Come hungry to the Key Lime Festival because it's overflowing with delicious lime-flavored treats, and you won't want to miss a single one. This festival, which happens in Key West, Florida, exudes the eccentric spirit of the island itself. From the Key Lime Cocktail Sip & Stroll to the hilarious Key Lime Pie Drop, you'll find plenty of unusual experiences to fill the entire weekend. Come with friends or bring the family; the Key Lime Festival is fun for everyone. Plus, when you're not celebrating the birthplace of the Key lime pie, you can enjoy gorgeous beaches and sparkling water.
2023 is shaping up to be the best Key Lime Festival yet. The festival is pleased to offer a full 4 days of culinary events for every taste, including favorites from past years like the Key Lime Cocktail Sip & Stroll and Key Lime Pie Hop with new favorites for Key Lime lovers like the Key Lime Scavenger Hunt and Key Lime University! They’ve also added a few intimate culinary events for VIP Key Lime lovers! They do expect most of the events to sell out so check out the main website to register for the 2023 events.
The Key Lime Festival takes place on Key West, which lies about 160 miles southwest of Miami. Venues are scattered around the island; they include the lighthouse, the Curry Mansion Inn, the Key West First Legal Rum Distillery and General Horseplay.
An RV is a fantastic way to set up camp during the Key Lime Festival. During the heat of the summer in Key West, you'll love the chance to relax in your cozy camper. Bring your own RV or consider an RV rental from RVshare. The festival doesn't offer special RV camping options, but the Florida Keys offer a variety of RV sites. Keep in mind that many of them require a bit of a drive from Key West, so it's important to bring a separate vehicle.
Leo’s Campground in Key West is the most affordable campground in the Florida Keyes. With RV sites that can fit RVs up to 42’ in length, this RV park has full hookups, WiFi spots, and hot showers to wash the sand off your feet.
On the east side of Key West, check out El Mar RV Resort. Here, you can wake up to views of the water and enjoy stunning sunsets over the ocean. This park offers 11 sites with six located on the water. All sites come with perks like full hookups, cable TV, and Wi-Fi. The gravel sites offer plenty of space for big rigs, and the paved roads are easy to navigate.
Nearby, Boyd's Campground also offers spectacular waterfront sites, partial-view sites, and inland sites. Keep in mind that many spots here are back-in only. With full hookups, cable TV, and concrete patios, this is a great place to relax. While you're in town, make sure to check out the many activities at Boyd's, or you can lounge by the pool, check out the game room or rent a kayak to explore the shore.
Key West offers a large selection of hotels and bed-and-breakfast inns if you're not staying in an RV. Many are located on the west side of the island, so you can walk to most of the festival events. Book a waterfront-facing room at the luxurious Casa Marina Key West or enjoy the pool at the Marquesa Hotel. If you love cocktails, the Smallest Bar Inn claims to have the world's smallest bar. When budget is a concern, look to the hotels and inns located toward the interior of the island. Can't find a room near downtown? Look to the many waterfront properties that line Highway 1 on the northern and eastern edges of Key West. A little farther out, you'll find the occasional hotel situated next to Highway 1 as it winds through the Florida Keys.
The Key Lime Festival happens in Key West, which is located at the very end of the Florida Keys. The only route to the island is Highway 1; it runs from Homestead and throughout the islands. Whether you're in an RV or a car, plan plenty of time to get to Key West.
The streets on Key West are notoriously narrow, so it's a good idea to drive your RV to your campsite and plan to leave it there during the festival. The easiest way to get around the festival is on foot or by bike. If you're coming in a passenger car, head to the City of Key West Old Town Garage, the Key West Bight parking lot or the public parking area on Simonton Street. Alternatively, you can find limited street parking near the beaches and in residential neighborhoods.
The Key Lime Festival involves a series of events; some require tickets while others are free and open to the public. For some events, you will have to buy a ticket on the festival website. Planning to attend one of the ticketed events? The organizers expect each session to sell out, so it's a good idea to buy your tickets online in advance.
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