About Key West

Key West beach with crystal clear water and shady palm trees

A Tropical Paradise

Key West is a tropical paradise located at the southernmost point of the continental United States. With its crystal-clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, and stunning sunsets, Key West is a destination like no other. The island boasts a rich history, unique culture, and lively nightlife that attract visitors from all over the world. Key West truly has something for everyone.

When you're not rocking out at the amphitheater or on a Live Music Sail, enjoy snorkeling North America's only living coral reef or jet ski around the island! Contact our Festival Concierge for more info and to reserve some fun!

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Getting Here

Pick up truck driving down US Route 1


Driving to Key West is a popular option, as it offers the flexibility to explore the Florida Keys at your own pace. The scenic overseas highway connects the islands and offers stunning views of the ocean and the surrounding landscape. From Miami, the drive takes about 3.5 hours, and from Key Largo it takes about 2 hours.

Keep in mind that traffic can be heavy during peak season, so plan accordingly. ALSO, parking is VERY limited and expensive in Key West.


Airplane flying over a Florida beach


Flying to Key West is a quick and convenient option, with the Key West International Airport located just a few miles from downtown. Daily flights are available from major cities such as Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Washington DC, Dallas, and Atlanta. The airport offers various transportation options such as taxis, UBER/Lyft, and rental cars.

Flying is a great option if you're short on time or want to avoid the long drive.

Get up to 20% off your flight with Delta Airlines!

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for MAKO MOCO

Please click here to book your flights.

You may also call Conferences and Events® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST) and refer to Meeting Event Code NM3V4.

*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Ferry cruising through the Gulf of Mexico


Taking a ferry to Key West is a unique and scenic option that offers stunning views of the ocean and the surrounding islands. The Key West Express departs from Fort Myers and Marco Island, Florida. Trips take 4-5 hours from port to port. The ferry offers various amenities such as a full bar, snacks, and comfortable seating.

This is a great option if you want to sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey.

Dockfront resort in Key West lined with Palm Trees

Where to Stay

Booking a Package that includes festival passes and accommodations is the best way to have a stress-free, cost-effective, and enjoyable festival experience. With one easy transaction, you'll have guaranteed accommodations, cost savings, access to exclusive perks, and support from our dedicated team.

Package sales also help the sustainability of the Festival and increases our reach with local partners. Take a sneak peek at some of our featured package properties and learn more about our Full Experience Packages!

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Key West tropical paradise

Helpful Maps

Key West "proper" is only a two mile by four mile island; however, location plays a big part for most people who come to visit. Check out our festival maps for a better idea of locations of Package Properties and how close they are to our main venue, the Truman Waterfront Amphitheater.

There is also an aerial view of the Amphitheater. Check out where you'll be in the crowd this January!

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