Join 70,000 exuberant partygoers as this year's Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade rolls down Duval Street. Featuring glittering floats, spectacular costumes and dazzling dancing groups! It doesn't get any wilder than this and it's FREE!
A group of local business owners started thinking about what they could do to change that by attracting visitors and tempting snowbirds to return sooner for an earlier start of the lucrative winter season. Bill Conkle, Tony Falcone, Joe Liszka and Frank Romano decided a big party might just do the trick — and taking advantage of the popularity of Halloween and the tradition of fanciful costuming locally, in 1979, they threw a parade and it's FREE!