New Years in the Keys can be a bit bizzare, especially Key West. There are several goings on next Friday. Take your choice!
Not in order of recommendation, simply a list.
Live from the roof of Sloppy Joe's Bar at the corner of Greene and Duval in Key West. Watch the crowd gather to ring in 2011 with the 18th Annual Dropping of the Conch Shell. Sloppy Joe's will lower the Queen Conch Shell at the stroke of midnight to ring in 2011.
Schooner Wharf Bar will present its original New Year’s Eve tradition, the “Lowering of the Pirate Wench” from the 75-foot high mast of Schooner Adirondack III docked in front of the popular waterfront watering hole. They will be lowering a pirate wench, Evalena Worthington, co-owner of Schooner Wharf, against large illuminated countdown numbers – from 10, 9, 8… until the stroke of midnight where “2011” will light up to launch the new year. All of this is against a backdrop of the ship’s crew dressed as pirates, the release of white balloons and cannon fire. Complimentary party favors, hats and horns add to the festive atmosphere
Burbon Street Pub has World famous drag queen Sushi is lowered in a huge red high heel shoe from the top of the New Orlean's House to the ground at the stroke of midnight.