September 6-10th, 2023
For decades, Key West’s Womenfest (5-day celebration) has attracted thousands of lesbians, transwomen, and allies to what is arguably the premier LGBTQ+ vacation destination in the country. Womenfest has a simple goal: to celebrate ALL women! Key West Womenfest offers a wide range of activities for those who want to socialize, feel comfortable being themselves, soak up some sun, then party and dance the night away. Since its introduction over 20 years ago, Key West Womenfest has grown to become a standard for celebrating women ranging from all ages 21 and over. Couples, singles, and those in between are all welcome! Join us annually in September to immerse yourself in what is dubbed the HOTTEST party for women in the Florida Keys!
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Womenfest 2022 Schedule of Events
Tuesday, September 6
6:30 PM-8:30 PM — Pre-Womenfest Kick-off Sunset Sail featuring Marjory Lee & Friends. Join us on the SV Argo Navis, the only luxury catamaran sailing yacht in Key West, for an exclusive sail celebrating WomenFest. Enjoy 2 hours of craft food and drink pairings as the sun sets where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Gulf of Mexico. Your sail through the enchanting changing tropical colors of the sky and water includes a selection of craft beers, fine wines, local bread, delicious cheeses and charcuterie, and bean-to-bar chocolates chosen by our crew with suggestions from our sommelier. Sunset on the water is the original nightly show, www.sailargonavis.com and we’ve got the best front-row seats. Limited capacity, special WomenFest pricing of just $99 per guest. Visit for tickets and additional information.
Wednesday, September 7
6-8 pm — Womenfest 2022 is HERE!!!! Join us poolside for the official Welcome Party (our women-only September mixer) with DJ Citizen Jane @ Silver Palms Inn – HOST HOTEL. Come out and meet ladies from all over including locals! There will be a beer station, cash bar, small bites, and raffles! Let’s have a great time, ladies! Happy Womenfest!
8:30 pm —Celebrate the opening of Women Fest with one of Key West’s Best Comedians @Comedy Key West featuring local comedian Gwen Filosa. Doors open at 7:30. Tickets are available HERE.
9 pm — Womenfest Edition Drag Show @ Aqua. Stop by after the Welcome Party and hang with Key West’s very own, Aquanettes! Womenfest rates are $10 for Standing Room and $20 for table seating. If you would like a VIP booth (an additional $30 per booth) Booths hold up to 6 guests, and require a reservation to hold. RSVP Here.
Thursday, September 8
12 -3 pm — Ultimate Beach Bash and Cornhole Tournament @ Lagerheads on Simonton Beach. Join us for our second annual cornhole and beach bash event – celebrating WomenFest 20222! We have a total of 10 spots available, first come first serve. To participate, please complete the waiver and bring your “A” game! The cost is $25 per person, or $50 per team(teams are REQUIRED to play). Great prize for 1st place winners! May the best Women(persons) win! To play, register HERE.
5:30 pm – 7 pm — “Women, Words, & Art Poetry Reading and Art Exhibition” featuring women poets of the Key West Poetry Guild and local artists. A combination of round-robin and open mic readings. @Little Room Jazz Club. This event will feature approximately 8 woman poets reading poetry in a round-robin fashion with an open mike session also. Jah Love of the Key West Poetry Guild will be hosting the poetry reading portion. At the same time, we will have an art display by women artists. *Donations will be collected for the Connie Gilbert Scholarship Fund – The Connie Gilbert Scholarship Fund is to benefit women in the Florida Keys who are returning to school from the workforce, seeking professional licensing or certification, or have completed at least one year of higher education.
8 pm — The Girly Burly Burlesque Show is back for a special Women’s Fest production in the Listening Room at the Key West Theater! The intimate evening of bump and grind beauties that stars Tatah DuJour, Mona Amour, and the Key West Burlesque dancers, is co-hosted by local comedian, Gwen Filosa. Special guest performances by Sheba Queen of the Night and drag king sensation, Kevin Dixon make this a “one night only” performance not to be missed. Tickets available HERE
9 pm – 1 am — “HER Night” Clothing optional Dance Party @ Poke in the Rear. Party the night away in your birthday suit, or fully clothed – your choice! There will be a glitter station, great music, and lots of DANCING! Entry is $20 – includes two drinks! Get your tickets HERE!
Friday, September 9
8-9 am — Early Bird Clean Up with Plogging the Keys. Join us for 1 hour to pick up litter. Vests, gloves, buckets, and pickers are provided. One hour makes a difference in keeping Key West Beautiful. Meet us at Duval Street and Petronia Street.
11 am — Clothing optional Sandbar Snorkel trip on the Blu Q We will set sail on the Blu Q Catamaran to one of many remote reefs off the Florida National Marine Sanctuary for snorkeling with tropical fish and various marine life. Afterward, you are taken to a secluded sandbar where you can swim, or just relax in the crystal clear waters of the Keys. Book Here!
12-3 pm — “Kat’s Are you Wet Pool Party” @ Alexander’s Guesthouse – HOST HOTEL with guest DJ. We have a special pool party lined up for you ladies! Kat D. is BACK! She will be joined by guest DJ Erica to offer you the latest hits along with drink specials, complimentary food, games, and prizes!
5-8 pm — “Don’t be a woman to blame” at Margaritaville during Womenfest 2022! Join us for a Happy Hour, Silent Auction, and special guest performances by Marjory Lee benefitting Womenfest. Enjoy 20% off food, live music, happy hour prices, and a great selection of auction items, Friday, September 9th from 5:00-8:00 pm. Meet fellow Womenfest goers, before heading over to the tutu party! No cover, but RSVP is required. RSVP Here.
8 pm-close — “Titties and Tutus” @ 22 & Co. No bra, no problem. No tutu, no entry. Join us for the inaugural Tutu Party at the Official Tutu bar in the Florida Keys! Free Cover, but tutus are required to party. No tutu? We’ve got you covered! Stop by 22& Co. to purchase one anytime after 2 pm.
10 pm-2 am — Womenfest “50 Shades of Pink” Dance Party @ Mangoes. Entry is just $35 per person – includes entry and 2 drinks. Pink attire encouraged! Tickets are now available HERE.
Saturday, September 10
10-11:30 am — Explore Key West’s Literary side with a Bike ride to visit the City of Key West’s Art in Public Places Sidewalk Installations. Please bring water, a hat, and sunscreen. The tour will cover about 2 to 3 miles. Limited to 12 people. The cost is just $20, which includes a 24-hour bike rental with A& M Rentals, a narrated tour, and a shot and cold beer at the island’s voted “BEST GAY BAR in KEY WEST!” – 22& Co. @AquaPlex –Don’t forget to ask about the glitter! Register HERE.
12 pm — All welcome pool party @Bourbon St. Pub
8 pm — Sarah Potenza & Katie Kadan @Key West Theater as part of Key West Womenfest 2022. Doors open at 7:00 PM, show starts at 8:00 P. Tickets are now available HERE! Questions? Please email [email protected] Sarah Potenza is a critically acclaimed singer and songwriter with a nationwide fanbase. She competed on NBC’s The Voice, and America’s Got Talent. In 2021 her rendition of “Worthy” on her sophomore album “Road to Rome” hit number one on the iTunes Blues Charts. “The songstress delivered a stunning rendition of a song called “Worthy” that is such a perfect summation of her life and her goals and her message” – Entertainment Tonight. The album received rave reviews from Rolling Stone, Billboard, American Songwriter, and NPR. Potenza was named amongst the top three acts seen at SXSW by Rolling Stone Magazine. Katie Kadan is a singer, songwriter, and piano player from Chicago, IL. She was a fan favorite on season 16 of The Voice, where she finished in third place. The press raved about her, Billboard said, “Katie has a gift.” And John Legend said she, “deserves more than the voice, she deserves Grammys.” Katie’s self-titled album is out now, and you can catch her touring many cities across the USA.
9 pm — Glow Dance party @ Sidebar at AquaPLex – Official Sponsor. All you need is love and neon lights. Let’s GLOW together and enjoy drink specials, and go-go, dancers, all night long! Ladies are encouraged to wear fluorescent clothing and glow-in-the-dark accessories! Glow sticks and body paint will be provided. Special guest DJ to be announced.
Sunday, September 11
12 pm —Drunkin’ Drag Brunch – Womenfest Edition @ Mangoes. Mangoes Drunken Drag Brunch has a special brunch menu and specialty cocktails for this fabulous event. Large groups of 8 or more people please arrive between 11:30 am to 12 pm to get seated, order your food, order cocktails, & mingle with the glamourous kings and queens. You do not miss this show!!! Purchase your tickets HERE.
Tea Dance @ La te da
Book your stay for Womenfest 2020 early! Click the ad below, click the “Reservations Website” block, enter your desired dates during Womenfest, and book away! The Womenfest promo code is already included in the rate! See you there!
Museums: Ernest Hemingway, Key West Butterfly Conservatory, Little White House, Key West Aquarium, Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, Key West Firehouse Museum, Key West Light House, Key West Ship Wreck Museum, Audubon House, Oldest House and Garden Museum, USCGC Ingham Museum, Tennessee Williams Exhibit.
Land Activities: Key West Food Tours, Up the Keys Eco Tour, Fort Zachary State Park, West Martello Tower, A & M Scooter Rental, Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, Key West Cemetery, Key West Adventures, Papa’s Pilar Rum Distillery, Ghost Hunt, Old Town Trolley Tours, Conch Tour Train, Haunted Key West, Ghosts and Mysteries, Ghosts and Gravestones, D’vine Wine Gallery, Perky’s Key West Excursions.
Water Activities: SV Argo Navis, Danger Charters, Island Vibe Charters, Fury, Sunset Watersports, Cruisin’ Tikis, Java Cat, Schooner America, Sunset Sail Key West, Classic Harbor Lines, Fish N Chicks, Jolly Rover II.
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