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Fantasy Fest Florida 2017

Live Stream, Webcams, Parade, Events, Schedule

Key West, Florida Keys, 20-29 Oct (Parade 28th October)

Key West sunset

Fantasy Fest is a series of parties and events that brings Key West in the famous Florida Keys to life for a couple of weeks in late October and early November each year.

The event dates back to 1979 and has expanded over the years into the current cavalcade of raucous and debauched parties including fancy dress, balls and drag queen competitions and culminating in a parade of floats across the narrow island.
 
Designating themselves the Conch Republic, the natives of Key West nominate themselves a Conch King and Queen to lead the celebrations and the events are attended by huge crowds of visitors to the area, bringing in total crowds estimated at over 100,000, which is actually larger than the normal population!

Event Details

The main events of the Fantasy Fest in Florida are as follows:
 
Friday 20 Oct
Bahama Village Goombay festival and the Royal Coronation Ball
 
Saturday 21 Oct
Bahama Village Goombay festival
 
Monday 23 Oct
Heroes and Villains 5km run and walk
 
Tuesday 24 Oct
Fantasy Fest Poster Signing Party
 
Wednesday 25 Oct
Annual Fantasy Fest Burlesque Performance Contest
 
Thursday 26 Oct
Annual Headdress Ball, Truman Waterfront
Sloppy Joe's Annual Toga Party
Homemade Bikini Contest at Sunset Pier
 
Friday 27 Oct
Fantasy Fest Street Fair, Duval Street
Bourbon Street Pub Tea Dance
Masquerade March, starts at Key West cemetery
Rum Barrel's Annual Pirate Bash
Pimp and Ho Party with Ron Jeremy
 
Saturday 28 Oct
Fantasy Fest Parade
Parade Viewing at Hard Rock Cafe
 
Sunday 29 Oct
Childrens Day
The Fat Lady Sings Tea Dance

Live Streaming, Webcams

The best live coverage of the Fantasy fest comes from a number of live streaming webcams located in key locations around Key West, including on the buzzing Duval Street, on Schooner Wharf, at the Green Parrot Bar and also at Sloppy Joes. See the full range of Fantasy fest webcam views here:
 
Key West webcams

Hotels and Accommodation

Accommodation on Key West is at a premium at the best of times, and when the Fantasy Fest is on it will be sold out for sure, so make sure you reserve your places well in advance.

You can check availability and make reservations for local hotels here.

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