Key West Fantasy Fest
Key West Fantasy Fest is one of the craziest events I have attended for Halloween. When the brochures say Adult party, they mean it. Fantasy Fest is a weeklong party which has different activities each day. You will see a lot of body painted people walking around. There are stands set up all along Duval Street where you can get it done. Warning: Most of the body painted people that I noticed were 50’s and above. I went October 2015 for one night of it and that was enough. It is a great place to meet people and people watch as well. Below are some of the activities:
Start off at Blue Heaven, my favorite breakfast place in the Keys. It is just off Duval street a little bit. You are going to need a bull breakfast before the activities start for the day, and maybe a mimosa to go with it.
2. Bars on Duval
We stopped at Sloppy Joes and Irish Kevin’s after breakfast. Surprisingly there were people in tutu’s drinking around noon. I would recommend strolling down Duval and see which bars are busy. You will notice a lot of being body painted standing outside of the bars.
3. Make new friends
My friend and I met a group of two couples at Irish Kevin’s. They were from Tampa, and apparently go to Fantasy Fest every year. We had so much fun with them, and ended up spending the rest of our evening with them and their friends. They gave us some good tips about the event and were staying for the whole week. I could only last for one day and one night!
4. Go to a themed event
You can find a list of events on the official fantasy fest website. The 2016 Fantasy Fest events will be published soon. The day we went there was an animal themed party at the Rick’s Bars. They turned each bar to look like you were in a forest or jungle. It was so much fun! I ended up wearing a bodysuit, fishnet cheetah stockings, sneakers, and cat ears. Surprisingly we had more clothing on than anyone there.