Fantasy Fest

(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Fantasy Fest Comes To An End In Key West

The 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival is ending in Key West following its highlight, late-night parade featuring grand marshals who pioneered the Florida Keys’ fight for marriage equality.

10/26/2014

Men costumed as a pregnant cheerleader square prance down Fleming Street in the Key West, Fla., during the Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, Masquerade March. Thousands of participants strolled in one of the highlight events of the 10-day Fantasy Fest masking and costume festival that sends Sunday, Oct. 26. The pinnacle of the festival is the Saturday, Oct. 25, Fantasy Fest Parade scheduled to step off at 7 p.m. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Thousands Attend Masquerade March In Key West

Thousands of costumed revelers promenaded through Key West’s historic Old Town Friday during the offbeat Masquerade March that began at the city cemetery.

10/24/2014

Piratical pair Robert and Becky Smith of Orlando, Fla., are festooned for the Fantasy Fest Street Fair Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Fantasy Fest is in full swing in Key West and continues through Sunday. Photo by Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau

Fantasy Fest In Full Swing As Keys Weather Improves

The Fantasy Fest Street Fair is in full swing on Key West’s famed Duval Street, and revelers are prepping and primping for Friday evening’s Masquerade March as a rain-producing weather system moves away from South Florida and the Keys.

10/24/2014

Key Wester Virginia Wark shows off her "Animated Dream Catcher" costume Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at the Fantasy Fest Headdress Ball. Her presentation won the event. Photo by Steve Panariello/Florida Keys News Bureau

Wet Weather Won’t Stop Fantasy Fest Celebrations

Organizers of Key West’s annual costuming and masking festival say Fantasy Fest is continuing despite a short-term weather forecast that currently projects high chances of rainfall through Friday morning.

10/22/2014

Participants in the Zombie Bike Ride pedal down the Florida Keys Overseas Highway Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Key West.  (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Zombie Bike Ride Takes Over Key West

Zombies could be seen around Key West Sunday and they were pedaling bicycles.

10/19/2014

(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Fantasy Fest Celebrates ‘Animeted Dreams & Adventures’

Two Key West men leading the fight for same-sex marriage equality in the Florida Keys have been chosen as this year’s grand marshals of the city’s annual Fantasy Fest.

10/18/2014

(Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Key West’s Crazy Fantasy Fest Parade

A towering Batman, floats carrying costumed superheroes and villains, and real-life athletic hero Diana Nyad starred in the Fantasy Fest parade, the highlight of Key West’s 10-day costuming and masking festival that ends Sunday.

10/27/2013

(AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Rob O'Neal)

“Party Animals” Take Center Stage At Pet Masquerade

A wacky costume competition in Key West Wednesday evening featured some super hero pups and supernatural kitties.

10/24/2013

Participants in the Zombie Bike Ride pedal down the Florida Keys Overseas Highway Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Key West.  (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Why “Walker” When You Can Ride

What a sight to see on Sunday as thousands of eerily costumed zombies pedaled bicycles beside the Atlantic Ocean and through the streets of Key West during the fourth annual Zombie Bike Ride.

10/21/2013

(Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Fantasy Fest Underway In Key West

It’s that time of year again, time for the annual Fantasy Fest in Key West.

10/19/2013

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