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Key West is gearing up for its annual celebration of all things flamboyant, colorful and outrageous when Fantasy Fest Key West takes over historic Old Town starting October 23rd in the Florida Keys. Parrot Key Resort is offer $50/night for food and drinks when staying 4 nights during Fantasy Fest or the Goombay Festival. Arrive early and take part in the Zombie Bike Ride on October 25th! Fantasy Fest images are compliments of the Florida Keys News Bureau.
Masquerade March- Fantasy Fest
One of the liveliest events of the week-long celebration will be the Masquerade March on Friday, October 30, which will see thousands of masked and costumed party-goers unleashing their intergalactic alter egos through the streets to reflect the theme of this year’s Fantasy Fest – “All Hallows Intergalactic Freak Show.” The imagination of all participants is expected to run wild with costumes reflecting creatures from faraway galaxies, circus sideshows and supernatural sagas.
The popular march is free to enter and watch, starting at 5 p.m at the Key West Cemetery’s Frances Street entrance and reaching its end near the Fantasy Fest Fair on Duval Street. There will be crowds of locals and visitors lined up watching the promenade along the streets of Key West’s historic district, creating an electric atmosphere like nowhere else.
3Wishes.com Fantasy Fest Parade
The celebration will help to raise spirits even higher in time for the festival’s main highlight on Saturday, October 31, which is the 3Wishes.com Fantasy Fest Parade. This spectacular event will feature dozens of glittering floats, marching groups in incredible costumes and lively bands playing island-style music along and Whitehead Street and Duval Street.
Fantasy Fest is packed with an exciting line-up of events, from bar parties to costume shows. Visit here for details of the full program.
Fantasy Fest Hotel Deal
We are offering a special Fantasy Fest offer for visitors staying 4 nights or more during the week of Fantasy Fest or the Goombay Festival. We will treat you to $50 per night at our poolside Cafe Blue which serves a delicious range of breakfasts, snacks, lunches and refreshing island drinks. Use your credit to enjoy pre-party drinks before Fantasy Fest, or start the morning refreshed with poolside breakfast or lunch.
Parrot Key Resort is perfectly located in Key West just minutes from the historic Old Town, yet hidden away in its own serene waterfront oasis to give visitors the best of both worlds during the party week of Fantasy Fest. You are a short taxi ride from the action at night but far enough from the noise of Duval Street during the day. With a sense of unrivaled seclusion in your peaceful haven, it is hard to believe that the energetic and eclectic vibe of Key West is just an easy stroll away.
Eery costumes, ghoulish make-up, thousands of bicycles and a glistening ocean backdrop. Even the most wild of imaginations would be challenged to create this spectacular scene in the heart of paradise, yet it is going to be a reality in Key West on Sunday October 19 with the Key West Zombie Bike Ride. Parrot Key Resort is even offering bicycle rental specials during the event! Contact us at 855-327-7200 for details.
About the Key West Zombie Bike Ride
Thousands of visitors and locals will take to two wheels and pedal down the Florida Keys Overseas Highway and through Key West’s streets in their most outrageous outfits for the Zombie Bike Ride, one of many offbeat events taking place during the annual Fantasy Fest, October 17 – 26.
As you wander the island’s streets and soak up the stunning scenery along the highway, hoards of cyclists will flash by wearing everything from dead-white face paint and gory zombie costumes to walking dead garb.
Zombie Bike Ride Celebrations
An electric party atmosphere will sweep through Key West during the day with other events taking place for those of you who would rather not pedal through the streets. At 2pm, Zombieland will open at the historic and haunted Fort East Martello (3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd.) featuring live music, face and body painting, and plenty of food and drink. The Zombie Bike Ride will then start at 6pm followed by the ZombieFest party from 7pm on Duval Street. There will also be a Zombie Beach Bash at Salute on the Beach (1000 Atlantic Blvd.) from 4pm-8pm for the official viewing party.
After the party, take time out and sink into the luxury of your guest room or suite at Parrot Key Resort before waking to another day of tropical paradise in your private oasis of peace and calm. Contact us at 855-327-7200 for bookings and bicycle rentals.
For more information on the Zombie Bike Ride and safety instructions, visit www.zombiebikeride.com.
*All images compliments of Florida Keys News Bureau
The Zombie Bike Ride was last night, finishing up Goombay and the first 3 days of Fantasy Fest. Over 600 undead riders joined the police escort from stock island to Salute on Higgs beach, and then after rallying there for awhile, from Salute to Fogerty’s on Duval street. Check out our photos, or click here for more info on Fantasy Fest.