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OFFICIAL GUIDE
Cover art REY FLORES
4th Annual Luv2Glow Party at Rumor Lounge............ 25
15th Annual Living Art Airbrush Expo....................... 46
ABC (Anything But Clothes) Party............................ 24
Boxers or Briefs Blacklight Slumber Party
at the Island House for Men.................................... 46
Dirty Doctor’s and Naughty Nurse’s Party................. 58
Dungeon of Dark Secrets and Fetishes..................... 25
Exposed at the Bourbon St. Pub
Adult Entertainment Complex................................... 36
Indecent Exposure.................................................. 13
Kinky Couples Party Hosted by RubberDoll................ 55
Men of LaBare Tighty Whitey Party........................... 17
Pajama and Lingerie Party...................................... 38
Pimp and Ho Party................................................ 47
MIKE HENTZ/The Citizen
Index
3rd Annual Fantasy Fest
Burlesque Performance Contest....................................23
33rd Annual Headdress Ball....................................... 19
Blackout Glow Party at Coyote Ugly............................. 37
Chicago’s Annual Gangsters and Molls Party................ 58
Fat Tuesday Pink Party............................................... 34
Irish Kevin’s Annual 80’s Party.................................... 34
Lazy Gecko Redneck Party.......................................... 20
The “Original Homemade Bikini Contest” at Sunset Pier...... 39
Rum Barrel’s 9th Annual Pirate Bash........................... 38
Sloppy Joe’s 32nd Annual Toga Party.......................... 35
“Smokin’ Hot Tuna” Costume Contest
at Smokin’ Tuna Saloon.............................................. 22
Southernmost Intergalactic Circus Costume Contest....... 47
Turtles on the Half Shell.............................................. 47
Wharfstock at the Schooner Wharf Bar......................... 22
Why Don’t We Get Drunk…
and Lei’d at Margaritaville........................................... 36
PARADES,
MARCHES
& MAPS
Bahama Village Goombay Festival
A Family-Friendly Event........................................ 14
Children’s Day..................................................... 59
Fantasy Fest Poster Signing Party ......................... 17
Fantasy Fest Street Fair & Promenade............... 40-43
Heroes and Villains Run/Walk 5K.......................... 16
Hot Times at Peppers of Key West......................... 13
King Neptune’s Curse: Aliens vs. Coast Guard......... 13
Reddy Ice Fantasy Façade Competition.................. 17
The Sexy Side of Star Wars: A Burlesque Parody..... 15
Womankind’s BraZaar.......................................... 18
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COSTUME
CONTESTS
3Wishes.com Fantasy Fest Parade... 52-53
Fantasy Fest Parade Notes & Map..... 50-51
Masquerade March.............................. 44
Pet Masquerade................................... 20
$ in event information indicates door charge.
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GROWNUPS
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Bourbon St. Pub Tea Dance..................................
Capt. Tony’s Party in Plaid....................................
Cocktails for Animal Tail!......................................
Dante’s 9th Annual Halos &
Horns Pool Party and Wet T-Shirt Contest...............
Dining, Drinking and Drag in the 1920s................
Rock and Roll Revitalizing 1960’s Pool Party.........
Royal Coronation Ball...........................................
Southernmost Post-Race Luau...............................
“The Fat Lady Sings” Tea Dance............................
About Fantasy Fest....................................................... 7
Director’s Welcome...................................................... 4
Fantasy Zone Rules & Regulations................................. 3
Meet Parade Coordinator Lindsey Sigafoos................... 54
Official Memorabilia................................................... 10
Please Recycle.............................................................3
Transportation & Parking.............................................. 8
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GENERAL
INFO
Cover art by Rey Flores
Fantasy Fest 2015 Official Guide is a Cooke Communications publication.
Paul Clarin Publisher • Tommy Todd Director of Marketing
Lisa Sacco Creative Services Manager
Special thanks to Robin Wood, Fantasy Fest Guide Coordinator
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Director’s Welcome
LINDA O’BRIEN, DIRECTOR
WELCOME TO
CAROL TEDESCO
Fantasy
Fest 2015
ALL HALLOWS INTERGALACTIC
FREAK SHOW!
W
hether this is your
first visit to Fantasy
Fest or your 36th,
we know you’ll find things new
and thrilling during 10 days that
are unlike any others all year.
Jump in and join thousands of
magical, haunted, interstellar freaks and have
an out-of-this-world experience. It’s always
thrilling – and inspiring for next year – to see
the truly innovative costumes, masks, parade
floats, entertainers and other forms of creativity
on display.
If you don’t already have a special costume
or two, you’ll find all sorts of options available
from our local merchants. And once you are
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disguised to stand out or blend in with the
zany crowd, show off your new look at some
of the many costume contests going on during
Fantasy Fest. You could win fun prizes and
coveted bragging rights.
With 50 events including, but not limited
to Irish Kevin’s annual party celebrating the
80’s, a Star Wars-themed burlesque, a couple
of over-the-top pool parties, an indoor beach
party, the always popular Pet Masquerade,
several opportunities to show off your moves
under black lights, a Street Fair that ramps
up the excitement on Duval and a kids’
costume contest during Children’s Day, there is
something for everyone.
Highlights this year include the 33rd Annual
Headdress Ball, which is moving to a new
night (Thursday), a new, larger location at the
Truman Waterfront, and increasing its top prize
to $3,000. Always an impressive show, this year
the Headdress Ball promises to be one for the
record books.
Many Fantasy Fest events benefit local
nonprofits, offering truly unique ways to support
important community needs while having a
fabulous time. Consider checking out the Royal
Coronation Ball, which benefits AIDS Help, or one
of the other charitable and fun events happening
this year.
None of the parties – none of the fun – could
happen without the hard work of the island’s local
residents and businesses, the help and support
of our neighbors throughout the Florida Keys or
without the generosity of our fantastic sponsors.
Notice the Official Fantasy Fest Sponsor posters
hanging in local businesses and let them know
you’re having a good time and appreciate their
part in making Fantasy Fest happen.
We are grateful to all our
sponsors. Welcome to new sponsor
Fireball Whisky, the Official
Whiskey of Fantasy Fest 2015.
Welcome back to 3Wishes.com,
which is again this year’s parade
title sponsor, as well as to all our
loyal sponsors.
We are pleased to again be
joined by Official Fantasy Fest
sponsors such as Bud Light, Rex Goliath Wines,
Coca-Cola, and an impressive list of movers
and shakers. A special thanks to the people who
help us get the word out, including The Key West
Citizen, Floridakeys.com and Comcast, and to
The Monroe County Tourist Development Council,
which continues to be vital to the success of
Fantasy Fest.
Fantasy Fest would not be the outrageous, but
safe party it is without the hard work of our fire,
ROB O’NEAL/The Citizen
law enforcement and public works personnel. We
count on them to handle anything that 70,000
people and Mother Nature throws their way, and
they’ve never let us down. Thank them for the
work they do, and help them do their jobs by
complying with all of the Fantasy Fest rules and
regulations you will find in this guide.
Along with the amazing professionals,
including the crack team of aliens that staff
the Fantasy Fest office, Fantasy Fest depends
on a fantastic group of men and women
who volunteer their services for the good of
the party. Madness Monitors and Parade
Ambassadors will be along the parade route
and throughout the Street Fair and Promenade
to help keep everyone safe. Please heed their
advice and instructions.
It’s a big job to keep our little slice of paradise
clean. Please utilize the trash and recycling bins
you’ll find throughout the festival area.
We are very proud of our community and invite
you to make our home yours during the next 10
days. Please treat our hometown as you would
your own.
Party responsibly - be polite, have
patience, maintain your sense of humor and
obey all rules while exploring the unique
events we have to offer.
And, remember, nudity is not allowed! If
you utilize the skills of the world-class body
painting artists attending Fantasy Fest, make
sure the application is out of public view,
and you must cover up as you leave the
designated Fantasy Zone. We are the only
city in the world with an ordinance stating
specifically that paint is not considered
clothing; so please make sure all appropriate
areas are covered.
Enjoy all the events of Fantasy Fest 2015,
and take the time to check out our excellent
restaurants, bars, shops and attractions.
Plan to come back and see what we’ve
cooked up for 2016. Tell your friends you
had a spectacular time, but what else you tell
them or don’t is up to you.
— Linda O’Brien, director
Fantasy Fest is grateful for the support of sponsors, including Almond Tree Inn, Best Western
Hibiscus Motel, Boyd’s Key West Campground, Inc., The Citizen, KeysTix.com, Marrero’s Guest
Mansion, Pier House, Rex Goliath Wines, Rum Barrel, and Waterfront Playhouse.
3 WISHES.COM
OFFICIAL FANTASY FEST
PARADE SPONSOR
Fantasy Fest is delighted to welcome back 3Wishes.com as the title sponsor of the
2015 Fantasy Fest Parade. 3wishes.com is an international brand and premier online
seller specializing in lingerie and sexy costumes for women and men, making them an
out-of-this-world fit for Fantasy Fest. Known for their friendly customer service and fast
delivery, 3Wishes.com will do everything possible to fulfill your last-minute Fantasy Fest
costuming needs. Or send you lingerie to spark your imagination when you get back home.
So, whether you need something fabulous to wear to the Toga party or you want to try out
that sexy stormtrooper routine, 3Wishes.com has you covered. Look for the 3Wishes.com
float leading the 2015 Fantasy Fest Parade and see a sexy, alien adventure at Stonehenge.
And don’t forget to make a wish.
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CAROL TEDESCO
Fantasy Fest Staff
M
eet the Market Share Company team that brought you Fantasy Fest 2015 – All Hallows
Intergalactic Freak Show. After being dropped off by a UFO, the group gathered at the
Fairvilla Megastore to show off this year’s costumes.
The people who make these 10 days of fantasy and mayhem for you are: Linda O’Brien, Director;
Lindsey Sigafoos, Fantasy Fest Coordinator/ Parade Director; Betsy Dietz, Street Fair Coordinator;
Gordon Ross, Entertainment Coordinator; Mimi McDonald, Masquerade March Coordinator; Saundra
Parker, Fantasy Fest Assistant; Robin Wood, Street Fair Assistant/Fantasy Fest Guide Coordinator;
and Lisa Malcom, Social Media Manager.
ABOUT FANTASY FEST®
F
antasy Fest® is Florida’s premier masked and costumed
festival – 10 days of food, drink, parties and disguises
in the island paradise that is Key West. Fantasy Fest
2015 – All Hallows Intergalactic Freak Show™ is sure to be
filled with goblins, ghouls, witches, aliens and every member of
the freak show you can imagine. It’s an opportunity to let your
imagination soar to cosmic heights.
Since 1979, Fantasy Fest has grown to one of Key West’s
most famous and most anticipated festivals with 50 captivating
events drawing more than 70,000 people over 10 days to enjoy
our tropical island paradise. Help the Coast Guard repel an alien
invasion, attend parties of all types and description, and watch
the 3Wishes.com Fantasy Fest Parade on Halloween night. It
will be an out-of-this-world spectacle!
Be welcome and enjoy the beautiful weather, fine restaurants
and resorts, rich and varied history, water sports and lively
entertainment that can be found only in Key West and the
glorious Florida Keys.
FIND US ONLINE
V
isit fantasyfest.com for all things Fantasy Fest. A huge
thank you to sponsor Floridakeys.com, which creates
our delightful and dazzling website, featuring an
extensive photo gallery, a complete schedule of events and links
to the generous sponsors who help make Fantasy Fest possible.
Be sure to log on and see what’s new. And, don’t forget to check
back and see what we have planned for 2016.
Special thanks to the platinum and gold sponsors that
make Fantasy Fest possible: The Florida Keys & Key
West, 3Wishes.com, Bud Light, Comcast, FloridaKeys.
com, Rex Goliath Wines, Fireball Whisky, The Citizen,
Big Pine Key and Florida’s Lower Keys, The Florida
Keys, Marathon and Key West.
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WHO ARE
WE?
Fantasy Fest Board of
Directors, Key West
Tourist Development
Association
Bill Murphy,
President
Steve Robbins,
Vice President
Diane Schmidt,
Treasurer
Joe Liszka,
Secretary
Linda O’Brien,
Executive Director
Members:
Tony Falcone
Joy Smatt
Hugh Morgan
Charlie Bauer
Matt Trahan
Noah Singh
Contact information:
1111 Twelfth Street,
Suite 211
Key West, FL 33040
Phone 305-296-1817
Fax 305-294-3335
www.fantasyfest.com
[email protected]
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Parking & Transportation
BUS TRANSPORTATION
T he City of Key West Department of Transportation is pleased to announce SAFE RIDE shuttle bus
service for the 2015 3Wishes.com Fantasy Fest Parade event.
• L ower Keys service between Key West and Marathon will be $4.00 each way and Key West City
service will be $2.00 each way.
• S huttles will operate on Saturday Oct. 31 between 5:00 PM AND 2:00 AM.
• T he last Lower Keys shuttles will depart Key West no later than 12:30 AM (after midnight) for
return trips to Marathon. Plan ahead, seating is limited on the last bus out!
• C ity bus shuttles will have a final pick up call at 1:45 AM.
• T he designated drop off / pick up point for the shuttles is Fausto’s on Fleming and Bahama Streets.
• A ll buses will travel clockwise, counter-clockwise and figure eight in Key West and Stock Island with Keys shuttles rotating between Key West and Marathon as traffic permits.
• A dditional information will be available at www.kwtransit.com and www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov.
• T axis will be located in special pick-up areas outside the designated Fantasy Zone (portions of
Duval St. and the adjoining side streets).
PARKING
The City of Key West suggests festival attendees find parking at one of the following locations:
City Parking Lots: Rates are for Friday, Oct. 30, beginning at 8:00 AM, through Sunday, Nov. 1,
ending at noon.
•O
ld Town Garage (Park N’ Ride), at the corner of Grinnell and Caroline streets, $30 per entry
per day.
• Mallory Square, near the intersection of Duval and Front streets, $4 per hour or $32 per day.
• Key West Bight, at the corner of Caroline and Williams streets, $2.00 per hour or $16.25 per day.
OVERSIZED VEHICLES CANNOT PARK IN CITY LOTS. Oversize vehicle parking is available at Key
West High School, 2100 Flagler Avenue, on Friday, Oct. 30 from 5 PM to 10 PM and on Saturday
Oct. 31 from 11 AM to 8 PM. Reservations
REQUIRED in advance for Friday parking.
• $40 with Reservation,
• $70 / $100 without reservation (RV’s
& Motor Homes / Tour Buses & Other
Oversized Vehicles).
• $25 (All Other Vehicles)
Call (305) 393-1722 or email Marjorie.
[email protected] for parking
reservations.
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R ates are based on a 24-hour maximum period. Parking at Key West High School serves as a
fundraiser for the Senior Class and Girls’ Softball Team.
Shuttle bus service from the Key West High School to Simonton Street (at Southard / Fausto’s) will
be available from 1 PM to 8 PM on Saturday only. Fee is $2.00 per trip.
SEE FANTASYFEST.COM FOR ADDITIONAL TOUR BUS PARKING INFORMATION AND MAP.
PARKING ETIQUETTE
If you are able to find in-town parking, please remember:
• Be courteous and do not block private driveways, entrances, etc.
• Watch carefully for “No Parking,” including “Resident only,” areas. As the festival progresses, there
will be additional no parking areas blocked off.
• Parking restrictions are enforced. Towing may occur to keep traffic and festival activities moving
smoothly. If your vehicle should be towed, please call the Police non-emergency number 305809-1111. Parking tickets may also be paid at City Hall in the Revenue Department or mailed
as indicated.
• Plan your exit route carefully to avoid being blocked by Parade activities or heavy congestion.
• Please watch for emergency vehicles attempting to access the very crowded side streets.
• Oversized vehicles such as RV’s, Tour Buses, Motor Homes, and others are not permitted to travel
in the old town/downtown areas of Key West. City Ordinance prohibits parking oversized vehicles
on city streets. Oversized vehicles are required to drop and pick up passengers East of White Street
in Key West.
PEDESTRIANS
se caution at all times while traveling in the downtown area during the Street Fair, the
U
Masquerade March and during the 3Wishes.com Fantasy Fest Parade. And, as always, be sure
to have a stellar time!
Intergalactic Crystal Body Art
Delivery to Old Town Hotel Pools
Crystal Body Art
SHUTTLES AND TAXIS
MIKE HENTZ/The Citizen
Pasties
T he City of Key West Department of Transportation (Key West Transit) notes these transportation
changes during Fantasy Fest:
• R oad closures will begin the weekend of the Bahama Village Goombay Festival, Oct.23 and
Oct. 24 which will cause delays and detours to regular bus service, scheduled pick-up points
and times.
• Buses will NOT provide service west of Simonton Street on Oct. 23, Oct. 24, Oct. 30 and Oct. 31,
2015 during the Bahama Village Goombay Festival and Fantasy Fest, due to street events and
road closures on both weekends.
• Regular bus service in the downtown area will resume Sunday morning after 7 AM on Oct. 25 and
Nov. 1, or as soon as streets are reopened to traffic.
• Events planned throughout Fantasy Fest during weekdays may prevent buses from servicing
stops west of Simonton Street - updated information will be posted on the City’s website at
www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov and on the City’s Real Time Passenger Information System at
www.kwtransit.com. Real time bus information is also available by calling (305) 600-1455.
• On Saturday Oct. 31, regular bus service will operate until 4:59 PM, at which time ALL City and
Lower Keys bus service will convert to SAFE RIDE shuttles for the parade event.
Porter Village 310 Duval Street Fair Booth #502
314.368.0206 - Texting is best!
407897 FF
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Take home more than memories
POSTERS AND T-SHIRTS
B
efore you head back home to reality, make sure
you grab a memento of your incredible adventure
at Fantasy Fest 2015. This year’s poster and
t-shirt were designed by Port St. Lucie, Fl-resident Rey
Flores. Rey, who is a freelance graphic artist/illustrator also
designed last year’s Fantasy Fest t-shirt.
Stock up on All Hallows Intergalactic Freak Show
collectible t-shirts and posters. You want one for yourself,
of course, but they also make great gifts. Purchase your
Fantasy Fest 2015 collectibles from one of the great local
shops throughout the southernmost city.
And, don’t forget to come meet Rey Flores at the Official
Fantasy Fest Poster Signing Party. You can purchase a signed copy of this year’s poster. Sure to
become a cherished reminder of a freaky, exciting time. Oct. 27 at 5 PM at WineO, located at La
Concha Hotel & Spa at 430 Duval St. Party is free to attend.
HARD ROCK CAFÉ’S
COLLECTABLE PIN
H
ard Rock commemorates Fantasy Fest with the Official
“All Hallows Intergalactic Freak Show” souvenir pin.
This year, the pin features a sexy alien female perched
on her UFO against the background of a glittery star field. To take
home a token of your freaky adventures in Key West, be sure to visit
the Hard Rock Café at 313 Duval St.
Hard Rock also offers prime seating for the 3Wishes.com Fantasy Fest Parade. Call 305-293-0230
or email [email protected] for reservations.
THE OFFICIAL MEDALLION PENDANT OF
FANTASY FEST 2015 - “THE AVATAR”
B
ack for the first time in 12 years is a Fantasy Fest medallion pendant.
Pictured here is the female side of the two-sided medallion pendant.
This is a truly beautiful sculptured piece of wearable art, designed
exclusively for the Fantasy Fest enthusiast. Production is limited to ONLY 750
bronze and 200 silver numbered pendants. Once the 950th pendant is sold,
the mold will be destroyed and no more will be available. Enjoy your fantasy
treasure for many years. Visit our booth at the Street Fair and Promenade or
purchase online at: alexanderjcalder.com/festivals-events
LOOK THE PART
2015 festival merchandise and t-shirts are available from Tom Sawyer’s Keyboard Advertising,
305-292-9315 or keyboardadvertising.com.
Are you a Fantasy Fest veteran or do you just want to make people think you are? We have a wide
array of t-shirts and collectible posters dating back to 1988. For information regarding vintage gear call
the Fantasy Fest office at 305-296-1817 or email us at [email protected]
YOUR TICKET TO THE KEYS
Visit Keystix.com year-round for tickets to concerts, comedy, Broadway musicals and special events
in Key West. It is the No. 1 Internet ticketing agency for activities in the Keys and the official ticket master
for Fantasy Fest events. Visit the site, keystix.com or call 305-295-7676 for more information. New
events are being added daily!
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Wednesday, October 23
Daily Diversions
ROYAL CORONATION BALL FOR KING AND
QUEEN OF FANTASY FEST 2015
T
he Galactic Carnival is
coming to an end…but
not without one final stroll
FRIDAY
around
the otherworldly midway.
OCTOBER
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That’s because there’s still The
Coronation Ball, the capper to
the King and Queen of Fantasy Fest events. On
Oct. 23, one final party, with the Atlantic surf as
the soundtrack and a Friday night sky going South
Florida violet as the backdrop, will determine who
becomes 2015’s reigning Royalty.
Vicky Shields, Mark Watson, Cameron
Zbikowski and Jodyrae Campbell have worked
tirelessly as goodwill ambassadors for AIDS
Help (the benefiting organization) for 8 weeks
of frenzied, frisky, feisty and always fabulous
fundraising events Keys-wide, assisted by a corps
of volunteers, to raise the most money and ascend
to the throne. Special events ranged from a weekly
‘Aqua Idol’ competition to upstairs Sunday BINGO
at the 801 Bourbon Bar and the 3rd Annual Red
Shirt Run, held September 26th.
KING NEPTUNE’S CURSE:
ALIENS VS. COAST GUARD
ROYAL CORONATION BALL
Southernmost Beach Café,
1405 Duval St.
Oct. 23, 6 PM, $10 - $60
The Royal Coronation Ball, - the evening on
the sand - will be produced, like last year, by
David Chesnet and hosted by the talented J.B.
McLendon.
“We never know quite what to expect when
our 4 candidates take the stage,” said AIDS
Help Executive Director Scott Pridgen. “They may
somehow reprise their Kick-Off production number,
stage something brand-new, or simply address the
audience from the heart.”
Admission to The Royal Coronation is $10 and
includes two votes for the candidate(s) of your
choice. Check keystix.com to see if $60 VIP table
seating, which includes a buffet and two votes, is
still available.
For more information, visit AIDSHelp.cc, or call
the main switchboard at 305-296-6196.
W
elcome back
KING NEPTUNE’S CURSE:
to Key West!
The
Coast
ALIENS VS. COAST GUARD
Guard Cutter Ingham on
Truman Waterfront
Oct. 22-25, 27, 28 & 30, 8 PM, $8 - $15
the Truman Waterfront will
be hosting this years’ interactive experience, King
Neptune’s Curse: Aliens vs. Coast Guard. The Coast
Guard will be battling aliens trying to take over the CGC Ingham. Each compartment will have various
challenges and the fate of you and the ship hangs within the balance. Oct. 22-25, Oct. 27, 28, and 30.
We will not be open Monday or Thursday. Tickets on sale at 7:30 PM. Gates open at 8 PM. Tickets are
$15 for adults, $10 military, and $8 for children under 12 years old. There will be food by Blossoms
Café. Come early and watch the sunset at one of the best locations the island has to offer.
HOT TIMES AT PEPPERS OF KEY WEST
Kick your party off by getting your taste buds freaky with over 100 different flavors
of sauces at the free tasting bar at Peppers of Key West. Take the party with you
and pick up your own bottle of Fantasy
HOT TIMES AT PEPPERS Fest special edition Cayenne pepper
while they last. Two locations:
OF KEY WEST sauce
602 Greene St. 10 AM to 8 PM and
602 Greene St. 10 AM to 8 PM
500 Truman Ave. 10 AM to 5 PM.
500 Truman Ave. 10 AM to 5 PM
INDECENT EXPOSURE
C
Gems
& NAUTICAL DESIGNS
Jeff Woessner, Royal Ring Maker
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Jeff’s
INDECENT EXPOSURE
ome to the Garden of Eden, The Whistle, and
The Bull: 10 AM to 4 AM
The Whistle: Noon to 3:30 AM
The Bull for a different party on each floor and
The Garden of Eden: Noon to 3 AM
all your body painting needs. On the corner of
Caroline and Duval in the 200 block. Party like Adam &
Eve at the Garden of Eden, the clothing optional rooftop bar with a full bar and best DJ around. Take a
trip down the stairs to The Whistle and take in the beautiful balcony views of Duval St. while
you sip on your 2-for-1 drink. Take one last walk down the stairs to The Bull and listen to
one-of-a-kind live entertainment and get 2-for-1 margaritas every day. Open daily. The
Bull: 10 AM to 4 AM; The Whistle: Noon to 3:30 AM; The Garden of Eden: Noon to 3 AM.
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Ongoing
THE SEXY SIDE OF
STAR WARS:
A BURLESQUE PARODY
A
MIKE HENTZ/The Citizen
BAHAMA VILLAGE GOOMBAY FESTIVAL –
A FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT
W
ith an emphasis on
family-friendly fun,
this exuberant street
FRI-SAT
party showcases island arts
OCT
23-24
and crafts, music and food in
the heart of Key West’s historic
Bahama Village neighborhood. The festival’s
main entertainment stage is located at the corner
of Petronia and Fort Streets on Truman Annex,
and features nonstop musical entertainment
ranging from gospel to reggae.
Sharing a musical connection to calypso,
Goombay is named for the goatskin drums
it is traditionally played on. In Key West, the
Goombay Festival is known for gathering a
high-energy range of musical entertainment that
shows off the island’s multicultural heritage.
The festival entertainment often includes a
Junkanoo Rush, a costumed march of dancers
and performers.
The food at Goombay shows off similarly
diverse influences, from conch fritters, black
BAHAMA VILLAGE
GOOMBAY FESTIVAL
Around Petronia St., just off Duval St.
Oct. 23-24, Noon to Midnight, Free
OCTOBER
23-27
long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Key
West Burlesque takes the classic characters
of the beloved Intergalactic franchise and puts them into the
glittering, glamorous world of burlesque!
Featuring scenes from the original trilogy, The Sexy Side of Star
Wars: A Burlesque Parody captures your favorite childhood memories of these iconic films and
mixes them with your wildest adult fantasies. No expense has been spared in creating the sexed up
stormstrippers, dancing droids and a gigantic Jaba the Slut that will take the stage for this theatrical
burlesque show.
The always-outstanding Key West
THE SEXY SIDE OF STAR WARS:
Burlesque performers and an array of
special guest stars, portray the ensemble A BURLESQUE PARODY
cast of the cherished galaxy from far, far Waterfront Playhouse; 310 Wall St.
away like you have never seen them before. Oct. 23-27, 8 PM $45 - $75
The epic Sexy Side of Star Wars: A Burlesque
Parody comes to life for five nights at the Waterfront Playhouse.
Doors open at 7:30. Show starts at 8 PM. In addition to regular seating ($45 & $55), a limited
number of stage seats are available for $75. Audience members who choose these seats will be in the
middle of the action and participate in the show! To purchase tickets, please go to waterfrontplayhouse.
org or for more information, go to keywestburlesque.com.
beans and rice to Key West’s signature Key
Lime pie. Expect plenty of surprises from the
food vendors that come to feed the varied and
enthusiastic crowd of thousands, including
visitors from near and far, as well as local Keys
residents.
Celebrating Key West’s Bahamian heritage
and steeped in Caribbean culture, with
influences from a wide range of cultures and
countries, Goombay weekend marks the
beginning of Fantasy Fest and will get you
in the mood to dance. Each year the festival
attracts thousands of people who sample the
offerings of a diverse group of arts and crafts
and food vendors, while enjoying the signature
sights and sounds of the festival.
104.1 US-1 Radio has been the #1 radio station
in the Florida Keys since 1980, for one good reason…
They are part of the community. If it’s happening in the
Keys, you’ll hear about it on US-1 Radio. Bill Becker’s
Morning Magazine and Evening Edition with Ezra Marcus keep the Keys informed, and they
are your official Hurricane information station. Six days a week, they open the airwaves to
you with BIZ BAZ from 9-10:30 AM where Tiny and Leigha help you buy, sell and trade your
stuff. Great music, news and information is what you’ll find on The Official Station of The
Florida Keys, 104.1 US1 Radio.
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Monday, October 26
Tuesday, October 27
HEROES AND VILLAINS 5K RUN/WALK
REDDY ICE FANTASY FAÇADE COMPETITION
B
e super, be evil, be AWESOME! Dress up as your favorite Super Hero or
Super Villain and run, walk, or fly to the finish line. Prizes awarded for most
creative, best group, scariest and funniest costumes. Race begins and ends
MONDAY
at
Southernmost
on the Beach.
ROB O’NEAL/The Citizen
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And after the 5K, stick around
for the post-race luau at The
Southernmost Beach Café.
Go to ThemeRuns.com for registration
information. Sign up in person or online until 30
minutes before the race. Register early online and
save. Registration $30 on the day of the race.
Competitors of all ages are welcome.
All participants will get a special puzzle medal,
this one with a superhero on a shield. All Theme
Runs race puzzle medals are designed to fit HEROES AND VILLAINS 5K
together, and this is the 3rd in the Key West Heroes Southernmost Beach Café, 1405 Duval St.
Oct. 26, 6 PM, $30 registration
and Villain series.
All winners in their categories (timed or costume themeruns.com/home/heroes-and-villains-5k
awards included) receive a Golden Ticket, which is
good for up to 4 people to walk with Theme Runs
in the 3Wishes.com Fantasy Fest Parade on Saturday, October 31. Last year, the
Heroes and Villains Walking Entry won BEST WALKING ENTRY in the parade!
SOUTHERNMOST POST-RACE LUAU
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echarge, recover and refuel with us at the Southernmost
Luau after you conquer the SUPER-EVIL-AWESOME
Heroes and Villains Run/Walk 5k. Enjoy a Key West style
pig roast with your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand.
Of course, you don’t have to have competed in the 5K to enjoy the luau. Come
congratulate the racers, watch the beautiful sunset and dig into the feast.
Buffet includes Roast Cuban Pork, Picadillo, Frijoles Negros, Soffritto Rice, Yuca
Fries, Tostones and dessert. $35
price includes one drink per
SOUTHERNMOST
person. Purchase tickets at the
POST-RACE LUAU
Southernmost Beach Café or
Southernmost Beach Café, 1405 Duval St.
online at keystix.com.
305-295-6550 • Oct. 26, 6:30 PM, $35
Annual
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C
ome meet Rey Flores, this year’s talented creator of the image used for the Official
Fantasy Fest Poster and T-shirt. Flores will be center stage at the poster signing party
Oct. 27 at 5 PM at WineO, located at La Concha Hotel & Spa at 430 Duval St. Along
with having posters for sale, WineO will feature by the glass wine specials all night long.
Flores describes this year’s design, with its background of a spooky Hemingway
House as “aliens beaming in ready to party.” If you read Florida Sport Fishing Magazine,
you may have already seen some of
work, and other examples of his designs
OFFICIAL FANTASY FEST Flores’
can be found on some Margaritaville merchandise.
POSTER SIGNING PARTY
A signed copy of this year’s poster is sure to
WineO at La Concha Hotel & Spa
become a cherished reminder of a freaky, exciting
430 Duval St.
time. Party is free to attend.
Oct. 27, 5PM, Party entry is free
COCKTAILS FOR
ANIMAL TAILS!
Come to an “All You Can Drink” for $30 around the Animal World Rick’s, 202 Duval St.
at Rick’s 8 Famous Bars to benefit the Florida Keys SPCA. Each bar Oct. 27, 7 - 10 PM, $30
has been transformed into a different Animal Kingdom where you can 305-296-5513
enjoy an Around-the-World experience of the entire Rick’s complex.
We provide the passports to help guide you through each bar! Wear
your best animal ears & tails, warm up your tutus and get ready to
party like an animal! Your support will directly benefit the animals of
the Florida Keys SPCA.
CAPT. TONY’S PARTY IN PLAID
E
xperience a party that caters to all exotic lifestyles and
fantasies. Whether you wear your naughty or nice plaid
to attract old friends or to stimulate the new, this party is
for you. Everyone is invited to a party for the ages that only the
legendary Capt. Tony’s can host. Great music and drinks, plaid
costumes, exotic people.
PARTY
If you love rock and
roll as much as we
do, come bust a
move at Irish Kevin’s
annual 80’s party!
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OFFICIAL FANTASY FEST POSTER SIGNING PARTY
COCKTAILS FOR ANIMAL TAILS!
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EDIE KEHOE
CAPT. TONY’S PARTY
IN PLAID
Capt. Tony’s Bar, 428 Greene St.
Oct. 27, 8 PM, FREE
MEN OF LABARE TIGHTY WHITEY PARTY
MEN OF LABARE TIGHTY
WHITEY PARTY
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Prepare your leg warmers and Members Only jackets. Dress head to toe in
your best 80’s costume with awards given through the day. We have live
entertainment from open to close, but at 10:30 PM our full 80’s band will
keep you fighting for your right to party into the wee hours of Friday morning.
A
s you are traveling our lovely island paradise,
peek around the corners and admire the
businesses and homes that have been
dressed up to show off the All Hallows Intergalactic
TUESDAY
Freak Show theme. Local residents and businesses
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have been invited to decorate the street-side exterior
of their buildings offering up another venue for Key
West’s amazing creativity. Judging takes place Oct. 27, and winners
will take home bragging rights and cold, hard cash. Visit FantasyFest.
CAROL TEDESCO
com for free competition applications, more information and a list of winners when announced.
Bare Assets, 1029 Truman Ave.
Oct. 27, 8 PM, $40 - $80
305-304-1188
M
en of LaBare as seen in the movie Magic Mike.
It’s the sexiest and wildest all male review
show on Earth. Join the world famous LaBare
dancers for an ultimate night of complete satisfaction.
Sexy white wear is encouraged for this party and couples
are welcome. Limited tickets are available for this event
and can be purchased at keystix.com.
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Wednesday, October 28
ROCK AND ROLL
REVITALIZING 1960’s
POOL PARTY
L
ROB O’NEAL/The Citizen
et us take you back to a groovy time full of
Tom Collins, Pink Squirrels, and Greyhounds;
when the bikini became every woman’s new
purchase, mini-skirts crept in to closets, and good
ole’ Rock and Roll was heard from every radio station
ROCK AND ROLL
and record player in the United States. Dress in your
REVITALIZING 1960’s
favorite vintage swimsuit, psychedelic patterns, and
POOL PARTY
platform shoes, and join us at the
The Marker Waterfront Resort,
Marker Waterfront Resort for The
200 William St.
Sixties Pool Party. Boogie down to Oct. 28, 1 - 5 PM, No cover charge
live music your old man might not
WEDNESDAY approve of, sip on a few of our nifty drink specials, and a have a guaranteed far out
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time. Do you dig? Featuring Patrick and the Swayzees live poolside!
WOMANKIND’S BRAZAAR
W
omankind’s high-energy decorated bra
auction features stunning Key West women
modeling outrageous artistic designs created
by local artists. Bring lots of single dollar bills to bid on
“Breast of Show!” Bid high as all proceeds are donated
to Womankind to provide breast cancer screenings and
exams to Keys residents.
Tickets are available online at keystix.com.
For more information, call Womankind
at 305-320-0608.
WOMANKIND’S
BRAZAAR
Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St.
Oct. 28, 8 PM, $30, Cash Bar
womankindkeywest.com
33RD ANNUAL HEADDRESS BALL:
“SPACEY AND FREAKY”
WEDNESDAY
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ith a new location, date and time, the 2015 Annual Headdress Ball will have a revived
vibe down on the waterfront. Just follow the searchlights! As the annual fundraising
extravaganza for the Key West Business Guild, the Headdress Ball is Fantasy Fest’s premier
gay and lesbian event.
This elaborate, magnificent competition is head-and-shoulders above the rest, with “over the top”
entertainment, enthusiastic audience participation and fantastic prizes. This year’s first prize has been
doubled to $3,000 cash. And for the first time ever, the VIP audience will participate in the judging.
“With our new venue, the Headdress Ball is seeing the highest ticket presales that we’ve seen in
our 33-year history and we deeply appreciate the community’s support,” said Peter Arnow, 2015
Headdress Ball Co-Chair.
Doors open at 7 PM and the show begins at 8 PM. There will be dancing before and after the contest.
Come early and enjoy the street vendors and the USS Ingham.
For more info, including how to enter the headdress competition, visit headdressballkeywest.com or
follow them on Facebook: Facebook.com/headdressballkeywest. Book your tables early because this
event always sells out. Tickets available
online at keystix.com.
33RD ANNUAL HEADDRESS BALL:
Begun in 1978, the Key West Business
“SPACEY AND FREAKY”
Guild was the nation’s first gay-oriented
Truman Annex Waterfront
chamber of commerce. Its ongoing
Thursday, Oct. 29, 8 PM $30 - $320
mission is to promote and maintain Key
West as a premier LGBT travel-destination.
BUD LIGHT
OFFICIAL BEER OF FANTASY FEST
The terms and logos, “Fantasy Fest,” “Fantasy
Festival,” “Fantasy Week” and the slogan, “All
Hallows Intergalactic Freak Show” are the sole
properties of the Key West Tourist Development
Association, Inc. and are protected by law.
Anyone using the logo or terms mentioned
without written consent from the Key West
Tourist Development Association, Inc. will be
prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
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Bud Light returns as the official beer of Fantasy Fest 2015. Bud Light
encourages all you aliens, ringleaders, ghosts and goblins out there to enjoy the crisp and
refreshing taste of Bud Light, “The Perfect Beer for Whatever Happens”!
We are grateful for the loyalty of Eagle Brands Sales as a valued returning sponsor that
presents us with Bud Light as the Official Beer of Fantasy Fest 2015. Bud Light is the beer
of choice at the libation booths during the Street Fair and Promenade, which support local
nonprofits.
Pop the top, pour a cold one and raise your cup with Bud Light or any of the other fine
Anheuser-Busch InBev products. Anheuser-Busch InBev & Eagle Brand Sales remind you to
drink responsibly, designate a driver, use recycling bins, and enjoy the festivities! Visit us
at Budlight.com.
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Wednesday, October 28
PET
MASQUERADE
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T
hink
you’ve
seen
everything… Come to the
Pet Masquerade. You’ll
see people and pets dolled up in their glorious,
creepy, wacky best – all to support the Lower Keys
Friends of Animals.
In past years, the Pet Masquerade has drawn
a crowd of more than 2,000 children and adults
to the beautiful grounds of the Casa Marina Resort
to watch people and their costumed dogs, cats,
bunnies, birds and even more exotic pets. Past
pet participants have included a duck, a pygmy
goat and a motorcycle-riding lizard.
Participants can enter to compete in four
categories: Junior, Most Exotic, Pet/Owner
Lookalike, and Best Theme Adaption. Three prizes PET MASQUERADE
are awarded in each category along with an Casa Marina, 1500 Reynolds St.
overall grand prize winner.
Oct. 28, 5:30 PM, Free - $25
Registration is $25 per category and begins at
4 PM. All registration fees directly benefit Lower Keys Friends of Animals. The contest begins promptly
at 5:30 PM.
Free to watch, but VIP seating is available and partial proceeds benefit the Lower Keys Friends
of Animals. VIP tickets are $25 and available at keystix.com. For more information, visit them on
Facebook at facebook.com/keywestpetmasquerade or email: [email protected]
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LAZY GECKO REDNECK PARTY
Lazy Gecko; 203 Duval St.
Oct. 28, 7 PM, No cover charge
thelazygecko.com
LAZY GECKO
REDNECK PARTY
OCT. 23 - NOV. 1
KEY WEST
YOUR COPY
PICKUP
FOR DAILY TODAY
COVERAGE AND
schedule of events
Hey ya’ll, come on down to the Lazy
Gecko Redneck Party! Gussy up in your best
camo or slide into your sexiest Daisy Dukes!
Prizes for the best Redneck, Redneck Babe, Redneck Couple, and Team Redneck (yeah, that’s you and
your best bubbas!).
OFFICIAL SPONSOR
Comcast is a returning sponsor for Fantasy Fest 2015 “Comcast is
proud to sponsor Fantasy Fest again this year, which is truly a one of kind
event in the Florida Keys,” said Marta Casas-Celaya, Comcast’s Regional
Director of Community Investment. “As a company, we are always looking for ways to
give back to our communities. Sponsoring Fantasy Fest is a great way for us to do that by
supporting area businesses and charitable organizations.”
For updates and coverage of all the Fantasy Fest’s extravagant events, check your local
Comcast listings. And be sure to find out the latest deals and promotions available in South
Florida at Xfinity.Com.
Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider
to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services
to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that
delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video,
communications and home management offerings.
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COSTUME BY 3Wishes.com
o back to
WHARFSTOCK AT THE
the days of
Peace and
SCHOONER WHARF BAR
Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William St.
Love Woodstock
Oct. 28, 7 PM, No cover or contest entry
style. Get groovy
fees, 305-292-3302
with
tie-dye,
flower
power,
and psychedelic colors, for your freaky fantasy this year. The
party starts at 7 PM, with prizes for the Most Far Out Hippie
Chick and Freakiest Dude at 8:30. The more adventurous can
be a part of the Body Painting Contest at 10 PM. Bring a friend
to paint or be painted; paints and brushes
provided, with awards to follow! Enjoy live
music by the Hippie Band, cold drinks and
great galley fare. Emceed by Magic Frank
WEDNESDAY
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“SMOKIN’ HOT TUNA” COSTUME CONTEST AT
SMOKIN’ TUNA SALOON
C
“SMOKIN’ HOT TUNA”
ome to the Smokin’ Tuna for the 5th Annual
COSTUME CONTEST
“Smokin’ Hot Tuna” Costume Contest. Over
Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, 4 Charles St.
$2,000 in cash and prizes. $1,000 first
Oct. 28, 6 PM, smokintunasaloon.com,
place award. Costumes will be judged on originality
305-517-6350
and sexiness! $10 registration fee. Must enter by 2
PM on the 28th. $50 VIP tickets get you a meet-andgreet with open bar and appetizers from 6–7 PM & stage-front seating for the contest at 7 PM. Limited
VIP tickets at keystix.com.
“We are continually amazed at the creative costumes we have had show up in the past and are
looking forward to another OVER THE TOP event this year,” said the Smokin’ Tuna’s Charlie Bauer.
PRIME STEAKHOUSE
Since opening in 2005, PRIME has quickly
become the premier steakhouse in the Florida Keys.
Impeccably prepared prime beef is the star at PRIME,
cooked to perfection in ovens nearing 1,000 degrees. However, there’s more to Prime
than just great steaks! Locally caught lobster tails, daily fresh fish specials from Key West
fishermen, a nightly pasta special, or a whole yellowtail snapper, deep fried and cleverly
seasoned are just a few of the treats that await the non-carnivores. Chef Kim Quach has
been pleasing palettes in the keys for over ten years and has brought his creativity and
passion to PRIME. Jumbo lump crab cakes, carpaccio of filet mignon, or garlicky escargot
are just a few starters that locals rave about. And don’t forget the Truffled Mac and Cheese,
PRIME’S signature side. Whether you prefer steaks or seafood, we’ve selected wines from
Italy, France and the USA, that will pair perfectly with your dinner. Dine on our terrace or
in our intimate dining room, either way you will enjoy a superior level of service that will
make your dinner at PRIME extraordinary!
Prime Steakhouse, 951 Caroline Street, 305-296-4000, Primekeywest.com
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3RD ANNUAL FANTASY FEST BURLESQUE
PERFORMANCE CONTEST
T
WEDNESDAY
he top professional burlesque performers from around the world will compete OCTOBER
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in the 3rd Annual Fantasy Fest Burlesque Performance Competition. A stunning
combination of costuming, choreography
and incredible talent will grace the stage of the
BURLESQUE PERFORMANCE
Sunset Pier as performers compete for cash,
prizes and envied titles. Tickets for this fabulous CONTEST
Sunset Pier, 0 Duval St.
event are available exclusively at keystix.com.
VIP Tickets include assigned seating with an Oct. 28, 8 PM, see keystix.com for pricing
open bar and light food.
KEY WEST ALOE
Founded in Key West in 1971, we were the FIRST
company to use Aloe Vera as the platform of all our
products. In fact, we made Aloe a household name. We
STILL make all of our products locally in Florida, in small hand crafted
batches, and 40+ years of research has proven to us that Aloe is the ideal
starting base for perfect skin and hair. We will ALWAYS be committed to remaining a leader
in the personal care industry, and are proud to call the Conch Republic home. Key West
Aloe, stores at 1075 Duval St. and 416 Greene St., 800-445-2563, keywestaloe.com
8pm
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The Studios of Key West
533 Eaton Street
Tickets $30
www.keystix.com
of
Live Auction maginative Bras
Bring your $1s
Enticing, I to bid on Breast
in Show
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WHARFSTOCK AT
THE SCHOONER WHARF BAR
MIKE FREAS/Foto by Freas
Wednesday, October 28
Preview bras on the Womankind website www.womankindkeywest.com
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Wednesday, October 28
Wednesday, October 28
ABC (ANYTHING BUT
CLOTHES) PARTY
D
irect from Nevada’s own
Bunny Ranch, Dennis Hof
and his Bunnybabes invite
you
to
enter
the ABC (Anything But
WEDNESDAY
Clothes)
costume
contest, the most
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outrageous and creative contest on
the planet! Interact with super sexy
exotic dancers live on stage. Join the adventurous
and risqué for the party of a lifetime
in an adult entertainment club
ABC (ANYTHING BUT
setting featuring guest DJ’s live.
CLOTHES) PARTY
Limited tickets are available to the
Bare Assets, 1029 Truman Ave.
public for this private star-studded
Oct. 28, 10 PM, $25 - $100
red carpet celebrity extravaganza.
305-304-1188
Win $700 in cash and prizes.
Purchase tickets at keystix.com.
WEDNESDAY
DUNGEON OF DARK SECRETS
AND FETISHES
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mbrace your darkest desires… Come one and
come all (boys & girls, boys & boys, girls
& girls) to play in our dungeon of fetishes!
Play, voyeur, or take part in the show to unleash your darkest desires.
Attire: PVC, leather, latex, uniform, period, levi, underwear, vintage,
glam, cyber, burlesque,
DUNGEON OF DARK SECRETS masks, wear as much or as
little as you want, but dress to THRILL! Purchase
AND FETISHES
801 Bourbon Bar/Saloon 1, 801 Duval St.
advance tickets online at keystix.com. Tickets will
Oct. 28, 9 PM, $50 - $175
be on sale the day of the event and available at
305-731-9055
the door.
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DINING, DRINKING AND DRAG IN THE 1920s
OZZY/Frozen Perfection
Fantasy Fest is produced each year thanks to the help and support of sponsors, including:
801 Bourbon Bar, Alexander J. Calder Arts Management, LLC, Blue Marlin Motel, Casa Marina:
A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Dante’s Restaurant, Florida Keys Media WEOW 92.7 and 104.1 US-1
Radio, Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa, Irish Kevin’s and The Westin Key West Resort and Marina.
A
qua Nightclub and Great Events are teaming up
DINING, DRINKING AND
to bring you a fantastic night of food and fun
featuring entertainment by the Aquanettes and DRAG IN THE 1920s
Aqua, 711 Duval St.
a gourmet meal by Chef Dave Fuhrman of Great Events
Catering. The evening will be reminiscent of the Key Oct. 28, 7 PM, $125 - $175
West Speakeasies of the 1920s, so dress accordingly!
Cocktails will be served at 7 PM with dinner and entertainment beginning at 8. Tickets are available at
keystix.com. For more information visit aquakeywest.com and greateventscatering.com or call Aqua
at 305-294-0555.
LUV2GLOW PARTY AT
RUMOR LOUNGE
Rumor Lounge; 430 Greene St.
Oct. 28, 9 PM, $
4TH ANNUAL LUV2GLOW
PARTY AT RUMOR LOUNGE
D
o you love it in the dark? Do you love it hot?
Do you love to glow? Then you’ll LUV2GLOW at
Rumor Lounge when we turn out the lights and
go dark with black lights, glow body paint and the hottest dance beats around! Watch your body glow
while the hottest electronic DJs make your body move. Come party with our HOT Bartenders and SEXY
GLO-GO Dancers! Put on your hottest neon or take it off and paint it up… this party is one of the most
epic moments of Fantasy Fest!
KEY WEST EXPRESS
Enjoy the tropical adventure and sunshine of Key West in just a few
hours when you travel with Key West Express! Proudly specializing in
passenger transportation to this vacation spot of Pirates, Poets, Presidents
& Partygoers for the last 19 years . . . . GETTING HERE & BACK IS HALF THE FUN aboard
their sleek, modern, jet powered catamarans. Offering year round service from Fort Myers
Beach and seasonal service from Marco Island, the ferries are the fastest and most fun way
to visit our Island paradise. Enjoy a tropical drink from the bar or bite to eat from the galley
as you soak up the sun and beauty of the Gulf of Mexico from the sundeck or interior climate
controlled cabin in relaxed leisure. Stay a day or an extended stay, whatever your pleasure.
Daily Fantasy Fest departures and SPECIAL 3Wishes.com Parade Cruise. Key West Express
looks forward to welcoming you aboard. 239-463-5733 or keywestexpress.us
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015
BAHAMA VILLAGE GOOMBAY FESTIVAL – A FAMILY FRIENDLY
EVENT – This exuberant street party showcases island arts and crafts, music and food
in the heart of Key West’s historic Bahama Village neighborhood. The festival’s main
entertainment stage is located at the corner of Petronia and Fort streets on Truman
Annex, and features nonstop musical entertainment ranging from gospel to reggae.
This family friendly street party continues on Saturday! Noon to midnight; FREE.
ROYAL CORONATION BALL – Join the Royal Party and vote for King and Queen
of Fantasy Fest 2015. A fantastic 2-hour stage show featuring local celebrities and the
royal candidates! Benefits AIDS Help. VIP tickets: $60 for a reserved seat and buffet.
Cash bar. For tickets: keystix.com or call 305-296-6196. Southernmost Beach Café;
1405 Duval St. 6 PM; $10 donation for standing room only.
THE SEXY SIDE OF STAR WARS: A BURLESQUE PARODY – A long time
Daily Diversions
THE OFFICIAL MEDALLION PENDANT OF FANTASY FEST 2015 –
“THE AVATAR” – This is a truly beautiful sculptured piece of wearable art, de-
signed exclusively for the Fantasy Fest enthusiast. Production is limited to ONLY 750
bronze and 200 silver numbered pendants. Once the 950th pendant is sold,
the mold will be destroyed and no more will be available. Enjoy your fantasy treasure
for many years. Visit us at the street fair. alexanderjcalder.com/festivals-events/
INDECENT EXPOSURE – Come to the Garden of Eden, The Whistle, and The Bull
for a different party on each floor. On the corner of Caroline and Duval in the 200 block.
Clothing optional rooftop bar. Body painting. Open daily. The Bull: 10 AM - 4 AM. The
Whistle: 12 PM - 3:30 AM. The Garden of Eden: 12 PM - 3 AM
KING NEPTUNE’S CURSE: ALIENS VS. COAST GUARD – Welcome back
to Key West! The Coast Guard Cutter Ingham on the Truman Waterfront will be hosting
this years’ interactive experience, King Neptune’s Curse: Aliens vs. Coast Guard. The
Coast Guard will be battling aliens trying to take over the CGC Ingham. Each
compartment will have various challenges and the fate of you and the ship hangs
within the balance. Oct 22-25, Oct 27, 28, and 30. We will not be open Monday or
Thursday. Tickets on sale at 7:30 PM. Gates open at 8 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults,
$10 military, $8 for children under 12 years old. There will be food by Blossoms Café.
Come early and watch the sunset at one of the best locations the island has to offer.
HOT TIMES AT PEPPERS OF KEY WEST – Kick your party off by getting
your taste buds animated with over 100 different flavors of sauces at the free tasting
bar at Peppers of Key West. Pick up your own bottle of Fantasy Fest special edition
Cayenne pepper sauce while they last. 2 locations: 602 Greene St.; 10 AM-8 PM and
500 Truman Ave.; 10 AM – 5 PM
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ago in a galaxy far, far away… Key West Burlesque’s parody captures your favorite
memories of Star Wars and mixes them with your wildest adult fantasies. Sexy
stormstrippers, dancing droids and more. Limited audience participation seating.
Tickets: waterfrontplayhouse.org. More info: keywestburlesque.com. Waterfront
Playhouse; 310 Wall St.; 8 PM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015
BAHAMA VILLAGE GOOMBAY FESTIVAL – A FAMILY FRIENDLY
EVENT – This exuberant street party showcases island arts and crafts, music and
food in the heart of Key West’s historic Bahama Village neighborhood. The festival’s
main entertainment stage is located at the corner of Petronia and Fort streets on
Truman Annex, and features nonstop musical entertainment ranging from gospel to
reggae. Noon to midnight; FREE.
THE SEXY SIDE OF STAR WARS: A BURLESQUE PARODY – A long time
ago in a galaxy far, far away… Key West Burlesque’s parody captures your favorite
memories of Star Wars and mixes them with your wildest adult fantasies. Sexy
stormstrippers, dancing droids and more. Limited audience participation seating.
Tickets: waterfrontplayhouse.org. More info: keywestburlesque.com. Waterfront
Playhouse; 310 Wall St.; 8 PM
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2015
THE SEXY SIDE OF STAR WARS: A BURLESQUE PARODY – A long time
ago in a galaxy far, far away… Key West Burlesque’s parody captures your favorite
memories of Star Wars and mixes them with your wildest adult fantasies. Sexy
stormstrippers, dancing droids and more. Limited audience participation seating.
Tickets: waterfrontplayhouse.org. More info: keywestburlesque.com. Waterfront
Playhouse; 310 Wall St.; 8 PM
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2015
HEROES AND VILLAINS RUN/WALK 5K – Be super, be evil, be AWESOME!
Dress up and run, walk, or fly to the finish line. Prizes awarded for most creative, best
group, scariest and funniest costumes. Stay for the awards ceremony and party on the
beach. Southernmost Beach Café; 1405 Duval St.; 6 PM.
Registration & information: Theme Runs.com
SOUTHERNMOST POST HEROES AND VILLAINS RACE LUAU – REFUEL
with us at the Southernmost Luau after you conquer the SUPER, EVIL, AWESOME,
Heroes and Villains Run/Walk 5K. Enjoy a Key West style pig roast with your toes in the
sand and a drink in your hand. Southernmost Beach Café; 1405 Duval St.; 6:30 PM;
$35 includes one drink per person. Buffet includes Roast Cuban Pork, Picadillo, Frijoles
Negros, Soffritto Rice, Yuca Fries, Tostones and Dessert. For tickets: keystix.com
THE SEXY SIDE OF STAR WARS: A BURLESQUE PARODY – A long time
ago in a galaxy far, far away… Key West Burlesque’s parody captures your favorite
memories of Star Wars and mixes them with your wildest adult fantasies. Sexy
stormstrippers, dancing droids and more. Limited audience participation seating.
Tickets: waterfrontplayhouse.org. More info: keywestburlesque.com. Waterfront
Playhouse; 310 Wall St.; 8 PM
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2015
REDDY ICE FANTASY FAÇADE COMPETITION – Festively decorated
homes and businesses compete for cold hard cash! Free to enter, call 305-296-1817.
OFFICIAL FANTASY FEST POSTER SIGNING PARTY – Meet-n-greet the
award-winning artist of this year's poster. Get up close and personal while having a
lively libation or two; WineO located at La Concha Hotel & Spa; 430 Duval St.; 5 PM.
Posters for sale.
COCKTAILS FOR ANIMAL TAILS! – Come to an “All You Can Drink” Safari for
$30 at Rick’s 8 Famous Bars to benefit the Florida Keys SPCA. Each bar has been
transformed into a different Animal Kingdom. Passports available to
guide you through each bar! Wear your best animal ears & tails.
7-10 PM; Rick’s; 202 Duval St.; 305-296-5513
CAPT. TONY’S PARTY IN PLAID – Experience a party that caters to all exotic
lifestyles and fantasies. Everyone is invited to a party for the ages. Wear your naughty
plaid or your nice, meet up with old friends or find new ones. This party is for you the
way only the legendary Capt. Tony’s can host. Great music and drinks, plaid costumes,
exotic people. 428 Greene St.; 8 PM FREE
MEN OF LABARE TIGHTY WHITEY PARTY – As seen in the movie Magic
Mike, it’s the sexiest and wildest all male review show on Earth. Join the famous Men
of LaBare dancers for a night of complete satisfaction. Sexy white wear is encouraged
and couples are welcome. Tickets are limited and can be purchased at keystix.com.
Bare Assets; 1029 Truman Ave.; 8 PM; 305-304-1188
THE SEXY SIDE OF STAR WARS: A BURLESQUE PARODY – A long time
ago in a galaxy far, far away… Key West Burlesque’s parody captures your favorite
memories of Star Wars and mixes them with your wildest adult fantasies. Sexy
stormstrippers, dancing droids and more. Limited audience participation seating.
Tickets: waterfrontplayhouse.org. More info: keywestburlesque.com. Waterfront
Playhouse; 310 Wall St.; 8 PM
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2015
ROCK AND ROLL REVITALIZING 1960s POOL PARTY – Back to the
groovy time of Tom Collins, Pink Squirrels, and Greyhounds; when the bikini was every
woman’s new purchase, mini-skirts came in, and good ole’ Rock and Roll played
everywhere. Wear your favorite vintage swimsuit, psychedelic patterns, and platform
shoes. It’s at the Marker Waterfront Resort’s The Sixties Pool Party.
200 William St.; 1-5 PM; No cover charge.
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PET MASQUERADE –
Do you and your furry,
feathered or slithery friends
have the perfect costumes?
$25 per entry, 4 categories.
Benefits the Lower Keys
Friends of Animals.
Registration at 4 PM; Show
at 5:30. 1500 Reynolds St.
Free to watch; VIP seating at
keystix.com. Find us on
Facebook: facebook.com/
keywestpetmasquerade
LAZY GECKO REDNECK PARTY – Hey ya’ll, come on down to the Lazy Gecko
Redneck Party! Gussy up in your best camo or slide into your sexiest Daisy Dukes!!
Prizes for the best Redneck, Redneck Babe, Redneck Couple, and Team Redneck
(yeah, that's you and your best bubbas!). Lazy Gecko; 203 Duval St.; 7 PM.
thelazygecko.com; No cover charge.
DINING, DRINKING AND DRAG IN THE 1920s – Entertainment by the
Aquanettes and a gourmet meal by Chef Dave Fuhrman, the evening will be
reminiscent of the Key West Speakeasies of the 1920s, so dress accordingly!
Cocktails at 7 PM, dinner and entertainment at 8 PM. Aqua; 711 Duval St.
Tickets at keystix.com. Menus and information: aquakeywest.com and
greateventscatering.com or call Aqua at 305-294-0555.
WHARFSTOCK AT THE SCHOONER WHARF BAR – Peace and Love
Woodstock style. It’s far out. The party starts at 7 PM, with prizes for Dreamiest Hippie
Chick and Grooviest Dude at 8:30. If you dare, enter the Body Painting Contest at
10 PM. Bring a friend to paint or be painted; paints and brushes provided. Live music,
cold drinks, good eats. No cover charge or entry fee. 202 William St.; 305-292-3302
“SMOKIN’ HOT TUNA” CONTEST AT SMOKIN’ TUNA SALOON –
Come on over to the Smokin’ Tuna for the “Smokin’ Hot Tuna” costume contest. Over
$2,000 in cash prizes, with $1,000 for first place. Costumes will be judged on
originality and sexiness! $10 registration fee; must enter by 2 PM. VIP tickets are $50
and include open bar and appetizers during contestant meet and greet, and stage front
seating. VIPs and contestant’s meet and greet begins at 6 PM; Contest begins at 7 PM;
VIP seating at keystix.com; 4 Charles St.; smokintunasaloon.com; 305-517-6350; $
3RD ANNUAL FANTASY FEST BURLESQUE PERFORMANCE
CONTEST – Top professional burlesque performers from around the world will
compete for cash, prizes and bragging rights in the Fantasy Fest Burlesque
Performance Competition. Stunning costuming, choreography and incredible talent!
Competitor applications at keywestburlesque.com. VIP tickets at keystix.com.
Sunset Pier; 0 Duval St.; Doors open 8 PM.
WOMANKIND’S BRAZAAR – Bid on one-of-a-kind decorated bras created by
local artists. Proceeds benefit Womankind to provide breast cancer screening, other
critical services. The Studios of Key West; 533 Eaton St.; 8-10 PM.
Tickets at keystix.com. 305-320-0608.
4th ANNUAL LUV2GLOW PARTY AT RUMOR LOUNGE – Watch your
body glow when we go dark with black lights, glowing body paint and the hottest
dance beats around! Come party with our SEXY GLO-GO Dancers! Put on neon or take
it off and paint it up. The beats drop at 9 PM. Rumor Lounge; 430 Greene St.; $
DUNGEON of DARK SECRETS and FETISHES – Embrace your darkest
desires... Come one and Come all (boys & girls, boys & boys, girls & girls) to play in our
dungeon of fetishes! Play, voyeur, or take part in the show to unleash your darkest
desires. Attire: PVC, leather, latex, uniform, period, levi, underwear, vintage, glam, cyber,
burlesque, masks, wear as much or as little as you want, but dress to THRILL! 801
Bourbon Bar/Saloon 1; 801 Duval St.; 305-731-9055; 9 PM; Purchase your Advance
Tickets online at keystix.com. (Tickets will be on sale the day of the
event and available at the door)
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ABC (Anything But Clothes) PARTY – Dennis Hof and his Bunnybabes invite
you to enter the ABC (Anything But Clothes) costume contest. Join the adventurous and
risqué for the party of a lifetime in an adult entertainment club setting. Limited tickets
at keystix.com for this private, star-studded, celebrity extravaganza.
Bare Assets; 1029 Truman Ave.; 10 PM; 305-304-1188
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015
DANTE’S 9TH ANNUAL HALOS & HORNS POOL PARTY AND
WET T-SHIRT CONTEST – GET WET & WILD at Dante’s and check out our one
of a kind stage in the CENTER of the POOL! Free body painting, live music, great
giveaways. 12-6 PM, pole dancing 4:30 PM. Dante’s Restaurant & Raw Bar;
951 Caroline St.; $ danteskeywest.com
33RD ANNUAL HEADDRESS BALL – Get out your feathers, glue guns and
Members Only jackets and come bust a move at Irish Kevin’s annual 80’s party!
Awards throughout the day for best 80’s costumes. Live entertainment from
open to close with a special full 80’s band starting at 10:30 PM;
211C Duval St.; 305-292-1262; $
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015
FANTASY FEST STREET FAIR – This two-day mile long party starts off with
artisan made jewelry, hand crafted hats, Swisher Sweet cigars, and LOGIC brand Ecigs
to vape the night away. While shopping don’t forget to grab a drink or a bite. Fantasy
Fest local charity-run liquor booths will be ready to serve you refreshing Bud Light,
whimsical Rex Goliath Wine, and the devil’s whiskey Fireball. 12-10 PM. FREE
ribbons, the Key West Business Guild’s annual fundraising extravaganza, the
Headdress Ball, will have an all new look and feel. Find us at
Facebook.com/headdressballkeywest. Tickets at keystix.com. Doors open at
7 PM, show 8 PM. Waterside at the Truman Waterfront at the end of Southard St.
BOURBON ST. PUB TEA DANCE – The BIGGEST dance party in the street
during Fantasy Fest 2015. Get your groove on while dancing & drinking on Duval St.
Live DJs, Boys, Beads and Booze, Drag Queens, celebrities and MORE. Join the party
at 724 Duval St.; 801 Duval St.; 1 PM FREE.
BLACKOUT GLOW PARTY AT COYOTE UGLY – Check out a variety of
glowing accessories along with body painting so you can glow all night long with the
world famous Coyote Ugly Bartenders. Cash and prizes for the best dressed couple,
man and woman. Signups at 8 PM. Judging at 10 PM. 218 Duval St.;
coyoteuglysaloon.com/keywest; 305-294-UGLY (8459); Free Cover.
SOUTHERNMOST INTERGALACTIC CIRCUS COSTUME CONTEST –
SLOPPY JOE’S 32ND ANNUAL TOGA PARTY – Toga! Toga! Toga! Prizes for
best Togas at 8 PM. Great drinks and dancing! Togas available in Sloppy Joe’s retail
store for $10; proceeds to AIDS Help. 20l Duval St.; $
THE “ORIGINAL HOMEMADE BIKINI CONTEST” AT SUNSET PIER –
Come be amazed by the combination of beauty and imagination that is the Original
Homemade Bikini Contest. Contest entry information: call Sunset Pier at
305-295-7045. Free to enter and to watch. Backstage VIP Tickets available
at keystix.com or at The Sunset Pier Bar; 8 PM
WHY DON’T WE GET DRUNK... AND LEI’D AT MARGARITAVILLE –
Enjoy a beach party without leaving Duval Street! How low can you go will be the name
of the game. We will have beach Olympics, costume contests with $1,000 in cash and
prizes and a DJ that will surely create some waves. Everyone is guaranteed to get lei’d
at this event. 8 PM; 500 Duval St.; 305-292-1435; No cover charge.
EXPOSED AT THE BOURBON ST. PUB ADULT ENTERTAINMENT
COMPLEX – Looking for the most risqué party of this years Fantasy Fest? This all
welcome, Bare-What-You-Dare event is a pool, hot tub, and foam party outdoors, under
the stars, and a black out/black light dance party inside. VIP passes on sale at the New
Orleans House; 9 PM–4 AM; 305-293-9800; 724 Duval St.; bourbonstpub.com $
FAT TUESDAY PINK PARTY – Save the Ta-tas! A portion of proceeds will be
donated to the American Cancer Society – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of the
Florida Keys. Wear your sexiest pink costume or body painting. Costume contest.
Live entertainment. 305 Duval St.; fattuesdaykeywest.com/events/pink-party;
305-296-9373; 9 PM $
PAJAMA AND LINGERIE PARTY – Mr. Playboy himself, La Hef, invites
everyone to dress in sexy
nightwear for a party that
makes you feel like you’re
hanging at the mansion.
Enter the Hugh Hefner/
Marilyn Monroe look-a-like
contest. VIP tickets at
keystix.com. BottleCap
Lounge; 1128 Simonton St.;
305-304-1188; 10 PM
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IRISH KEVIN’S ANNUAL 80’s PARTY – Break out your leg warmers and
Join the Southernmost Intergalactic Circus and create your own out-of-this-world
circus character. Costume Contest poolside at the Southernmost Beach Resort. Best
themed costume wins! (Nudity Prohibited.) FREE. 508 South St. Registration 3-3:45 PM
Contest 4 PM. At 6 PM, join us for the Masquerade March Half Way Party.
MASQUERADE MARCH – Join the crowds as they parade through Old Town with
music and noisemakers! Thirst quenchers provided at selected guesthouses. Begins at
the Key West Cemetery Frances Street entrance but revelers can join the mad march
anywhere along the two routes! Start marching at 5 PM; All welcome; FREE.
RUM BARREL’S 9TH ANNUAL PIRATE BASH – Dress and drink like a
pirate at the Rum Barrel’s most outrageous pirate bash! Prizes for the best pirate and
wench costumes, great music on the rooftop stage, and awesome rum specials. Doors
open at 7 PM. Costume Contest at 9 PM. 528 Front St.; 305-292-7862; $10
TURTLES ON THE HALF SHELL – Dress like a Tipsy Turtle or the Half Shell
Raw Bar’s iconic pretty girl Edith, and compete in our costume contest for $1,500 in
cash and prizes. Join us Dockside at the Key West Bight’s Historical Seaport Marina
(between Turtle Kraals and Half Shell Raw Bar) for the most outrageous party
featuring live music, the famous turtle races, and drink specials. Costume
contest begins at 9 PM. No cover charge. For more information visit
halfshellrawbar.com and turtlekraals.com.
15TH ANNUAL LIVING ART AIRBRUSH EXPO – Contestants will use the
human form as a living canvas for artistic expression in competition for $2,000 in cash
and prizes; drink specials and live entertainment! VIP section with open bar, light food
and a contestant meet & greet. For contestant entry information, contact the Sunset
Pier: 305-295-7045 or [email protected]; Doors open at 8 PM; FREE event;
Backstage VIP tickets at keystix.com or at Sunset Pier Bar. 8 PM; 0 Duval St.
BOXERS-OR-BRIEFS BLACKLIGHT SLUMBER PARTY at the
ISLAND HOUSE FOR MEN – Adult men wanting to relive their wildest
‘sleepover’ fantasies are invited to join Fantasy Fest’s ONLY exclusively gay, all-male
event! When the lights go off, the black lights will come on at our private, clothingoptional resort. 10 PM. Lockers and locks while they last. Tickets at the door or
keystix.com. Island House Resort for Men; islandhousekeywest.com;
1129 Fleming St.; 305-294-6284
PIMP AND HO PARTY – Join the King Pimp himself, Ron Jeremy, for the wildest
party of your life! Enter the Mr. Pimp and Ms. Ho costume contest. Dance to the music
of celebrity DJs mixing live on stage. This event sells out every year. VIP tickets online
at keystix.com; BottleCap Lounge; 1128 Simonton St.; 305-304-1188; 10 PM $
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2015
DUVAL STREET PROMENADE – Duval Street’s mile-long eater-tainmant
extravaganza features only the finest food vending from land and sea representing
many cultures from all over the world, lively libations, and costumed frivolity.
The Duval Street Fair is sure to show you an out-of-this-world good time and
photo opportunities you’ll have to see to believe. 12-10:30 PM; FREE
3WISHES.COM FANTASY FEST PARADE – Join 70,000 exuberant
partygoers as this year’s 3Wishes.com Fantasy Fest Parade rolls down Duval St.
Featuring cosmic size floats loaded with glitter, beads, and mayhem. Feast your
eyes on the spectacular costumes, dazzling dancing groups, and
earth-rocking bands. This one of a kind experience steps off at 7 PM.
Visit FantasyFest.com for more information. FREE
KINKY COUPLES PARTY hosted by RUBBERDOLL – The ONLY
strictly Couples Only event. Join fetish minded couples in the Cabaret bar
overlooking Duval Street. Coat check included and open bar from 10 PM until 4
AM. A special performance by World renowned latex fetish performer RubberDoll.
Live DarknDancing with New York DJ Lucas will be sure to get everyone in the
mood for some serious playtime. Official SDC event; Very limited tickets available
at keystix.com. TICKETS ARE ON SALE ONLY ONLINE! Do not call to order tickets.
CHICAGO’S ANNUAL GANGSTERS AND MOLLS PARTY – Come as
a Flapper or come as you are, dress as a Gangster or Silent Screen Star. Just bring
yourself and we’ll do the rest. You’ll need the secret password: Chicago’s 312.
Costume contest 1 AM for best Flapper, Gangster and couple. Special “Gangster”
cocktails all day. No Cover. 305-741-7891 for advanced VIP seating.
Chicago’s; 610 Greene St.; 10PM
DIRTY DOCTOR’S AND NAUGHTY NURSE’S PARTY – The most
pleasurable trip you have ever had to the hospital. As seen on HBO’s hit series
Cathouse, join sexy bombshell Krissy Summers and celebrity Bunnybabes
for the party of the century. Enter the Dirty Doctor’s and Naughty Nurse’s
costume contest. Advance and VIP tickets at keystix.com.
Mangoes; 700 Duval St.; 305-304-1188; 10 PM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2015
CHILDREN’S DAY – A family event featuring food, rides, games, arts and
crafts and a costume contest for children located at Bayview Park; Truman Ave.
and Eisenhower Dr.; 12-5 PM; 305-292-8912
“THE FAT LADY SINGS” TEA DANCE – As the saying goes,
“It ain’t over ‘til the fat lady sings.” Everyone will be at La Te Da 4-8 PM for
the last official event of Fantasy Fest 2015. DJ Rude Girl provides the music for
the very last hoorah! La Te Da - Hotel, Restaurant, Cabaret and Bars;
1125 Duval St.; 305-296-6706; $5
DANTE’S 9TH ANNUAL HALOS & HORNS POOL
PARTY AND WET T-SHIRT CONTEST
Y
ou’ll be sure to see both perfect angels wearing their
halos and suave devils sporting horns – and you
can be a little of both as you get wet and wild
at Dante’s during their annual pool party, featuring a
THURSDAY
daring and fun wet t-shirt contest.
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Enjoy Dante’s unique attractions with the bar and
restaurant surrounding a refreshing, crystal blue
swimming pool with the one-of-a-kind stage in the center of the pool.
The party starts at noon and features free body painting, live music,
great giveaways, fantastic food, drink specials and a chance to win
cash prizes. Pole dancing starts at 4:30 PM.
Dante’s Restaurant & Raw Bar; 951 Caroline St., next to the ferry
terminal. Visit danteskeywest.com for more details.
DANTE’S 9TH ANNUAL HALOS
& HORNS POOL PARTY
Dante’s Restaurant & Raw Bar; 951 Caroline St
Oct. 29, Noon – 6 PM, $
danteskeywest.com
SUNBELT RENTALS
Sunbelt Rentals is one of the largest equipment
rental companies in North America, with Florida
Keys locations in Key West and Marathon. Home of
the “No Sweat” Guarantee, Sunbelt Rentals promises to have the right equipment, on time
and with service that keeps things running and helps to get the job done.
Sunbelt Rentals offer a highly diversified product mix, successfully serving a variety of
customers, from those in the commercial, residential, industrial, municipal, and specialized
service industries, to weekend do-it-yourselfers. Sunbelt’s extensive fleet exceeds $4.0
billion and includes general construction equipment, industrial tools, pumps and power
generation equipment, trench shoring, scaffolding, remediation & restoration equipment,
and more.
Central to our company’s policies and practices is our focus on the safety of our
customers and employees. At Sunbelt Rentals, we understand there is more to a rental than
just price. When a project is critical, go with the company that goes the extra mile. Go with
Sunbelt Rentals. Sunbeltrentals.com
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Thursday, October 29
THURSDAY
IRISH KEVIN’S
ANNUAL
80’s PARTY
I
f you love rock and roll
as much as we do,
come bust a move at
Irish Kevin’s annual 80’s party! Prepare your
leg warmers and Members Only jackets. Dress
head to toe in your best 80’s costume with awards given
throughout the day. We have live entertainment from open
to close, but at 10:30 PM our full 80’s band will keep
you fighting for your right to party into the wee hours of
Friday morning.
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SLOPPY JOE’S 32ND
ANNUAL TOGA PARTY
IRISH KEVIN’S ANNUAL
80’S PARTY
S
THURSDAY
OCTOBER
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loppy Joe’s Toga Party is “An
Original Fantasy Fest Event.” Get your Toga ON
and find out why we are “Still The Best Toga Party
in Town!” Parade on stage during band breaks and dance
all night. Transport yourself back in time with a traditional ancient Toga or dare to create your Toga
using this year’s Fantasy Fest theme “All Hallows Intergalactic Freak Show.” Best Togas will win Sloppy
Joe’s gift cards. Togas available in the Sloppy Joe’s Retail Store for $10 (proceeds to AIDS Help, Inc.).
TOGA! TOGA! TOGA!
Sloppy Joe’s, 201 Duval St.
Oct. 29, 8 PM, $
305-294-5717
Irish Kevin’s, 211C Duval St.
Oct. 29, 10:30 PM, $
305-292-1262
FAT TUESDAY
PINK PARTY
SLOPPY JOE’S 32ND
ANNUAL TOGA PARTY
FAT TUESDAY
PINK PARTY
Fat Tuesday, 305 Duval St.
“Save the Ta-ta’s!” A portion of the
Oct. 29, 9 PM, $
proceeds
will
be
donated
to
the
American
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305-296-9373
Cancer Society - Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer of the Florida Keys. Wear
your sexiest pink costume or body painting to the best party
on Thursday night. Costume contest with a $500 bar tab for 1st place, $250 bar tab for 2nd place, and
$100 bar tab for 3rd place. Live entertainment by DJ Buggy. Party favors while supplies last.
THURSDAY
Fantasy Fest is brought to you by generous sponsors, including: Banyan Resort, Coca-Cola,
Eden House, Fairvilla Mega Store, Fireball Whisky, Half Shell Raw Bar, Island Hoppers Raven
Air, Turtle Kraals, Island House for Men, Louie’s Backyard, Margaritaville, Roof Top Café,
Rumor Lounge, Sheraton Suites, Theme Runs, Inc., and Waste Management.
KEYS SHUTTLE
Keys Shuttle provides daily door to door shuttle service from the
Florida Keys to Miami and Ft. Lauderdale airports. Leaving six times a
day, seven days a week – in new, clean, comfortable, full size vans carrying a maximum
of twelve passengers. Keys Shuttle is perfect for the Fantasy Fest attendees who fly into
Miami or Ft. Lauderdale and do not want to rent a car to get to Fantasy Fest!
In addition to their door to door service, Keys Shuttle provides charter services, in
their fleet of vans and buses, to/from Miami and Ft. Lauderdale airports – as well as in the
Florida Keys for dinner outings, weddings and various special events. So, whether you are
staying in Key West, Big Pine Key, Marathon or even Islamorada, look to Keys Shuttle for
your transportation needs! Keys Shuttle 888-765-9997, KeysShuttle.com
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WHY DON’T WE GET DRUNK...
AND LEI’D AT
MARGARITAVILLE
E
njoy a fabulous beach party without the
threat of sunburn. Come to the original
Margaritaville for an indoor beach party,
where the name of the game will be how low can you go? We will have
beach Olympics, costume contests with $1,000 in cash and prizes
and a DJ that will surely create some waves. Everyone is guaranteed to
get lei’d at this event.
“A trip to Key West is not complete if
WHY DON’T WE GET DRUNK...
you don’t have a famous Margarita at the
AND LEI’D AT MARGARITAVILLE
Original Margaritaville! This is where it all
Margaritaville, 500 Duval St.
started 30 years ago,” said Margaritaville’s
Oct. 29, 8 PM, No cover charge
Stacy Peele.
305-292-1435
EXPOSED AT THE BOURBON ST. PUB ADULT
ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
L
ooking for the
most risqué
party of this THURSDAY
Bourbon St. Pub, 724 Duval Street
year’s Fantasy Fest? OCTOBER 29
Oct. 29, 9 PM, $, 305-293-9800, bourbonstpub.com
This Pool, Hot Tub,
and Foam Party is
all outdoors under the stars, complete with a black out/black light dance party inside. This all welcome
– Bare What You Dare – party, will include glow sticks, 2 DJs, dance floors, large projector screens
(playing all your favorite fantasies), exotic dancers (male and female). VIP, front-of-the-line passes will
be on sale at the New Orleans House starting Oct. 1.
EXPOSED AT THE BOURBON ST. PUB
ADULT ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
Thursday, October 29
BLACKOUT
GLOW PARTY
AT COYOTE
UGLY
OZZY/Frozen Perfection
THURSDAY
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J
oin Coyote Ugly on Duval
as we turn out all the
lights and replace the
bulbs with black lights for the
3rd annual Glow Party! A variety
of glowing accessories will be
available along with a body
painting artist so you can glow
all night long with the worldfamous Coyote Ugly Bartenders.
Women come dance on the bar
as our staff belts out songs on the
microphone and dazzles you with
a variety of entertainment till the
early morning. Contests for cash
and prizes for the best dressed
couple, man and woman.
The contest will be judged on
originality and sexiness! Signups
at 8 PM. Judging at 10 PM.
BLACKOUT GLOW PARTY
AT COYOTE UGLY
Coyote Ugly, 218 Duval St.
Oct. 29, 8 PM
coyoteuglysaloon.com/keywest
305-294-UGLY
Full Menu Available All Day
DELIVERY 8am–Midnight
1026 White Street • (305) 295-0159
Full Menu Online: kwsandyscafe.com
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PAJAMA AND
LINGERIE PARTY
THURSDAY
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THE “ORIGINAL
HOMEMADE
BIKINI
CONTEST” AT
SUNSET PIER
M
r. Playboy himself, La Hef, invites
everyone to dress in sexy nightwear.
This party makes you feel like you are
at the mansion. Enter the $700 Hugh Hefner and
Marilyn Monroe look-a-like contest. Mingle with
celebrities and enjoy guest DJs. Purchase advance
VIP tickets online, before they sell out at keystix.com.
C
PAJAMA AND LINGERIE PARTY
BottleCap Lounge, 1128 Simonton St.
Oct. 29, 10 PM, $25 - $100
305-304-1188
Out-of-this world sponsors of Fantasy Fest include: 3Wishes.com,
Amsterdam’s Curry Mansion Inn, Art Warehouse, Ben Franklin Crafts, Bourbon St. Pub,
Capt. Tony’s Saloon, Conch House, DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Key Resort, Five 6’s,
Florida Keys SPCA, Historic Key West Inns, Howard Livingston & The Mile Marker 24 Band,
Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel, Sloppy Joe’s and Womankind.
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reativity
and
attention
to
detail are the key
elements of these works THURSDAY
of art. Come be amazed OCTOBER 29
by the combination of
beauty and imagination
that is the “Original Homemade
Bikini Contest.” A bevy of beauties
vie for $2,000 in cash and prizes!
For contest entry information,
contact the Sunset Pier at 305-2957045 or [email protected]
com. Contestant participation is
free. Join the Backstage VIP section
with an open bar, light food and a
contestant meet & greet. Backstage
VIP tickets available at keystix.com
or at The Sunset Pier Bar.
THE “ORIGINAL HOMEMADE BIKINI
CONTEST” AT SUNSET PIER
Sunset Pier, 0 Duval St.
Oct. 29, 8 PM, Free general admission
REX GOLIATH WINES
OFFICIAL WINE OF FANTASY FEST
FIREBALL WHISKY
OFFICIAL WHISKEY OF FANTASY FEST
Fireball Cinnamon Whisky Needs No Introduction.
If you haven’t tried it yet, just imagine what it
feels like to stand face-to-face with a fire-breathing dragon who just
ate a whisky barrel full of spicy cinnamon. Live it, love it, shoot it –
what happens next is up to you.
Stop by the Fireball booth at Fantasy Fest and share your best photo enjoying Fireball!
#IgniteTheNite #fireballlive Visit fireballwhisky.com. Ignite the Nite Responsibly.
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At the turn of the 20th century, HRM (His
Royal Majesty) Rex Goliath was the treasured attraction of a
Texas circus. People came from far and wide to behold the 47
lb. bird, billed as the “World’s Largest Rooster.” The Rex-Goliath
label replicates the one-of-a-kind vintage artwork from the circus
banner that hung above Rex’s roost, and we proudly honor Rex
with premium varietal wines.
Rex-Goliath wines are a tribute to Rex’s larger-than-life personality, with bold, fruitforward flavors that are sure to please. In essence, Rex is all about letting BOLD fruit flavors
express themselves in an easy-to-drink, worry-free fashion. Bold Wines. Fun Times. Fantasy
Fest is pleased to welcome Rex Goliath Wines as the Official Wine of Fantasy Fest 2015!
RexGoliath.com
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Fantasy Fest 2015
Street Fair & Promenade
Fantasy Fest Libation Booths
Fantasy Fest
Fantasy
Libation
Fest Booths
Libation Booths
STREETS CLOSED: To accommodate the many street activities during the festival, parts of several
streets will be closed during festivities.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 AND
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
N
o Space Elephants (Probably) but Pretty
Much Everything Else at annual Fantasy
Fest Street Fair and Street Promenade.
FANTASY FEST STREET FAIR
The Fantasy Fest Street Fair is sure to quench
all of your appetites as it takes over Duval St. on
Friday, October 30. This annual event is never
the same year to year as food vendors, arts
and craftspeople and thirst-quenching libation
stations line Key West’s golden mile. See what
everyone else is doing and come strut your stuff
throughout the day and deep into the night during
this infamous street party.
The Street Fair runs from noon until 10 PM.
If you don’t yet have a costume or need one
more fabulous costume, you’ll have plenty of
options at the Street Fair, where vendors will be
lined up to sell you exotically expressive masks,
glittering face decorations and maybe even the
last few bells and whistles needed for the perfect
ringmaster’s ensemble.
There will be fabulous feathers, luxurious
leather and lace and everything in between. There
are even outfits for your favorite pet. The fair
boasts unique artisans from beautiful handmade
jewelry to fine art. Ask about having your new
treasures shipped home so that your hands stay
free for more shopping.
Just like a circus midway, food and drink will
be everywhere you look from conch salad and
crab cakes to jerk chicken and BBQ ribs along
with a hearty group of Greek and Latin purveyors.
Make sure you stroll the length of the street fair
and sample the old favorites along with some of
the delicious new delights.
Support our local charities and wet your
whistle at one of the five Libation Stations located
throughout the fair on Duval St. The on-street,
sanctioned vendors sporting the Fantasy Fest
logo serve Bud Light beer, mixed drinks featuring
creative coolers and samplings from Rex Goliath
Wines, Fireball Whisky, Coca-Cola, Dasani Water
and Monster Energy Drink. Local non-profits
count on the sales from the libation booths to
support their important civic activities throughout
the year.
The far end of the 700 block features the
Bourbon Street Pub Tea Dance starting at 1 PM.
The heart-pumping amplified music will draw you
from blocks away and the bevy of boys, boas
and beads will keep you rocking at this on-thestreet block party. Look up at the balcony for
one-of-a-kind display of delirious dancers and be
prepared for zingy insults from Key West’s favorite
drag queens.
And, PLEASE, don’t forget to RECYCLE!
Recycling containers donated by Coca-Cola
will be everywhere. Drop your plastic cups and
bottles and paper goods (no food, please) in the
appropriate receptacles and move on into the
revelry with your head held high and your eyes
wide open to the night’s delights.
DUVAL STREET PROMENADE
The Saturday Street Promenade, beginning at
noon on October 31, turns Key West’s delightfully
deviant main drag into a pedestrian thoroughfare,
closing off Duval St. to vehicle traffic so that
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ORCHID KEY INN
The Orchid Key Inn is located on Duval St.
and Truman Ave. right at the very crossroads
of Historic Old Town Key West. Everything the island is famous
for is just foot steps outside our gates, including most of the
Fantasy Fest 2015 events!
Upon entering the Inn, brick paths lead you through lush tropical landscapes, which
surround 24 elegant, amenity-filled guest rooms and suites. Tranquil waterfalls and water
features fill the air with gentle sounds as you enjoy the peaceful sun deck, heated pool,
and spa.
With a complimentary daily breakfast and complimentary sunset Happy Hour you cannot
go wrong when you stay at the Orchid Key Inn! If you need assistance with your Key West
itinerary their friendly staff and concierge are available 24 hours a day to assist you with
all your travel needs. When looking for a place to stay in Key West, choose the Orchid Key
Inn – a multiple Travelers Choice Awards winner, ranked among the nation’s top 25 small
hotels for 2015, the 3rd year in a row. Orchid Key Inn, 1004 Duval St., 800-845-8384,
OrchidKeyInn.com
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visitors, locals and aliens can walk freely and
enjoy the shops and the people watching.
The side streets off Duval will become cuisine
central with food and libation vendors ready to
feed the hungry crowds before, during and after
the 3Wishes.com Fantasy Fest Parade. A group
of our sponsor vendors will set up on lower Duval
Street from noon until 4 PM selling Fantasy Fest
merchandise, offering tastes of Monster Energy
Drink, Fireball Whisky and Rex Goliath wines,
as well as uniquely-flavored cigars to get you
charged up for the night’s spectacle.
As always, the Promenade will feature many
of Key West’s outstanding local performers. With
a wide range of musical styles, Entertainment
Coordinator Gordon Ross promises the music
will help everyone get their interstellar groove on.
“Key West is so full of talent, I could fill three
days, not just three hours, with no trouble at all,”
Ross said.
Two stages will provide an extravaganza of
music and dance from noon until 3:45 PM. Stage
one is located in front of the La Concha Hotel at
430 Duval St. and stage two is in front of the Old
Town Mexican Café at 609 Duval St.
Featured performers will include Melody
Cooper, who again travelled to Spain this
summer to continue enhancing her craft. Cooper
is the keyboardist and lead vocalist for the crowdpleasing Paradise Big Band, which will also play
on the La Concha stage on Saturday.
Jodyrae Campbell, who often exercises her
gorgeous voice at the Aqua Idol contests and
was one of the original Spectrelles, will hit the
Promenade stage. Also at 609 Duval St. will be
local guitarist and vocalist Steve Green and the
Coffee Mill Cultural Center dancers will return with
their high energy dance styles.
Danny Simpson of Private Ear Recording
will provide sound for both stages and bring
his guitar out to help entertain the crowds. The
3Wishes.com Fantasy Fest Parade kicks off at
7 PM and travels up Duval St. for its out-of-thisworld finish.
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Fantasy Fest is proud to have amazing sponsors, including:
Aqua, Best Western Key Ambassador, Chicago’s, Bud Light, Fat Tuesday,
Galleon Resort & Marina, Island 107.1 FM, Key West Business Guild, Keys Shuttle,
La Concha Hotel & Spa, Peppers of Key West, Silver Palms Inn and Sunbelt Rentals.
ANDY NEWMAN/Newman PR
PIER HOUSE
RESORT & SPA
Ideally perched where the bright
blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico meet the vibrance of Duval Street, the Pier House Resort
& Spa is legendary in the Florida Keys. An icon of Key West hospitality, their convenient
location on the edge of Old Town puts you steps away from a private beach and all the
entertainment that makes our island so famous!
The Pier House Resort & Spa offers an array of deluxe guest rooms and spacious suites
that afford all the comforts necessary for a paradise getaway. Many rooms offer private
balconies and the best sunset views of the Gulf on the island. The sensational rooms,
coupled with three on-site restaurants, three bars/lounges, an outdoor swimming pool, and
Key West’s only full-service spa, make the Pier House Resort & Spa the ideal location
for your tropical vacation. Pier House Resort & Spa, One Duval Street, 800-723-2791,
PierHouse.com
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MIKE FREAS/Foto by Freas
MASQUERADE MARCH
Key West Cemetery, Frances St.
Oct. 30, 5 PM, Free
MASQUERADE MARCH
2015
Like all the best aliens, the
Masquerade March has two
heads and a drink in each hand.
Join the hugely popular Fantasy FRIDAY
Fest tradition, known as the local’s OCTOBER 30
parade, highlighting costumes,
creativity and community.
After starting together at the Key West Cemetery
on Frances St., half of the costumed marchers head
for Truman Ave. and the other half turn toward
Fleming St. – proudly marching the wrong way
down that one-way street.
The Masquerade March is a grown-up treat (no
tricks). It’s a moving cocktail & dance party, where
each half of the parade stops at participating guest
houses, which – while supplies last – hands out
complimentary beverages. And for an extra special
treat, the Truman Route stops for a mid-March party
break at the Southernmost Hotel.
One route is led by the Hollywood Band, and the
other by the Junkanoos, both keeping the energy
high as the marchers travel down and around
ending up on Duval St., where the party continues
with the annual Duval Street Fair.
GUESTHOUSES ALONG THE WAY*
WHITE
FRANCES
GRINNELL
TRUMAN AVENUE (US 1)
WILLIAM
DUVAL
If what you want is to hear the best new music in the Keys, then
WEOW 92.7 is the station for you! With a cast of wild, fun personalities,
like Rude Girl and Molly Blue in the morning, followed by Courtney Cruise with some
midday mayhem and Bill Bravo from 2PM to 7PM, it’s always a good time at WEOW!
Fantasy Fest is glad to have WEOW 92.7 as a sponsor for Fantasy Fest 2015. Whether you
are in Key West, Big Pine or Marathon be sure to tune in as they keep you up to date on
everything Fantasy Fest related. If you are outside of the Keys, you can always find them on
iHeart Radio on your mobile phone or online at weow927.com.
SOUTH
Box Office Opens at 7:30PM, Gates OPen AT 8:00
Not OPen Monday/THursday
UNITED
CATHERINE
DUVAL
WEOW 92.7 FM – TODAY’S HIT MUSIC
– handicapped port-o-lets
VIRGINIA
EATON
ANGELA
SIMONTON
PETRONIA
ELIZABETH
a group of puppy-costumed dancers that seemed
to comprise nearly all of the “101 Dalmatians.”
In addition to the up to 10,000 marchers each
year, the Masquerade March draws thousands of
spectators to cheer the marchers along the route
– and often the spectators jump in and join the
parade for a rollicking, good time. Meet up at the
Key West Cemetery Frances St. entrance at 5 PM
or join anywhere along either route.
While Fantasy Fest encourages and looks
forward to seeing the amazing creativity the march
generates, please remember the march travels
through local neighborhoods and costumes do
need to cover all the essential bits. And, finally,
please leave behind only memories, dispose of
trash properly and please recycle.
*List of stops subject to change.
Check fantasyfest.com for updated information.
OLIVIA
SOUTHARD
FLEMING
MARGARET
TRUMAN AVE. ROUTE
• Old Town Wine and Spirits
• Azul Key West • La Pensione
• Chelsea House/Key Lime Inn
• The Conch House Heritage Inn
• Camille’s • Southernmost Hotel
FLEMING ST. ROUTE
• Island House
• Alexander’s Guest House
• Eden House • Equator Resort
• Merlinn • Heron House
• The Gardens Hotel • Olivia by Duval
“The march is a fun Key West tradition
of hospitality and over-the-top revelry. It’s a
great way to get pumped up as Fantasy Fest
approaches its crescendo,” said Mimi McDonald,
2015 Masquerade March Coordinator. “If you are
coming to Fantasy Fest, the Masquerade March
should be on your must-do list.”
The Masquerade March is one of the places
where you’ll see fantastic and fabulous costume
interpretations of this year’s Fantasy Fest theme.
This is where people show off both individual
costumes and themed group ensembles.
Memorable marchers from prior years have
included a troupe carrying a 20-foot-long blue
and orange Japanese-style dragon, a trio of
archangels with huge white-feathered wings, and
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Feel free to join the Masquerade March as a moving mosaic of costumed revelers strut their wacky costumes
through Old Town. The march begins at the Frances Street entrance of the Key West Cemetery. One route
winds south to Truman Avenue (
) and the other one makes its way north for Fleming Street (
).
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– cocktail stops on the Fleming route
– cocktail stops on the Truman route
– handicapped port-o-lets
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Friday, October 30
SOUTHERNMOST INTERGALACTIC
CIRCUS COSTUME CONTEST
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BOXERS-OR-BRIEFS BLACKLIGHT SLUMBER PARTY
AT THE ISLAND HOUSE FOR MEN
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elcome to Fantasy Fest’s ONLY exclusively gay all-male event! Our
slumber party doors open at 10 PM for all adult men wanting to relive their
wildest ‘sleepover’ fantasies, all within our private clothing-optional resort. FRIDAY
“Island House is excited to reinvent our infamous Friday night event. If you’re OCTOBER 30
a gay man in Key West, you’re not going to find a sexier party anywhere else,”
said Jeffrey Smead, the Island House Resort’s
Director of Marketing.
BOXERS-OR-BRIEFS
The lights go off and the black lights go on
BLACKLIGHT SLUMBER PARTY
as hundreds of hot men will be dressed in their
Island House Resort for Men, 1129 Fleming St.
sexiest overnight garb; whether in boxers, briefs,
Oct. 30, 10 PM, $25
or pajamas for when they head to bed. Don’t
islandhousekeywest.com, 305-294-6284
miss Key West’s hottest daddies, twinks, bears
and everyone in-between for what will surely
turn into the hottest truth-or-dare game you’ve
ever played! Our clothing optional poolside bar & café will be open 24 hours to beckon you to this
not-to-be-missed late night soiree. Doors open at 10 PM. Lockers and locks provided while
they last. Purchase tickets at the door or at keystix.com.
RUM BARREL’S 9TH ANNUAL
PIRATE BASH
RUM BARREL’S 9TH
ANNUAL PIRATE BASH
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ress and drink like a pirate
at the Rum Barrel – the most
Rum Barrel, 528 Front St.
outrageous pirate bash in the
Oct. 30, 7 PM, $10
world! More than $1,500 in cash prizes
for the best pirate and wench costumes,
great music on the rooftop stage, and awesome rum specials. Doors open at 7
PM. Costume Contest starts at 9. For more info call 305-292-7862 or get piratical
inspiration at rumbarrel.com.
PIMP AND HO PARTY
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his event is guaranteed to satisfy all your erotic dreams. Join
the King Pimp himself, Ron Jeremy, for the wildest party of your
life! Enter the $700 Mr. Pimp and Ms. Ho costume contest.
Plus dance to the music
of celebrity DJs mixing live
PIMP AND HO PARTY
on stage. This event sells
BottleCap Lounge, 1128 Simonton St.
out every year. Purchase
Oct. 30, 10 PM, $35 - $130
advance VIP tickets online
305-304-1188
at keystix.com.
eave your inner inhibitions at home, and take a
journey to space where interplanetary animals
come alive. Join the Southernmost Intergalactic
Circus
and create your own out-of-this-world circus
FRIDAY
OCTOBER
character.
Show Key West who resides in the Interstellar world.
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Enter the Southernmost Intergalactic Costume Contest. Best themed
costume wins! (Nudity Prohibited) Contest is held poolside at
the Southernmost Beach Resort.
SOUTHERNMOST
Registration from 3 PM – 3:45 PM.
INTERGALACTIC CIRCUS
Contest at 4.
And, at 6 PM join us for the Masquerade March
COSTUME CONTEST
Half-Way Party. Catch the costumes and craziness as
Southernmost Beach Resort, 508 South St.
the Masquerade March stops by en route to Duval St.
Oct. 30, 4 PM, Free
TURTLES ON THE HALF SHELL
D
ress and drink like a Tipsy Turtle and the Half Shell’s Raw
Bar’s iconic pretty girl Edith. Check out Half Shell’s Raw
Bar and Turtle Kraals – the most outrageous Fantasy
Fest party in the world! More than $1,500 in cash and prizes,
and there will be great live music on the courtyard stage, the
famous turtle races and awesome drink specials. Dockside
at the Key West Bight’s Historical Seaport Marina (in between
Turtle Kraals and Half Shell Raw Bar). Costume
contest for the Best Turtle Costume and Edith- TURTLES ON THE HALF SHELL
Dockside at the Key West Bight’s Historical
look-alike starts at 9 PM. For more information,
Seaport
Marina
call 305-294-7496 or 305-294-2640 or visit
Oct. 30, 7 PM, No cover charge
halfshellrawbar.com and turtlekraals.com.
BOURBON ST. PUB
TEA DANCE
Bourbon St. Pub, 724 Duval St.
Oct. 30, 1 PM, Free
BOURBON ST. PUB TEA DANCE
Join The BIGGEST dance party in the street during Fantasy
Fest 2015. Get your groove on while dancing, drinking on Duval
St. Live DJs, Boys, Beads and Booze, Drag Queens, celebrities
and MORE!
15TH ANNUAL LIVING ART AIRBRUSH EXPO
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ontestants will use the human form as
a living canvas for artistic expression in
competition for $2,000 in cash and prizes.
Party features drink specials and live entertainment!
Join the backstage VIP section with an open bar, light
food and a contestant meet & greet. For contestant
entry information contact the Sunset Pier at 305-2957045 or [email protected]
o c e a n k e y. c o m . 15TH ANNUAL LIVING
Backstage
VIP ART AIRBRUSH EXPO
tickets available at Sunset Pier, 0 Duval St.
keystix.com or at Oct. 30, 8 PM, Free general admission
Sunset Pier Bar.
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Fantasy Zone
You
are now
entering the...
Fantasy
Zone
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APPELROUTH
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= first aid station
✪ = port-o-lets
= handicapped port-o-lets
ENTER THE FANTASY ZONE
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n Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31,
portions of Duval Street and the adjoining
side streets will be designated as the
official Fantasy Zone. The city of Key West will
temporarily suspend the normal open container
law within the Fantasy Zone for these two days
only. From noon to midnight revelers can stroll,
march, prance or do the super shuffle while
sipping libations along Duval Street from Front to
South streets, as well as intersecting cross streets
from Simonton to Whitehead St.
For your safety, cans and glass bottles are not
allowed. Please use only the paper and plastic
cups available at local bars and from vendors.
Of course, thanks to our thoughtful city staff,
all festival-goers may properly dispose of drink
containers in the many recycle bins available at
Fantasy Zone exits.
PORT-O-LETS SPELL RELIEF
Port-o-lets are just about everywhere you
may need to go during the Street Fair, Duval
Street Promenade and 3Wishes.com Fantasy
Fest Parade. Fantasy Fest sponsor Waste
Management is providing safe and clean
relief stations bordering the Duval Street
festival activities. When the urge strikes, be
sure to look for directional arrows on Duval
Street pointing toward the port-o-let locations
on the cross streets. Remember, relief is
always just around the corner!
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A MINOR REMINDER
All festival attendees must have been born on
or before the current date in 1994 to purchase
or consume alcohol at the Street Fair liquor
booths. Please make sure you have appropriate
identification in order to purchase alcoholic
beverages. Any person who purchases alcohol for
a minor will be cited and arrested.
HERE TO SAVE THE DAY
Key West Fire Dept. personnel will provide first
aid treatment through the use of emergency gators
during the festival on Friday, Oct 30 and Saturday,
Oct 31. In case of emergency, please call 911
with your location and the emergency vehicles
will arrive as quickly as possible. Rescue trucks
will be strategically stationed at various locations
PARTY POSITIONS
T
he Key West Tourist Development Association
and the Key West Police Department
welcome you to Florida’s premier masking
and costuming celebration and encourage you to
participate in all the many exciting events of the “All
Hallows Intergalactic Freak Show.” We want you to
have an interstellar adventure, but following a few
simple rules will make Fantasy Fest 2015 a safe
and enjoyable time.
Below, the City of Key West Police Department
summarizes the rules and laws by which you
must abide:
• No glass containers are allowed in the
designated “Fantasy Zone.” Drink from paper
or plastic cups provided by bars and vendors.
• Open containers of alcohol are not allowed
outside the Fantasy Zone. Please stay inside
the party area while you are carrying open
alcoholic beverages. For your convenience,
trashcans and recycle bins are located along
the boundary of the Fantasy Zone. Toss your
cups in the recycle bins as you leave the area
as Waste Management now recycles plastics
1 through 7.
• The Fantasy Zone is marked with bright pink
caution tape. As you leave the Fantasy Zone,
please remember that all normal laws apply.
• Nudity is ILLEGAL and is NOT allowed on
public property or in public view at any time
inside or outside of the Fantasy Zone.
• Lewd acts on public property or in public view
are strictly ILLEGAL and NOT tolerated.
• Body painting is allowed but must be
performed in enclosed or screened in areas,
entirely out of public view. Painted female
breasts are permitted ONLY
WITHIN the designated Fantasy
Zone. Outside of the Fantasy
Zone, please wear a cover-up
to avoid ILLEGAL exposure on
public property and on all city
streets.
• No backpacks, coolers,
packages, water guns,
weapons
or
replica
weapons will be allowed.
Please be courteous and
patient with enforcement officers
and with each other.
MIKE HENTZ/The Citizen
LEGEND:
UNITED
VIRGINIA
TRUMAN
OLIVIA
DUVAL
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ANGELA
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DUVAL
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BAHAMA
FLEMING
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CAROLINE
GREENE
FRONT
SIMONTON
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FANTASY FEST ASKS
PARTYGOERS FOR
Stellar
Cooperation
K
ey West’s world-renowned
parade spectacle takes
over Duval Street this
October with a spooktaculor
SATURDAY
flurry of ghosts, aliens and all the OCTOBER
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freaks you’d find under a cosmic
ringmaster’s big top, cheered on
by a fantastic crowd of revelers. The All Hallows
Intergalactic Freak Show will inspire an out-of-thisworld parade and a 10-day party like none you’ve
ever seen. Fantasy Fest organizers are encouraging
partygoers to have a great time and stay safe.
PARADE VIEWING
The 3Wishes.com Fantasy Fest Parade launches
its extraterrestrial madness from the Gulf of Mexico
to the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015.
The parade steps off at 7 PM and takes at least two
hours to complete.
It is expected to reach its most challenging,
120-degree turn at Front and Duval Streets at
roughly 7:45 PM and should be in the upper blocks
of Duval Street around 8:30 PM.
If you’re hoping to see the extravaganza and
get home at a reasonable hour, try to catch the
madness as it passes through the intersection of
Southard and Whitehead Streets. Upper Duval,
beyond Virginia Street, is often less congested
and tends to be a little friendlier for those who are
somewhat claustrophobic. Please remember, the
downtown area is very congested and parking is
limited because most streets remain closed until the
parade is completed.
FANTASY FEST
PARADE ROUTE
7 PM.
Fantasy Fest Libation Booths
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
A special area for wheelchair-accessible viewing
of the 2015 3Wishes.com Fantasy Fest Parade
will be available on Duval Street at Virginia Street.
Handicapped-accessible parking and port-o-lets
will be available near the Gato Building at the corner
of Virginia and Simonton Streets.
BARRICADES
Barricades will be placed in congested areas
along the parade route to keep spectators safe
and to allow the parade entrants room to perform.
These simple yet vital pieces of equipment can
keep revelers from ending up under the wheels of a
magnificent float. They’re put up with safety in mind,
so please be a good sport when city employees
begin setting them in place before the parade.
The parade needs extra leeway from the crowd
at intersections where the procession makes turns.
Please cooperate with parade ambassadors and
law enforcement personnel to provide a safe turning
radius for the parade vehicles.
Please be cautious around the barricades and
step out of the way when city workers disassemble
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ANDY NEWMAN/Newman PR
them after the parade. It’s a challenging job,
so give them an encouraging word when
you see them.
PARADE AMBASSADORS
More than 100 Parade Ambassadors
will be stationed along the parade route
to help keep the spectators out of harm’s
way and from under the wheels of the
rolling festivities.
These very special people stay sober on
party night to be the responsible shepherds
of the 3Wishes.com Fantasy Fest Parade.
You will recognize these noble, funloving people by their distinctive T-shirts.
They each have undergone extensive
training sessions for this very important
job and they are in radio contact with
the parade director and law enforcement
personnel. Please let them know we
appreciate them. Smile, thank them, and
cooperate with their directions.
IT’S POLITE TO ASK FIRST
Please ask permission before snapping photos
of other partygoers and practice positive festival
etiquette by treating other people’s costumes (no
matter how skimpy) as works of art. Look and
admire, but don’t touch!
STREET CLOSURES
To accommodate the many street activities
during Fantasy Fest, portions of several streets will
be closed during the festivities and the parade.
• On Friday, Oct. 30, Duval Street from Front
Street to Truman Avenue is closed to traffic
beginning at 10 AM. Side street crossings are
at Front Street, Eaton Street, Fleming Street,
Southard Street, Angela Street, Olivia Street,
and Truman Avenue.
• On Saturday, Oct. 31, beginning at 10 AM, the
following streets will be closed: Duval Street
is closed from Front Street to Truman Avenue.
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Front Street, Eaton Street, and Truman Avenue
are the only accessible cross streets.
• On Saturday, Oct. 31 from 4 PM until the
parade ends, Whitehead Street is closed
from Truman Avenue to Front Street. All Duval
crossings are closed from Front Street to United
Street. Southard Street from Truman Waterfront
to Simonton Street will also be closed.
• Several parking lots will also be closed from 8
AM on Friday, Oct. 30 until noon on Sunday,
Nov. 1: the parking lot in the 500 block of
Thomas Street, the parking lot in the 300 block
of Fleming Street, as well as the 500 block of
Angela Street.
REAL-TIME FESTIVAL UPDATES
Prior to Friday, October 30, call the Fantasy Fest
office at 305-296-1817 or visit FantasyFest.com
for the latest festival updates.
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Alien Freaks
Crash All
Hallows
Party
ON DUVAL STREET FOR
SPECTACULAR FESTIVAL
AND PARADE
W
hat would happen if aliens
invaded and nobody noticed
because it happened during
one of Florida’s biggest parties? We’re SATURDAY
OCTOBER
31
going to find out when the “All Hallows
Intergalactic Freak Show” 2015 3Wishes.
Buy the little green men a drink while you
com Fantasy Fest Parade kicks off on
wait for the parade to get to the top of Duval
Key West’s world-famous Duval Street on
St., Sigafoos suggests. “It’ll be worth the
Saturday, October 31 at 7 PM.
wait and you’ll make some new friends in
It will be everything you can imagine when
the process!”
little green men mix with the witches, ghosts
A colossal band of volunteer Parade
and goblins and stir in a splash of Key West
Ambassadors, wearing custom T-shirts
craziness. Your most outrageous interstellar
helps keep the parade moving smoothly
fantasies will come to life as more than 40
down the route. Parade Ambassadors are in
parade entries maneuver through an 60,000+
constant contact with parade officials and
crowd of Fantasy Fest revelers also dressed to
law enforcement officers. They also know the
thrill. You won’t know where to look.
locations of fire and rescue units.
3Wishes.com, the parade’s sponsor, has
put together an alien and Stonehenge-themed
float that will delight you with its mix of sexy,
costumed beauties and a fun take on the ever
mysterious Stonehenge.
Behind the 3Wishes.com float, the Fantasy
Fest King and Queen will preside over the
festivities from their elevated portion of the
universe. The Fantasy Fest King and Queen have
earned their royal spot by helping to raise money
for AIDS Help, a local non-profit that cares for
those living with HIV/AIDS.
The interstellar parade starts in Andromeda
Galaxy and touches down at the western end
of Southard Street at 7 PM, proceeds down
Whitehead Street to Front Street, and then makes
the turn up Duval Street for the spooktaculor finish.
“I think people will really be astonished at
what the entrants did with the parade floats
this year,” said Lindsey Sigafoos, the 2015
Parade Director.
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ANDY NEWMAN/Newman PR
There are hundreds
of barricades along the
route to ensure parade
units have enough room
to maneuver and entertain.
Always be careful around
the barricades to avoid
knocking them over or
tripping. City workers set
them up before the parade
and then collect them soon
after the parade.
ANDY NEWMAN/Newman PR
“Our friends from Public Works have
a tough job,” Sigafoos says. “They’re
working hard while thousands of people
are, literally, partying around them.
Be gracious and let them know you
appreciate the work they do keeping
everyone safe.”
Winners of the 2015 parade and the
announcement of the 2016 Fantasy Fest
theme will be revealed in the local media
Sunday, Nov. 1.
“Our ambassadors are here to help manage
the madness” says Sigafoos. “Many of them
return year after year to help control the pace of
the parade as well as keep the crowd safe and
away from the floats. We couldn’t have such a
successful parade without them!”
The shoulder-to-shoulder crowds along Duval
Street are typically good-natured and easygoing.
The overwhelming masses congregate along
the 200 and 300 blocks of Duval. Upper Duval,
south of Truman Avenue, tends to be a bit more
mellow, but we can’t make any promises.
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors
including: Four Star Rentals, Garden
of Eden, Key West Aloe, La Te Da,
Orchid Key Inn, Schooner Wharf Bar,
Santa Maria Suites, Tom Sawyer’s
Keyboard Advertising, Truman Hotel,
and Vacation Homes of Key West.
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MEET PARADE
DIRECTOR
Lindsey
Sigafoos
K
ey to the excitement and fun of
Fantasy Fest is Parade Director Lindsey
Sigafoos, who also wears a number of
hats in the Fantasy Fest office, including helping
to keep our generous sponsors on board and
up-to-date. She has been critical to producing
the Fantasy Fest parade for the past 3 years,
and Fantasy Fest Director Linda O’Brien calls her,
“One of the best account managers I’ve ever worked
with. Her responsiveness and commitment to sponsor
satisfaction really impresses.” If you run into her, ask her
about her Pez collection.
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia
How long have you been in Key West? About 3 glorious years
What attracted you here? My mom spent most of her childhood
in Key West, and we vacationed here as a family. I fell in love
with the island life and the cultural diversity.
What’s your favorite part of Fantasy Fest? My favorite part
of Fantasy Fest is the last Friday and Saturday which have
the Masquerade March and the 3Wishes.com Fantasy Fest
Parade. This is my favorite part because this is when locals
and tourists come together, and you get to see the true magic
of Fantasy Fest!
Where is your favorite non-Keys place to vacation and why?
Hawaii – because I’m a beach bum at heart and the landscape
is breathtaking. You can be on the beach one hour and hiking on
a volcano or in the tropical rain forest the next.
What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid? Hands down,
the year I was Tin Man. My mom made my costume by hand and it
was awesome!!! She used dryer vents for my legs and an oil funnel
for my hat, all sprayed silver. Of course I had a heart!!
What are your top 5 tips for enjoying the parade?
1. Get to Duval early so you can get a prime viewing location.
2. Pace yourself on the booze --you don’t want to be hazy
or running to the bathroom every 5 seconds once the
parade starts.
3. Dress up!! The more creative your costume is, the more
beads you will get!!
4. Listen to the parade ambassadors, police, and ME :)!! If you
follow directions, you will stay safe and have an enjoyable time.
5. Don’t be nude, it’s just rude.
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, including: ATL Productions,
Coyote Ugly, Hard Rock Café, Key West Express, Lazy Gecko,
Marriott Courtyard, The Reach: A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Reddy Ice,
San Carlos Institute and The Marker Waterfront Resort.
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Saturday, October 31
KINKY COUPLES PARTY HOSTED BY
RUBBERDOLL
T
he
ONLY
strictly
Couples
Only event. Join SATURDAY
f e t i s h - m i n d e d OCTOBER 31
couples in the
Cabaret
bar
overlooking Duval Street.
Coat check included and
open bar from 10 PM
until 4 AM. A special
performance by worldrenowned latex fetish
performer RubberDoll.
Live DarknDancing with
New York DJ Lucas will
be sure to get everyone
in the mood for some
serious playtime. Official
SDC event. Very limited
tickets. Tickets are ONLY
being sold ONLINE. Buy
them at keystix.com.
KINKY COUPLES PARTY
801 Bourbon Bar, 801 Duval St.
Oct. 31, 10 PM, See keystix.com
for pricing
OZZY/Frozen Perfection
COCA-COLA
OFFICIAL SOFT DRINK COMPANY
Coca-Cola once again is the official soft drink
sponsor for Fantasy Fest. Sticking with Coca-Cola’s mission to
refresh the world, mind, body and spirit, they are helping to inspire
moments of joy at Fantasy Fest 2015. Coca-Cola has also generously
donated over 100 recycling bins this year, and would like to remind everyone to please
recycle responsibly.
Sales Center Manager JD Smith is excited about partnering with Fantasy Fest. “At
Coca-Cola, each local bottling facility gets involved with the community in which we do
business to create a better place for everyone to live. Through our commitment with Fantasy
Fest to help in the recycling efforts, we feel we exemplify our motto to LIVE POSITIVELY!”
For all your soft drinks, PowerAde, and Dasani Water, think of Coca-Cola products. You
will find these thirst quenching products available at all vendor booths during the Street Fair
and Promenade and at all major stores nationwide. Coca-Cola.com
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HELP SAVE THE PLANET. RECYCLE!
W
e’ve invited aliens from all over the galaxy to Fantasy Fest this year
and we don’t want them to think we have a trashy planet. Help us
make a good impression, save the planet’s resources and make this
the greenest Fantasy Fest ever by recycling as you eat, drink and party.
Putting together a recycling program for an event of this magnitude requires lots of people working
together. Fantasy Fest sponsor Coca-Cola, the wonderful officials from the City of Key West and
its Public Works and Community Relations Departments, Waste Management, the volunteers who
help with the Street Fair and the 3Wishes.com Fantasy Fest Parade route and, of course, the Tourist
Development Association and Market Share Company, who produce Fantasy Fest, have each brought
something special to creating a viable recycling project for Fantasy Fest.
Once again, one of the festival’s most loyal sponsors, Coca-Cola, is loaning the festival more than
100 recycle bins, so a well-marked receptacle will be placed at every corner in the Fantasy Zone.
Waste Management is now able to accept all seven of the hard plastics categories, making even more
drinking cups recyclable. Look for recycle bins on each street corner along Friday’s Masquerade March.
The City has purchased different bags for recycling (clear) and for regular trash (black). Both bags
will be distributed to the street vendors during Fantasy Fest. Public Works will extend their pick up hours
during the heaviest days of the festival. Please help when you see cleanup service vehicles. Let them
through so they can continue the trash and cleanup efforts that make our city a shining jewel!
“Recycling is an important priority for Key West year-round and we are proud of the team that has
come together to keep things clean and green during the All Hallows Intergalactic Freak Show, said
festival director, Linda O’Brien.
THE WESTIN KEY WEST
RESORT AND MARINA AND
SUNSET KEY COTTAGES
The Westin Key West Resort & Marina is one of the
premier Key West hotels ideally located in “Old Town” Key West on the waterfront, one block
from fabled Duval Street and next to the infamous Mallory Square. Relax and rejuvenate in
their superb accommodations or at Sunset Key Cottages, located 7 minutes by ferry from
the Westin Marina.
Sunset Key Cottages feature 40 two, three and four bedroom cottages complete with
fully equipped kitchens, dining and living room areas perfect for friends or families traveling
together. Enjoy the private smooth sandy beach, pool, spa, fitness center, two tennis courts,
basketball court and award-winning Latitudes Restaurant.
Let The Westin Key West Resort & Marina or Sunset Key Cottages be your home away
from home with their convenient location, unmatched amenities, impeccable service and a
variety of onsite features.
The Westin Key West Resort and Marina and Sunset Key Cottages, 214 Front Street,
866-837-4250, Westinkeywestresort.com; Westinsunsetkeycottages.com
OFFICIAL MEDALLION PENDANT
OF FANTASY FEST 2015 –
“The Avatar”
ALEXANDER J. CALDER ARTS
MANAGEMENT, LLC
Alexander J. Calder Arts Management, LLC has partnered with
the renowned artist and sculptor, Daniel J. Riccio, to create a unique
collectible medallion pendant to commemorate Fantasy Fest 2015.
“The Avatar” is a truly beautiful sculpted piece of wearable art,
designed exclusively for the Fantasy Fest enthusiast. Each piece
is numbered and signed by the artist. Production is limited to no
more than 750 bronze and 200 sterling silver pendants.
Interesting facts about “The Avatar”: It is approximately
50mm in size and is cast from 10 different components pieced
together by hand. The bronze is mixed for each pour which adds individuality. The
medallion contains an internal bell, which produces sound. Pictured is the male side of the
two-sided pendent, with both a male and female face, featuring eyes that float. A trident
clapper produces a musical voice inviting good karma. The Avatar includes both a wearable
pendant and a convenient display stand—so you will be able to enjoy your fantasy treasure
for many years to come.
Share your experience and create great memories. You don’t have to wear much, but
don’t be caught at Fantasy Fest 2015 without your official Avatar medallion pendant.
Once the 950th pendant is sold, the mold will be destroyed and there will no longer be
any available. Order yours TODAY, as early orders will receive lower-numbered pendants.
Visit us at the Street Fair and Promenade on Oct. 30 & 31, or order online at:
alexanderjcalder.com/festivals-events
Fantasy Fest’s 2015 silver sponsors help keep things freaky: 801 Bourbon Bar,
Bourbon St. Pub, Casa Marina: A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Chicago’s, Coca-Cola,
Dante’s Restaurant, Dasani, Florida Keys Media: WEOW 92.7 and US104, Hard Rock Cafe,
Key West Aloe, La Concha Hotel & Spa, Monster Energy, Ocean Key Resort & Spa/Sunset Pier,
Orchid Key Inn, Pier House Resort & Spa, Prime Steakhouse,
The Reach: A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Reddy Ice, San Carlos Institute, Smokin’ Tuna Saloon,
Southernmost Beach Resort, Sunbelt Rentals, The Marker Hotel,
Tom Sawyer’s Keyboard Advertising, and The Westin Key West Resort and Marina.
408011 FF
MIKE HENTZ/The Citizen
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Saturday, October 31
DIRTY DOCTOR’S
AND NAUGHTY
NURSE’S PARTY
T
Sunday, November 1
CHILDREN’S DAY
Bayview Park, Truman Ave.
and Eisenhower Dr.
Nov. 1, 12 – 5 PM
SATURDAY
OCTOBER
31
he most pleasurable trip you have ever
had to the hospital. As seen on HBO’s
hit series Cathouse join sexy bombshell Krissy Summers,
and many more Celebrity Bunnybabes for the party of the century, plus
world renowned DJs live. Enter the $700 Dirty Doctor’s and Naughty
Nurse’s costume contest. VIP tickets are in high demand, as the venue
where this event is being held is located in the center of the world
famous Duval
St. Purchase
DIRTY DOCTOR’S AND
advance tickets,
NAUGHTY NURSE’S PARTY
before they
Mangoes, 700 Duval St.
sell out at
Oct. 31, 10 PM, $25 - $100
keystix.com.
305-304-1188
CHICAGO’S ANNUAL GANGSTERS
AND MOLLS PARTY
I
t’s a Roaring Twenties Party, not for the faint, only
the hearty. Come as a Flapper or come as you are.
Dress as a Gangster or Silent Screen Star. Or you
can dress for less at this Speakeasy Fest. It’s gonna
be fun no matter the dress.
Just bring yourself and we’ll do the rest. It’ll be a delight
to see you all. You’ll need the secret password of Chicago’s
312. Hourly gift card raffle starting at 10PM. Costume contest
starts at 1 AM for best Flapper, Gangster, and Couple. Special
“Gangster” cocktails all day long. Music by “3SUM,” “BISCUIT
MILLER AND THE MIX,”
CHICAGO’S ANNUAL “AMANDA” and more.
See chicagoskw.com for
GANGSTERS AND
times. Call 305-741-7891
MOLLS PARTY
for advanced VIP BOTTLE
Chicago’s, 610 Greene St.
SERVICE seating.
Oct. 31, 10 PM, No cover
MARRIOTT COURTYARD
WATERFRONT
This Key West hotel is located right on the Gulf of Mexico. The
Courtyard Key West is located within a short, 10 minute drive of all Fantasy
Fest events and attractions on the island. It features spacious guest rooms and suites along
with other amenities including a large outdoor junior Olympic size heated swimming pool
and nearby Jacuzzi, a tiki bar located adjacent to the pool, a private sunbathing beach, a
300 foot observation boardwalk, a free computer workstation in the lobby, complimentary
in-room refrigerators and laptop size safes, and a concierge agent to help you plan your
Key West vacation. Complimentary shuttle service is offered to and from the downtown Key
West area from 8 AM to 11 PM. Marriott Courtyard Waterfront, 3031-41 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
305-296-6595, www.marriott.com/eywcy
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MIKE HENTZ/The Citizen
CHILDREN’S DAY
B
ring the family out for
some fun Halloween
antics with your friends
and neighbors. The final day
SUNDAY
of Fantasy Fest is all about
NOVEMBER
1
the kids. It’s Children’s Day at
Bayview Park, a family event
featuring food, rides, games, arts and crafts
and a costume contest for children.
Along with vendor booths run by local non-profits and youth organizations, supporting their yearround work in the community, there will be a variety of rides and activities, including the always popular
titanic slide. Let the kids wear their Halloween costumes and take part in the costume contest, and
cheer for young stars showing off their talents on the gazebo stage. Food and activity prices vary – with
many items less than $5.
“THE FAT LADY SINGS”
TEA DANCE
A
s the saying goes, “It ain’t over ‘til the fat lady sings.”
Everyone will be at La Te Da from 4 PM to 8 PM for
the last official event of Fantasy Fest 2015. DJ Rude
Girl provides the music for the very last hoorah!
“THE FAT LADY SINGS”
TEA DANCE
La Te Da - Hotel, Restaurant, Cabaret and Bars,
1125 Duval St., Nov. 1, 4 PM, $5
305-296-6706
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Silver Sponsors
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Event Sponsors
3WISHES.COM – Fantasy Fest Parade
801 Bourbon Bar – Dungeon of Dark Secrets &
Fetishes; 801 Bourbon Bar Tea Dance; Kinky
Couples Party hosted by Rubber Doll
Aqua – Dining, Drinking & Drag in the 1920s
ATL Production – ABC (Anything but Clothes)
Party; Pimp & Ho Party; Pajama & Lingerie
Party; Men of LaBare Tighty Whitey Party;
Dirty Doctor’s and Naughty Nurse’s Party
Bourbon St. Pub Complex – Exposed at The
Bourbon St. Pub Adult Entertainment Complex
Capt. Tony’s – Party in Plaid
Casa Marina Resort – Pet Masquerade
Chicago’s – Annual Gangsters and Molls Party
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Coast Guard Cutter Ingham – King Neptune’s
Curse: Aliens vs. Coast Guard
Coyote Ugly – Blackout Glow Party
Dante’s Restaurant – 9th Annual Halos &
Horns Pool Party
Fat Tuesday – Pink Party
Florida Keys SPCA – Cocktails for Animal Tails!
Garden of Eden – Indecent Exposure
Irish Kevin’s Bar – 80’s Party
Island House For Men – Boxers-or-Briefs
Blacklight Slumber Party
Key West Business Guild – 33rd
Annual Headdress Ball
La Concha Hotel & Spa – Official Poster
Signing Party
La Te Da – “The Fat Lady Sings” Tea Dance
Lazy Gecko – Redneck Party
Margaritaville –Why Don’t We Get
Drunk…and Lei’d
Ocean Key Resort & Spa/ Sunset Pier –
15th Annual Living Airbrush Expo
The “Original Homemade Bikini Contest”
3rd Annual Burlesque Performance Contest
Pat Croce’s Rum Barrel – 9th Annual
Pirate Bash
Peppers of Key West – Hot Times
Reddy Ice – Fantasy Façade Competition
Rumor Lounge – 4th Annual LOVE2GLOW
Party
Schooner Wharf Bar – Wharfstock
Sloppy Joe’s – 32nd Annual Toga Party
Smokin’ Tuna Saloon – “Smokin’ Hot Tuna”
Contest
Southernmost Beach Resort – Southernmost
Intergalactic Freak Show Costume Contest
Southernmost Beach Café – Southernmost Post
Heroes and Villians Race Luau
The Marker Waterfront Resort – Rock and Roll
Revitalizing 1960s Pool Party
Theme Runs Inc. – Heroes & Villains 5K Run/Walk
Turtle Kraals & Half Shell Raw Bar – Turtles on
the Half Shell
Waterfront Playhouse – The Sexy Side of Star
Wars – A Burlesque Parody
Womankind – BraZaar
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ACCOMMODATIONS
The perfect places to end your
fantasy nights and begin
your festive daze!
Silver Sponsors
Bourbon St. Pub – 724 Duval St.
Casa Marina Resort – 1500 Reynolds St.
La Concha Hotel & Spa – 430 Duval St.
Ocean Key Resort & Spa – Zero Duval St.
Orchid Key Inn – 1004 Duval St.
Pier House Resort & Spa – One Duval St.
Southernmost Beach Resort – 1319 Duval St.
The Marker Waterfront Resort –200 William St.
The Reach – 1435 Simonton St.
The Westin – Key West – 245 Front St.
Premier Sponsors
Almond Tree Inn – 512 Truman Ave.
Island House for Men – 1129 Fleming St.
La Te Da – 1125 Duval St.
Marriott Courtyard Waterfront –
3031 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Superior Sponsors
Silver Palms Inn – 830 Truman Ave.
Major Sponsors
Best Western Key Ambassador –
3755 S. Roosevelt Blvd.
Eden House of Key West – 1015 Fleming St.
Historic Key West Inns – 725 Truman Ave.
Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa – 601 Front St.
Key West Marriott Beachside –
3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Sheraton Suites – 2001 S. Roosevelt Blvd.
Grand Sponsors
Best Western PLUS Hibiscus Motel –
1313 Simonton St.
Blue Marlin Motel – 1320 Simonton St.
Boyd’s Key West Campground –
6401 Maloney Ave.
DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Key Resort –
3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd.
Marrero’s Guest Mansion – 410 Fleming St.
Truman Hotel – 611 Truman Ave.
Regal Sponsors
AMSTERDAM’S Curry Mansion Inn
Santa Maria Suites Resort
Simonton Court
Spanish Gardens Motel
The Banyan Resort
The Conch House Heritage Inn
The Galleon Resort & Marina
Vacation Homes of Key West
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ARTS, ATTRACTION
& AMUSEMENT
For something different and
exhilarating on or off the island!
Silver Sponsors
San Carlos Institute – 516 Duval St.
Premier Sponsors
Keystix.com – 5901 College Rd.
Waterfront Playhouse – 310 Wall St.
Major Sponsors
Coast Guard Cutter Ingham –
End of Southard Make Left
Theme Runs Inc – PO Box 4052
Major Sponsors
Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa – 601 Front St.
Key West Marriott Beachside –
3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Grand Sponsors
The Double Tree by Hilton Grand Key Resort –
3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd.
Louie’s Backyard – 700 Waddell Ave.
Regal Sponsors
The Galleon Resort & Marina – 617 Front St.
COMMUNICATIONS
& MEDIA
Howard Livingston & the MM 24 Band
Regal Sponsors
You don’t have to rely on the
Coconut Telegraph – stay in touch
and informed by mouse click,
print, voice or sound.
BARS & RESTAURANTS
Gold Sponsors
Offering inspired food; spirited
beverages; boisterous or sublime
nights and delightful daze!
Silver Sponsors
801 Bourbon Bar – 801 Duval St.
Bourbon St. Pub – 724 Duval St.
Casa Marina Resort – 1500 Reynolds St.
Chicago’s – 610 Greene St.
La Concha Hotel & Spa – 430 Duval St.
Dante’s Restaurant and Raw Bar –
951 Caroline St.
Hard Rock Cafe – 313 Duval St.
Sunset Pier – Zero Duval St.
Prime Steakhouse – 951 Caroline St.
Pier House Resort & Spa – One Duval St.
Smokin’ Tuna Saloon – 4 Charles St.
The Marker Waterfront Resort – 200 William St.
The Westin – Key West – 245 Front St.
Premier Sponsors
Aqua Nightclub and Bar – 711 Duval St.
Capt. Tony’s Saloon – 428 Greene St.
Coyote Ugly – 218 Duval St.
Fat Tuesday – 305 Duval St.
Garden of Eden – 224 Duval St.
Half Shell Raw Bar – 231 Margaret St.
Irish Kevin’s Bar – 211 Duval St.
Island House for Men – 1129 Fleming St.
La Te Da – 1125 Duval St.
Margaritaville – 500 Duval St.
Marriott Courtyard Waterfront –
3031 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Pat Croce’s Rum Barrel – 524 Front St.
Rumor Lounge – 430 Greene St.
Schooner Wharf Bar – 202 William St.
Sloppy Joe’s – 201 Duval St.
The Lazy Gecko – 203 Duval St.
Turtle Kraals Restaurant & Bar – 231 Margaret St.
Comcast – 1010 Kennedy Dr. # 200
FloridaKeys.com – 701 Simonton St.
The Key West Citizen – 3420 Northside Dr.
Silver Sponsors
US 1 Radio – 30336 Overseas Hwy.,
Big Pine Key, FL
WEOW 92.7 – 5450 MacDonald Ave. Suite 110
Major Sponsors
Island 107.1 KW Radio – island107.com
DAILY DIVERSIONS
Silver Sponsors
Tom Sawyer Keyboard Advertising –
901 Fleming St.
Premier Sponsors
Garden of Eden – 224 Duval St., 3rd Floor
Alexander J. Calder Art Management LLC
ACAM – 96 Chase Hollow Ln.,
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Major Sponsors
Coast Guard Cutter Ingham –
End of Southard, Make Left
Peppers of Key West – 602 Greene St.
RETAIL PRODUCTS
& SERVICES
When only the most perfect /
unusual / strange / weird /
wonderful will do!
Platinum Sponsors
The Florida Keys and Key West
The Tourist Development Council of Big Pine
and Lower Keys
The Tourist Development Council of Marathon
Tourist Development Council of Key West
Gold Sponsors
3WISHES.COM
Bud Light – 68011 NW 115th Place, Doral, FL
Fireball Whisky – fireballwhisky.com
FloridaKeys.com – 701 Simonton St.
Rex Goliath Wines – rexgoliath.com
Silver Sponsors
Coca Cola – 30801 Avenue A, Big Pine Key, FL
Dasani – 30801 Avenue A, Big Pine Key, FL
Hard Rock Cafe – 313 Duval St.
Key West Aloe – 419 Duval St.
Monster Energy –
30801 Avenue A, Big Pine Key, FL
Reddy Ice – PO Box 543236, Miami, FL
Sunbelt Rentals – 5565 2nd Ave.
Tom Sawyer Keyboard Advertising –
901 Fleming St.
Premier Sponsors
ATL Productions – twitter.com/louiecrock
Coyote Ugly – 281 Duval St.
Fairvilla Megastore – 520 Front St.
Fat Tuesday – 305 Duval St.
Florida Keys SPCA – 5230 College Rd.
Half Shell Raw Bar – 231 Margaret St.
Irish Kevin’s Bar – 211 Duval St.
Key West Business Guild – 513 Truman Ave.
Margaritaville – 500 Duval St.
Dr. Elias Gerth – 2505 Flagler Ave.
Sloppy Joe’s – 201 Duval St.
Turtle Kraals Restaurant & Bar – 231 Margaret St.
Womankind – 1511 Truman Ave.
Superior Sponsors
Five 6’s Taxi – 6631 Maloney Ave.
Major Sponsors
Four Star Rentals – fourstarrentals.com
Grand Sponsors
Ben Franklin Crafts –
2506-101 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Waste Management
Regal Sponsors
art warehouse
Fausto’s Food Palace
Infinity Hair Salon
TRANSPORTATION
Premier Sponsors
Key West Express – 100 Grinnell St.
Keys Shuttle – PO Box 501439
Superior Sponsors
Five 6’s Taxi – 6631 Maloney Ave.
Island Hoppers Raven Air – 2005 Mainsail Dr.,
Naples, FL 34114
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Annual
Gangsters & Molls Party
Saturday, October 31 • 9pm
• Best Flapper, Gangster & Couples
Costume Contests at 1am
• Hourly Gift Card Raffle starting at 10pm
• Music by: 3Sum, Biscuit Miller,
The Mix, Amanda & More
• Special Gangster Cocktails All Day!
• Get in with the Secret Password:
Chicago312
• Advance VIP Bottle Service Available
Latin Carnival Night
Friday, October 30 • 10pm - 4am
• Music by Jeystokes
• Hosted by Otto
• Advance VIP Private
Elevated Booths
• Bottle Service Available
• Corana Bucket Give-Aways
Enjoy Your Favorite Cigar
from Our 2200 cubic ft.
Spanish Cedar Humidor
610 Greene St. • 305.741.7891
www.chicagoskw.com
408314 FF
Open 11am - 4am