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hemingway days

35th Annual Key West Hemingway Days: July 21-26, 2015

Hemingway Days in Key WestOne of the most popular summer events in Key West celebrates the annual birthday of Ernest Hemingway on July 21st. 2015 celebrates his 116th birthday and this year’s festival promises to be one of the best. Hemingway’s granddaughter Lorian Hemingway serves as festival director and oversees all events including the literary competition. Other festival proceedings consist of a three day marlin fishing tournament, look-alike contest, a rare memorabilia exhibition at the Hemingway Museum and a lively Running of the Bulls on Duval Street. Year after year, one of the most popular events is the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. Impersonators from miles around come to be declared the “Best Ernest Hemingway” in Key West. Held at Sloppy Joe's Bar, one of Hemingway's favorite watering holes, this competition features hundreds of Hemingway look-alikes competing for prizes and bragging rights.

Costs $35 to register.
FREE to watch.
6:30 pm at 201 Duval Street.
For more information, call 305-294-2388.

Photo - (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

The Conch Tour Train of Key West has provided vacation guests and locals with more than 50 years of historic tours, news, and events. Each month, the Conch Tour Train publishes upcoming events in Key West for visitors and residents to enjoy.

If you’re visiting Key West for the 2013 Hemingway Days Festival, don’t forget to include the 75-minute historic Key West Tour in your itinerary. In addition to learning about Key West Legends like Ernest Hemingway, you’ll see all the important tourist attractions and sites in Key West. This allows you to plan your vacation around the activities that interest you and your family the most.

If you are a local Key West resident, take advantage of the Conch Tour Train Hometown Pass program. After your registration is verified, you will receive free admission to the historic Key West Tour each time you bring a full paying guest. Learn more about the Hometown Pass today.
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