Masquerade March

Join the hugely popular Fantasy Fest tradition, known as the locals’ parade, highlighting costumes, creativity and community.

Masquerade March

After starting together at 5 PM at the Key West Cemetery on Frances Street, half of the costumed marchers head for Truman Avenue and the other half turn toward Fleming Street – proudly marching the wrong way down that one-way street.

The Masquerade March is a grown-up moving cocktail & dance party, where each half of the parade stops at participating guest houses, which – while supplies last – hand out complimentary beverages. And for an extra special treat, the Truman Route stops for a mid-March party break at the Southernmost Hotel.

While Fantasy Fest encourages and looks forward to seeing the amazing creativity the march generates, please remember the march travels through local neighborhoods and costumes do need to cover all the essential bits.

And, finally, please leave behind only memories, dispose of trash properly and please recycle.

Feel free to join the Masquerade March as a moving mosaic of costumed revelers strut their wacky costumes through Old Town. The march begins at the Frances Street entrance of the Key West Cemetery. One route winds south to Truman Avenue and the other one makes its way north for Fleming Street.

As Fantasy Fest 2017 nears, we will have a map of the guest houses for 2017.