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Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley

Headquarters of the Conch Republic Independence Celebration | April 17 – 26th, 2020


Schooner Wharf Kick-Off Party – April 17th at 7 p.m.

Schooner Wharf Kick-Off Party is the start of the Conch Republic Independence Celebration on Friday, April 19th at 7 p.m. The festivities kick off at 7 p.m. with the Last Mangoes band playing steel drum dance rhythms of the Caribbean. Their live shows are ever-changing and wide-ranging in the styles audiences crave — From Reggae to Motown to rock to funk and beyond! Definitely bring your dancing shoes! Listen to how it all happened! Conch Republic Prime Minister Dennis Wardlow will be on stage recounting the story of the events that led to our secession, as can only be told by the mayor who spearheaded our secession in 1982! We seceded from the United States, surrendered and demanded foreign aid (we are still
waiting on that!) Long Live the Conch Republic!


Schooner Wharf Captains’ Meeting for the Great Sea Battle – April 21st at 9 p.m. 

Attendance is mandatory for all Salts and Sea Dogs joining the Conch Republic Forces against the U.S. Border Patrol for the Great Battle. On Schooner Wharf’s Upper Deck.


Schooner Wharf Conch Republic Independence Celebration Parade Party & Awards Ceremony – April 23rd at 9 p.m. 

Follow the parade Mardi Gras style for the Awards Ceremony!


Schooner Wharf Conch Republic Independence Celebration Victory Party and Surrender Ceremony of the Great Sea Battle – April 24th at 9 p.m. 

“Conch-republicans” celebrate defeating the evil forces of the US Government.


Schooner Wharf Pirates Ball and Costume Competition April 25th at 7 p.m.

Festivities start at 7 pm with swordplay, swashbuckling, sea chanties and a welcome announcement by Key West’s own band of pyrates, Conch Republic Privateers. There will be a Costume Contest, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for Best Wench and Best Buccaneer. There will also be a prize awarded for Best Bustier and Cutthroat Surprise. The Conch Republic Privateers will walk around in the crowd and sign up contestants around 7:45 p.m. and go until about 8:45 p.m. Contest will start around 9 p.m.

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