Fantasy Fest is where people escape to be completely free. Make sure not to miss a Towleroad headline by following. For a brunch of champions, opt for and. By Stephanie Be Calling all freaks! Unless you want blue paint all over your hotel sheets, have a game plan to get rid of the dye when you're stumbling in at 1 a.
The content for this web site has been provided both by professional travel writers and by individual consumers. If you've missed sailing, scuba diving, and the hammocks because of the fantasy festivities, stick around to reap the rejuvenation of The Florida Keys. Each group of party-goers takes the Fest's annual theme and twists it to individual tastes. Take a dip at the beach or one of the many luxury resort pools.
By the way, even with the size of the crowds, Fantasy Fest felt very safe and friendly. You'll meet people of every race, age, body type, sexual preference, and career lifestyle. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without the written permission of the publisher. Here are some things to know for your next visit! Need some last-minute costume ideas for yourself? Make sure not to miss a Towleroad headline by following. While I wouldn't typically suggest getting in a car with strangers, there are only 75 cabs at Fantasy Fest -- and 60,000 people. There are several things all these people have in common: an open mind, un-judgement, and a need for a good time dancing in costume.
Given the way-out-there Halloween themes, it can be eye-popping. Make sure not to miss a Towleroad headline by following. Parades March in or view the Halloween parades and bike rides. Check it all out in our big gallery,… Make sure not to miss a Towleroad headline by following.
Wandering the streets of Duval, the demographic is as diverse as each person's take on the costume theme. Drink lots of water and eat well. Don't be ashamed to share a cab with a fellow bogeyman babe. Key West's Fantasy Fest, a cross between Mardi Gras and Burning Man, welcomes 60,000 of the most liberal fun-lovers every year.
One minute, I'm talking to a middle-aged couple who works in law, and the next I'm dancing with University of Miami alumni, fulfilling their SquadGhouls. Split cabs or stay on Duval Street. A 10-day festival situated at the Southernmost Point of the Continental U. You'll be doing plenty of walking and dancing in warm weather -- and potentially drinking in the festival spirit because the drinks are cheap. So please, hydrate often, and drink the stronger stuff responsibly. Be prepared to remove your body paint.
. You're already in Key West and it's the perfect place to recover and de-stress. What is there to do at Fantasy Fest? The opinions and text are all mine. Check out our shots of Halloween cuties on Bourbon Street. The weekend includes four days of events including a black tie ball, two big parties, and a brunch and traditional brass band Second Line parade through the city.
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