KEY WEST IS A PERENNIAL explosion of color. From the pastel-hued conch houses lining the narrow one-way streets to the neon green iguanas perched in the banyan trees to the drag darlings glittering outside Aqua and 801 Bourbon every night of the week, the island is a shining prism year- round. But every June, Key West fluffs its feathers even […]

Rainbow Flag endures as a symbol of inclusivity

“One Human Family” — not only is that the (un)official motto of Key West, but it’s also the pervading philosophy of our island home. Ever since its early days as a tourist hotspot, Key West has been a paragon of inclusivity and our universal acceptance is never on display more than during Pride Week, when individuals of all orientations are […]


The most traveled and visible street in Key West is only the beginning, the surface, of what the town has to offer. Ask the locals about their favorite spots, stroll through quiet neighborhoods or down alleyways off Duval and you’ll begin to dive deeper into the quieter, more diverse and less readily apparent offerings. Here are eight spots that you […]

Getting around Key West

1. Southernmost Point  The corner of South Street and Whitehead Street The city of Key West erected this now-famous concrete buoy in 1983 to denote the southernmost point in the continental United States. 2. Conch Tour Train  303 Front St., Key West 305-294-5161 or 888-916-8687 The Conch Train has been winding its way through the streets of Key […]


The Green Parrot Bar: the house of music

Once upon a time, Key West was a lot different than it is today. So maybe we will never get to see the magic of a Duval Street lined with mom and pops or see creative legends like Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams walking the streets, but the stories are still being told. But whenever I think that I’ll never […]


SPECIAL EVENTS Patrick and the Swayzees  June 7, 8 p.m. Sidebar at Aqua 504 Angela St. Appelrouth Lane’s Pride Street Party  June 10, noon to 7 p.m. Appelrouth Lane Key West Pride Parade  June 10, 5 to 7 p.m. Duval St. “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde‘ June 9, 6 p.m. Waterfront Playhouse 407 Wall St. […]

Key West Pride Schedule

Thursday, June 7  1 to 5 p.m.  Pride Pool Party • All Welcome • Equator Resort • 822 Fleming St. • 6 p.m.  The Stoli Key West Classic • Championship Semifinals #1 • Aqua • 711 Duval St. • 7 p.m.  Key West Pride Reading • presented by Fringe Theatre, Doors open at 6:30 • Key West Theater […]


‘Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde’

Oscar Wilde, best remembered for his play “The Importance of Being Earnest” as well as the novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” was also at the center of a scandalous trial that ruined him. The Waterfront Playhouse, on Mallory Square, will present a staged reading of “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde” by Moises Kaufman (The Laramie Project) […]


              Your guide to where the locals go for happy hour drink and food specials. Alonzo’s  700 Front St. 4-6:30 p.m. Half-price appetizers Aqua  711 Duval St. 2-6 p.m. $5 well drinks, $3.75 domestic beers Bagatelle  115 Duval St. 4-6 p.m. Half-price drinks $5 appetizers Blackfin  918 Duval St. 4:30-6:30 p.m. […]


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