Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade



Bud Light

2017 Fantasy Fest Parade Float Winners

Grand Prize Overall Winner: $2000
Dream Big Foundation — "Spheres of Time"

Best In Creativity: $1000
Lower Key Fluffers — "Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Big Pine anymore!"

Best In Costume: $1000
Daniel Bitnes and Hotel Marquesa — "Peace through the Ages"

Best In Entertainment: $1000
WeBeFit and Theme Runs — "Pac Man’s Back"

Irmageddon Award: $500
Lower Key Fluffers — "Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Big Pine anymore!"

Best Float For A Cause: $500 donated
Krewe of Sea Of Save Yours — "Airship Pirates of the Conch Republic"

Best Walking Group: $500
Locals Loving Life — "Around the world in 80 days"

We Cycle’s Best Bicycle: $500
Bone Island bike

Green Parrot’s Best Live Music Award: $500
News Barometer / Fanci Seafood — "Time Trippin"

Key West Chamber of Commerce

2017 Key West Chamber of Commerce Awards

First Place
Lower Key Fluffers — "Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Big Pine anymore!"

Second Place
WeBeFit and Theme Runs — "Pac Man’s Back"

2017 Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade Award Prizes:

  • Green Parrot's BEST LIVE MUSIC AWARD: $500
  • We Cycle's BEST BICYCLE: $500
  • BEST WALKING GROUP: $500
  • BEST FLOAT FOR A CAUSE: $500 donated to the cause
  • IRMAGEDDON AWARD: $500
  • BEST IN ENTERTAINMENT: $1000
  • BEST IN COSTUME: $1000
  • BEST IN CREATIVITY: $1000
  • GRAND PRIZE OVERALL WINNER: $2000

Each year, the Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade winds through the world famous Duval Street from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. Lavishly decorated floats and costumed revelers entertain tens of thousands of spectators in the premier Fantasy Fest event. With this year's "Time Travel Unravels" theme, expect the 2017 Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade to dazzle and amaze you with creations from the PAST, FUTURE and PRESENT DAY!

The Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade route begins at the end of time (the end of Southard Street) in a wormhole, travels through the Big Bang Theory and returns in Rip Van Winkle’s dreams. Be prepared for ghosts of Fantasy Fest past, steam punk in present day, and tourists from the future. The parade kicks off at 7 PM on Saturday, October 28th.

2017 Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade Application

The Parade Entry Application deadline has been extended to Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Parade Ambassador & Entrant Release Form
Parade Entrant Manual
Parade Ambassador Manual
Media Information Form
Key West Fire Department Float Requirements
Sign Up to Be a Parade Ambassador

Are you a Monroe County resident? If so, you are eligible to win the float Grand Prize of $7,500 and Second Prize of $2,500 presented by the Key West Chamber of Commerce. Click to download a Parade Local Award Application Rider.

Don’t have the time to commit to building a massive mind-blowing float for the Bud Light Fantasy Fest parade, but still need an outlet for your creative genius?? Participate in the 3rd Annual Smallest Parade in the Universe! For more information, visit thesmallestparadeintheuniverse.com.

For questions or comments, please contact parade@fantasyfest.com.