2017 Schedule of Events


2017 Daily Diversions

HOT TIMES AT PEPPERS OF KEY WEST
Kick your party off by getting your taste buds animated with over 100 different flavors of sauces at the free tasting bar at Peppers of Key West. Take the party with you and pick up your own bottle of Fantasy Fest special edition Cayenne pepper sauce while they last. 2 locations: 602 Greene St. 10 AM-8 PM and 500 Truman Ave. 10 AM – 5 PM

Friday, October 20, 2017

BAHAMA VILLAGE GOOMBAY FESTIVAL- A FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT
This exuberant street party showcases island arts and crafts, music and food in the heart of Key West’s historic Bahama Village neighborhood. The festival’s main entertainment stage is located at the corner of Petronia and Fort streets on Truman Annex, and features nonstop musical entertainment ranging from gospel to reggae. This family friendly street party continues on Saturday! Noon to midnight; FREE.

ROYAL CORONATION Presented by the Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
It’s one final caucus with the candidates for King & Queen of Fantasy Fest! This fabulous 2-hour stage show includes entertainment by local celebrities and the candidates themselves, hosted by J.B. McLendon! General admission is a suggested $10 donation at the door; VIP reserved tickets for $75 include a 3-course plated dinner (with a cash bar). For tickets go to ahi.ticketleap.com. or call 305-296-6196. This is a benefit for AIDS Help, Inc. Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, 1500 Reynolds St.; 6 - 10 PM.

KING NEPTUNE'S CURSE AND THE SPIRITS OF THE LONG DEAD
Join us again on the historic USCGC Ingham, where the spirits of the long dead have returned to curse the living! Navigate the depths of the ship while solving puzzles along the way in order to remove the curse and save the world! But beware, the spirits will try to thwart and trick you along the way. Are you brave enough to enter NEPTUNE'S CURSE? Come early and watch the sunset. Event starts at 8 PM and runs till 10 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for military & students, $5 for children under 12 years old. Shop Costumes

Saturday, October 21, 2017

BAHAMA VILLAGE GOOMBAY FESTIVAL- A FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT
This exuberant street party showcases island arts and crafts, music and food in the heart of Key West’s historic Bahama Village neighborhood. The festival’s main entertainment stage is located at the corner of Emma and Petronia streets, and features nonstop musical entertainment ranging from gospel to reggae. This is a family friendly event. Noon to midnight; FREE.

KING NEPTUNE'S CURSE AND THE SPIRITS OF THE LONG DEAD
Join us again on the historic USCGC Ingham, where the spirits of the long dead have returned to curse the living! Navigate the depths of the ship while solving puzzles along the way in order to remove the curse and save the world! But beware, the spirits will try to thwart and trick you along the way. Are you brave enough to enter NEPTUNE'S CURSE? Come early and watch the sunset. Event starts at 8 PM and runs till 10 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for military & students, $5 for children under 12 years old. Shop Costumes

A BURLESQUE PARODY: THEME TBD
A Burlesque Parody comes to life for six nights at the Waterfront Playhouse. Doors open at 7:30 PM – Show starts at 8 PM. In addition to regular seating ($55 to $75), a limited number of stage seats are available at $100. Audience members who choose these seats will be in the middle of the action and participate in the show! To purchase tickets, please go to waterfrontplayhouse.org. or for more information go to keywestburlesque.com Waterfront Playhouse, 310 Wall St.; 8 PM.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

A BURLESQUE PARODY: THEME TBD
A Burlesque Parody comes to life for six nights at the Waterfront Playhouse. Doors open at 7:30 PM – Show starts at 8 PM. In addition to regular seating ($55 to $75), a limited number of stage seats are available at $100. Audience members who choose these seats will be in the middle of the action and participate in the show! To purchase tickets, please go to waterfrontplayhouse.org. or for more information go to keywestburlesque.com Waterfront Playhouse, 310 Wall St.; 8 PM.

Monday, October 23, 2017

HEROES AND VILLAINS RUN/WALK 5K
Be super, be evil, be AWESOME and get your run on! Dress up as your favorite Superhero or Super Villain and run, walk, or fly to the finish line. The first 400 to register get a puzzle piece finisher medal with the famous 90 Miles To Cuba buoy! Only offered this year. Race starts and finishes near the beach at the Southernmost Beach Resort, and runs through historic Old Town Key West. Free beer and snacks after the race. Be part of the Fantasy Fest FUN! For registration information: Theme Runs.com. Shop Costumes

SOUTHERNMOST FANTASY FEST LUAU
REFUEL with us at the Southernmost Luau after you conquer the SUPER, EVIL, AWESOME, Heroes and Villains Run/Walk 5K. Enjoy a Key West style pig roast with your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand. Southernmost Beach Resort, 1405 Duval St.; 6:30 PM; $35 includes one drink per person. Buffet includes Roast Cuban Pork, Picadillo, Frijoles Negros, Soffritto Rice, Yuca Fries, Tostones and Dessert. Tickets are available at keystix.com. Shop Costumes

KING NEPTUNE'S CURSE AND THE SPIRITS OF THE LONG DEAD
Join us again on the historic USCGC Ingham, where the spirits of the long dead have returned to curse the living! Navigate the depths of the ship while solving puzzles along the way in order to remove the curse and save the world! But beware, the spirits will try to thwart and trick you along the way. Are you brave enough to enter NEPTUNE'S CURSE? Come early and watch the sunset. Event starts at 8 PM and runs till 10 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for military & students, $5 for children under 12 years old. Shop Costumes

A BURLESQUE PARODY: THEME TBD
A Burlesque Parody comes to life for six nights at the Waterfront Playhouse. Doors open at 7:30 PM – Show starts at 8 PM. In addition to regular seating ($55 to $75), a limited number of stage seats are available at $100. Audience members who choose these seats will be in the middle of the action and participate in the show! To purchase tickets, please go to waterfrontplayhouse.org. or for more information go to keywestburlesque.com Waterfront Playhouse, 310 Wall St.; 8 PM.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

REDDY ICE FANTASY FAÇADE COMPETITION
Festively decorated homes and businesses compete for cold hard cash! Free to enter, call 305-296-1817.

BEACH BASH
Beach Bash: Blast from the Past on South Beach located at the Southernmost Beach Cafe, 1405 Duval Street. Join Patrick and the Swazyees in taking you back to the time of surfing, sun-bathing, and beach blanket bingo. Put on your favorite beach attire, sport your boldest bikini, or don your newest tie-dye. Grab your flip flops and head out to the beach to twist again, like you may have done last summer. Drink and food specials all afternoon along with beach activities, and, of course, good old fashion fun! From 2 PM- 5 PM.

OFFICIAL FANTASY FEST POSTER SIGNING PARTY
Meet-n-greet with the 2016 award-winning poster artist. Get up close and personal while having a lively libation or two. WineO will have by the glass wine specials all night long. WineO located at La Concha Hotel & Spa, 430 Duval St.; 5 PM; posters for sale.

COCKTAILS FOR ANIMAL TAILS!
LOCATION: Rick's Complex, 202 Duval St.
TIME: 7-10 p.m.
ADMISSION: $35; keystix.com
Come to an “All You Can Drink” Animal Party to benefit the Florida Keys SPCA. Each bar has been transformed into a different Animal Kingdom Around the World where you can enjoy an All You Can Drink experience of the entire Rick’s Complex. Wear your best animal ears & tails, warm up your tutus and get ready to party like an animal! Join in the costume contest to win great prizes! Proceeds will benefit the animals of the Florida Keys SPCA. Pre-sale tickets are available at fkspca.org. (click on Donate then Cocktails Tickets) or at 5230 College Rd. 305-296-5513. Shop Costumes

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A BURLESQUE PARODY: THEME TBD
A Burlesque Parody comes to life for six nights at the Waterfront Playhouse. Doors open at 7:30 PM – Show starts at 8 PM. In addition to regular seating ($55 to $75), a limited number of stage seats are available at $100. Audience members who choose these seats will be in the middle of the action and participate in the show! To purchase tickets, please go to waterfrontplayhouse.org. or for more information go to keywestburlesque.com Waterfront Playhouse, 310 Wall St.; 8 PM.

ROCK AND ROLL REVITALIZING 1960’S POOL PARTY
Let us take you back to a groovy time full of Tom Collins, Pink Squirrels, and Greyhounds; when the bikini became every woman’s new purchase, mini-skirts crept into closets, and good ol’ Rock and Roll was heard from every radio station and record player in the United States. Dress in your favorite vintage swimsuit, psychedelic patterns, and platform shoes, and join us at the Marker Waterfront Resort for The Sixties Pool Party. Boogie down to live music your old man might not approve of, sip on a few of our nifty drink specials, and have a guaranteed far out time. Do you dig? Featuring Patrick and the Swayzees Live Poolside! The Marker Waterfront Resort, 200 William Street; 1-4 PM. Shop Costumes

PET MASQUERADE
You will see 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 beach of the Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, 1500 Reynolds St. VIP tickets are available at keystix.com For more information, visit our Facebook Page or email petmasquerade@hotmail.com.

WHARFSTOCK AT THE SCHOONER WHARF BAR
Fall under the spell of Peace and Love Woodstock style. It’s tie-dye, flower power, and psychedelic colors hoo-doo style this year at the Schooner Wharf Bar. The Party starts at 7 PM. Cast your votes for the sexiest Hippie Chick & Grooviest Dude at 8:30 PM. For the adventurous, the Body Painting Contest will mesmerize at 10 PM. Bring a friend to paint or be painted; paints and brushes provided, with awards to follow! Enjoy live music by the Hippie Band, cold drinks and great galley fare. Emceed by Magic Frank Everhart. Winners will receive cash prizes and gift certificates. 202 William St.; 305-292-3302; 7 PM; judging at 8:30 & 10 PM; No cover charge or entry fee. Shop Costumes

LUCY'S BLUE PARTY
Come and dance under the sea at Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar’s BLUE PARTY! Key West’s newest bar and restaurant is going all out for a night of marine-themed fun, featuring live music from Patrick and the Swayzees + a late night DJ and a body painter! Sip on signature cocktails like Da Killer Whale and keep the party rockin’ with late night eats. Wonderful prizes will be raffled off to benefit Reef Relief. The party starts at 8 PM @ 320 Grinnell Street – wear your best BLUE inspired costume for a chance to win some great prizes! $ Shop Costumes

6th ANNUAL LUV2GLOW PARTY AT RUMOR LOUNGE
Do you love it in the dark? Do you love it hot? Do you love to glow? Then you’ll LUV2GLOW at Rumor Lounge when we turn out the lights and go dark with black lights, glow body paint and the hottest dance beats around! Watch your body glow while the hottest electronic DJs make your body move. Come party with our HOT Bartenders and SEXY GLO-GO Dancers! Put on your hottest neon or take it off and paint it up… this party is one of the most epic moments of Fantasy Fest! The beats drop at 9 PM; Rumor Lounge, 430 Greene St.; $ Shop Costumes

DUNGEON of DARK SECRETS
For more information please contact Brad 305-203-3461. VIP tickets are guaranteed to sell out so please order them soon. Shop Costumes

Thursday, October 26, 2017

DANTE'S 10TH ANNUAL HALOS & HORNS POOL PARTY
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. Shop Costumes

35th ANNUAL HEADDRESS BALL
Get out your feathers, glue guns and ribbons, because it’s time for the Key West Business Guild’s annual fundraising extravaganza, the 35th Annual Headdress Ball, The famous elaborate headdress competition with “over the top” entertainment and an all new look and feel. The Headdress Ball is Fantasy Fest’s premier gay and lesbian event. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the show begins at 8 PM. Come early and enjoy the street vendors and the USS Ingham. This year’s Headdress Ball will take place on the waterside at the Truman Waterfront, at the end of Southard Street. There will be dancing before and after the event. Just follow the searchlights! This year the first place prize has been doubled to $3000 cash. So please, re-visit this website for updated information or follow us on Facebook, Facebook.com/headdressballkeywest. Book your tables early because this event always sells out. Tickets are available at keystix.com.

GLOW PARTY
GLOW UP your Thursday at one of the top Caribbean island destinations: Senor Frogs! At 221 Duval St. you will find the best staff, the best drinks and the craziest people in town! Come light it up with paint and many glow gadgets in a night you will never forget! We play different types of music in different parts of the place in order to get you completely entertained, and don't forget to dress white! We see you at 11 PM and get ready to get ALL painted!

SLOPPY JOE'S 34rd ANNUAL TOGA PARTY
Toga! Toga! Toga! Get your Toga ON and join Sloppy Joe’s Toga Party all night long! Sloppy Joe’s Gift Card giveaways for best togas at band break beginning at 8 PM. Great drinks and dancing! Togas available in Retail Store for $10 (Proceeds to AIDS Help, Inc.). 20l Duval St.; 8 PM.; Door charge. Shop Costumes

WHITE PARTY
Come join the biggest party on the island at the Rick’s Entertainment Complex’s inaugural White Party, and dance until the early morning hours. We have something for every mood. Featuring DJs in two different venues to keep the party moving. The island’s best live rock band, the Durt Bags, rocking the night away downstairs. Enjoy your secret fantasies with lovely ladies in the Florida Keys onstage in the Red Garter. Sing your heart out onstage with karaoke. Let your artistic side glow under the black lights in the paint splatter room. Rick’s has it all. Eight famous bars, one awesome night! Enjoy great drink specials all night at the wildest party in town. The party starts at 8 PM $ 202-208 Duval St.; 305-296-4890. info@ricksbarkeywest.com

EXPOSED AT THE BOURBON ST. PUB ADULT ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
Looking for the most risqué party of this year's Fantasy Fest? This Pool, Hot Tub, and Foam Party is all outdoors, under the stars, complete with a black out/black light dance party inside. This all welcome, (Bare What You Dare) party, will include glow sticks, 2 DJs, dance floors, large projector screens (playing all your favorite fantasies), exotic dancers (male and female). VIP, front of the line passes will be on sale at the New Orleans House starting October 1st; 9 PM – 4 AM; 305-293-9800; 724 Duval St.; bourbonstpub.com. Shop Costumes

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; $ Shop Costumes

Friday, October 27, 2017

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.

BOURBON ST. PUB'S TEA IN THE STREET AND POOL PARTY
The BIGGEST dance party in the street during Fantasy Fest 2016. Get your groove on while dancing, drinking on Duval St. Live DJs, Boys, Beads and Booze, Drag Queens, celebrities and MORE; Join the party at 724 Duval St./801 Duval St.; 1 PM; FREE. Shop Costumes

TURTLES ON THE HALF SHELL
Dress and drink like a Tipsy Turtle for the Turtle Kraals most outrageous Fantasy Fest Party in the world! More than $1500 in cash and prizes for the best outrageous Turtle costume, great live music on the courtyard stage, the famous turtle races and awesome drink specials. Starts at 2 PM and goes till 5 PM. Turtle Kraals at the Key West Bight’s Historical Seaport Marina ( across from Half Shell Raw Bar). For more info call 305-294-2640 or more information at turtlekraals.com; No Cover Charge.

SOUTHERNMOST COSTUME CONTEST
Dive into the magical world of VooDoo and free your inhibitions by showing your creativity at the Southernmost’ s Sea Creature VooDoo Costume Contest. Become a Southernmost La Sirene by joining the Southernmost Underwater VooDoo world and create your own magical sea world. Show your VooDoo magic to Key West poolside at the Southernmost Beach Resort. Enter the Southernmost Costume Contest held Friday, October 28th. Best themed costume wins! (Nudity Prohibited); 508 South St.; 4 PM to 6 PM. Registration from 3 PM – 3:45 PM; Contest at 4 PM. Then, at 6 PM join us for the Masquerade March Half Way Party: FREE! Shop Costumes

MASQUERADE MARCH
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. Shop Costumes

RUM BARREL'S 11TH 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. Doors open at 7 PM. Costume Contest starts at 9 PM. For more info call 305-292-7862 or get piratical inspiration at rumbarrel.com; 528 Front St.; 7PM, $10. Shop Costumes

17TH ANNUAL LIVING ART EXPO
Contestants will use the human form as a living canvas for artistic expression in competition for $3,000 in cash and prizes. For 2017: Categories to include: BEST FEMALE CANVAS, BEST MALE CANVAS and BEST GROUP/COUPLE CANVAS. Join the backstage VIP section with an open bar, light food and a contestant meet & greet. NEW for 2017: VIP Ticket holders will each have a vote to determine the winners! For contestant entry information contact the Sunset Pier 305-295-7045 or dining@oceankey.com; Doors open at 8 PM; Contest starts at 9 PM; FREE event; VIP tickets available at keystix.com or at Sunset Pier Bar.

Chicago’s Annual Gangsters and Molls Party
It's a Roaring Twenties Party, not for the faint, only the hearty. Come as a Flapper or come as you are. Dress as a Gangster or Silent Screen Star. Or you can dress for less at this Speakeasy Fest. It's gonna be fun no matter the dress. Just bring yourself and we'll do the rest. It'll be a delight to see you all. You'll need the secret password of Chicago's 312. Hourly gift card raffle starting at 10 PM. Costume contest starts at 1 AM for best Flapper, Gangster, and Couple. Special “Gangster” cocktails all day long. Music by "James Armstrong Band" and more. See chicagoskw.com. Party starts at 8 PM. Call 305-741-7891 for advanced VIP BOTTLE SERVICE seating. Chicago's, 610 Greene St.; No cover Shop Costumes

THE DEN OF DESIRE!
The Freaky Friday of Fantasy Fest, join the hottest stars of Burlesque in "The Den of Desire!" hosted by Shelly Watson, The Singing Siren. Allow our tantalizing house Madame, Cheeky Derrierer, to guide you to your VIP seats while Dark N Stormy will set the mood. Enjoy a one of a kind interactive Burlesque show. Our international stars will stun you with their titillating, jaw dropping performances that will keep you yearning for more. Couples are encouraged to attend in sexy burlesque or S&M attire. For more information please contact Brad at 305-203-3461. Tickets will be available on keystix.com

Saturday, October 28, 2017

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.

BOURBON ST. PUB'S VIP PARADE BALCONY BASH
One of the best views of the Fantasy Fest parade on Duval St. VIP, high-end open bar and catered party -- no need to go anywhere else. Private entrance and restrooms. Don't miss this opportunity for a great vantage point to see the parade and a fantastic party. No guaranteed reserved spaces. Limited 150. neworleanshousekw.com. , 305-293-9800 or keystix.com. ; $$

FANTASY FEST PARADE
Join 70,000 exuberant partygoers as this year’s Fantasy Fest 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; FREE. Shop Costumes

FANTASY FEST PARADE BALCONY VIEWING PARTY Hosted By KIssa Von Addams
Come join the party at the largest balcony on Duval street that will be watching the parade! This balcony viewing party for Fantasy Fest is going to bring your past and you future into the present! Open Bar, Light Hors d’Oeuvres, beads to throw and an amazing view of the 2016 Fantasy Fest Parade. Get your tickets early, this event is going to sell out. Tickets will be available on keystix.com. For More Information call Brad 305-203-3461. Shop Costumes

ROOFTOP CAFE’S PARADE NIGHT PARTY
It’s the best of Fantasy Fest fun in an upscale atmosphere. Come enjoy prime parade viewing from the comfort of our second-level patio. This year’s party will feature a beautiful gourmet buffet, and will include beer, wine, and well drinks. This is an exclusive, limited-seating event— reservations are required. No walk-ins and no crowds! The price per person is $200, tax and gratuity not included. For further details and booking information contact Wednesday Melssen-Vogel at 305-294-2042 or email info@rooftopcafekeywest.com. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Come see why Rooftop Café has been serving paradise for over 30 years! Shop Costumes

KINKY COUPLES PARTY hosted by RUBBERDOLL
Very limited tickets available at keystix.com. Tickets are on sale ONLY ONLINE! Guaranteed to SELL OUT!!! $$$ 10:30 PM - 4 AM; 305-731-9055 for more information. Shop Costumes

Sunday, October 29, 2017

CHILDREN'S DAY
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 2017. 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.