Fantasy Fest Key West 2019 | Key West Events in October

Key West, Florida Start Date: 18/10/2019 End Date: 27/10/2019

9 Days Of Fantasy Play In Key West

Key West lives up to its reputation of being a party-island during Fantasy Fest, a sizzling celebration that combines Carnival with Halloween for 9 days at the end of October.

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No one can escape the enchanted worry-free atmosphere where everyone can unleash their wild side by displaying their unique style with extravagant costumes.

9 Days Of Fantasy Play In Key West

Key West lives up to its reputation of being a party-island during Fantasy Fest, a sizzling celebration that combines Carnival with Halloween for 9 days at the end of October.  No one can escape the enchanted worry-free atmosphere where everyone can unleash their wild side by displaying their unique style with extravagant costumes.

Other great cosplay events include the Worldbody Painting Festival in Austria

It is no surprise that during this celebration the island’s population triples to 75,000 as they welcome guests to rejoice in all the amazing activities planned like parades, street markets, parties and the chance to venture into the island’s culture of water-activities transforming this festivity into a flamboyant celebration.  Here is a glimpse of some activities you can enjoy during the fest:

 

Fantasy Fest – What to Expect?

  • During the years of Fantasy Fest there were many great parade themes! here are just a few:

Masquerade March 

Is a cocktail & dance party march for grown-ups wearing their most wacky costumes through the Old Town starting at the Key West cemetery. It is a festival-goers favorite because at certain points the procession stops at participating guest houses to receive a complimentary drink, a super fun way to meet the island’s community.

 

3 Wishes Fantasy Fest Parade

Paraded on Duval Street.   It showcases the flamboyant procession of more than fifty floats decorated with glittering outrageous themes.  Everyone enjoys the festive sounds of the music, dancers, lights and astonishing costumes cat walking in high spirits through this mile long parade heading to the Ocean. In addition, join the many side parties happening along the street during the parade.

 

Heroes and villains run/walk 5K

Be audaciously dressed up as your favorite super hero and step up to run or walk the 5K challenge.  Afterwards, stay for the award ceremony as the most creative, funniest and scariest costumes will receive a prize.  After your brave participation, the party continues at the Southernmost Beach Café, where the run/walk starts and ends.

 

The Sexy Side of Star Wars

A burlesque parody transporting you to a faraway galaxy where you can mingle with your dearest intergalactic characters emerged into a sparkling and glamorous burlesque world, a combination of childhood memories mixed with wild adult fantasies.

If you’re looking for a family event see the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in October

 

So Why Fantasy Fest Key West?

This nonstop celebration will quench all your fantasies as your senses will pop of exhilaration by participating in the fascinating events and watching the fabulous swingers, drag queens, body-paint bodies and more parading on the acclaimed Duval Street day and night for 10 days.

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