‘Irma Is Not Invited’ To Party Set For Oct. 20-29
The free spirit of Key West lives on and so, too, does one of its top annual events.
Even in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
Fantasy Fest, the week-long Halloween-style celebration, is on as scheduled for 2017.
By late September, several bars have re-opened, the airport is now open to commercial flights and earlier Fantasy Fest officials posted this declaration on the event’s Facebook page:
“Thank you for keeping the good Vibes Flowing our way! Key West is staying strong and positive – we look forward to seeing you all in October!
“Irma is not invited!”
It then announced a relief fund in from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and the SHUZZ Foundation in Boca Raton. It’s for supplies, which are badly needed in Key West. Here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/baby-reg/225XCV4SGDEDM
Hotels in Key West have had some damage but are reopening and all will be open and welcoming guests before Fantasy Fest. Key West and the Florida Keys are officially reopening to tourists on Sunday, Oct. 1.
PubClub.com is providing continual updates of the post-Irma situation on Key West and will post any changes or updates to FantasyFest 2017.
The 2017 Fantasy Fest theme is Time Travel Unravels. It invites people to dress in period costumes of pretty much any era in history.
The event begins with the Bahama Village Goombay Festival on Friday night the 20th – a two-day street party from noon to midnight – and the highlight of the festival is the Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade down Duval Street on Saturday the 28th.
Some 70,000 people are at the parade on an annual basis.
The official Fantasy Fest website is: www.fantasyfest.com.