Fantasy Fest in Key West.

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Fantasy Fest is an annual party in paradise for grown-ups. Started in 1979 by a small group of Key West locals, the party was created to bring visitors to the island in what was a typically quiet, but beautiful season. It worked.

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Fantasy Fest has grown every year since its inception and is now the wildest extravaganza around! Fun-loving revelers from around the globe bring their creativity and imaginations as they descend upon Key West each year in October for 10 days filled with costuming, parades, libations, and excitement!

Fantasy Fest has been compared to New Orleans Mardi Gras and Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The highlight of Fantasy Fest is its parade featuring humorous floats, including one carrying the annually elected Conch King and Queen.

Nudity is illegal in Key West, but on the last two days of Fantasy Fest the city designates a “Fantasy Zone” in the city where women may expose their breasts if they are covered with body paint. Costumes worn at Fantasy Fest often feature nudity and sexual symbolism.

Goombay – a two-day street party held in Key West’s Bahama Village (map) neighborhood. It is named after the Goombay goatskin drums that generate the party’s rhythms and celebrates the heritage of Key West’s large Bahamian population with food, art and a lot of dancing.


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Guide to traveling to and getting around in United States. – public transportation Key West.

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BUS: Major intercity bus companies include: BoltBus, Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, Megabus, Peter Pan, Trailways, Chinatown buses.

TRAIN: AMTRAK | eTicketing | Interactive Map

AIRPORT: Key West International Airport is the major airport for Key West and the lower keys located 3.9 mi (6.3 km) southeast of downtown. Flight Delay Information — Air Traffic Control System Command Center.

FERRY: America has the largest system of inland waterways of any country in the world. It is entirely possible to navigate around within the United States by boat ⇒ The New York State Canal System • The St. Lawrence Seaway • *The Mississippi River.

Wild Key West Fantasy Fest: Body Paint + Costumes + Festival 2021.

Key West Fantasy Fest has to be one of the wildest festivals in Florida! Every day during Fantasy Fest there are theme nights for costumes, walking parades that you don’t want to miss, and a wild time for anyone that hasn’t experienced Fantasy Fest. The body painting in Key West and body art are some of the most unique and creative you will ever see!

We spent seven crazy days in Key West to see what the body painting was all about – to learn from the artists, speak to people who got body painted and were getting ready for the annual body painting contest. What we learned is that Key West Fantasy Fest can be a wild party, and is essentially a body paint festival, but the feel on the island is one of creativity, freedom, and a celebration. Enjoy the show and we’d love for you to subscribe so you can catch our future adventures!

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