Conch Republic Independence Celebration

Teams propel decorated beds up Duval Street during the annual Conch Republic Red Ribbon Bed Race Saturday, April 25, 2015,  in Key West, Fla. The wacky event was a facet of the Conch Republic Independence Celebration that commemorates the Florida Keys' 1982 "secession" from the United States, prompted by the installation of a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint at the top of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway. Events end Sunday, April 26. (Source: Carol Tedesco/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Key West ‘Bed Race’ Teams Blanket Historic Duval Street

Billed as “the most fun you can have in bed with your clothes on,” this weekend’s Conch Republic Red Ribbon Bed Race was a highlight of the Conch Republic Independence Celebration that ends Sunday.

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Female impersonators compete in the Great Conch Republic Drag Race, a facet of the Conch Republic Independence Celebration Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Key West, Fla. The celebration, continues through April 26 and commemorates the anniversary of a 1982 mock secession from the United States following a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint and roadblock erected at the top of the Florida Keys' Overseas Highway. (Source: Carol Tedesco/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Key West ‘Drag Race’ Stars High-Heeled Female Impersonators

Drag racers don’t usually wear short pink dresses or high heels — unless they’re contestants at Key West’s Great Conch (pronounced konk) Republic Drag Race.

04/19/2015

Edith Amsterdam, 89, is pushed up Duval Street during the Conch Republic Red Ribbon Bed Race  Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Key West, Fla. The wacky event was a facet of the Conch Republic Independence Celebration that commemorates the Florida Keys' 1982 "secession" from the United States, prompted by the installation of a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint at the head of the island chain. Events end Sunday, April 27. (Courtesy: Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Beds Aren’t For Sleeping In Key West Saturday

Beds will be propelled down Key West’s famous Duval Street Saturday afternoon. It’s part of the Conch Republic Red Ribbon Bed Race.

04/26/2014

(Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Wacky Bed Race Down Key West’s Famed Duval Street

It’s billed as “the most fun you can have in bed with your clothes on.” The weekend Conch Republic Red Ribbon Bed Race featured decorated beds propelled up Key West’s famed Duval Street by teams of strange bedfellows.

04/28/2013

Female impersonators are pushed in shopping carts during the Great Conch Republic Drag Race Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Key West, Fla. The auto racing spoof was a facet of the 10-day Conch Republic Independence Celebration that continues through April 28 and marks the Florida Keys 1982 "secession" from the United States, following a Border Patrol's surprise roadblock at the top of the Keys Overseas Highway.  (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Female Impersonators Compete in Key West ‘Drag Race’

Dresses, pancake makeup and high platform heels aren’t the traditional attire for drag car racers. But that’s what competitors wore in Key West this weekend, when a group of big-haired female impersonators staged the Great Conch Republic Drag Race.

CBS4–04/21/2013

Contestants in the Conch Republic Red Ribbon Bed Race begin their trek down Duval Street in Key West, Saturday, April 28, 2012. The wacky event, billed as the "most fun you can have in bed with your clothes on," was a facet of Key West's annual 10-day Conch Republic Independence Celebration that ends Sunday, April 29. (Carol Tedesco/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Wacky Racers Roll Down Duval St.

KEY WEST (CBSMiami) – Key West’s annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration is winding down. On Saturday, 10 teams of participants took part in the 29th annual Conch Republic Red Ribbon Bed Race on the city’s […]

CBS4–04/29/2012