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Getting To Key West

Registrations are rolling in and many of you are booking your hotels through our accommodations coordinator. What's left is to plan your excursion to Key West.

If you're planning on driving down, it's best to take the Florida Turnpike as soon as possible; you'll make better time that way. The turnpike will take you down to Florida City where you'll hop on U.S. 1 for the exciting trip across the Overseas Highway. From Orlando area to Key West is about six hours - but the final two hours through the keys is some of the most beautiful and eye-popping sight-seeing you'll ever experience.

Another alternative is to fly, either directly into Key West Airport (EYW) or into Miami (MIA) or Ft. Myers (RSW) where you can catch a ferry to the island. Check the links in our "how to get there" section.

Where To Stay: Update!

As you prepare to join us in Key West for the festival this coming January, we'd like to assist you in planning out your stay. First and foremost will be where you stay!

To the left of this page, there are a series of links to travel, dining, sightseeing, etc. You'll find a list of links to campgrounds, hotels and B&Bs that are not far from the Hurricane Hole Marina. You can contact them yourself, of course. However, you may want to first contact our accommodations coordinator; Sheri Cabanas at 305-294-6019.

She can assist you with booking at any of these locations as well as discuss other options with you. She has access to a Key West accommodations database and can find exactly what you need. She mentioned some two and three bedroom condos that are not far away from Hurricane Hole that might be a great fit for those of you willing to share accommodations. Also, if you're planning on camping, spaces at Geiger Key Marina, Boyd's and Leo's Campgrounds are li…

Announcing Our Festival Venue!

We're very excited to announce the host venue for the Key West Dulcimer Fest: Hurricane Hole Marina!

Located at the gateway to Key West, Hurricane Hole is a full-service marina with a restaurant, dockside bar, access to watersports like boating and jet-skiing, plus much more! Workshops will take place in and around the Hurricane Hole restaurant with breakfast, lunch and dinner all being served at the venue. Friday and Saturday night instructor concerts will take place in the marina, with a floating tiki barge serving as the stage. This wonderfully tropical locale is the perfect spot for the first annual Key West Dulcimer Fest!

Registration for the festival will be open shortly - $95 includes all workshops and concerts - with pre-registered folks getting first dibs on spots. We've raised the registration cap to 200 due to overwhelming demand for this event. Watch this space for more info, including the scoop on local accommodations, discounts and more!