Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade



Bud Light


Saturday, October 27, 2018 — 7pm

Each year, the Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade winds through the world-famous Duval Street from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. Lavishly decorated floats and costumed revelers entertain tens of thousands of spectators in the premier Fantasy Fest event. With this year's "Oh...The Games We Play" theme, expect the 2018 Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade to be the most winningest game night ever! You will be amused by entrants that will challenge your imagination, toy with you visually and puzzle your mind! Envision dazzling dice marching alongside dancing dominos, the queen of hearts frolicking with the king of diamonds or a spinning wheel dueling with a brilliant battleship...

The Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade route begins in Candy Land (the end of Southard Street) travels through Scattegories and returns to Life. Be prepared for Trivial Pursuits, Risks and Monopolies and most definitely some Jeopardy! The parade kicks off at 7 PM on Saturday, October 27th...BINGO!

For questions or comments, please contact parade@fantasyfest.com.

2018 Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade Application

Parade Ambassador & Entrant Release Form
Parade Entrant Manual
Parade Ambassador Manual
Media Information Form
Key West Fire Department Float Requirements
Sign Up to Be a Parade Ambassador

2018 Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade Award Prizes

  • Green Parrot’s Best Live Music Award: $500
  • WeCycle’s Best Bicycle: $500
  • Vacasa’s Best Conch Style Architecture Award: $500
  • Best Walking Group: $500
  • Best Float For A Cause: $500 (donated to the cause)
  • Best In Entertainment: $1000
  • Best In Costume: $1000
  • Best In Creativity: $1000
  • Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade Grand Prize Overall Winner: $2000

2018 Chamber of Commerce Awards

To win, you must be a Monroe County resident and apply directly with The Chamber. Click here to download the application.

  • First Place: $7,500
  • Second Place: $2,500
  • Best Walking Group: $1,000

2017 Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade Award Winners

Grand Prize Overall Winner: $2000
Dream Big Foundation — "Spheres of Time"

Best In Creativity: $1000
Lower Key Fluffers — "Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Big Pine anymore!"

Best In Costume: $1000
Daniel Bitnes and Hotel Marquesa — "Peace through the Ages"

Best In Entertainment: $1000
WeBeFit and Theme Runs — "Pac Man’s Back"

Irmageddon Award: $500
Lower Key Fluffers — "Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Big Pine anymore!"

Best Float For A Cause: $500 donated
Krewe of Sea Of Save Yours — "Airship Pirates of the Conch Republic"

Best Walking Group: $500
Locals Loving Life — "Around the world in 80 days"

We Cycle’s Best Bicycle: $500
Bone Island bike

Green Parrot’s Best Live Music Award: $500
News Barometer / Fanci Seafood — "Time Trippin"

Key West Chamber of Commerce

2017 Key West Chamber of Commerce Awards

First Place
Lower Key Fluffers — "Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Big Pine anymore!"

Second Place
WeBeFit and Theme Runs — "Pac Man’s Back"