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Best Things to do in Key West in April

For those looking to vacation in Key West during the month of April, the timing is perfect. With spring in full swing and ideal weather conditions, there are endless opportunities to engage in outdoor adventures such as boat rentals, sandbar tours, and watersports. Be sure to explore our top recommendations for things to see and do while in Key West this April.

Key West Farmers Market

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Visit the Truman Waterfront every Thursday from 2 pm to 7 pm for a delightful selection of locally grown fresh produce, beautiful orchids and native plants, an artisan variety of meats and cheeses, pickles, honey, nuts, dried fruits, natural soaps, and many other treasures.

Explore Key West handmade crafts, unique gifts, and find the perfect souvenir to bring back home.

Conch Republic Independence Celebration

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A week long celebration with multiple events that showcase the true spirit and independence of Key West, the Conch Republic. Activities include wacky bed races down Duval to lighthearted sea battles with tall ships.

If you want to experience the uniqueness of the people of Key West, visit during this week.

Spend a day like a local, on the water!

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How do the Key West Local’s spend their days off? On the water!

Enjoy the local sandbars and remote islands, with a sandbar charter, tiki bar boat charterslide boat charter, or boat rental.

Have a vacation of a lifetime!

David Feder – Limitless Guitar at Key West Theater

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David Feder has carved out a niche of his own, playing a signature blend of Flamenco-infused Folk music. His laid-back style easily disguises his virtuosity on the nylon string Flamenco Guitar. Three decades of island-living in the Florida Keys has influenced Feder’s breezy, approachable, and sophisticated music. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.

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The Papers, a Musical at Studios of Key West


A staged reading of a musical adaptation of Henry James’ novella, “The Aspern Papers.” The story, originally set in 1888 Venice, has shifted to contemporary Key West. The piece asks how we contend with the art and accomplishments of flawed people. How do we appreciate the achievements of heroes who may also be villains? Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances at 8 p.m. in Helmerich Theater.

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Watch the Famous Key West Sunset

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Key West is known for its fabulous sunsets.

On shore, you can watch from Mallory Square and be entertained by street performers. Or, locals head to the Sunset Tiki Bar at the Galleon Resort, a hidden gem.

But, the best place to watch sunset is from the water. Take a Sunset Cruise or book a Sandbar Charter that includes sunset.

See our list of the Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Key West.

Annual Cuban Sandwich Throw down


Created by Frita’s Cuban Burger Cafe and hosted at the Green Parrot, this annual fundraiser, which benefits The Learning Center of Key West, invites music lovers, foodies and fans of island spectacles to sample their way through entries while voting for their favorites.

“Key West is definitely a Cuban sandwich destination on the map of South Florida and the U.S. We all know what we like. As restaurants, we all claim to have the best so, it’s time once again to throw it down!” – Marcia Weaver, Frita’s Cuban Burger Cafe

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