Happiness is Fantasy Fest

Happiness is Fantasy Fest

The theme this year was intergalactic freak

The theme this year was intergalactic freak

For those who are not aware, Fantasy Fest is the annual Halloween Celebration in Key West, FL.  In reality it is half Halloween celebration, half Mardis Gras.  It’s a very accepting and permissive place and festival and the costumes can be a bit interesting.  On that front if you are easily offended by nudity, sexuality or frightening images you might want to skip the rest of this post.

I first attended Fantasy Fest about 10 years ago, it was a blast.  This year I was invited back to celebrate my friend’s 50th birthday in Key West which included Fantasy Fest.

I love Key West, a lovely tropical island, hot, muggy, beautiful water and a very relaxed pace makes it a great place to relax and enjoy life.  Fantasy Fest makes things a bit more interesting but sadly the festival seems to be moving further away from the arts and more towards a Bourbon Street atmosphere.  It does however  lead to some fabulous photos.

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About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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