Happy Halloween… and Fantasy Fest!

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Here at Swankey HQ in sunny Key West, we just finished our annual Fantasy Fest celebration. While many of you are probably gearing up for Halloween tonight, we’re winding down and taking it easy. For those of you who’ve never been to Fantasy Fest, it’s a weeklong party that starts at Goombay and runs all the way through the week for 10 days.

Goombay takes place on Petronia Street where there’s plenty of food, drink, and entertainment all weekend long. You’re certain to see everyone you’ve ever known on our little island! The rest of the week is marked by costume parties at various bars around town. Some of the most popular parties include Kelly’s Kinky Karnival on Monday night, TuTu Tuesday at Mango’s, Fogarty’s Red Party on Wednesday, Sloppy Joe’s Toga Party Thursday night, and the Local’s Walking Parade Friday afternoon.

Saturday night is the big parade and this year’s theme was Aquatic-A-Frolic, which is perfect for our island city considering we’re surrounded crystal clear waters! The floats were pretty impressive with plenty of colorful sea creatures frolicking up and down Duval Street. Amongst the lobsters and lion fish, sea urchins and jellyfish, Hulk Hogan and his wife managed to make an appearance in the parade. Here’s a few highlights courtesy of the Florida Keys News Bureau:

Photo Credit: Andy Newman
Photo Credit: Rob O'Neal
Photo Credit: Andy Newman

It was an amazing Fantasy Fest, as usual. If you were here, we hope you had a great time! For those of you celebrating Halloween tonight, be safe, have fun, and “Trick or Treat!”

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