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Key West Fantasy Fest 2017

Key West Fantasy Fest
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 10:00 to Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 22:00
Category: Festivals

Live Your Fantasy at the Biggest Party in Key West

Key West Fantasy Fest is an exciting annual event that takes place in October. Every fall, the streets of Key West come to life for 10 days of unbelievable costumes, parades, and parties. Since its inception in 1979, The Key West Fantasy Fest has become one of the biggest events in Key West. People from all over the world come to Key West to explore their imaginations and celebrate creativity. Live your Fantasy in Key West!

Time Travel Unravels - Fantasy Fest 2017 Theme 

Time Travel Unravels, the 2017 Fantasy Fest theme, is sure spur visitor’s imaginations. With this fun theme, there are so many ways for you to share your creativity. Floats in the parade and costumes will reflect past eras, present realities, and future possibilities. The 2017 Key West Fantasy Fest is going to be bigger and better than ever. Get ready to travel through time at Key West’s biggest party.

Fantasy Fest King and Queen 

Every year, as part of a fund-raising campaign to support AIDs Help, two local Key West residents are selected as the King and Queen of Fantasy Fest. This is a fun 8-week campaign that includes a singing competition, a rowdy Sunday BINGO, and a Saturday Red Shirt Run.

Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade

The Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade is a major highlight of this exciting event. Winding down Duval street, this giant parade is full of spectacularly decorated floats and tons of costumed entertainers. It’s not surprising to see tens of thousands of people lining Duval street to witness this amazing event. The 2017 Fantasy Fest Parade begins on October 28th  at 7pm.

2017 Fantasy Fest Schedule

The 2017 Fantasy Fest is full of more events than ever. Check out this year’s schedule.

Monday - October 23rd 

  • Heroes and Villains Run/Walk 5K
  • Pig Pickin n’ Pigskin – Football at Charlie Mac’s
  • Southernmost Fantasy Fest Luau
  • Beatles Tribute Night  - The Green Parrot

Tuesday – October 24th

  • Reddy Ice Fantasy Façade Competition
  • Beach Bash
  • Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Crawl
  • Official Florida Keys Council of the Arts Fantasy Fest Poster Signing Party
  • Cocktails for Animal Tails
  • Venetian Masquerade Ball
  • Captain Tony’s Party in Plaid
  • Men of Labare Tighty Whitey Party
  • Cowboy Bill’s Git-R- Wet T-shirt Contest
  • Tutu Tuesday #9 Prom

Wednesday – October 25th

  • Rock and Roll Revitalizing 1960s Pool Party
  • Pet Masquerade
  • “Turn Back Time” Cher Party
  • Key West Art and Historical Society Presents the History of Sex
  • The Original Homemade Bikini Contest at Smokin Tuna Saloon
  • Wharfstock at the Schooner Wharf Bar
  • Lucy’s Blue Pary
  • Dungeon of Dark Secrets
  • ABC Party
  • Swing N’ Freak Fest
  • Welcome to the Jungle at the Gas Monkey
  • Fogarty’s Red Party

Thursday – October 26th

  • 3rd Annual Smallest Parade in the Universe
  • Dante’s 11th Annual Halos & Horns Pool Party
  • 35th Annual Headdress Ball
  • Sloppy Joe’s 34th Annual Toga Party
  • White Party
  • Exposed at the Bourbon St. Pub Adult Entertainment Complex
  • Fat Tuesday Pink Party
  • Pajama and Lingerie Party
  • Irish Kevin’s Annual 80s Party
  • Dia De Los Muertos
  • The Waterway Wireless Nerd Party
  • Brick House at the Custom House

Friday – October 27th

  • Bowties & Birthday Suits!
  • Fantasy Fest Street Fair
  • Bourbon St. Pub’s Tea in the Street and Pool Party
  • Southernmost Costume Contest
  • Masquerade March
  • 11th Annual Pirate Bash 
  • After March Party at The Green Parrot
  • 17th Annual Living Art Expo
  • The Den of Desire
  • Glitter and Glow Party
  • Pimpin Ain’t Easy
  • 90 Degrees in the Shade After March Party at the Key West Theater

Saturday – October 28th

  • Duval Street Promenade
  • Pre-Parade Pinup Party
  • Bourbon St. Pub’s VIP Parade Balcony Bash
  • Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade
  • Fantasy Fest Parade Balcony Viewing Party
  • Rooftop Café’s Parade Night Party 
  • Dirty Doctor’s and Naughty Nurse’s Party
  • Kinky Couples Party

Sunday—October 29th

  • Children’s Day
  • “The Fat Lady Sings” Tea Dance

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