Celebrating 40 Years of Fantasy!

Ready — Set — FALL! As we say goodbye to summer, the Key West Historic Seaport is excited to kick off this fall season by celebrating 40 Years of Fantasy while staying In Tune but definitely Off Key

Like nothing you have ever seen before, Fantasy Fest is an outrageous, interactive, colorful and extravagant event that takes place throughout Key West and the Historic Seaport. Starting on October 18th until October 27th, locals and visitors from all over the world come down to our beloved city to experience all sorts of events and competitions including a headdress ball, street fairs, lavish floats, parades, bar crawls, endless grand prizes and our very own Historic Seaport Bar & Art Stroll

With the Historic Seaport being Fantasy Fest hotspot, check out below to see when your favorite event is happening at the Key West Historic Seaport! Below you’ll find the top things to do in the Historic Seaport during Fantasy Fest!

Schooner Wharf Wharfstock 

Starting on October 18th, come get groovy at Schooner Wharf Bar for their annual Wharfstock Fantasy Celebration! Returns to the days of peace and love while enjoying live music, delicious food and body and costume painting contests. 

Come take home the prize for Sexiest Hippie Chick or Grooviest Dude on Wednesday, October 23rd by partaking in Schooner Wharf’s annual 60’s Costume Contest. With live entertainment from two local peace-lovin’ musicians, Gary Hempsey and That Happy Dog Band will take you back in time with favorites from The Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and other Woodstock legends. The party starts at 7:00 PM and the costume judging starts at 8:30 PM. This event is free to enter and free to attend.

After a day of parades, stop by Schooner Wharf Bar for their Walk-On Costume Competition! Put on your tie-dye and enjoy a night of music with the Sushi Roll Band starting at 9 PM and playing until 2 AM. With top-notch music, psychedelic decor and refreshing cocktails; this is one event you do not want to miss out on. 

Key West Historic Seaport “BART” (Bar and Art Stroll) 

Come stroll along the famous Harborwalk Waterfront at the Key West Historic Seaport for a self-guided wander while earning prizes in the process! Starting at Conch Republic Seafood Company and with stops at Half Shell Raw Bar, Turtle Kraals, The Waterfront Brewery, and Schooner Wharf Bar, make sure to check-in at participating bars by posting a photo of the sculptures and figures by using the hashtag #FantasyFestBarAndArtStroll for your chance to win exclusive Fantasy Fest swag. 

Fury Water Adventures Discount 

Using the Promo Code FANTASY*, Fury Water Adventures is offering 10% off on select days. Trips include Parasailing, Jet Ski Tours, Glass-Bottom Boat Reef Eco-Tours, Reef & Rita Snorkels, Double Dips, Dolphin Watch, Ultimate Express, and Island Adventures! Come out and experience the Historic Seaport the right way with this exclusive Fantasy Fest offer. * Not valid with any other offer, one coupon per group, blackouts & restrictions may apply. 

With Fantasy Fest being unlike any other event you’ve ever been to, you do not want to miss out on this 10-day festival and the opportunity to show off what excites visitors and locals each and every year! For more information about Fantasy Fest and on all of the events, visit www.fantasyfest.com

image credit | www.fantasyfest.com

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