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Key West Fantasy Fest


Key West Fantasy Fest

Key West may be famous for it’s fishing but it’s also famous for one if it’s most popular festive events that happens each October – Fantasy Fest. The event is our version of Mardi Gras and each year not only has a theme to taylor your costume after (if you decide you even need a costume) but many events from a Pet Masquerade to a Headdress Ball to a Zombie Bicycle Ride.

We have so many guests that come or want to come for the festival and for some of them you must warn them ahead of time that they may see things they’ve never seen before and some things they’d never want to see. I’ve been here for a long time now. I started out my Fantasy Fest years by just “observing” and wow I was impressed by the body paint and lack of clothing on some of the more elderly folks. But 17- years ago the event had some stricter rules it seemed. Nudity was not allowed and I’ve seen many that were baring no paint or clothing on their torso and nicely escorted by one of Key West’s finest to a side street and given a commemorative Fantasy Fest t-shirt to cover up.

Well now we’re in the year 2013 and as far as this event – anything and everything goes. It’s a show stopper.

Fantasy Fest Schedule of Events 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013
BAHAMA VILLAGE GOOMBAY FESTIVAL 
Noon to midnight; FREE.
ROYAL CORONATION BALL For tickets call Pam DeMala 305-296-6196. This is a benefit for AIDS Help. Visit headdressballkeywest.com for King and Queen campaign events. 6 PM; Southernmost Beach Café; 1405 Duval Street. $5 donation for standing room only.

Saturday, October 19, 2013
BAHAMA VILLAGE GOOMBAY FESTIVAL - 
Noon – midnight; FREE.

HERO: IN THE QUEST FOR FAME AND FORTUNE, SOMETIMES LOVE GETS IN THE WAY - 8 PM at the Waterfront Playhouse.

Sunday, October 20, 2013
RHAPSODY BLUE PARTY at THE SHERATON SUITES
 – Blue Pool Party on Sunday, October 20, from 1 PM – 4 PM !

Monday, October 21, 2013
HEROES AND VILLAINS 5K RUN/WALK - Race begins at 6 PM; Reach Resort; 1435 Simonton St. For registration information: Theme Runs.com.
WOMANKIND’S DECORATED BRA AUCTION!
 6 PM; Casa Marina Resort; 1500 Reynolds St.
SUNSET LUAU & PIG ROAST at THE REACH RESORT 
 –  6:30 PM to congratulate the Heroes and Villains runners and party into the night. $15 for food. Cash bar. The Reach Resort; 1435 Simonton St. Free.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
REDDY ICE FANTASY FAÇADE COMPETION
OFFICIAL FANTASY FEST POSTER SIGNING PARTY
 – Crowne Plaza La Concha Hotel; 430 Duval St.; 5 PM; posters for sale.
31st ANNUAL HEADDRESS BALL: BIZARRO KEY WEST
 – Doors Open at 7 PM. Show Begins at 8 PM. For more information, go to headdressballkeywest.com; Southernmost Hotel on the Beach; 508 South Street. Tickets on sale NOW.
FINNEGAN’S WAKE GREEN PARTY - Party starts at 7 PM ’til the wee hours of the morning. Live Irish music . No cover if you wear green.
CAPT. TONY’S PARTY IN PLAID - 428 Greene St; 8 PM; FREE.
MEN OF LABARE TIGHTY WHITEY PARTY - Bare Assets; 1029 Truman Ave; 8 PM; 305-304-1188.
WILD, WILD, KEY WEST PARTY AT COWBOY BILL’S
 - 618 Duval St; 10 PM; 305-295-8219; Cowboy Bill’s KW; FREE.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
PET MASQUERADE & PARADE
 – Registration begins at 4 PM; Show starts at 5:30 PM; FREE to watch but VIP seating is available on the lawns of the Casa Marina Resort; 1500 Reynolds St.
LAZY GECKO REDNECK PARTY 
 – Party starts at 7 PM; Lazy Gecko; 200 Duval St.; lazygecko.com.
THE “ORIGINAL HOMEMADE BIKINI CONTEST” AT SUNSET PIER
  - Party begins at 9 PM; Seating is limited; FREE. Backstage VIP Tickets available at keystix.com or at The Sunset Pier Bar.
WHARFSTOCK AT THE SCHOONER WHARF BAR. 202 William St.; 305-292-3302; 7 PM; judging at 10 PM; No cover charge or entry fee.
“SMOKIN’ HOT TUNA” CONTEST AT SMOKIN’ TUNA SALOON
 – $10 registration fee; must enter by 5 PM; VIP tickets include open bar and appetizers during contestant meet and greet and stage front seating; $50; contestant meet and greet begins at 8 PM; ; contest begins at 9 PM; keystix.com; 4 Charles St.; Smokintuna.com; 305-517-6350; $.
DUNGEON of DARK SECRETS and FETISHES
 - 801 Bourbon Bar/Saloon 1; 801 Duval; 305-731-9055; 9 PM; Purchase tickets online at keystix.com.
FOGARTY’S RED NIGHT
 - 227 Duval St.; 305-294-7525; 9 PM; $.
ABC (ANYTHING BUT CLOTHES) PARTY - Bare Assets 1029 Truman Ave, 10 PM. 305-304-1188.

Thursday, October 24, 2013
DANTE’S 7TH ANNUAL HALOS & HORNS POOL PARTY AND WET T-SHIRT CONTEST
 - The party starts at noon and goes till 6 PM, pole dancing starts at 4:30 PM; Dante’s Restaurant & Raw Bar; 951 Caroline St, next to the ferry terminal. Visit danteskeywest.com for more details.
BLACKOUT GLOW PARTY AT COYOTE UGLY
 – Judging at 10 PM. 218 Duval St.; coyoteuglysaloon.com/keywest; 305-294-UGLY.
FIRST ANNUAL FANTASY FEST BURLESQUE AND POLE PERFORMANCE CONTEST
 – Doors open at 8 PM; contest at 9 PM.
SLOPPY JOE’S 30TH ANNUAL TOGA PARTY 
”Still The Best Ancient Roman Party In Town!” To enter the contest, contestants must be dressed in toga and are encouraged to use Fantasy Fest’s Theme “Super Heroes, Villains… & Beyond” for inspiration. Three divisions: Groups (2 people minimum to 8 people maximum) $500 first place prize; Men’s Division $250 first place prize and Women’s Division $250 first place prize. Free to enter contest; registration at 8 PM contest begins at 9:30 PM; 201 Duval St.; Door Charge.
EXPOSED AT THE BOURBON ST. PUB ADULT ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
 9 PM–4 AM; 305-293-9800; 724 Duval St.; bourbonstpub.com.
FAT TUESDAY PINK PARTY - 305 Duval St.; FatTuesdayPinkParty ; 305-296-9373; 9 PM; $
ONE NIGHT WITH ELVIS at THE GREEN PARROT
 – The Green Parrot; 601 Whitehead St.; 9 PM
COWBOY BILL’S 7TH ANNUAL GIT-R-WET T-SHIRT CONTEST
 - Cowboy Bill’s KW; 618 Duval St.; 10 PM; $.
PAJAMA AND LINGERIE PARTY
 - 218 Whitehead St. 305-304-1188; 10 PM

Friday, October 25, 2013
HAIR OF THE HOG, LEATHER AND LACE PARTY
 – Party starts at 10 AM; Leather and Lace contest at 11 AM. For more information visit hogsbreath.com; 400 Front St.; 305-296-4222.
FANTASY FEST STREET FAIR
 – Duval Street’s mile-long eater-tainment extravaganza features arts and crafts, food vendors, lively libations and costumed frivolity; Noon to 10 PM.
801 BOURBON BAR TEA DANCE
 - Join the party at 724 Duval St./801 Duval St.; 1 PM; FREE.
SOUTHERNMOST SUPERHERO COSTUME CONTEST  – 508 South ST.; 4 PM to 6 PM. Registration begins at 3 PM; Contest at 4 PM. Then at 6 PM join us for the Masquerade March Half Way Party; FREE
MASQUERADE MARCH -  Begins at the Key West Cemetery Frances Street entrance but revelers can join the mad march anywhere along the two routes! Start marching at 5 PM; All welcome; FREE.
THE OLD TOWN MASQUERADE MARCH AFTER-PARTY 
 – The Green Parrot; 601 Whitehead St.; 7 PM
13TH ANNUAL LIVING ART AIRBRUSH EXPO
 – Party begins at 9 PM; Sunset Pier at Ocean Key Resort 305-295-7045; FREE; Backstage VIP tickets available at KeysTix.com or Sunset Pier Bar.
RUM BARREL’S 7TH ANNUAL PIRATE BASH
 - 9 PM. For more info call 305-292-7862 or get piratical inspiration at rumbarrel.com; $10 cover charge.
FETISH & FANTASY PARTY at the ISLAND HOUSE FOR MEN
 – 1129 Fleming St; 305-294-6284.
PIMP AND HO PARTY
 218 Whitehead St.; 305-304-1188; 10 PM; $.

Saturday, October 26, 2013
KEY WEST COUPLES PLAY FEST at FOO BAR
 – 10 AM until the wee morning hours. More information at SDC or Key West Couples Play Fest.
DUVAL STREET PROMENADE
 - Noon to 10:30 PM; FREE.
CAPTAIN MORGAN FANTASY FEST PARADE
 – Parade steps off at 7 PM; fantasyfest.com; FREE.
KEY WEST ALOE’S CIRQUE du PLEASURE
 – 9:30 PM $

Sunday, October 27, 2013
CHILDREN’S DAY
 – A family event featuring food, rides, games, arts and crafts and a costume contest for children located at Bayview Park. Truman Ave. and Eisenhower Dr.; Noon to 5 PM; 305-292-8912.
“THE FAT LADY SINGS” TEA DANCE
 - As the saying goes, “It ain’t over ‘til the fat lady sings.” Everyone will be at La Te Da from 4 PM to 8 PM for the last official event of Fantasy Fest 2013. DJ Rude Girl provides the music for the very last hoorah! La Te Da – Hotel, Restaurant, Cabaret and Bars; 1125 Duval St.; 305-296-6706; $5.

Event Webcams

Official Fantasy Fest WebCams!!

Wed, October 24th – 5:30PM
Pet Masquerade & Parade
Casa Marina Resort
Event Web Cam

Wed, October 24th – 7PM
The Original Homemade Bikini Contest
The Sunset Pier Tiki Bar
Event Web Cam

Wed, October 24th – 7PM
WharfStock
Schooner Wharf Bar
Event Web Cam

Wed, October 24th – 8PM
Wicked Hot Tuna Contest
Smokin’ Tuna Saloon
Event Web Cam

Thursday, October 25th – 8PM
28th ANNUAL TOGA PARTY
Sloppy Joe’s Bar
Event Web Cam

Thursday, October 25th – 10PM
Monsters Ball
Green Parrot Bar
Event Web Cam

Friday, October 26th – 10AM
Hair of The Hog, Leather & Lace Party
Event Web Cam

Friday, October 26th – 12PM-10PM
Fantasy Fest Street Fair
Event Web Cam

Friday October 26th – 5PM
Masquerade March
Event Web Cam

Friday October 26th – 9PM
Rum Barrel”s 6th Annual Pirate Bash
Event Web Cam

Friday October 26th – 9PM
12th Annual Living Art Airbrush Expo
Event Web Cam

Saturday, October 27th – 3PM
EPIDERMAL ARTS AND TORSO TAPESTRIES CONTEST
Green Parrot Bar
Event Web Cam

Saturday, October 27th – 7pm
The FANTASY FEST® PARADE
Event Web Cam – 1
Event Web Cam – 2 

Code of Conduct

The Key West Tourist Development Association and the Key West Police Department welcome you to Florida’s premier masking and costuming celebration and encourage you to participate in all the many exciting events of “Super Heroes, Villains … & Beyond”.

On Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, portions of Duval Street and adjoining side streets will be designated as a Fantasy Zone. By applying a code of conduct with a few rules we can make Fantasy Fest 2013 a safe and pleasant adventure. The City of Key West Police Department summarizes below the code of conduct you need to abide by.

Please review the following rules and regulations that are enforced during the Festival:

  • Nudity is ILLEGAL and is NOT allowed on public property or in public view at any time.
  • Lewd acts on public property or in public view are strictly ILLEGAL and NOT tolerated.
  • Body painting is allowed but must be done in enclosed or screened in areas, entirely out of public view. Painted female breasts are permitted, but ONLY ALLOWED within the designated“Fantasy Zone”.
  • Please wear a cover-up to avoid ILLEGAL exposure on public property and on all city streets outside of the “Fantasy Zone”.
  • No glass containers are allowed inside the designated Fantasy Zone. Drink from paper or plastic cups provided by bars and vendors.
  • Open containers of alcohol are not allowed outside the Fantasy Zone. Please stay inside the party area while you are carrying open alcoholic beverages.
  • Trash and recycling containers are located for your convenience along the boundary of the Fantasy Zone for depositing open drink containers. Additional recycling bins will be located on every cross street within the Fantasy Zone.
  • No backpacks, coolers, packages, water guns, weapons or replica weapons will be allowed.

The Police Department works diligently for crowd well-being. Our primary goal is a safe festival.

Most important, please be courteous and patient with enforcement officers and with each other. We hope to enjoy another unforgettable Key West Fantasy Fest.

 

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