Embracing Creativity and Harmony: The Annual Schooner Wharf Open Air Art & Music Affair 2024

Embracing Creativity and Harmony: The Annual Schooner Wharf Open Air Art & Music Affair 2024

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In the heart of Key West, where the turquoise waters meet the vibrant streets, lies a haven for artists and music enthusiasts alike. The Annual Schooner Wharf Open Air Art & Music Affair stands as a testament to the island’s rich cultural tapestry, inviting locals and visitors to immerse themselves in a celebration of creativity and community.

Set against the backdrop of the picturesque Schooner Wharf Bar at the Key West Historic Seaport, this annual event embodies the essence of Key West’s laid-back charm and artistic spirit. As you stroll through the open-air venue, you’re greeted by a kaleidoscope of colors, sounds, and aromas, each contributing to the festival’s unique ambiance. A colorful waterfront setting, arts and crafts by skilled Florida Keys artisans and tunes by talented local and visiting musicians are top attractions at the Annual Schooner Wharf Open Air Art & Music Affair. The event is set for 9:30 to midnight, Saturday, March 2nd, in Key West’s Historic Seaport.

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Not only is the festival a rollicking good time, it is a fantastic opportunity to meet renowned artists in a casual atmosphere, purchase a distinctive piece of art, and have a cocktail while supporting a worthwhile cause.

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Overall, beyond the art and music, it’s the sense of community that truly defines the Annual Schooner Wharf Open Air Art & Music Affair. Here, strangers become friends, and barriers dissolve in the spirit of shared creativity and appreciation. It’s a celebration of the human experience in all its complexity and beauty, a reminder that, no matter our differences, we are united by our capacity to create and connect.

For more information on all of the great shops, restaurants, bars, watersports activities and events all year round, visit www.keywesthistoricseaport.com.

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Here’s Your Chance to Win Two Concert Tickets to See Old Dominion in Concert in Key West!

Here’s Your Chance to Win Two Concert Tickets to See Old Dominion in Concert in Key West!

Win Two Old Dominion Concert Tickets! But be sure to read the eligibility rules first!

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Eligibility: This contest is open only to U.S. citizens and legal residents who are at least 18 years old as of the date of contest entry. Employees of Key West Historic Seaport, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the contest. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, you agree to accept the decision of Key West Historic Seaport as final and binding as it relates to the content of this contest.

Entries will be accepted online starting on February 27, 2023, at 2:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and ending on March 20, 2023 at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). All online entries must be received by March 20, 2023 at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).

How to Enter: The contest must be entered by LIKING or FOLLOWING the Key West Historic Seaport on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. (The entry must comply with all requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win.) Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility.

Prizes: The Winner(s) of the contest will receive two tickets to see Old Dominion performing live on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Coffee Butler Amphitheater at 7:30 P.M. Actual/appraised value may differ at the time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Key West Historic Seaport. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Key West Historic Seaport’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. The prize shall be delivered by mail or sent via email after announcing the winner. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Key West Historic Seaport to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries (comments) received.


Winner Selection and Notification: The winners will be chosen after 5:00 P.M. EST on Monday, March 20, 2023. The winner’s name, city, and picture will be used for future social media posts, and the winner will be messaged via Facebook, Twitter OR Instagram with instructions on how to redeem their prize. Winner will be notified by a message from the Key West Historic Seaport Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account within two (2) days following selection of Winner. Key West Historic Seaport shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam or junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within three days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected.

Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT Key West Historic Seaport‘s SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CONTEST, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

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Terms & Conditions: Key West Historic Seaport reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Key West Historic Seaport’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the contest. In such case, Key West Historic Seaport may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Key West Historic Seaport. Key West Historic Seaport reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the contest or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Key West Historic Seaport has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the contest, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by contest rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Key West Historic Seaport reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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Disputes: THIS CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF United States of America AND Florida, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Monroe County, Florida having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall a participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this contest). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

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The contest is hosted by Key West Historic Seaport and is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Finally, for more information on the variety of extraordinary shops. restaurants, bars, and watersports activities available to you all year round at the Key West Historic Seaport, visit our website at https://keywesthistoricseaport.com!

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Why Drive When You Can Fly Aztec Airway? Take Advantage of The Special Key West Promotion!

Why drive when you can fly?! Aztec Airway’s Special Key West Promotion!

…Especially when there is no TSA or crowds and it’s just $249 dollars round trip.

Aztec Airways is flying direct air taxi service to and from Key West International Airport (EYW) from the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE).

Book Your Vacation to Key West Today!

Key West Historic Seaport presents a special vacation package that includes round-trip air transportation on Aztec Airways, a discounted stay at the Marker Key West Harbor Resort, plus special deals on attractions and food and beverage through Vacation Key West. For easy booking, simply call 305-295-9500 today.

Aztec Airways

Check-in at the convenient Key West Historic Seaport Ferry Terminal at the Vacation Key West tour desk then enjoy a private shuttle to the Key West International Airport and be dropped off plane side for direct boarding. At Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport: Check-in at Aztec Airways’ private terminal with free parking.

Visit www.aztecairways.com or call 954-601-3742 for more information.

Marker Key West Harbor Resort

Featuring waterfront leisure and vibrant luxury, the resort is home to 96 rooms and suites, 3 stunning pools, onsite restaurant and bar on the pristine waterfront of the historic seaport. Additionally, guests may call reservations directly and reference promo code “AZTEC” at 855-893-9395 or email us at reservations@markerkeywest.com.

Save up to 20% off our Best Available Rate for Sunday-Thursday stays; save up to 15% off our Best Available Rates for Friday & Saturday rates. Rate also includes one complimentary bottle of wine. Click here to check availability!

Vacation Key West

During your stay, you’ll enjoy discounts and promotions at participating Key West Historic Seaport establishments and more. Contact Vanessa at Vacation Key West to plan all the details of your trip.

Visit www.vacationkw.com or call 305-295-9500.

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Let There Be Light! Key West Historic Seaport Lobster Trappings Tree

While we’ve all had to make adjustments to our 2020 holiday season, the Key West holiday spirit continues to shine brighter than ever. As an example, look no further than the center of the Historic Seaport, where the exquisite lobster trappings tree greets residents and visitors.

Decorated with twinkling lights, garland, red ribbons, and 45 lobster traps, this unique Christmas tree is at the center of the lovely Harbor walk at the Historic Seaport.

Historic Seaport Lobster Trappings Tree

Fortunately, folks from all over the country have gotten a taste of the Key West holiday season by reading about our special tree in Southern Living, Yahoo News, USA Today, and other prominent outlets.

For more information on the fabulous restaurants, shops, and outdoor activities, along with directions to the Historic Seaport, visit KeyWestHistoricSeaport.com.

We wish you happy holidays and a happy, healthy new year!

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year at The Historic Seaport

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year at Key West Historic Seaport!

Can you believe the holidays are here again? Here’s a list of some amazing events happening at the Historic Seaport this holiday season:

Annual Lighting of the Harbor Walk at the Key West Historic Seaport – Kicking off the holiday season with over 50,000 lights along the Harbor Walk waterfront.  This year promises to be the best lighting display yet! Lights will be up from November 25 through January 15, 2021!

Key West Annual Tree Trimming & Toys for Tots Drive – The Key West Annual Tree Trimming & Toys for Tots Drive will be held on December 6, 2020, at 5:00 P.M. at Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William Street.

Key West Lighted Boat Parade – December 12, 2020, 8:00 PM – It’s no secret that Key West and the Historic Seaport can throw a good party! Let us show you what our little island is made of by joining us for this historic 30th Annual Key West Lighted Boat Parade on December 12th at 8 PM! 

Whether you feel like entering your own vessel, chartering your private front-row seat, or sitting alongside our famous Harborwalk Waterfront, it’s safe to say the Historic Seaport has you covered! For detailed information, Contact Schooner Wharf Bar at (305) 292-3302.

Car Show – December 20th – Check out the main parking lot on Caroline and Margaret Street for a cool car show that supports a good cause. The Southernmost Car Club offers a free car show and collects unwrapped toys for the Domestic Abuse Shelter. Classic cars from every era will be decked out for the holidays.

Schooner Wharf NYE – New Year’s Eve Celebration – Dec 31 – It’s the Unique Schooner Wharf Bar’s Seaport Tradition featuring the lowering of the Pirate Wench at Midnight. Join your friends and make new ones at the Schooner Wharf Bar New Year’s Eve Celebration.

For more information on the fabulous restaurants, shops, and outdoor activities, along with directions to the Historic Seaport, visit KeyWestHistoricSeaport.com. Love For Locals

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