2014 Schedule of Events
Friday, October 17, 2014
BAHAMA VILLAGE GOOMBAY FESTIVAL
Tastes, sights and sounds of the Caribbean in Bahama Village, located at Duval and Petronia Streets. This family friendly street party continues Saturday! Noon to midnight; FREE.
ROYAL CORONATION BALL –
Come party with Key West's Royal Family and vote for the King and Queen of Fantasy Fest 2014. Join us for a fantastic 2-hour stage show by local celebrities and the candidates themselves!! VIP tickets are available for $50 which includes a reserved seat and buffet dinner. Cash bar. For tickets call Pam DeMala 305-296-6196. This is a benefit for AIDS Help. 6 PM; Southernmost Beach Café; 1405 Duval Street. $5 donation for standing room only.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
BAHAMA VILLAGE GOOMBAY FESTIVAL
This family friendly party continues in Bahama Village! Noon - midnight; FREE.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Want to partake in a wildly fun event where you can mingle with local celebrities and bid on one-of-a-kind bra inspired creations? Local artists transform everyday bras into works of art, which are then modeled by Key West's most beautiful women during a live auction to the highest bidder. All proceeds are donated to Womankind to provide breast cancer screening and clinical breast exams; 6 PM; Casa Marina Resort; 1500 Reynolds St. Purchase tickets online now at keystix.com A special thanks to Debbie and Bernie Bolanowski.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
REDDY ICE FANTASY FAÇADE COMPETION
Festively decorated homes and businesses compete for cold hard cash! Free to enter, call 305-296-1817.
OFFICIAL FANTASY FEST POSTER SIGNING PARTY
Meet-n-greet the award-winning artists of this year's poster. Get up close and personal while having a lively libation or two; Crowne Plaza La Concha Hotel; 430 Duval St.; 5 PM; posters for sale.
32nd ANNUAL HEADDRESS BALL: BIZARRO KEY WEST
The premiere gay event of Fantasy Fest. This over the top Adult Themed event celebrates our one Human Family with the hope that everyone remembers there is only one reason for a closet, to hold clothes. Annual fundraiser for the KW Business Guild, one of the oldest Gay and Lesbian Chambers of Commerce.Co-sponsored by the Southernmost Hotel Collection. $1500 Grand Prize. Held Rain or Shine. Doors Open at 7 PM. Show Begins at 8 PM. For more information, go to headdressballkeywest.com; Southernmost Hotel on the Beach; 508 South Street. Tickets on sale NOW. This event sells out so purchase tickets early!
FINNEGAN'S WAKE GREEN PARTY
Come celebrate the ultimate Irish party! Party starts at 7 PM 'til the wee hours of the morning. Live Irish music . No cover if you wear green. Costume contest for "Best Eco Green Wear." Sign up for the Edamame Eating Contest; 320 Grinnell St.; 305-293-0222; keywestirish.com.
CAPT. TONY'S PARTY IN PLAID
Experience a party that caters to all exotic lifestyles and fantasies. Whether you wear your naughty or nice plaid to attract old friends or to stimulate the new, this party is for you. Everyone is invited to a party for the ages that only the legendary Capt. Tony's can host. Great music and drinks, plaid costumes, exotic people. 428 Greene St; 8 PM; FREE.
MEN OF LABARE TIGHTY WHITEY PARTY
Men of Labare as seen in the movie Magic Mike. It's the sexiest and wildest all male review show on Earth. Join the world famous Labare dancers for an ultimate night of complete satisfaction. Sexy white wear is encouraged for this party and couples are welcome. Limited tickets are available for this event and can be purchased at keystix.com; Bare Assets; 1029 Truman Ave; 8 PM; 305-304-1188.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
PET MASQUERADE & PARADE
And what a parade you will see as a magic carousel of frisky pets and playful owners all delightfully disguised stroll, dance and even skateboard across a stage in a fun frolic for fame and fortune! Think you and your furry, feathered or slithery friend have the perfect outfit? 4 categories to enter-$25 each entry; benefits the Lower Keys Friends of Animals; Registration begins at 4 PM; Show starts at 5:30 PM; FREE to watch but VIP seating is available on the lawns of the Casa Marina Resort; 1500 Reynolds St. For more information, visit our Facebook Page, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 305-304-1026.
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LAZY GECKO REDNECK PARTY
Hey ya'll, come on down to the Lazy Gecko Redneck Party! Gussy up in your best camo or slide into your sexiest Daisy Dukes!! Prizes for the best Redneck, Redneck Babe, Redneck Couple,and Team Redneck (yeah, that's you and your best bubbas!). Party starts at 7 PM; Lazy Gecko; 200 Duval St.; lazygecko.com.
THE “ORIGINAL HOMEMADE BIKINI CONTEST” AT SUNSET PIER
A bevy of 50 beauties vie for $2,000 in cash and prizes! Tropical libations and great drink specials, along with music from the island's best bands will ensure this is the place to party tonight! Join the Backstage VIP section with an open bar, light food and a contestant meet & greet. For contest entry information contact the Sunset Pier at 305- 295-7047 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Contestant participation fee of $20 will be donated to Reef Relief. Party begins at 9 PM; Seating is limited; FREE. Backstage VIP Tickets available at keystix.com or at The Sunset Pier Bar.
WHARFSTOCK AT THE SCHOONER WHARF BAR
Go back to the days of Peace and Love Woodstock style. Get groovy with tie-dye, flower power, and psychedelic colors, for your apocalyptic fantasy this year. Prizes for best Hippie Chick and Grooviest Dude. Be a part of the Body Painting Contest. Just bring a friend to paint or be painted paints and brushes provided! Enjoy live music, cold drinks and emceed by Frank Everhart. Winners will receive cash prizes and gift certificates. 202 William St.; 305-292-3302; 7 PM; judging at 10 PM; No cover charge or entry fee.
“SMOKIN' HOT TUNA” CONTEST AT SMOKIN’ TUNA SALOON
Come on over to the Smokin’ Tuna for the "Smokin’ Hot Tuna" costume contest. Over $5,000 in cash and prizes including a Bare Necessities Cruise for 2!. Costumes will be judged on originality and sexiness! $10 registration fee; must enter by 5 PM; VIP tickets include open bar and appetizers during contestant meet and greet and stage front seating; $50; contestant meet and greet begins at 8 PM; ; contest begins at 9 PM; keystix.com; 4 Charles St.; Smokintuna.com; 305-517-6350; $.
FOGARTY'S RED NIGHT
Fogarty's 13th Annual Red Party! Don't miss this often imitated, but never duplicated party with a costume contest and door prizes! 227 Duval St.; 305-294-7525; 9 PM; $.
ABC (ANYTHING BUT CLOTHES) PARTY
Adult film star Mary Carey, invites you to personally interact with her and super hot exotic dancers, as she bares it all live on stage. Enter the most outrageous and creative contest on the planet, the ABC (Anything But Clothes) Costume Contest, for $700 cash and prizes. Join the adventurous and risque in an adult entertainment club setting, featuring guest DJ's. Limited tickets are available to the public for this private star-studded red carpet celebrity extravaganza. Purchase tickets at keystix.com. Bare Assets 1029 Truman Ave, 10 PM. 305-304-1188.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
DANTE'S 8TH ANNUAL HALOS & HORNS POOL PARTY AND WET T-SHIRT CONTEST
Whether you wear the halo of an ANGEL or prefer devilish HORNS, GET WET & WILD at Dante's for a chance to win BIG $$$! Free body painting, live music, great giveaways, fantastic food and drink specials and our one of a kind stage in the CENTER of the POOL! The party starts at noon and goes till 6 PM, pole dancing starts at 4:30 PM; Dante's Restaurant & Raw Bar; 951 Caroline St, next to the ferry terminal. Visit danteskeywest.com for more details.
BLACKOUT GLOW PARTY AT COYOTE UGLY
Join Coyote Ugly on Duval as we turn out all the lights and replace the bulbs with black lights for the 2nd annual Glow Party! A variety of glowing accessories will be available along with a body painting artist so you can glow all night long with the world famous Coyote Ugly Bartenders. Women come dance on the bar as our staff belts out songs on the microphone and dazzles you with a variety of entertainment till the early morning. Contests for cash and prizes for the best dressed couple, man and woman. The contest will be judged on originality and sexiness! Signups at 8 PM. Judging at 10 PM. 218 Duval St.; coyoteuglysaloon.com/keywest; 305-294-UGLY.
SLOPPY JOE'S 31st ANNUAL TOGA PARTY
"Still The Best Ancient Roman Party In Town!" To enter the contest, contestants must be dressed in toga and are encouraged to use Fantasy Fest's Theme "Animeted Dreams & Adventures" for inspiration. Three divisions: Groups (2 people minimum to 8 people maximum) $500 first place prize; Men's Division $250 first place prize and Women's Division $250 first place prize. Free to enter contest; registration at 8 PM contest begins at 9:30 PM; 201 Duval St.; Door Charge.
FAT TUESDAY PINK PARTY
“Save the Ta-ta’s!” A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of the Florida Keys. Wear your sexiest pink costume or body painting to the best party on Thursday night. Costume contest with a $500 bar tab for 1st place, $250 bar tab for 2nd place, and $100 bar tab for 3rd place. Live entertainment by DJ Buggy. Party favors while supplies last. 305 Duval St.; FatTuesdayPinkParty ; 305-296-9373; 9 PM; $
COWBOY BILL'S 8TH ANNUAL GIT-R-WET T-SHIRT CONTEST
Catch the hottest ladies competing for $1,500 in cash prizes in this over the top competition. Contestants model the finest and most creative cotton wet T-shirts. Drink specials all night. VIP seating available or watch the action live from our big screens! Cowboy Bill's KW; 618 Duval St.; 10 PM; $.
PAJAMA AND LINGERIE PARTY
Mr. Playboy himself, La Hef, invites everyone to dress in sexy nightwear. This party makes you feel like you are at the mansion. Enter the $700 Hugh Hefner and Marilyn Monroe look a like contest. Mingle with celebrities and enjoy guest DJ’s live. Purchase Advance VIP tickets online now before they sell out at keystix.com. Coaster 218 Whitehead St. 305-304-1188; 10 PM
Friday, October 24, 2014
HAIR OF THE HOG, LEATHER AND LACE PARTY
Wake up with the hogs at our Bloody Mary Blow Out Breakfast! Wear your laciest lace or your luckiest leather and win $$$! Grey Goose Bloody Mary bar and beer specials. Featuring the Hog's Breath awesome breakfast burrito! Party starts at 10 AM; Leather and Lace contest at 11 AM. For more information visit hogsbreath.com; 400 Front St.; 305-296-4222.
FANTASY FEST STREET FAIR
Duval Street's mile-long eater-tainment extravaganza features arts and crafts, food vendors, lively libations and costumed frivolity; Noon to 10 PM.
SOUTHERNMOST COSTUME CONTEST
Best themed costume wins! Contest is poolside at the Southernmost on the Beach; 508 South ST.; 4 PM to 6 PM. Registration begins at 3 PM; Contest at 4 PM. Then at 6 PM join us for the Masquerade March Half Way Party; FREE
Join the crowd as they parade through Old Town with music and noisemakers! Thirst quenchers provided at selected guesthouses. Begins at the Key West Cemetery Frances Street entrance but revelers can join the mad march anywhere along the two routes! Start marching at 5 PM; All welcome; FREE.
THE OLD TOWN MASQUERADE MARCH AFTER-PARTY
Continue the March madness as we party with The Wild Magnolias, legendary Mardi Gras Indians featuring Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and Bo Dollis Jr; The Green Parrot; 601 Whitehead St.; 7 PM
14TH ANNUAL LIVING ART AIRBRUSH EXPO
Contestants will use the human form as a living canvas for artistic expression in competition for $2,000 in cash and prizes; drink specials and live entertainment! Join the backstage VIP section with an open bar, light food and a contestant meet & greet. For contestant entry information contact the Sunset Pier 305-295-7047 or email@example.com; Party begins at 9 PM; Sunset Pier at Ocean Key Resort 305-295-7045; FREE; Backstage VIP tickets available at KeysTix.com or Sunset Pier Bar.
RUM BARREL'S 8TH ANNUAL PIRATE BASH
Dress and drink like a pirate at the Rum Barrel's most outrageous pirate bash in the world! More than $1500 in cash prizes for the best pirate and wench costumes, great music on the rooftop stage, and awesome rum specials. 9 PM. For more info call 305-292-7862 or get piratical inspiration at rumbarrel.com; $10 cover charge.
FETISH & FANTASY PARTY at the ISLAND HOUSE FOR MEN
Welcome to Key West's most provocative fetish party and the ONLY all-male event of Fantasy Fest 2014! The dungeon doors are open to all adult men wanting to watch or partake in their wildest erotic desires. Live out your fantasies in a completely private, enclosed, clothing optional resort setting. Hundreds of hot men will be dressed in their sexiest leather, fetish gear, and underwear. Demonstration stations, play areas, and a 24 hr poolside café & bar beckon you to join this not-to-be-missed event. Co-Sponsored by the Key West Wreckers. Doors open at 10 PM. Clothes check provided. Purchase tickets at the door or at KeysTix; Island House Resort for Men; islandhousekeywest.com; 1129 Fleming St; 305-294-6284.
PIMP AND HO PARTY
This event is guaranteed to satisfy all your erotic dreams. Join the King Pimp himself, Ron Jeremy, for the wildest party of your life! Enter the $700 Mr. Pimp and Ms. Ho costume contest. Plus dance to the music of celebrity DJs mixing live on stage. This event sells out every year. Purchase Advance VIP Tickets online at keystix.com; Coasters; 218 Whitehead St.; 305-304-1188; 10 PM; $.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
DUVAL STREET PROMENADE
Sassy entertainers, enticing food and spirited libations tempt costumed merrymakers as they party from the Gulf to the Atlantic; Noon to 10:30 PM; FREE.
FANTASY FEST PARADE
Join 70,000 exuberant partygoers as this year’s parade rolls down Duval Street. Featuring glittering floats, spectacular costumes, and dazzling dancing groups, it doesn’t get any wilder than this! Parade steps off at 7 PM; fantasyfest.com; FREE.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
A family event featuring food, rides, games, arts and crafts and a costume contest for children located at Bayview Park. Truman Ave. and Eisenhower Dr.; Noon to 5 PM; 305-292-8912.
“THE FAT LADY SINGS” TEA DANCE
As the saying goes, “It ain’t over ‘til the fat lady sings.” Everyone will be at La Te Da from 4 PM to 8 PM for the last official event of Fantasy Fest 2013. DJ Rude Girl provides the music for the very last hoorah! La Te Da - Hotel, Restaurant, Cabaret and Bars; 1125 Duval St.; 305-296-6706; $5.