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Parade Pass FAQ

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬?

It's a laminated double sided badge that you can use to participate and show your support for the event on Sunday, Sept. 1, in person or virtually.


𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭?

It's a traditional 'second line' parade with music and banners where we walk together down Duval street and to the Truman Waterfront paying tribute to Key West's favorite son's memory. Once at the Waterfront there will be a stage with local musicians and special guests, vendors, food trucks, bars, photo ops and great camaraderie with your fellow fans.


𝐃𝐨 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐚 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐞?

No, the activities on Sept. 1 are all free BUT this is the official souvenir and having one demonstrates your commitment to honoring his memory and long history of philanthropic endeavors.


𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐦𝐞?

1, a very cool souvenir and reminder of this very first inaugural event, 2, a chance to support two great local charities, 3, special access toward the front of the parade and at the Friends of Bubba stage and 4, other perks and freebies offered only to badge holders by some of our event partners throughout the weekend. If you're participating virtually, the pass will get you a special log in link to watch live with your family and friends.


𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐠𝐨?

Your donation goes to the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and will be distributed to the Bahama Village Music Program, which supports local youth, and Reef Relief, stewards of our ocean resources. The charities get 100% of these monies.


𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐈 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬?

Passes will be mailed to the address you provided about a month before the event in a regular envelope. Or, you may elect to pick them up in person prior to the event at Key West First Legal Rum Distillery in Key West. Guests staying at our host hotels may have their passes delivered directly!


𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤𝐞𝐧𝐝?

There will be lots of free and ticketed options for you including live music events, walking tours, sunset sails and much more. It's also the annual Key West Brewfest so you're going to want to check that out, as well. Sign up for the mailing list below and get all the updates as things develop.


𝐘𝐞𝐬, 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬! 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐈 𝐝𝐨 𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐭?

Here's the direct link to the Community Foundation's donation page: 

Rent your bike for the weekend at Eaton Bikes and have an easy way to get around before/after the parade!


includes processing and mailing to your home first week in August


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