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.
2023 marks the festival’s 44th 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.
2023 Schedule of Events
While there are so many different events to choose from, here are just a few of the most anticipated ones:
Royal Coronation – October 20, 2023
Here you can cast your vote for the King and Queen of Fantasy Fest. Tickets include a 3-course plated dinner with reserved seating.
That Arena Rock Show – October 21, 2023
This free concert at the Sunset Pier features high-energy theatrical tributes to classic rock and roll icons from 7-9 p.m.
Zombie Bike Ride – October 22, 2023
Join this zombified ride from East Martello to Downtown key West from 2-6 p.m. before the Zombiefest Official After Party.
Heroes and Villains 5K – October 23, 2023
Dress up as your favourite hero or villain and run, walk or fly to the finish line. The first 400 registrants receive a custom designed puzzle piece finisher medal.
Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade – October 28, 2023
Join the more than 70,000 partiers as the parade rolls down Duval Street with floats, costumes and dance groups. The free parade starts at 7 p.m.
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.