Key West’s own Ancient Mariner (and favorite pirate!) about smugglers, pirates and rum runners who sailed the Florida Straits during the 19th & 20th Centuries.

Enjoy live music featuring Duo Terra and Knot for Sails, traditional Cuban food by Havana Island Cafe`,specialty cocktails featuring Death in the Afternoon Absinthe and Temple Pent’s Revenge. Proceeds benefit Flagship WOLF Preservation Society. For more info, visit: FlagshipWOLF.comSeating is limited, and reservations suggested.  COST: $20 (Cash Bar.)
SEE EVENT FLYER HERE
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
SUNSET CRUISE ABOARD ARGO NAVIS, Zero Margaret St., Key West Historic Seaport.
Enjoy an enchanting evening aboard this luxury catamaran, the last ship to be built in Key West. For tickets and more info, visit: ArgoNavis.com. 

TUESDAY APRIL 19th

6:00 PM – 8:00PM
WHERE IN THE WORLD WINE TASTING benefit for The Studios of Key West, at Hugh’s View, TSKW, 533 Eaton Street. Calling all Wineauxs! Can you identify different grapes and regions of wines? Go to new heights enjoying wines from around the world on the scenic rooftop of Hugh’s View. Enjoy the beautiful setting and great wines as we compete for prizes at this fun blind tasting competition. For more info: [email protected]. COST: $50. Limited tickets available online.    SEE EVENT FLYER HERE!  GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
CONCH REPUBLIC MILITARY MUSTER & CONCH-TAIL PARTY  benefit for Wesley House Family Services CR Foster Care Children’s Fun aboard USCGC INGHAM Museum Ship. Bend elbows with CR Military Admirals, Generals, Ambassador & Island Dignitaries. Enjoy live music featuring Alejandro Terra, Sip Truth Serum and be the first to enjoy an “Auborne Skies.”

The CIA-Sshhh! Cuties in Action and 82nd Auborne will be aiding and abetting on behalf of the Wesley House by serving up delicious “C-Rations.” Live Entertainment with Duo Terra and Knot for Sail, 50/50 Raffle, Cash Bar. For more info, email: [email protected]. COST: GEN ADM: $20 / $15 in Uniform. VIP Diplomatic Reserved Seats (includes CR pin): $60 / $50 in advance if purchased by April 11. General Admission Tickets available at the door. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
WIND & WINE SUNSET SAIL aboard Danger Charter’s historic Schooner DANGER, docked at Opal Resort & Marina, 245 Front Street. Enjoy a relaxing sail and toast the sunset with a glass of fine wine. For more info, visit: DangerCharters.com. COST: $95+ Reservations required. *Tickets available online March 28.

 

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MANDATORY CAPTAINS’ MEETING CR INDEPENDENCE BOAT PARADE, hosted by Schooner Wharf Bar, “Official Party Headquarters,” 202 William Street, Key West Historic Seaport. Meet with event organizers to review pre-parade staging and line up and pick up complimentary CR flags from Secretary of State, CDRE James Gilleran, CRN. FREE (Cash Bar.)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR VESSEL IN THE CR INDEPENDENCE BOAT PARADE.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20th

  3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Conch Republic 2nd annual “ART OF WINE” Gallery Tour & Wine Stroll begins at Gingerbread Square Gallery, 1207 Duval St., and is brought to you by GRAND VIN to benefit Sister Season, “Locals Helping Locals.” Stroll down Duval Street and visit fabulous galleries and enjoying delicious wines.  For more info, email [email protected]. Tickets limited, reservations suggested. COST: $50.
SEE EVENT FLYER HERE!
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

 

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 **NEW EVENT!** HOT HAVANA NIGHT
SEE EVENT FLYER HERE! hosted and sponsored by Smokin’ Tuna, 4 Charles St. Mingle with CR Ambassadors to Cuba, and the cast of PeaceVision’s 2022 PBS documentary, “Cuba Reframed.” Enjoy the sounds of Duo Terra, salsa the night away to the Caribe Key West and sip Rum & Bourbon cocktails. Feast on traditional Cuban Roast Pork and delectable dessert featuring Kermit’s Key Lime Pies.Vegetarian options available. Bid on authentic Cuban silent auction treasures. Win a trip to Havanah for two! Seating is limited, get your tickets today. COST: $60 / $50 pp in advance if purchased by April 17th. Table for four also available. Benefit for treeinstitute.org and FlagshipWolf.com.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE!

THURSDAY, APRIL 21st

 

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
WORLD’S LOOOOONGEST PARADE PRE-PARTY, hosted by Southernmost House Hotel, 1400 Duval Street. Enjoy live music featuring Mary Spear and Friends, and celebratory libations with a spectacular ocean view. Visit with parade participants, then join them as they muster for the parade at 7.  Sponsored Key West First Legal Rum Distillery and AAG Live. FREE (Cash Bar.)

 

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
“CONCH REPUBLIC – THE MUSICAL!” at Fringe at the Armory, 600 White Street. Hosted by Little Room Jazz Club, 821 Duval St and presented by The Fringe Theater. Learn the history behind the birth of the Conch Republic. This rollicking musical chronicles Key West’s strange-but-true 1982 “secession” from the United States to form the independent Conch Republic. Show runs through April 24. For more info, visit: FringeTheater.org.  Seating limited, reservations suggested. 

 

 

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
WORLD’S LOOOOONGEST PARADE ON DUVAL – FROM THE ATLANTIC OCEAN TO THE GULF OF MEXICO! This world-famous quirky and colorful parade celebrates 40 Years of Conch Republic Independence. Come early and meet the parade participants gathering at United & Duval streets. 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, or drive your classic decorated car! March (or walk!) with friends in costume.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR float, marching unit, or vehicle.

 

9:00 PM – LATE
“WORLD’S LOOOOONGEST PARADE” AFTER-PARTY & AWARDS CEREMONY, hosted & sponsored by Schooner Wharf Bar, “Official Party Headquarters,” 202 William Street, Key West Historic Seaport. Parade prizes will be awarded for Best “Conch-cept”, Most Original, and Most Creative parade entries. Dance to great live music under the stars, mingle with Conch Republic VIPS, CR High Command, Pirates, and Patriots. For more info, visit SchoonerWharf.com

*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!

FRIDAY, APRIL 22nd

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
CONCH REPUBLIC 40TH ANNIVERSARY INDEPENDENCE BOAT PARADE, in Key West Harbor. Register your vessel and deck it out with colorful Conch Republic flags and Celebrate 40 Years of FUN-Dependence at Sea! Best viewing at Ocean Key Resort & Spa Sunset Pier, Zero Duval Street, Opal Resort & Marina, and Mallory Square Sunset Celebration, 411 Wall Street. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 19TH. FREE (Cash Bar.)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR VESSEL IN THE CR INDEPENDENCE BOAT PARADE.

7:00 PM
40th Annual CONCH REPUBLIC NAVAL PARADE, in Key West Harbor. Watch the majestic Conch Republic Naval Fleet and Privateers sail past Ocean Key House Resort & Spa Sunset Pier, Mallory Square Sunset Celebration and Opal Resort & Marina. Cheer them on, as they ready themselves for the Re-enactment of the Conch Republic Great Sea Battle.

Best viewing at Ocean Key Resort & Spa Sunset Pier, Opal Resort & Marina, and Mallory Square Sunset Celebration, 411 Wall Street. FREE (Cash Bar.)

 

7:00 PM
40th Annual REENACTMENT OF THE GREAT SEA BATTLE OF THE CONCH REPUBLIC,
in, alongside and above Key West Harbor is not to be missed. This large scale, hilarious harbor battle pits the CR’s Military Forces (Air Force, Army and Navy) and CR Privateers of all shapes and sizes, against their valiant foe, non-other than a United States Coast Guard Cutter.  The good-natured foes represent the USCG Cutter Diligence, attacked April 23, 1982, by the Schooner Western Union, the first Flagship of the Conch Republic.

Best viewing is at Ocean Key Resort & Spa Sunset Pier, Opal Resort & Marina, and Mallory Square Sunset Celebration. FREE (Cash Bar.)

 

8:00 PM – LATE
40th Annual “GREAT SEA BATTLE SURRENDER CEREMONY & VICTORY PARTY,” hosted & sponsored by Schooner Wharf Bar, “Official Party Headquarters,” 202 William Street, Key West Historic Seaport. After the Great Sea Battle of the CR Reenactment, join the Conch Republic Military and “Coasties” for a “Tongue-in-Cheek” Surrender Ceremony of the United States Coast Guard to the CR Armed Forces – Who Defend the Republic from Key to Shining Key! Dance to live music under the stars from 7 p.m. until Midnight. For more info, visit: SchoonerWharf.com. FREE (Cash Bar.)

SATURDAY, APRIL 23rd

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
3rd Annual Conch Crawl Bar & PUP Stroll
is a benefit for the Florida Keys SPCA. Take your favorite furry friend to visit some of Old Town’s favorite watering holes for a day of fun.  Tickets include Conch Crawl tee-shirt (while supply lasts), lanyard, and drink at each stop. Don’t have a furry friend of your own? Join the stroll and enjoy all puppies.

Participating bars include Ocean Key Resort & Spa Sunset Pier, Island Dogs, Rock House Live, Hank’s Hair of the Dog Saloon, Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, Willie T’s, Hero’s Bar & Liberty Lounge, 801 Bourbon Bar, and Rum Bar. On the day of the event, pick up your bar stroll tickets, lanyard and t-shirt at the BACK TO THE ISLAND Store at 627 Eaton Street starting at 11am.  Then begin the stroll at the bar of your choice! Sponsored by Key West Legal Rum Distillery and Key West Trading Company. For more info, visit: FKSPCA.org. COST: $40 / $35 in Advance, if purchased by April 10. Tickets also available day of at Back to the Island.

REGISTER YOU & YOUR PUPPY!
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE!

 

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
40th Annual CONCH REPUBLIC BLUE RIBBON BED RACES, takes place on Duval (between Olivia and Southard) and is said to be “The most fun you can have with your clothes on!” Put together your own team and decorate a bed to compete for prizes in this hilarious race.

Registration at 1 p.m., Start Time 3 p.m. Awards Ceremony at 6 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 or sign up, visit: SisterSeason.com. FREE.

REGISTER YOUR TEAM FOR THE BED RACES NOW! CLICK HERE.

 

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PM
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CONCH REPUBLIC 40TH INDEPENDENCE DAY PARTY, hosted by Southernmost House Hotel, 1400 Duval Street. Celebrate with CR Dignitaries and Military High Brass.  Enjoy the breathtaking ocean view as we toast to 40 Years of “FUN-DEPENDENCE!” and live music featuring Sir CW Colt and Mary Spear, a Ceremonial Raising of the Colors, CR Pledge of Allegiance and Conch Shell Salute. Sponsored by Key West First Legal Rum Distillery and AAG Live. FREE (Cash Bar.)

DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY of the CR Pledge of Allegiance & Battle Hymn HERE!

 

7:00 – 8:00 PM
37th ANNUAL “SCHOONER WHARF WRECKERS CUP RACE SERIES” CAPTAINS’ MEETING hosted & sponsored by Schooner Wharf Bar, “Official Party Headquarters,” 202 William Street, Key West Historic Seaport. Required Captains’ meeting for those participating in the April 24 final race of the 2022 Schooner Wharf Bar Wrecker’s Cup Race Series in the Sail Loft. Enjoy complimentary Pusser’s Rum Punch and hors d’oeuvres. For more info, visit: SchoonerWharf.com. FREE (Cash Bar.)

 

7:00 PM – Late
37th Annual PIRATE BALL & COSTUME CONTEST hosted & sponsored by Schooner Wharf Bar, “2022 Party Headquarters,” 202 William Street, Key West Historic Seaport. 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. For more info, SchoonerWharf.com. FREE (Cash Bar.)

 

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: “ADVENTURES IN THE CONCH REPUBLIC” WORLD PREMIERE at the Tropic Cinema, 512 Eaton St. See the true story of how Key West SECEDED in 1982 and became The CONCH Republic. 8 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM, Open Seating. FREE

SUNDAY, APRIL 24th

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
BRUNCH AT YELLOWFIN BAR & KITCHEN, Oceans Edge Marina, 5959 Peninsular Ave., Stock Island. Enjoy a fabulous brunch with bottomless, nonalcoholic beverages, Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, RAW BAR STARTERS include shrimp cocktail, gulf oysters, snapper & ceviche. MENU includes lots of delicious entrees, including Omelettes, Waffles, Traditional & Crab Eggs Benedict, Salads, Seafood, Prime Rib, Caramel Pork Belly and more! For more info, visit: www.OceansEdgeKeyWest.com. Seating limited. Reservations required.  COST: $60

 

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
37th Annual Schooner Wharf WRECKERS RACE SERIES CUP RACE SERIES Schooner Wharf Bar, “Official Party Headquarters,” 202 William Street, Key West Historic Seaport. Race to Sand Key Lighthouse with the Schooner Wharf Wreckers…or enter your own vessel in the final race of the 2020 season! Enjoy a delightful afternoon at sea on the waters off Key West aboard the AMERICA 2.0, WHEN & IF, JOLLY ROVER, DANGER, ARGO NAVIS, or other Conch Republic majestic schooners, sloops, or multi-hull catamarans. This “all-in-fun race series” recalls the tradition of the wreckers during the 1800’s. Best viewing for Race Start is at Mallory Square. For more info, visit: SchoonerWharf.com.

                            BOOK YOUR PASSAGE FOR THIS EXCITING RACE TO SAND KEY LIGHT HOUSE online.  Tickets available online March 20.

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Jazz in the Gardens Hotel for the Conch Republic, 526 Angela Street. The d’vine Wine Gallery is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine while listening to some great live music with world renowned jazz artists. For more info, visit: GardensHotel.com. FREE (Cash Bar.)

 

7:00 PM
37th Annual SCHOONER WHARF WRECKERS RACE SERIES CUP “AWARDS PARTY AND CEREMONY, hosted & sponsored by Schooner Wharf Bar, “Official Party Headquarters,” 202 William Street, Key West Historic Seaport. View video of the race while enjoying a BBQ dinner and live music. Prizes given to the first-place finishers in each of six classes: Schooner, Classic, Multihull, Mono-hull (29′ and Under, 30′-40′ and 40′ and Over.) For more info, visit: SchoonerWharf.com.

 

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
“CONCH REPUBLIC – THE MUSICAL! at Fringe at the Armory, 600 White Street. Hosted by Little Room Jazz Club, 821 Duval St and presented by The Fringe Theater. Closing Night! Learn the history behind the birth of the Conch Republic. This rollicking musical chronicles Key West’s strange-but-true 1982 “secession” from the United States to form the independent Conch Republic.  Seating limited, reservations suggested.  For more info, visit: FringeTheater.org.