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Celebration’s Of Fantasy Fest

Celebration’s Of Fantasy Fest

Introduction

Celebration’s Of Fantasy Fest

Celebration's Of Fantasy Fest

History of fantasy fest.

The fall has traditionally been a slow period for tourism in Key West. To help stimulate the local economy during this time, two businessmen back in 1979 held the very first Fantasy Fest in October. Since that time Fantasy Fest grown into a ten day celebration that includes balls, a parade, costume parties and competitions, fundraisers, body painting, drag queen contests, copious amounts of drinking, and pet and neighborhood activities for the family. All the revelry fits in perfectly with the Halloween season. This Mardi Gras style event draws folks from all over the country. Fantasy Fest has surpassed 100,000 in attendance and it continues to grow. The main event of the festival is the parade which features floats and is preside over by the annually elect Fantasy Fest King and Queen.

Celebration's Of Fantasy Fest

Fantasy Fest.

The Fantasy Fest King and Queen are elect from a number of local candidates who compete with one another throughout the summer with a number of fundraising competition to benefit in AIDS Help. Whatever candidates raise the most money during the competition period are crowned King and Queen of Fantasy Fest in a large gala ceremony. Since 1979, the festival has always occurr in October, with the exception of 2005 when it was cancell due to hurricane Wilma which devastate the island; that year the Festival was actually held in December.

Celebration's Of Fantasy Fest

Fantasy Fest Rules.

The Police Department works diligently for the safety of everyone involved with in Fantasy Fest. Please be courteous and patient with police officers and with each other. The City of Key West Police Department summarizes below the code of conduct for Fantasy Fest revelers to abide by.

Celebration's Of Fantasy Fest

  • Nudity is ILLEGAL. Our city code specifies that body paint does not constitute clothing. Nudity is not allow on public property or in public view. Please wear a cover-up to avoid exposure on city streets.
  • No glass containers are allow in the designate Fantasy Zone. Drink from paper or plastic cups provide by bars and vendors.
  • Open containers of alcohol are not allow outside the Fantasy Zone. Please stay inside the party area while you are carrying open alcoholic beverages.
  • Trash and recycling containers are locate for your convenience along the boundary of the Fantasy Zone for depositing open drink containers. Additional recycling bins will at every cross street within the zone.
  • Actual body painting must be done in enclose or screen areas, out of public view.
  • No backpacks, coolers, packages, water guns, weapons or replica weapons will be allow.

Celebration's Of Fantasy Fest

Celebration’s Of Fantasy Fest

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