New Year’s Eve Celebrations In Islamorada & Key Largo
There’s more to spending New Year’s Eve in the Florida Keys than the wild party happening in Key West.
Although that’s pretty great. If you like crowds and partying (and not just on Dec. 31), Key West is where you want to be for several days.
PubClub.com has this complete look at NYE in Key West, which includes a conch shell drop at Sloppy Joe’s Bar on Duval St.; the descent of a super-sized red high-heel shoe carrying a drag queen (“Sushi”) at the Bourbon St. Pub (five blocks up at 724 Duval St), and the descent of a pirate’s wench from the top of a tall ship’s mast with a party in and around the Schooner Wharf bar.
Yes, it’s Key West and its creative and it’s fun.
But here’s what else is happening elsewhere in the Keys on NYE 2017-18. Plus, for those early risers (or early-morning revelers), there’s a 5K run on New Year’s Day.
Florida Keys New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Beach
Fireworks on the beach takes place at Pierre’s Restaurant and Morada Bay Beach Café, MM 81.6 bayside. There’s live music and you can buy drinks at the bar, but coolers are not allowed. Contact: 305-664-8414.
When: Dec. 31, midnight
New Year’s Eve Fireworks on Blackwater Sound, Key Largo
Key Largo’s back bay has an annual fireworks celebration hosted by bayside restaurants Sundowners, Señor Frijoles, Cactus Jack’s, Gus’ Grille at the Marriott Key Largo Beach Resort and the Caribbean Club, all located bayside around MMs 103-104. Contact: 305-451-4502.
Morado BeachParty & Bonfires
At MM 81.6 there’s a beach party with bonfires, a BBQ, performers and fireworks. For details, call (305) 664-3225 or email [email protected].
Checca Lodge & Spa Party With Dancing On The Beach – Closed
Normally, at MM 82 there’s a three-course dinner, fireworks, a band and dancing on the beach. However, the property is closed due to Hurricane Irma.
Village New Year’s Day Celebration, Islamorada
Wake up! Or just don’t go to bed. It’s the annual 5k Run, Walk and Crawl at Founders Park, MM 87 bayside in Islamorada. For the less athletically minded, New Year’s Day festivities start at 10 a.m., with the blessing of the fleet at Whale Harbor Bridge, MM 84 oceanside.