Fantasy Fest Key West 2016 “Political Voodoo & Ballot Box Barbarians”

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016

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.

CANNONBALL RUN ROLLING PARADE ON DUVAL
Come see an extraordinary showcase of exotic, rare and incredibly desirable cars as the newly relaunched Cannonball Run car rally stops in Key West on its way to Cuba. Join us at the Key West finish line on Front Street near the Westin hotel at about 2 PM to see the cars and cheer on the drivers. This is the final stop for the cars, while the drivers go on to Cuba. The revitalized Cannonball Run, which brings back the nation’s oldest car rally, runs this year from Massachusetts to Cuba. The Cannonball Run is not a race, focusing on how fast, but instead an opportunity for the drivers to show off their cars, drive some amazing roads and enjoy a fabulous trip. For more information on the Cannonball Run please visit cannonballrun.com. 

ROYAL CORONATION Presented by the Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
It’s one final caucus with the candidates for King & Queen of Fantasy Fest! This fabulous 2-hour stage show includes entertainment by local celebrities and the candidates themselves, hosted by J.B. McLendon! General admission is a suggested $10 donation at the door; VIP reserved tickets for $75 include a 3-course plated dinner (with a cash bar). For tickets go to ahi.ticketleap.com. or call 305-296-6196. This is a benefit for AIDS Help, Inc. Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, 1500 Reynolds St.; 6 – 10 PM.

KING NEPTUNE’S CURSE AND THE SPIRITS OF THE LONG DEAD 
Join us again on the historic USCGC Ingham, where the spirits of the long dead have returned to curse the living! Navigate the depths of the ship while solving puzzles along the way in order to remove the curse and save the world! But beware, the spirits will try to thwart and trick you along the way. Are you brave enough to enter NEPTUNE’S CURSE? Come early and watch the sunset. Event starts at 8 PM and runs till 10 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for military & students, $5 for children under 12 years old.

PETER PAN’S ADVENTURES IN NAUGHTY LAND: A BURLESQUE PARODY
Just beyond the second star to the right and straight on til’ morning, exists another land of pirates, mermaids and fairies; where lost boys and girls do grow up and become very naughty… From the producers of last years sensation, “The Sexy Side of Star Wars”, comes the epic tale of an adult Peter, Wendy, John and Michael! Peter Pan’s Adventures in Naughty Land: A Burlesque Parody is a grown up version of one of the worlds most beloved stories. Once again creator and director, Tatah DuJour, takes the characters from another childhood memory and mixes it with your wildest adult fantasies. The always-outstanding Key West Burlesque performers and an array of special guest stars including Cheeky Derrière, Moana Amour and Aurora Natrix, portray the cast of the cherished tale like you have never seen them before. Peter Pan’s Adventures in Naughty Land: A Burlesque Parody comes to life for six nights at the Waterfront Playhouse. Doors open at 7:30 PM – Show starts at 8 PM. In addition to regular seating ($55 to $75), a limited number of stage seats are available at $100. 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 Waterfront Playhouse, 310 Wall St.; 8 PM.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016

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 Emma and Petronia streets, and features nonstop musical entertainment ranging from gospel to reggae. This is a family friendly event. Noon to midnight; FREE.

KING NEPTUNE’S CURSE AND THE SPIRITS OF THE LONG DEAD 
Join us again on the historic USCGC Ingham, where the spirits of the long dead have returned to curse the living! Navigate the depths of the ship while solving puzzles along the way in order to remove the curse and save the world! But beware, the spirits will try to thwart and trick you along the way. Are you brave enough to enter NEPTUNE’S CURSE? Come early and watch the sunset. Event starts at 8 PM and runs till 10 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for military & students, $5 for children under 12 years old.

PETER PAN’S ADVENTURES IN NAUGHTY LAND: A BURLESQUE PARODY
Just beyond the second star to the right and straight on til’ morning, exists another land of pirates, mermaids and fairies; where lost boys and girls do grow up and become very naughty… From the producers of last years sensation, “The Sexy Side of Star Wars”, comes the epic tale of an adult Peter, Wendy, John and Michael! Peter Pan’s Adventures in Naughty Land: A Burlesque Parody is a grown up version of one of the worlds most beloved stories. Once again creator and director, Tatah DuJour, takes the characters from another childhood memory and mixes it with your wildest adult fantasies. The always-outstanding Key West Burlesque performers and an array of special guest stars including Cheeky Derrière, Moana Amour and Aurora Natrix, portray the cast of the cherished tale like you have never seen them before. Peter Pan’s Adventures in Naughty Land: A Burlesque Parody comes to life for six nights at the Waterfront Playhouse. Doors open at 7:30 PM – Show starts at 8 PM. In addition to regular seating ($55 to $75), a limited number of stage seats are available at $100. 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 Waterfront Playhouse, 310 Wall St.; 8 PM.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2016

PETER PAN’S ADVENTURES IN NAUGHTY LAND: A BURLESQUE PARODY
Just beyond the second star to the right and straight on til’ morning, exists another land of pirates, mermaids and fairies; where lost boys and girls do grow up and become very naughty… From the producers of last years sensation, “The Sexy Side of Star Wars”, comes the epic tale of an adult Peter, Wendy, John and Michael! Peter Pan’s Adventures in Naughty Land: A Burlesque Parody is a grown up version of one of the worlds most beloved stories. Once again creator and director, Tatah DuJour, takes the characters from another childhood memory and mixes it with your wildest adult fantasies. The always-outstanding Key West Burlesque performers and an array of special guest stars including Cheeky Derrière, Moana Amour and Aurora Natrix, portray the cast of the cherished tale like you have never seen them before. Peter Pan’s Adventures in Naughty Land: A Burlesque Parody comes to life for six nights at the Waterfront Playhouse. Doors open at 7:30 PM – Show starts at 8 PM. In addition to regular seating ($55 to $75), a limited number of stage seats are available at $100. 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 Waterfront Playhouse, 310 Wall St.; 8 PM.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016

HEROES AND VILLAINS RUN/WALK 5K
Be super, be evil, be AWESOME and get your run on! Dress up as your favorite Superhero or Super Villain and run, walk, or fly to the finish line. The first 400 to register get a puzzle piece finisher medal with the famous 90 Miles To Cuba buoy! Only offered this year. Race starts and finishes near the beach at the Southernmost Beach Resort, and runs through historic Old Town Key West. Free beer and snacks after the race. Be part of the Fantasy Fest FUN! For registration information:  Theme Runs.com.

SOUTHERNMOST FANTASY FEST 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 Resort, 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. Tickets are available at keystix.com.

KING NEPTUNE’S CURSE AND THE SPIRITS OF THE LONG DEAD 
Join us again on the historic USCGC Ingham, where the spirits of the long dead have returned to curse the living! Navigate the depths of the ship while solving puzzles along the way in order to remove the curse and save the world! But beware, the spirits will try to thwart and trick you along the way. Are you brave enough to enter NEPTUNE’S CURSE? Come early and watch the sunset. Event starts at 8 PM and runs till 10 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for military & students, $5 for children under 12 years old.

PETER PAN’S ADVENTURES IN NAUGHTY LAND: A BURLESQUE PARODY
Just beyond the second star to the right and straight on til’ morning, exists another land of pirates, mermaids and fairies; where lost boys and girls do grow up and become very naughty… From the producers of last years sensation, “The Sexy Side of Star Wars”, comes the epic tale of an adult Peter, Wendy, John and Michael! Peter Pan’s Adventures in Naughty Land: A Burlesque Parody is a grown up version of one of the worlds most beloved stories. Once again creator and director, Tatah DuJour, takes the characters from another childhood memory and mixes it with your wildest adult fantasies. The always-outstanding Key West Burlesque performers and an array of special guest stars including Cheeky Derrière, Moana Amour and Aurora Natrix, portray the cast of the cherished tale like you have never seen them before. Peter Pan’s Adventures in Naughty Land: A Burlesque Parody comes to life for six nights at the Waterfront Playhouse. Doors open at 7:30 – Show Stars at 8 PM. In addition to regular seating ($55 to $75), a limited number of stage seats are available at $100. 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 Waterfront Playhouse; 310 Wall St.; 8 PM.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016

REDDY ICE FANTASY FAÇADE COMPETITION
Festively decorated homes and businesses compete for cold hard cash! Free to enter, call 305-296-1817.

BEACH BASH 
Beach Bash: Blast from the Past on South Beach located at the Southernmost Beach Cafe, 1405 Duval Street. Join Patrick and the Swazyees in taking you back to the time of surfing, sun-bathing, and beach blanket bingo. Put on your favorite beach attire, sport your boldest bikini, or don your newest tie-dye. Grab your flip flops and head out to the beach to twist again, like you may have done last summer. Drink and food specials all afternoon along with beach activities, and, of course, good old fashion fun! From 2 PM- 5 PM.

OFFICIAL FANTASY FEST POSTER SIGNING PARTY
Meet-n-greet with the 2016 award-winning poster artist. Get up close and personal while having a lively libation or two. WineO will have by the glass wine specials all night long. WineO located at La Concha Hotel & Spa, 430 Duval St.; 5 PM; posters for sale.

COCKTAIL FOR ANIMAL TAILS!
Come to an “All You Can Drink” Animal Party for $35 at Rick’s 8 Famous Bars to benefit the Florida Keys SPCA. Each bar has been transformed into a different Animal Kingdom Around the World where you can enjoy an All You Can Drink experience of the entire Rick’s Complex. Wear your best animal ears & tails, warm up your tutus and get ready to party like an animal! Join in the costume contest to win great prizes! Proceeds will benefit the animals of the Florida Keys SPCA. Pre-sale tickets are available at fkspca.org. (click on Donate then Cocktails Tickets) or at 5230 College Rd. $35, All You Can Drink; 7 – 10 PM; Rick’s, 202 Duval St.; 305-296-5513.

KING NEPTUNE’S CURSE AND THE SPIRITS OF THE LONG DEAD 
Join us again on the historic USCGC Ingham, where the spirits of the long dead have returned to curse the living! Navigate the depths of the ship while solving puzzles along the way in order to remove the curse and save the world! But beware, the spirits will try to thwart and trick you along the way. Are you brave enough to enter NEPTUNE’S CURSE? Come early and watch the sunset. Event starts at 8 PM and runs till 10 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for military & students, $5 for children under 12 years old.

CAPT. TONY’S PARTY IN PLAID
Experience 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. 428 Greene St.; 8 PM; FREE.

MEN OF LABARE TIGHTY WHITEY PARTY
Men 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; Bare Assets, 1029 Truman Ave.; 8 PM; 305-304-1188.

PETER PAN’S ADVENTURES IN NAUGHTY LAND: A BURLESQUE PARODY
Just beyond the second star to the right and straight on til’ morning, exists another land of pirates, mermaids and fairies; where lost boys and girls do grow up and become very naughty… From the producers of last years sensation, “The Sexy Side of Star Wars”, comes the epic tale of an adult Peter, Wendy, John and Michael! Peter Pan’s Adventures in Naughty Land: A Burlesque Parody is a grown up version of one of the worlds most beloved stories. Once again creator and director, Tatah DuJour, takes the characters from another childhood memory and mixes it with your wildest adult fantasies. The always-outstanding Key West Burlesque performers and an array of special guest stars including Cheeky Derrière, Moana Amour and Aurora Natrix, portray the cast of the cherished tale like you have never seen them before. Peter Pan’s Adventures in Naughty Land: A Burlesque Parody comes to life for six nights at the Waterfront Playhouse. Doors open at 7:30 PM – Show starts at 8 PM. In addition to regular seating ($55 to $75), a limited number of stage seats are available at $100. 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 Waterfront Playhouse, 310 Wall St.; 8 PM.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016

PETER PAN’S ADVENTURES IN NAUGHTY LAND: A BURLESQUE PARODY
Just beyond the second star to the right and straight on til’ morning, exists another land of pirates, mermaids and fairies; where lost boys and girls do grow up and become very naughty… From the producers of last years sensation, “The Sexy Side of Star Wars”, comes the epic tale of an adult Peter, Wendy, John and Michael! Peter Pan’s Adventures in Naughty Land: A Burlesque Parody is a grown up version of one of the worlds most beloved stories. Once again creator and director, Tatah DuJour, takes the characters from another childhood memory and mixes it with your wildest adult fantasies. The always-outstanding Key West Burlesque performers and an array of special guest stars including Cheeky Derrière, Moana Amour and Aurora Natrix, portray the cast of the cherished tale like you have never seen them before. Peter Pan’s Adventures in Naughty Land: A Burlesque Parody comes to life for six nights at the Waterfront Playhouse. Doors open at 7:30 PM – Show starts at 8 PM. In addition to regular seating ($55 to $75), a limited number of stage seats are available at $100. 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 Waterfront Playhouse, 310 Wall St.; 8 PM.

ROCK AND ROLL REVITALIZING 1960’S POOL PARTY
Let 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 into closets, and good ol’ Rock and Roll was heard from every radio station and record player in the United States. Dress in your favorite vintage swimsuit, psychedelic patterns, and platform shoes, and join us at the Marker Waterfront Resort for The Sixties Pool Party. Boogie down to live music your old man might not approve of, sip on a few of our nifty drink specials, and have a guaranteed far out time. Do you dig? Featuring Patrick and the Swayzees Live Poolside! The Marker Waterfront Resort, 200 William Street; 1-4 PM.

PET MASQUERADE
You will see a magic carousel of frisky pets and playful owners all delightfully disguised stroll, dance and even skateboard across a stage in a fun frolic for fame and fortune! Think you and your furry, feathered or slithery friend have the perfect outfit? 4 categories to enter-$25 each entry; benefits the Lower Keys Friends of Animals; Registration begins at 4 PM; Show starts at 5:30 PM; FREE to watch but VIP seating is available on the beach of the Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, 1500 Reynolds St. VIP tickets are available at keystix.com For more information, visit our Facebook Page or email petmasquerade@hotmail.com.

KING NEPTUNE’S CURSE AND THE SPIRITS OF THE LONG DEAD 
Join us again on the historic USCGC Ingham, where the spirits of the long dead have returned to curse the living! Navigate the depths of the ship while solving puzzles along the way in order to remove the curse and save the world! But beware, the spirits will try to thwart and trick you along the way. Are you brave enough to enter NEPTUNE’S CURSE? Come early and watch the sunset. Event starts at 8 PM and runs till 10 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for military & students, $5 for children under 12 years old.

WHARFSTOCK AT THE SCHOONER WHARF BAR
Fall under the spell of Peace and Love Woodstock style. It’s tie-dye, flower power, and psychedelic colors hoo-doo style this year at the Schooner Wharf Bar. The Party starts at 7 PM. Cast your votes for the sexiest Hippie Chick & Grooviest Dude at 8:30 PM. For the adventurous, the Body Painting Contest will mesmerize 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 Everhart. Winners will receive cash prizes and gift certificates. 202 William St.; 305-292-3302; 7 PM; judging at 8:30 & 10 PM; No cover charge or entry fee.

LUCY’S BLUE PARTY
Come and dance under the sea at Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar’s BLUE PARTY! Key West’s newest bar and restaurant is going all out for a night of marine-themed fun, featuring live music from Patrick and the Swayzees + a late night DJ and a body painter! Sip on signature cocktails like Da Killer Whale and keep the party rockin’ with late night eats. Wonderful prizes will be raffled off to benefit Reef Relief. The party starts at 8 PM @ 320 Grinnell Street – wear your best BLUE inspired costume for a chance to win some great prizes! $

5th ANNUAL LUV2GLOW PARTY AT RUMOR LOUNGE
Do 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! The beats drop at 9 PM; Rumor Lounge, 430 Greene St.; $

DUNGEON of DARK SECRETS
Embrace your Fantasies … come one and come all to play in our dungeon of secrets! Play or take part in the show. 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 Duval; 305-731-9055; 9 PM; Purchase your advanced tickets online at  keystix.com and they will also be available the day of the event at the door. For more information please contact Brad 305-203-3461. VIP tickets are guaranteed to sell out so please order them soon.

ABC PARTY 
Direct from Nevada’s own Bunny Ranch, Dennis Hof and his Bunnybabes invite you to enter the ABC (Anything But Clothes) costume contest, the most 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 a club setting featuring guest DJ’s live. Limited tickets are available to the public for this private star-studded red carpet celebrity extravaganza. Win $700 in cash and prizes. Purchase tickets at keystix.com. Bare Assets, 1029 Truman Ave.; 10 PM; 305-304-1188.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016

KING NEPTUNE’S CURSE AND THE SPIRITS OF THE LONG DEAD 
Join us again on the historic USCGC Ingham, where the spirits of the long dead have returned to curse the living! Navigate the depths of the ship while solving puzzles along the way in order to remove the curse and save the world! But beware, the spirits will try to thwart and trick you along the way. Are you brave enough to enter NEPTUNE’S CURSE? Come early and watch the sunset. Event starts at 6 PM and runs till 8 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for military & students, $5 for children under 12 years old.

DANTE’S 10TH ANNUAL HALOS & HORNS POOL PARTY AND WET T-SHIRT CONTEST
Whether you wear the halo of an ANGEL or prefer devilish HORNS, GET WET & WILD at Dante’s for a chance to win BIG $$$! Free body painting, live music, great giveaways, fantastic food and drink specials and our one of a kind stage in the CENTER of the POOL! The party starts at noon and goes till 6 PM, 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.

34th ANNUAL HEADDRESS BALL
Get out your feathers, glue guns and ribbons, because it’s time for the Key West Business Guild’s annual fundraising extravaganza, the 34th Annual Headdress Ball, The famous elaborate headdress competition with “over the top” entertainment and an all new look and feel. The Headdress Ball is Fantasy Fest’s premier gay and lesbian event. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the show begins at 8 PM. Come early and enjoy the street vendors and the USS Ingham. This year’s Headdress Ball will take place on the waterside at the Truman Waterfront, at the end of Southard Street. There will be dancing before and after the event. Just follow the searchlights! This year the first place prize has been doubled to $3000 cash. So please, re-visit this website for updated information or follow us on Facebook, Facebook.com/headdressballkeywest. Book your tables early because this event always sells out. Tickets are available at keystix.com. 

GLOW PARTY 
GLOW UP your Thursday at one of the top Caribbean island destinations: Senor Frogs! At 221 Duval St. you will find the best staff, the best drinks and the craziest people in town! Come light it up with paint and many glow gadgets in a night you will never forget! We play different types of music in different parts of the place in order to get you completely entertained, and don’t forget to dress white! We see you at 11 PM and get ready to get ALL painted!

SLOPPY JOE’S 33rd ANNUAL TOGA PARTY  
Toga! Toga! Toga! Get your Toga ON and join Sloppy Joe’s Toga Party all night long! Sloppy Joe’s Gift Card giveaways for best togas at band break beginning at 8 PM. Great drinks and dancing! Togas available in Retail Store for $10 (Proceeds to AIDS Help, Inc.). 20l Duval St.; 8 PM.; Door charge.

WHITE PARTY 
Come join the biggest party on the island at the Rick’s Entertainment Complex’s inaugural White Party, and dance until the early morning hours. We have something for every mood. Featuring DJs in two different venues to keep the party moving. The island’s best live rock band, the Durt Bags, rocking the night away downstairs. Enjoy your secret fantasies with lovely ladies in the Florida Keys onstage in the Red Garter. Sing your heart out onstage with karaoke. Let your artistic side glow under the black lights in the paint splatter room. Rick’s has it all. Eight famous bars, one awesome night! Enjoy great drink specials all night at the wildest party in town. The party starts at 8 PM $ 202-208 Duval St.; 305-296-4890. info@ricksbarkeywest.com

EXPOSED AT THE BOURBON ST. PUB ADULT ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
Looking for the most risqué party of this years Fantasy Fest? 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 October 1st; 9 PM – 4 AM; 305-293-9800; 724 Duval St.; bourbonstpub.com.

FAT TUESDAY PINK PARTY
“Save the Ta-ta’s!” A portion of the 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 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. 305 Duval St.; FatTuesdayPinkParty ; 305-296-9373; 9 PM; $

PAJAMA AND LINGERIE PARTY
Mr. 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 now before they sell out at keystix.com. BottleCap Lounge, 1128 Simonton St.; 305-304-1188; 10 PM.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016

FANTASY FEST STREET FAIR
Duval Street’s mile-long eater-tainment extravaganza features arts and crafts, food vendors, lively libations and costumed frivolity; Noon to 10 PM.

BOURBON ST. PUB’S TEA IN THE STREET AND POOL PARTY
The BIGGEST dance party in the street during Fantasy Fest 2016. 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.

TURTLES ON THE HALF SHELL 
Dress and drink like a Tipsy Turtle for the Turtle Kraals most outrageous Fantasy Fest Party in the world! More than $1500 in cash and prizes for the best outrageous Turtle costume, great live music on the courtyard stage, the famous turtle races and awesome drink specials. Starts at 2 PM and goes till 5 PM. Turtle Kraals at the Key West Bight’s Historical Seaport Marina ( across from Half Shell Raw Bar). For more info call 305-294-2640 or more information at turtlekraals.com; No Cover Charge.

SOUTHERNMOST SEA CREATURE VOODOO COSTUME CONTEST
Dive into the magical world of VooDoo and free your inhibitions by showing your creativity at the Southernmost’ s Sea Creature VooDoo Costume Contest. Become a Southernmost La Sirene by joining the Southernmost Underwater VooDoo world and create your own magical sea world. Show your VooDoo magic to Key West poolside at the Southernmost Beach Resort. Enter the Southernmost Costume Contest held Friday, October 28th. Best themed costume wins! (Nudity Prohibited); 508 South St.; 4 PM to 6 PM. Registration from 3 PM – 3:45 PM; Contest at 4 PM. Then, at 6 PM join us for the Masquerade March Half Way Party: FREE!

MASQUERADE MARCH
Join the crowd 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. View the route here.

RUM BARREL’S 10TH ANNUAL PIRATE BASH
Dress and drink like a pirate at the Rum Barrel’s most outrageous pirate bash in the world! More than $1500 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 PM. For more info call 305-292-7862 or get piratical inspiration at rumbarrel.com; 528 Front St.; 7PM, $10.

16TH ANNUAL LIVING ART EXPO
Contestants will use the human form as a living canvas for artistic expression in competition for $3,000 in cash and prizes. NEW for 2016: Categories to include: BEST FEMALE CANVAS, BEST MALE CANVAS and BEST GROUP/COUPLE CANVAS. Join the backstage VIP section with an open bar, light food and a contestant meet & greet. NEW for 2016: VIP Ticket holders will each have a vote to determine the winners! For contestant entry information contact the Sunset Pier 305-295-7045 or dining@oceankey.com; Doors open at 8 PM; Contest starts at 9 PM; FREE event; VIP tickets available at keystix.com or at Sunset Pier Bar.

Chicago’s Annual Gangsters and Molls Party
It’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 10 PM. Costume contest starts at 1 AM for best Flapper, Gangster, and Couple. Special “Gangster” cocktails all day long. Music by “James Armstrong Band” and more. See  chicagoskw.com. Party starts at 8 PM. Call 305-741-7891 for advanced VIP BOTTLE SERVICE seating. Chicago’s, 610 Greene St.; No cover

THE DEN OF DESIRE!
The Freaky Friday of Fantasy Fest, join the hottest stars of Burlesque in “The Den of Desire!” hosted by Shelly Watson, The Singing Siren. Allow our tantalizing house Madame, Cheeky Derrierer, to guide you to your VIP seats while Dark N Stormy will set the mood. Enjoy a one of a kind interactive Burlesque show. Our international stars will stun you with their titillating, jaw dropping performances that will keep you yearning for more. Couples are encouraged to attend in sexy burlesque or S&M attire. For more information please contact Brad at 305-203-3461. Tickets will be available on keystix.com

BOXERS-OR-BRIEFS BLACKLIGHT SLUMBER PARTY at the ISLAND HOUSE FOR MEN
Welcome 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. The lights go off and the blacklights go on as hundreds of hot men will be dressed in their sexiest overnight garb; whether in boxers, briefs, or pajamas for when they head to bed. Don’t 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 hrs 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  keystix.com , at the door or at 1129 Fleming St.; 305-294-6284.

PIMP AND HO PARTY
This 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 on stage. This event sells out every year. Purchase Advance VIP Tickets online at keystix.com; Sandbar, 511 Greene St.; 305-304-1188; 10 PM; $.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016

DUVAL STREET PROMENADE
Sassy entertainers, enticing food and spirited libations tempt costumed merrymakers as they party from the Gulf to the Atlantic; Noon to 10:30 PM; FREE.

BOURBON ST. PUB’S VIP PARADE BALCONY BASH
One of the best views of the Fantasy Fest parade on Duval St. VIP, high-end open bar and catered party — no need to go anywhere else. Private entrance and restrooms. Don’t miss this opportunity for a great vantage point to see the parade and a fantastic party. No guaranteed reserved spaces. Limited 150. neworleanshousekw.com. , 305-293-9800 or keystix.com. ; $$

FANTASY FEST PARADE
Join 70,000 exuberant partygoers as this year’s Fantasy Fest parade rolls down Duval Street. Featuring glittering floats, spectacular costumes, and dazzling dancing groups, it doesn’t get any wilder than this! Parade steps off at 7 PM; FREE.

FANTASY FEST PARADE BALCONY VIEWING PARTY Hosted By KIssa Von Addams 
Come join the party at the largest balcony on Duval street that will be watching the parade! This balcony viewing party for Fantasy Fest is going to be the VOODOO that we do! Open Bar, Light Hors d’Oeuvres, beads to throw and an amazing view of the 2016 Fantasy Fest Parade. Get your tickets early, this event is going to sell out. Tickets will be available on keystix.com. For More Information call Brad 305-203-3461.

ROOFTOP CAFE’S PARADE NIGHT PARTY
It’s the best of Fantasy Fest fun in an upscale atmosphere. Come enjoy prime parade viewing from the comfort of our second-level patio. This year’s party will feature a beautiful gourmet buffet, and will include beer, wine, and well drinks. This is an exclusive, limited-seating event— reservations are required. No walk-ins and no crowds! The price per person is $200, tax and gratuity not included. For further details and booking information contact Wednesday Melssen-Vogel at 305-294-2042 or email info@rooftopcafekeywest.com. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Come see why Rooftop Café has been serving paradise for over 30 years!

PARADE VIEWING AT THE HARD ROCK CAFÉ
Join the extraordinary cast of Ballot Box Barbarians and Voodoo Magicians for the best viewing of the Fantasy Fest parade on Duval St. Hard Rock Cafe be grilling up a Fantasy Fest exclusive menu including Prime Rib of Beef and Fresh Lobster. Priority seats still remain but work your Voodoo Magic quickly because we sell out early every year!! Contact the Sales & Marketing Department for VIP Red Carpet treatment! 313 Duval St. 305-293-0230. Make sure you mark this off your bucket list by joining the extraordinary cast of “Barbarians” for the best Fantasy Fest “Voo Doo” parade viewing on Duval St.

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 the 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 Street . Purchase advance tickets now before they sell out at keystix.com. Rum Barrel 528 Front St.; 305-304-1188; 10 PM.

KINKY COUPLES PARTY hosted by RUBBERDOLL
The ONLY strictly Couples Only event. Join like-minded couples in the Cabaret bar overlooking Duval Street. Coat check included and open bar from 10:30 PM until 4 AM. A special performance by world-renowned latex fetish performer RubberDoll. Live Dark’n Dancing 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! Guaranteed to SELL OUT!!! $$$ 10:30 PM – 4 AM; 305-731-9055 for more information.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2016

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.; Noon to 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 from 4 PM to 8 PM for the last official event of Fantasy Fest 2016. 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.

KING NEPTUNE’S CURSE AND THE SPIRITS OF THE LONG DEAD 
Join us again on the historic USCGC Ingham, where the spirits of the long dead have returned to curse the living! Navigate the depths of the ship while solving puzzles along the way in order to remove the curse and save the world! But beware, the spirits will try to thwart and trick you along the way. Are you brave enough to enter NEPTUNE’S CURSE? Come early and watch the sunset. Event starts at 8 PM and runs till 10 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for military & students, $5 for children under 12 years old.

For more information about things to do and see in our island city, go to our Key West Web Site. You can also visit our Key West Events Calendar to see upcoming special events.

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