Key West’s most flamboyant and outrageous annual party, Fantasy Fest, is taking on a political theme when it takes to the island’s streets this October 21 – 30. The week-long celebration will see thousands of masked and costumed party-goers unleashing their interpretation of America’s upcoming presidential elections with festivities themed ‘Political Voodoo & Ballot Box Barbarians.’ Parrot Key Resort is an event sponsor and guests can save up to 18% when booking in advance for the event.
With 10 packed days of masquerade balls, wild costume contests and lavish parades, Fantasy Fest is rated as one of the most anticipated events on the Key West calendar.
Kicking off in spectacular style will be the Royal Coronation Ball, which will involve public voting to elect a masked king and queen. To bring the event to a close on October 30, tens of thousands of spectators will gather in Key West’s historic downtown for the Fantasy Fest Parade with feather-bedecked groups marching through the streets alongside Caribbean bands and huge, extravagant motorised floats.
For visitors looking to explore Key West’s Caribbean roots, the family-friendly Goombay Festival in historic Bahama Village promises an upbeat party atmosphere, while LGBT travellers will enjoy the Headdress Ball.
Other theatrical highlights during Fantasy Fest include the Zombie Bike Ride, Key West Burlesque and the annual Pet Masquerade with Re-pup-licans and Demo-cats taking centre stage.
Duval Street will be transformed into a mile-long marketplace with vendors offering costumes and masks, arts and crafts, and a range of delicious food and drinks.
Parrot Key Resort is delighted to be a sponsor of this year’s Fantasy Fest. Located in Key West just minutes from the historic Old Town, the resort is hidden away in its own serene waterfront oasis to give visitors the best of both worlds during the party week. With a sense of unrivalled seclusion, it is hard to believe that the energetic and eclectic vibe of thousands of partygoers is just a short drive away.