Press


December 29, 2018

Miami HeraldThe people (and dogs) here sure love wearing a tutu. Now, the mayor wants it official.

Stick around Key West long enough and you’ll see plenty of tutus, those tiny puffs of skirt worn by ballerinas.


October 2018

Key TVZombie Bike Ride – Local News

We Cycle's Zombie Bike Ride is a costumed, 4-mile bicycle ride from historic Fort East Martello to Downtown Key West


October 29, 2018

Lufkin Daily NewsThousands gather for Fantasy Fest in Key West

The Florida Keys' annual "Fantasy Fest" celebrations are winding down after 10 days of revelry. Roughly 60,000 people gathered Saturday night in the island city of Key West for the "Fantasy Fest" parade.


October 28, 2018

Washington Times10-day 'Fantasy Fest' winds down in the Florida Keys

Roughly 60,000 people gathered Saturday night in the island city of Key West for a flamboyant parade.


October 28, 2018

Washington TimesFantasy Fest Masquerade Marchers Roam Key West Streets

More than 10,000 costumed revelers staged the high-spirited Masquerade March through Key West’s historic Old Town as a prelude to Saturday night’s lavish Fantasy Fest Parade.


October 25, 2018

Washington TimesCostumed pets take the stage at Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade in Key West

Dogs, cats, birds and even a hedgehog put on their best costumes at the Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade in Key West.


October 25, 2018

US NewsKey West's Wacky and Decadent Fantasy Fest Is in Full Swing

The parties are under way during Fantasy Fest, the annual 10-day festival in the Florida Keys.


October 23, 2018

Miami HeraldSkimpy costumes, racy parties. Fantasy Fest lets it all hang out (but no sex, please).

In Key West, the annual 10-day-long Fantasy Fest includes nearly 100 events including a tutu-required party, a pet masquerade and big parades including one packed with zombies.


October 22, 2018

Miami HeraldZombie Bike Riders On The Streets Of Key West (Video)

More than 6,500 eerily costumed zombies, known as “the walking dead,” abandoned pedestrian power for bicycles Sunday evening, Oct. 21, during Key West’s offbeat annual Zombie Bike Ride.


October 22, 2018

CBS MiamiThousands Of ‘Zombies’ Parade On Bikes In Key West

More than 6,500 eerily costumed zombies, known as “the walking dead,” abandoned pedestrian power for bicycles Sunday, during Key West’s offbeat annual Zombie Bike Ride.


October 19, 2018

CBS MiamiKey West Fantasy Fest Kicks Of Friday With Coronation Ball

The costuming and masking festival began in 1979 when a small group of Key Westers dreamt up the event to bolster tourism business between summer and winter.


October 19, 2018

Miami HeraldWatch As Fantasy Fest Begins in Key West

The island city’s wacky and sometimes-decadent costuming and masking festival kicked off Friday with a coronation ball to crown the 10-day festival’s king and queen.


October 12, 2018

Miami HeraldWhat happens at Fantasy Fest is between you and your god. Here’s your guide.

If you don’t have your plans in order for Fantasy Fest 2018 in Key West by now, you’ve got some work to do. Debauchery doesn’t just happen on its own, you know.


October 11, 2018

SFGNFantasy Fest Kicks Off Oct. 19 in Key West

More than 100,000 people are expected to show to this year’s Fantasy Fest in Key West, which kicks off on Oct. 19. The annual event will feature more than 60 parties including costumed marches, street fairs, glamorous balls, as well as the show stopping and world-renowned Fantasy Fest Parade.


October 29, 2017

Local 10Fantasy Fest draws thousands to Key West

Fantasy Fest — one of Key West’s major tourist draws of the year — is in full swing. And that’s a relief for Florida Keys business owners trying to weather the economic storm that hit after Hurricane Irma battered the middle stretch of the tourism-dependent island chain.


October 28, 2017

CBS MiamiFantasy Fest Masquerade Marchers Prowl Key West

Thousands of masked and costumed partiers promenaded through Key West’s Old Town during the free-spirited Fantasy Fest Masquerade March, a lively prelude to Saturday night’s elaborate grand parade.


October 28, 2017

Albuquerque JournalFantasy Fest returns to Key West after Hurricane Irma

A pair of Vikings push a stroller full of stuffed chimps down Duval Street. A man with a ponytail swallows a steel sword. People dressed only in body paint and glitter wander and jiggle from bar to bar.


October 24, 2017

Washington PostThousands dress up for 'Zombie Bike Ride'

Thousands of "zombies" and their bikes hit the streets of Key West, Florida on Oct. 22


October 23, 2017

CBS MiamiZombie Bike Ride Draws More Than 6,000 Undead

Several thousand costumed “creatures” pedaled through Key West during the Zombie Bike Ride that concluded the opening weekend of Fantasy Fest, the Florida Keys’ first major special event since Hurricane Irma struck the island chain Sept. 10.


October 17, 2017

Huffington Post10 Things You Have To Do During Fantasy Fest in Key West

Come experience the 10-day, no-holds-barred party filled with costumes, body paint, drinking, dancing, life loving and skin aplenty.


October 12, 2017

Miami HeraldKey West’s Fantasy Fest returns to its ‘Key Weird’ roots

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the Keys are open for business, and Key West’s annual Fantasy Fest bacchanal is on as planned from Oct. 20-29 with the theme Time Travel Unravels.


October 4, 2017

Sun-SentinelKey West's Fantasy Fest is back despite Hurricane Irma

Fans of Fantasy Fest, never fear. Key West's annual costume street party returns this year from Oct. 20 to 29, undeterred by the passing of Hurricane Irma.


January 22, 2017

Miami HeraldNew producers hired for Key West’s Fantasy Fest

A prominent Key West artist and a veteran event planner will team up to produce the annual 10-day Fantasy Fest this October, having struck a deal with the nonprofit that owns the event’s name.


October 28, 2016

CBS MiamiPresidential Politics Takes Center Stage at Key West Fantasy Fest

Presidential politics took center stage at Key West’s Fantasy Fest Headdress Ball – just one of more than 40 events being held during the 10-day festival.


October 24, 2016

Univision Así se vivió el 'Zombie Bike Parade' en Key West

El tradicional evento logró traer este año a unas 8,000 personas que recorrieron Key West disfrazados de zombies.


October 24, 2016

News Channel 3Key West gets festive with annual Zombie Bike Ride

Thousands of costumed zombies roamed Key West Sunday evening on bicycles along shorelines and streets during the annual Zombie Bike Ride.


October 24, 2016

NBC NewsKey West Holds Annual "Zombie Bike Ride" as Part of Fantasy Week Festivities

If you were in downtown Key West Sunday evening and thought a zombie invasion was taking place, no need to worry – it was just the annual Zombie Bike Ride to kick off the annual Fantasy Fest activities.


October 19, 2016

FL Keys NewsZombies take over part of the island

Brush off the graveyard dust and break out your wheels for the sixth annual Zombie Bike Ride in Key West.


May 14, 2016

Orlando SentinelKey West at its wildest: 10 days of Fantasy Fest

If you haven't been to Key West's Fantasy Fest, you haven't seen how wild Key West can truly be.


October 31, 2015

Washington TimesDecadent Fantasy Fest comes to a close in Key West

The decadent 10-day Fantasy Fest concludes this weekend in Key West, capped by a Halloween parade expected to attract more than 60,000 spectators.


October 31, 2015

CBS MiamiFantasy Fest Masquerade Marchers Roam Key West’s Old Town

Thousands of masked and costumed partiers promenaded through Key West’s Old Town during the free-spirited Fantasy Fest Masquerade March, a lively prelude to a Halloween night lavish grand parade.