Key Limes are an integral part of life in the Florida Keys. These fruits flavor soups, pies and martinis. Soaps and salts as well. As importantly, they say, key limes “flavor our lives, which are as unique to the Florida Keys as the tart and juicy fruit”.
The Key Lime Pie Festival in Key West is a celebration of both the citrus and local eccentrics. It is highlighted by a pie eating contest and a key lime pie competition. There are samplings of pies and other foods and drink made from and including key limes.
The event is as part of the annual island July Fourth picnic that includes fireworks over the water.