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All About the Islamorada 30th Annual Island Fest

Soak in the sun and have some fun when you visit the Florida Keys and Key West! We are the perfect destination for those looking to spice up their vacation lives. Folks come from all over the country to indulge in relaxing weekend getaways, weekday staycations, and extended breaks. Our sunny shores are filled with incredible activities, from eco-tours and fishing to art galleries and snorkeling. We are also home to numerous annual festivals and events, including the upcoming Islamorada 30th Annual Island Fest


When you come to town for this vibrant festival, stay with 1800 Atlantic and enjoy the best selection of Key West beach rentals. We have something for everyone from oceanfront suites to charming Old Town properties! You will be able to drive up the Keys to Island Fest and return to your luxurious Key West rental. Keep reading for more information about the 30th Annual Island Fest—

Have Some Fun in the Sun at Islamorada Island Fest 

Islamorada is located about two hours north of Key West, making for a great day trip while you’re staying with 1800 Atlantic. From April 2 to 3, 2022, the city’s popular Island Fest returns for its 30th anniversary. The festival, an annual Islamorada Chamber of Commerce fundraiser, is a wonderful family-friendly event where you can fully embrace the island life! Let’s further explore all you can do during this two-day event: 


    • All-American Road Vintage Cruisers Car Show– see antique trucks, cars, and hot rods
  • Family-Friendly Fun- build sandcastles, get your face painted, paint a life-sized statute, hula hoop, and more
  • “Pirates, Ships and Treasure Chests” Sand Sculpture Contest- participate or be a friendly bystander
    • The Plantation Yacht Harbor Arts and Crafts Show– around 100 artists will be featured
    • Taste of Islamorada Competition- top local restaurants mouthwatering dishes are put to a vote
    • “What Floats Your Boat?” Homemade Boat Race- anyone can compete
  • “What Floaties Your Boat?” Kids Race- for participants 11 and under


Island Fest will take occur from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Founders Park, mile marker 87 bayside. Admission is free, and parking is available for a five-dollar minimum. Events will take place—rain or shine! You’re encouraged to bring along lawn chairs and blankets for a comfortable experience. 

Stay in Historic Key West

In March 2022, Key West celebrates the 200th anniversary of its first permanent settlement. Stay in our historic island city and get ready to “shell-ebrate” Islamorada Island Fest. Our 1800 Atlantic Suite rentals will be your peaceful home away from home after a day under the sun. Book your stay with us online now! 

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