Ready for a Fall getaway? Consider Key West in November. It’s a lovely time to visit the island and it’s full of tropical pre-holiday cheer. There are also a lot of great events throughout the month of November to enjoy during your stay. Here’s our roundup of the best things to do in Key West in November.
Meeting of the Minds: Parrotheads in Paradise Festival
If you love Key West, chances are you can relate to a Jimmy Buffett song or two. Whether you’re “wasting away again in Margaritaville” or contemplating “a son of a son of a sailor,” the “changes in latitude” in Key West definitely bring “changes in attitude.” For Parrotheads, the annual Meeting of the Minds Festival is a time to come together and celebrate the island lifestyle of Key West.
The week is filled with concerts and events, and one of our favorites is Fury Water Adventures’ Parrothead Live Music Sunset Sail on November 3rd & 4th. Join John Frinzi & Aaron Scherz on Friday, November 3rd and Jesse Rice on Saturday, November 4th as they rock you aboard Fury’s state-of-the-art 65′ sailing catamaran for a cruise you won’t soon forget. The two-hour sail includes a tasty appetizer spread, along with all you can drink beer, wine, champagne and, of course, margaritas!
Lighting of the Key West “Harbor Walk of Lights”
Kick off the holiday season in Key West by attending the Harbor Walk of Lights on November 22nd at the Historic Seaport. The eagerly awaited event begins at 6:00 pm with the lighting of the Key West traditional holiday tree made from foam trap floats and a nautically decorated fresh pine Christmas tree. Walk a little further along the Key West Historic Seaport’s Harbor Walk and there you will find none other than a lobster trap tree. If you miss the lighting, don’t worry! The Harbor Walk is lit every night through New Year’s Eve.
World Championship Power Boat Races
Get revved up for a high octane week of power boat racing in Key West. Races take place November 6, 8, and 10 in the Key West Harbor. You can watch from the Truman Waterfront, or better yet, join Fury Water Adventures aboard their official turn boat and become part of the action. Watch as these powerboats race at speeds up to 100 miles per hour and enjoy a party filled with food and a full bar.
Celebrate Thanksgiving Offshore
We like the idea of adding a tropical twist to your holiday traditions. If you choose to celebrate Thanksgiving with your family in Key West, do it in true Key West fashion, on the water! Fury Water Adventures hosts their annual Thanksgiving Day All Day Water Adventure featuring breakfast and a turkey luncheon. You’ll enjoy a full day of snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing and bouncing around on Fury’s very own waterpark. Now that’s a lot to be thankful for!