Womenfest! in Key West is the celebration of women giving thousand of wonderful women, lesbians, and friends the chance to come celebrate and let loose in the name of being a woman. Every year, the Key West Business Guild plays host to several Gay Key West events, and are proud to promote the island to LGBTA travelers. To show Key West’s appreciation, there’s been many gay-friendly events made in the last decade in support of everyone in the world. Key West has been voted most gay-friendly vacation for many years before, and also have some of the best partying in the U.S. as well.
Womenfest is a great way to get out and meet other women with the same beliefs, who are looking to connect and have fun before going back to school or work in the Fall. There are many little events within all of Womenfest, tons of things to do in Key West, one of the most popular activities you’ll see women doing is lounging by the pool, reading a book, while sipping on cocktails. Womenfest usually falls on Labor Day weekend, but is a four day weekend festival.
At womenfest, visitors get the chance to sign up and do a “Do It All” tour with one of the acts of the festivals, go paddleboarding with an option of going topless, a pool party choice between Bourbon St. Pub, or Alexander’s Guesthouse, and then later attend the Womenfest Pageant, a comedy show, or a burlesque show!
Every year, the Key West Business Guild books a bunch of well-known bands, and have concerts with them throughout the weekend, as well as a chance for guests of the festival to get to meet and even hang out with them on a sunset cruise, or have a happy hour. Everyday, guests will have a beach party or a pool party to choose to attend, and then can hop on a tour like a sunset sail toward the end of the day, and then end the night partying on Duval Street.
Generous sponsors have been helping the event become possible and deserve some gratitude. Local businesses such as 2 Cents, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Fury, Bourbon St. Pub, Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, and Danger Charters have been really great supporters of Womenfest in Key West. Some more well-known national companies who have been a huge help in making Womenfest a possibility are American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Orbitz, and Gaycation Magazine.
For accommodations and information about this year’s lineup of events, you can visit the official Womenfest! website. Here, visitors can see when and where bands are playing, where to stay, and where the parties will be happening.