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The Conch Republic was established by secession of the Florida Keys from the United States of America, on April 23rd, 1982 in response to a United States Border Patrol Blockade setup on highway U.S.1 at Florida City just to the north of the Florida Keys. This heinous act effectively isolated Keys Citizens from the U.S. mainland since the blockade was on our only land artery to and from the mainland.

With activities ranging from wacky bed race to a lighthearted sea battle featuring tall ships, the Conch Republic’s 10-day birthday party showcases the independent and eccentric spirit that characterizes the Florida Keys.

Friday, April 19, 2013

12:00 AM The Raising Of the Colors At Fort Taylor

7:00 PM Kickoff Party At The Schooner Wharf Bar

click here for complete schedule

For more Key West attractions and daily Key West hotel discounts, visit keywestfinest.mobi on your smartphone. Click here to download the Key West Finest Places app for your iPhone, or here for your Android phone. You can also join the Key West discussion at conchfish.com

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