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Fantasy Fest 2021: All A Daze For A Holiday | Oct. 22nd - 31st, Key West, Florida
Fantasy Fest is an annual 10-day party in paradise started in 1979 by a small group of Key West locals to bring visitors to the island in a typically quiet time. OMG, did it work! Today Fantasy Fest is one of the world’s best costume festivals. Fantasy Fest has grown every year since its inception and is now the wildest extravaganza around! Fun-loving revelers from around the globe bring their creativity and imaginations as they descend upon Key West each year in October for ten days filled with costuming, parades, libations, and excitement! Take a look at the history of Fantasy Fest and while you’re there, check out the themes of past events.
Two of the founding fathers of Fantasy Fest, Joe Liszka and Frank Romano, were also the founders of one of our favorite aloe-based luxury products, Key West Aloe. Did you know Key West Aloe has been around for 50 years and opened its doors on Front Street in 1971? Our guests get to experience these products when staying with us. Happy 50th Anniversary, Key West Aloe!
Photo credit: Courteney Dunn
2021 Theme - All A Daze For A Holiday
Be creative and have fun with your costume(s) as it’s been quite a year, and all of us have been ready for the festivities. Costumes. Costumes. Costumes. Bring more than one! The only way you'll stand out is if you don't have one. Try to incorporate the theme, but if you don't, no need to worry - any costume will do. For costume inspiration, take a look at the Fantasy Fest photo gallery.
Photo credit: Fantasy Fest from 2019 “IN TUNE BUT OFF KEY: CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF FANTASY”
While some of the larger Fantasy Fest events, including the Zombie Bike Ride, Masquerade March, and Parade on Saturday night, have been canceled due to Covid, the festivities and parties around town continue. Here are some of our favorites you’ll want to learn more about and add to your private Fantasy Fest Schedule.
There’s a Red Party, White Party, Toga Party, Party in Plaid, A Pink Party, 80’s Party, Homemade Bikini Contest, 60’s Party Woodstock style, a new party celebrating the“classic era” of MTV at the newly opened ROCKHOUSE Live and so much more! View the complete schedule of events, and create your own party schedule.
Photo credit: Fantasy Fest from 2019 “Oh The Games We Play”
Pool Parties & Beach Concerts
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Here’s what’s happening at The Marker Key West Harbor Resort and at our sister property at Southernmost Beach Resort. Join us for pool parties, live music, a concert on the beach, and a hangover party to celebrate the survival of another successful Fantasy Fest.
ELECTRO LASER NIGHT POOL PARTY AT SOUTHERNMOST BEACH RESORT
Tuesday, October 26th, 7 pm - 10 pm
What a way to kick off your 2021 Fantasy Fest! DJ Aaron Moore and Key West Lasers will put on a show that you won't forget. Dress in your favorite rave gear and get ready to dance the night away, under the stars and synced lasers! Tuesday,10/26, 7-10pm. Southernmost Beach Resort, 1319 Duval St.7-10 pm FREE ENTRY! Reserve your space here.
THE SWAYZEES CONCERT & POOL PARTY!
Wednesday, October 27th, 1 pm - 4 pm
They’re back, and we can’t wait to party poolside with THE SWAYZEES!!!! Bring your favorite swimsuit and cool off in one of our amazing pools while you rock out to the eclectic music performance by The Swayzees. Reserve your space here.
The Marker Key West Harbor Resort, 200 William St. FREE
!SUENALO! LIVE AT THE SOUTHERNMOST BEACH RESORT
Saturday, October 30th, 1 pm - 4 pm - Live from the Sand Bar
TOES IN THE SAND & LIVE ON THE BEACH featuring SUÉNALO, an amazing 7-piece Latin funk band from Miami. Named by the Miami New Times as one of Miami's "Best Latin Rock Bands of All Time!" Live from the Sand Bar. There will be a cash bar featuring Froze and Sangria by Cupcake Wines and Beso Del Sol and assorted beer, wine, and spirits. Southernmost Beach Resort, 1319 Duval St, 1-4 pm $25 - $60 Tickets available here.
HANGOVER REHAB POOL PARTY AT THE MARKER
Sunday, October 31st, 2pm - 5pm
Are you feeling hungover after your long week of debauchery? Dulce Vida Tequila and Booze Bandage to the rescue! The Marker Key West Harbor Resort will have plenty of food and drink specials, live music, along with free Booze Bandages for the first 50 guests to bring you back to life! The Marker Key West Harbor Resort, 200 William St. 2-5 pm FREE! Reserve your space here.
See you soon for the party of the year, ‘All A Daze For A Holiday”, October 22 - 31st! We can’t wait to welcome you to the island. Please take time to visit the Fantasy Fest website to get the most up-to-date information and Covid-19 Safety and Protocols.
Have fun and don’t forget to share your pics and most memorable Fantasy Fest memories with us! #lovethemarker
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