Hemingway Days

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An annual Ernest Hemingway look alike contest and festival is held every July at Sloppy Joe’s in Key West Florida.  For the past 36 years, Ernest Hemingway’s legendary author work and lifestyle has been celebrated with look alike contests, literary readings, theatrical performances, short story competition, fishing tournament, a birthday bash. 

Hemingway Days - Event Details

Date: July 18 , 2017 to July 23, 2017

Times: Events and contests vary daily.

Location: Key West,  

Admission: No fee to attend, except for special events.

Contact: Hemingway Days Phone Contact: 305-296-2388 (for Look-Alike Contest) or 305-294-0320 (for Literary Contest.)


Hemingway Days

Hemingway Days in Key West is held at Sloppy Joes and is a look alike contest, as well as many other activities

The Pulitzer Prize winning author, Ernest Hemingway, lived in Key West in the 1930’s at 907 Whitehead Street.  His home is now a registered National Historic Landmark and still has his writing studio where he spent hours and hours writing.  His home has the first pool every built in Key West. He also loved the Keys lifestyle by visting Sloppy Joe’s on a regular basis and deep sea fishing with family and friends.

You’ll see amazing look a-likes to Ernest Hemingway during the festival with stocky white-bearded men resembling him.  There will be readings and book signings by nationally acclaimed authors, a museum exhibit of rare Hemingway memorabilia, a fun and crazy “Running of the Bulls” and a 3-day marlin fishing tournament.