What was once one of the slowest tourist seasons in Key West is now one of the busiest. Thanks to a group of locals, Fantasy Fest was created in 1979 to draw more visitors to the Key West location. Since its inception, tens of thousands of people have been in attendance, eager to take part in the 10-day street party.
2019 marks the festival’s 40th year of existence, and this year’s Fest is set to be one of the best. With a theme of “In tune, but off key,” the event organizers are encouraging attendees to march to the beat of their own drums.
Although there are a few family-friendly events, Fantasy Fest is mostly catered toward adults. From nudity to alcohol, this is probably one trip where you may want to consider leaving the kids at home.
2019 Schedule of Events
While there are so many different events to choose from, here are just a few of the more anticipated ones:
Royal Coronation – October 18, 2019
Here you can cast your vote for the King and Queen of Fantasy Fest. Tickets include a 3-course plated dinner with reserved seating.
Coral Head Blues Fest – October 19, 2019
This full-day concert features international, national, and regional blues artists. It begins at 11 am and wraps up after the final performance at 9 pm.
Heroes and Villains Run/Walk 5K – October 21, 2019
Dress up as your favorite superhero or villain and make your way through the course to a finish line complete with beer and snacks.
Pet Masquerade – October 23, 2019
Enter your pet into the pet masquerade by dressing it up in one of its best costumes. Don’t have a pet? Come and watch the furry, feathered, and slippery prance around a stage.
4th Annual White Party – October 24, 2019
Touted as the biggest party on the island, the White Party features two DJs in two different venues.
The Key West International Airport (EYW) is one of the best locations to fly into when arranging private jets to Fantasy Fest. Its central location makes it a popular destination for party goers in October. If you prefer taking a drive on the Overseas Highway, the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) or Opa-Locka Airport (OPF) are great options as well.
Are you looking to experience the adult fun of Fantasy Fest? Stratos Jets can arrange private jets to Fantasy Fest in Key West on your behalf. Call our professional customer service agents at (888) 593-9066 or request a quote online to learn more.