Hemingway Days

When: July 17 - July 21, 2024

Where: Duval St, Key West, FL 33040

Hemingway Days 2024 in Key West, taking place from July 17th to July 21st, offers a packed schedule of events to celebrate the life and works of Ernest Hemingway. Here's an overview of the key events:

  • July 17, 2024: The festivities kick off at 5:00 PM with the Meet the "Papas" event at Sloppy Joe’s, where attendees can get to know the contestants and previous winners of the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest​​​​.
  • July 18, 2024: Activities include the Hemingway Look-Alike Society scholarship presentations at 6:00 PM, followed by the Preliminary Round One of the Look-Alike Contest at 6:30 PM at Sloppy Joe's​​.
  • July 19, 2024: The second day of the Look-Alike Contest (Preliminary Round Two) begins at 6:30 PM, narrowing down the contestants for the final round​​​​.
  • July 20, 2024: A photo opportunity with the "Papas" at noon on Greene Street, the whimsical Running of the Bulls at 1:00 PM, and the final round of the Look-Alike Contest at 6:30 PM are highlights of the day​​​​.
  • July 21, 2024: The festival wraps up with a Papa Birthday Bash, with details to be announced​​.

Additional events include the Hemingway 5K Sunset Run & Paddle Board Race on July 20th, starting at 7:30 PM at the Southernmost Point, followed by an awards/beach party featuring tastings of Papa’s Pilar Rum, Islamorada Beer and Food, with entertainment by Island Steel Drum Player Ivan Bertie​​. The next day, July 21st, features the Hemingway Rum Stroll from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, presenting an opportunity to enjoy a Papa’s Pilar Rum drink at various locations, and the Key West Beach N’ Beer Mile at 12:00 PM, a casual and fun beer mile event​​.

For more details, including updates and any changes to the schedule, it's advisable to check the official Hemingway Days website or contact the event organizers directly.