Fantasy Fun in Key West – It’ll be here before you know it
We will start with my disclaimer, I do not attend that Week nor do I plan to as it’s just not my thing. But I do recognize that some of you long weekend lifers enjoy this craziness in Key West. So for you and for those of you who are looking at the screen like my dog looks at me when I make a funny noise, here are all the juicy facts.
Fantasy you know what this year is from October 19th to October 28th in Key West. For those of you who have never been, think Mardi Gras in Key West only a little weirder. This week of costumes (or not) drinking, floats, more costumes and general craziness has been a tradition since 1979 when two local businessmen came up with the idea. Since then it has become wildly popular and has drawn national attention for it’s body painting and art, costumes and general craziness. Officially sponsored by the Key West chamber of commerce who claims all the terms used to promote it are registered trademarks and is why I can’t use it’s actual name it is also apparently a huge money maker for Key West because it has become big corporate business. With sponsors like Captain Morgan, Bud Light, Coca Cola and Monster (where’s the Red Bull).
There is a Hemmingway look alike contest as well and it is probably the quietest part of the week. So if you think you look like “The Old Man and the Sea” then this might be the week to grab your six toed cat and head there.
This was a “Halloween Party” in previous years but has expanded way beyond that. Past years have even included pets in costumes (let’s hope they don’t drink). Every type of person and lifestyle is represented here. The week does have a code of conduct though it is loosely enforced. Police and plenty of security are on hand to make sure the partying does not get out of control…..which here is a relative term.
There is plenty of beads, beer, Rum drinks and partying for everyone in Key west during the fantasy party in Key West.So enjoy the party and get your costumes ready, book your rooms and make your plans for a relaxing week of craziness in Key West during your Long Weekend Life.