Conch Republic Independence Festival

Instituto San Carlos, 516 Duval St.

Conch Republic Independence Festival

The Conch Republic celebrates its Independence Day every April 23rd the part of the festival of weeklong activities involving numerous businesses in Key West, the motto: The 'Sovereign State of Mind' seeking to bring more "the mood, warmth and respect."

The celebration of the Concha Republic of Independence will begin with an opening party at the Schooner Bar in the historic port of Key West. , Music food and fun will be some of the attractions. Another event is scheduled on 700 Duval Street, where drag queens with daring dresses and full makeup go on the streets in her high heels.

In the schedule you can find the "longest parade of the world", Called like that because it gets its journey down Duval Street comes from Key West from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico where groups of inline skating, local firefighters and visitors, musicians and colorfully painted cars "shell" cruise and bicycles. After the battle, victory party is scheduled in the spring Schooner Bar to commemorate the triumph of the conch republic navy war on the evil forces Of the "United States Border Patrol." Partygoers will certainly have something to celebrate, the naval forces of the Republic never lost.

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Among the activities planned for the celebration you can find:

The choice of the royal family of the Conch Republic

 tricycle race to benefit the Foster Children Conch Republic

A party "wild pig" in the Hall of breathing pig

The Conch Republic celebration of Independence is include irreverent activities such as race of "drag" among female impersonators bed and a career considered "the most fun you can have in bed with your clothes on."

And a show of arts and food festival presented by the Cultural Preservation Society of Key West.

The race raises money for AIDS support in Key West, Inc.