Get your white beard ready for this year’s Hemingway Days in Key West! Hemingway Days is a combination of literary events, fishing tournaments, physical races and bearded men dressed up in their kaki’s drinking a lot of rum!
Here is the simplified version of the event schedule as we’ve picked out the crazier events that most of our Finest Conchfish would love to do and see.
TUESDAY JULY 19th
9:30am-4:30pm Cool stuff happening at the Hemingway House Museum! Guy Harvey sketches will be on exhibit and if you say the secret words you get a special discount on the museum’s entry fee for the day! The secret password is “Hemingway Days”
10:00am-5:00pm Tennessee Williams exhibit at the Key West Business Guild in the back room of the center. Located on Truman Ave. between Duval & Simonton St. just look for the Rainbow Flag!
WEDNESDAY JULY 20th
5:30pm Meet the Papa’s at Sloppy Joe’s. Fan-out at Sloppy’s by meeting past and current Papa wanabe’s!
9:00am Coffee & Doughnuts with the Papa’s at Cypress House
Fishing Tournament stuff
5:00pm Something scholarly at The Customs House
5:50pm Birthday cake with the Papa’s at Sloppy’s
6:30pm Papa Hemingway Look Alike Contest, first preliminary round. Sloppy Joe’s
FRIDAY JULY 22nd
1:30pm Papa Fish Off at Conch Republic catch & release with Cuban yo-yo’s. (Yo-yo’s are big round spools of fishing line that you toss into the water) Lot’s of old timers here in Key West still use them to fish off of the local piers!
5:00pm Poetry reading Blue Heaven-listen to cool people recite Hemingway’s most famous poems!
6:30pm Hemingway Look Alike Contest secondary round at Sloppy Joe’s. Check out the web cam at sloppyjoes.com
10am-10pm Street Fair with food, fun, drinks and arts & crafts.
Noon: photos with Papa’s at Sloppy’s. Sit on Santa’s lap and take a selfie!
1:00pm Running of the Bulls. A mob of crazy white haired men race down Duval St. Fun to watch!
3:00pm-8:00pm Papa’s Pilar Rum 5k and Paddle Race. The after party will be at Southernmost Beach Café. keywestspecialevents.com
6:30pm Final round of look alike contest! Watch it live in Key West or on the Sloppy Joe’s web cam!
SUNDAY JULY 24
10:00am Arm wrestling at Sloppy Joe’s. $5 to enter