Fantasy Fest Schedule of Events

Fantasy Fest in Key West!

Here's the schedule of events... so far. Please keep checking back for updates, we'll do our best to keep you informed. If in doubt, email us at [email protected] and we'll find out what you don't know... or something like that!

This year, Key West celebrates 37 years of Fantasy Fest with even more fantastical fun shared as usual by more than 70,000 costumed partygoers from all over the world. This year's theme is, "Political Voodoo & Ballot Box Barbarians."

FANTASY FEST INFO

What:
Fantasy Fest

Where:
October 21st - 30th, 2016

Schedule:
Fantasy Fest 2016 Schedule

Party Map:
Download the Fantasy Fest Party Map!

Fantasy Fest 2016 promises to have it all! Parades, costume contests, street parties, and much more!

Friday, October 21st

Bahama Village Goombay Festival
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 family friendly street party continues on 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 2016. Join us for a fantastic 2-hour stage show by local celebrities and the candidates themselves!! VIP tickets are available for $60 which includes a reserved seat and buffet dinner. Cash bar.

Saturday, October 22nd

Bahama Village Goombay Festival
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 family friendly street party continues on Saturday! Noon to midnight; FREE.

Peter Pan's Adventures in Naughty Land: A Burlesque Parody
Just beyond the second star to the right and straight on til' morning, exists another land of pirates, mermaids and fairies; where lost boys and girls do grow up and become very naughty... From the producers of last years sensation, "The Sexy Side of Star Wars", comes the epic tale of an adult Peter, Wendy, John and Michael! Peter Pan's Adventures in Naughty Land: A Burlesque Parody is a grown up version of one of the worlds most beloved stories. Once again creator and director, Tatah DuJour, takes the characters from another childhood memory and mixes it with your wildest adult fantasies. The always-outstanding Key West Burlesque performers and an array of special guest stars including Cheeky Derriere, Moana Amour and Aurora Natrix, portray the cast of the cherished tale like you have never seen them before. Peter Pan's Adventures in Naughty Land: A Burlesque Parody comes to life for six nights at the Waterfront Playhouse. Doors open at 7:30 -- Show Stars at 8PM.

Sunday, October 23rd

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.

Peter Pan's Adventures in Naughty Land: A Burlesque Parody
Just beyond the second star to the right and straight on til' morning, exists another land of pirates, mermaids and fairies; where lost boys and girls do grow up and become very naughty... From the producers of last years sensation, "The Sexy Side of Star Wars", comes the epic tale of an adult Peter, Wendy, John and Michael! Peter Pan's Adventures in Naughty Land: A Burlesque Parody is a grown up version of one of the worlds most beloved stories. Once again creator and director, Tatah DuJour, takes the characters from another childhood memory and mixes it with your wildest adult fantasies. The always-outstanding Key West Burlesque performers and an array of special guest stars including Cheeky Derriere, Moana Amour and Aurora Natrix, portray the cast of the cherished tale like you have never seen them before. Peter Pan's Adventures in Naughty Land: A Burlesque Parody comes to life for six nights at the Waterfront Playhouse. Doors open at 7:30 -- Show Stars at 8PM.

Monday, October 24th

Heroes and Villains Run/Walk 5K
Be super, be evil, be AWESOME! Dress up as your favorite Super Hero or Super Villain and run, walk, or fly to the finish line. Prizes awarded for most creative, best group, scariest and funniest costumes. Race begins and ends at Southernmost Beach Cafe. Stay for the awards ceremony, party on the beach, and the sun set over Key West.

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.

Peter Pan's Adventures in Naughty Land: A Burlesque Parody
Just beyond the second star to the right and straight on til' morning, exists another land of pirates, mermaids and fairies; where lost boys and girls do grow up and become very naughty... From the producers of last years sensation, "The Sexy Side of Star Wars", comes the epic tale of an adult Peter, Wendy, John and Michael! Peter Pan's Adventures in Naughty Land: A Burlesque Parody is a grown up version of one of the worlds most beloved stories. Once again creator and director, Tatah DuJour, takes the characters from another childhood memory and mixes it with your wildest adult fantasies. The always-outstanding Key West Burlesque performers and an array of special guest stars including Cheeky Derriere, Moana Amour and Aurora Natrix, portray the cast of the cherished tale like you have never seen them before. Peter Pan's Adventures in Naughty Land: A Burlesque Parody comes to life for six nights at the Waterfront Playhouse. Doors open at 7:30 -- Show Stars at 8PM.

Tuesday, October 25th

Reddy Ice Fantasy Facade Competition
Festively decorated homes and businesses compete for cold hard cash! Free to enter, call 305-296-1817.

Free 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.

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.

Cocktails for Animal Tails!
Come to an "All You Can Drink" for $35 around the Animal World at Rick's 8 Famous Bars 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 & costumes, warm up your tutus and get ready to party like an animal!! Proceeds will benefit the animals of the Florida Keys SPCA.

Wednesday, October 26th

Pet Masquerade & Parade
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.

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 in to closets, and good ole' 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 a have a guaranteed far out time. Do you dig? Featuring Patrick and the Swayzees Live Poolside! The Marker Waterfront Resort; 200 William Street; 1-4pm.

Thursday, October 27th

Dante's 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.

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 34th 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 7 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.

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 lit 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 11pm and get ready to get ALL painted!

Sloppy Joe's Annual Toga Party
Toga! Toga! Toga! Sloppy Joe's Gift Card giveaways throughout the night! Get your Toga ON and join us for the Toga Party all night long! Gift Cards will be awarded for best Togas at band break beginning at 8 PM. Parade on stage and win Sloppy Joe's Gift Cards. Great drinks and dancing!

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.

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.

Friday, October 28th

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 Tea Dance
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.

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.

Rum Barrel's 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.

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 protected]; Doors open at 8pm; Sunset Pier at 305-295-7045; FREE event.

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.

Saturday, October 29th

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.

Kinky Couples Party
The ONLY strictly Couples Only event. Join like-minded couples in the Cabaret bar overlooking Duval Street. Coat check included and open bar from 10:30 PM until 4 AM. A special performance by world-renowned latex fetish performer by world-renowned latex performer RubberDoll. Live Dark'n Dancing with New York DJ Lucas will be sure to get everyone in the mood for some serious playtime.

Fantasy Fest Parade
Join 70,000 exuberant partygoers as this year's 3Wishes.com 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.

Sunday, October 30th

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 2016. La Te Da - Hotel, Restaurant, Cabaret and Bars; 1125 Duval St.; 305-296-6706; $5.