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A Key West Fantasy Fest Hotel

Parrot Key Welcomes Fantasy Fest Visitors

What is Fantasy Fest?

Parrot Key Resort is a proud sponsor of Fantasy Fest and you can escape to Parrot Key this October and experience the electricity of the world-famous Key West Fantasy Fest. This flamboyant ten-day celebration, which runs at the end of October, brings thousands of visitors to Key West each year and features endless over-the-top celebrations including balls, costume competitions, body painting, drag queen contests and much more. From Goombay, a two-day street parade that celebrates the heritage of Key West’s Bahamian population with food, art and dancing, to the annual Headdress Ball, Fantasy Fest 2016 offers visitors endless activities and entertainment.

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About Fantasy Fest 2016

Key West’s most flamboyant and outrageous annual party, Fantasy Fest, is taking on a political theme when it takes to the island’s streets this October 21 – 30. The week-long celebration will see thousands of masked and costumed party-goers unleashing their interpretation of America’s upcoming presidential elections with festivities themed ‘Political Voodoo & Ballot Box Barbarians.’ Parrot Key Resort is an event sponsor and guests can save up to 18% when booking in advance for the event.

With 10 packed days of masquerade balls, wild costume contests and lavish parades, Fantasy Fest is rated as one of the most anticipated events on the Key West calendar. Kicking off in spectacular style will be the Royal Coronation Ball, which will involve public voting to elect a masked king and queen. To bring the event to a close on October 30, tens of thousands of spectators will gather in Key West’s historic downtown for the Fantasy Fest Parade with feather-bedecked groups marching through the streets alongside Caribbean bands and huge, extravagant motorised floats.

For visitors looking to explore Key West’s Caribbean roots, the family-friendly Goombay Festival in historic Bahama Village promises an upbeat party atmosphere, while LGBT travellers will enjoy the Headdress Ball. Other theatrical highlights during Fantasy Fest include the Zombie Bike Ride, Key West Burlesque and the annual Pet Masquerade with Re-pup-licans and Demo-cats taking centre stage.

Duval Street will be transformed into a mile-long marketplace with vendors offering costumes and masks, arts and crafts, and a range of delicious food and drinks. Parrot Key Resort is delighted to be a sponsor of this year’s Fantasy Fest. Located in Key West just minutes from the historic Old Town, the resort is hidden away in its own serene waterfront oasis to give visitors the best of both worlds during the party week. With a sense of unrivalled seclusion, it is hard to believe that the energetic and eclectic vibe of thousands of partygoers is just a short drive away.

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More About Our Fantasy Fest Accommodations

Best of all, after a long day of festivities, you can fall into a plush bed at Parrot Key Resort, as your Key West Fantasy Fest lodging home base. This relaxing haven is just minutes from the glitz and glamour of the festival. Awaken refreshed and meander through our verdant gardens on the way to a revitalizing and healthy poolside breakfast at Café Blue. Our waterview accommodations overlook the shimmering Gulf of Mexico, while our garden view rooms border our award-winning sculpture gardens and four stunning swimming pools.

Our hotel is a short distance away from the heart of Fantasy Fest and features charming Conch-style architecture, delicious onsite dining, and a welcoming guest services staff, making for an ideal vacation. Make a Reservation now.

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*Fantasy Fest photos compliments of Florida Keys News Bureau