Key West Fun Continues in November

Our tropical island paradise of Key West has always attracted people for its laid-back, relaxed atmosphere and abundant natural resources. These important features of the Key West lifestyle are showcased in two exciting events happening in early November.

Jimmy Buffett holds a special place in the hearts of Key West residents. Celebrating his “island escapism” attitude inspired by Key West, Parrot Heads from all over the world will come to the island from November 1 through 4 for their 21st Annual Meeting of Minds, Another Trip Around the Sun. As devoted Jimmy Buffett fans, these clubs come together to meet, celebrate Buffett’s music, and engage in community service projects for the Keys such as blood and toy drives. Event festivities include the 15th Annual Jersey Boyz Welcome Party on Thursday, November 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Conch Republic Seafood Company on Greene Street and the Margaritaville Street Fest, which is open to the public and will be held on Friday, November 2, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Duval and Fleming Streets. There will also be a charity auction on Saturday, November 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Casa Marina ballroom, followed by an all-day beach bash on the West Lawn.

Our warm ocean waters are one of the most treasured natural resources of Key West. There is always something to do on the water in the Keys, and the 32nd Annual Super Boat Key West World Championship will add its own brand of hydro-fun when Super Boat International brings its final event of the 2012 racing season to Key West. This offshore power boat race takes place on a six-mile long rectangular course, part of which dips into Key West Harbor. On some sections of the course, boats can reach speeds of up to 200mph! The fun begins on Sunday, November 4, with race boats on display at the Truman Annex from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and a Boat Parade on Duval Street at 4:00 p.m. Registration, races, and other events continue through Sunday, November 11, and culminate with the awards presentation at the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel for racers and their guests. Boats will be on display daily at the Truman Annex throughout the event. Visit the website for specific daily hours and race schedules.

What’s not to love about tropical island fun? Come to the Keys and claim your own piece of this American paradise! I have been selling Key West real estate for over 29 years to adventurers seeking their own island fun, and my free relocation packet and personalized, professional service can guide you to your perfect Key West home. Contact me today by phone at Margarita Villoch, 305-304-8505, by email at, or on the web at and become part of the Key West lifestyle!