30th Annual Fantasy Fest Begins in Key West

Posted by travelvision on Oct. 26, 2009

Key Wests 30th annual Fantasy Fest begins today (Oct. 23), kicking off a 10-day schedule of masking and costuming balls, lively street parties and costume contests for those who want to dress up, dress down or bare whatever they dare.Themed Villains, Vixens, and Vampires, the festival continues through Sunday, Nov. 1, with more than 40 individual events. Fantasy Fest debuted in 1979 as a weekend party, conceived by local merchants to enliven a traditionally slow period. It has since grown into an extravaganza famed for its flamboyance and internationally recognized as Key Wests premier festival. Tonight, an evening coronation ball to crown the festival king and queen. Aspiring royals earn their crowns by raising money for the Keys AIDS Help organization. Since 1989, candidates have amassed more than $2.8 million for the nonprofit. Friday and Saturday, partiers can enjoy island-style food, crafts, music and fun at the Goombay celebration in Key Wests historic Bahama Village. Other ...

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