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TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

KEY WEST
FESTIVAL

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What is the Tennessee Williams
Key West Festival?

In celebration of Tennessee Williams, the Pulitzer Prize winning literary icon that moved to Key West in 1949 and remained a resident for 34 years, the Tennessee Williams Museum and Key West Art & Historical Society host an annual Tennessee Williams Key West Festival, a month-long series of arts and cultural events that takes place each March.

This yearly festival of events includes a themed fundraiser, plein air painting contest, poetry and short story writing contests, lectures, museum tours, film screenings, live theater events and a birthday party complete with cake and bubbly.  This is done to honor the life and accomplishments of Williams, whose rise to stardom began with The Glass Menagerie and continued with A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and other dramatic masterpieces.

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Upcoming
Events
2025

02
MAR

Tennessee Williams Fundraiser
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MAR

A Trolley Tour Named Desire
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26
MAR

Tennessee Williams Birthday Party
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Meet Your Hosts

Tennessee Williams Museum & Key West Art & Historical Society

Since 2011, the Tennessee Williams Museum in Key West has staged an annual festival to celebrate America's greatest playwright.  In 2017, the museum partnered with the Key West Art & Historical Society to increase the number and variety of programs that focus on Williams and his three decades on the island.

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