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Festivals

Headdress Ball Key West Fantasy Fest

Oct 25, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018

This “over the top” contest includes an extravagant show with lots of Key West razzle dazzle, and is a competition “head and shoulders” above the rest with contestants judged from the shoulders up! Major cash prizes including a $3,000 grand prize. Tickets sell out quickly! Held at the waterside at Truman Waterfront, at the end of Southard Street. Doors open 7 p.m., show begins 8 p.m.

ZOMBIE BIKE RIDE

Oct 21, 2018 - Sunday

FAMILY FRIENDLY - FREE

Rise from the dead and join your newly awakened zombies as they gather at Zombieland in Fort East Martello at 2 PM to get their blood flowing and bodies painted. Hop on your bike and join the thousands of costumed zombies at 6 PM when the zombie invasion heads down US1 to Duval Street for the Zombiefest in Downtown Key West.

EVENT SCHEDULE http://www.zombiebikeride.com/schedule

Fantasy Fest Key West 2018

Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018

This outrageous 10-day costuming and masking celebration features flamboyant masquerade competitions including one for pets, a headdress ball, exuberant promenades, street fairs and a grand parade that stars marching groups, island-style bands and lavish floats.

EVENT SCHEDULE http://www.fantasyfest.com/

Key West Seafood Festival

Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 21, 2019

The Seafood Festival celebrates our community by bringing families and friends together in a joyful and fun environment to sample the local catch. This family-friendly event was created to showcase local seafood and the Keys’ commercial fishing industry by providing the freshest seafood available. Each year our fishermen and women are proud to offer the community a variety of seafood at reasonable prices along with celebrity chef demonstrations, hands-on eco activities, a boat show and live entertainment all day long.

GOOMBAY FESTIVAL

Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018

FAMILY FRIENDLY - FREE

This two day festival celebrates Key West’s Bahamian heritage with Island style foods, arts, crafts and a colorful street parade in the heart of Key West’s historic Bahama Village. Enjoy nonstop live music ranging from gospel to reggae, calypso, soca to hip-hop and more. A vibrant family friendly festival free the public.

fantasyfest.com

CHILDREN’S DAY

Oct 28, 2018 - Sunday

FAMILY EVENT - FREE

Children’s day is an annual family event featuring food, rides, games, arts and crafts and an awesome costume contest for children. Located at Bayview Park, Key West. Noon to 5 PM.

305-292-8912 for more info.