Covid messed up Fantasy Fest for the last few years and if you were hoping that everything would go back to way it used to be, it is not. According to Keysweekly, officials are meeting tomorrow (6/21) to discuss the Fantasy Fest agreement. It looks like there will be a Masquerade March Friday evening, and the parade will take place on Saturday night. There will likely not be a street fair. The Duval Street business owners feel that if people are at the street fair, that’s less time spent in their stores. There was a meeting last December which proposed “No nudity, no Fantasy Zone, fines for inappropriate body-painting and designated “family hours” during which inappropriate costumes are prohibited.”
It will likely come down to enforcement outside of the family hours as to just how much will be allowed as to the costumes (and lack of). As for exactly what kind of Fantasy Fest we can expect from Key West this fall, things should become clearer after tomorrow’s meeting.
*Pics from previous years*