Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade

Bud Light

2017 Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade Award Prizes:

  • Green Parrot's BEST LIVE MUSIC AWARD: $500
  • We Cycle's BEST BICYCLE: $500
  • BEST FLOAT FOR A CAUSE: $500 donated to the cause
  • BEST IN COSTUME: $1000

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.

2016 Fantasy Fest Parade Float Winners

Grand Prize Overall Winner
Key West Yacht Club — "Red White and Blu-Doo"

Best in Creativity
Lower Keys Fluffers — "Weekend at Bernie's"

Best in Costume
Krewe of Key West — "Voodoo Becomes You"

Best in Entertainment
We Be Fit and Theme Runs — "The Purple Party"

Best Walking Group
Island Alex — "Christies Legacy"

Locals Favorite
The Minions of Key West — "Beowulf"