What started off as a way to promote tourism in Key West has become an annual event that draws people from across the globe. The 10-day-long celebration dates back to 1979 and returns in 2018 with a new theme based on the games we all know and love! Keep reading to learn more about this year's schedule, live entertainment, and special features that await during this upcoming Fantasy Fest in Key West.

Starting Friday, October 19, take a trip down to Duval Street in Key West and participate in this year´s Fantasy Fest where visitors will be able to show off their best gaming costumes and enjoy the party's daily diversions. Whether it's a tribute to your favorite board game or a famous MMORPG villain, the seasonal extravaganza encourages everyone to join in on the fun by dressing up like popular game characters.

Key West is the perfect setting for this special event that features activities like the new Bar & Art Stroll, a self-guided tour around local bars and restaurants such as Half Shell Raw Bar, The Waterfront Brewery, and The Marker Resort. If you visit the Two Friends Patio Restaurant dressed as Elvis, you´ll even get a 15% discount off your order. Body painting, pool parties, live music, a beach bash, and other fun activities are also included at this year's Fantasy Fest. On Saturday, Oct 27, take part in the majestic Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade before finishing off the celebration with musical guests on Sunday. For a full guide of the schedule, check out their official website.

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Much like previous years, Fantasy Fest in Key West is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated events in South Florida. Remember to bring your best gaming costume and your friends to this unique experience lasting from October 19 through 28. For more information about the latest Key West events, register on 305area and connect to everything going on in the Miami area.


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