Fantasy Fest: Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade

When: October 28, 2023 7:00 PM

Where: Duval Street, Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040

Experience the Ultimate Celebration: Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade 2023!

Prepare to be part of the most exhilarating extravaganza of the year! Join the ranks of thousands of jubilant revelers as we set the streets of Duval on fire with the electrifying Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade. Commencing at the stroke of 7 p.m., this year's parade promises to be an unforgettable spectacle that will leave you craving for more. Mark your calendars for this unforgettable event happening on Saturday, October 28, 2023.

This mesmerizing parade is not just an event; it's a fantastical journey through the heart of Key West. Witness the magic as our splendid floats, wild and whimsical walking groups, spirited bicycle brigades, and ingenious human-powered kinetic machines transform Duval Street into a moving carnival. Prepare to be entertained like never before.

Why Should You Be a Part of the 2023 Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade?

  1. Unmatched Entertainment: Immerse yourself in a world of wonder as each float and performance takes you on an enchanting ride through Fantasy Fest.

  2. Community Spirit: Join tens of thousands of spectators and become part of the premier Fantasy Fest event, uniting the Key West community in celebration.

  3. Award Opportunities: Show off your creativity and talent by participating in various award categories, including the chance to win substantial prizes:

    • Interpretation of Theme ($2,500)
    • Best in Entertainment ($3,000)
    • Best in Costume ($3,000)
    • Best Overall ($6,000)
    • Best Walking Group ($2,000)
    • Green Parrot Best Live Music Award ($1,500)
    • Best Bike Award ($1,000)
    • Director's Choice Award ($1,000)

How to Get Involved:

  • To participate in the parade, fill out the Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade Application.

  • Review the Parade Entrant Manual for all the essential information you need to make your parade entry a success.

  • Want to be a Parade Ambassador? Sign up and be a vital part of this incredible event.

  • Don't forget to complete the necessary Waiver/Release Form for all participants and volunteers.

2022 Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade Award Winners:

  • Grand Prize For Best Overall: Fifer's Follies — "Alice’s Excellent Adventure"

  • Best in Entertainment and Best in Costume: Lower Keys Fluffers — "The Birdcage at 801 Sesame Street"

  • Best Interpretation of Theme: Mystic Crew of Key West — "Sleepy Saturday Morning"

  • Best Walking Group: Daniel Bitnar — "Mother Nature Celebration"

  • Best Conch Style: 40ft Sharpie Crew — "Willy Wonka"

  • The Green Parrot’s Best Live Music Award: Grand Marshall Tony Baltimore — "Let’s all go Insane!"

  • The We Cycle Best Bike Award: Virginia Wark with the Southernmost Slow Riders — "Lost @ SEE"

  • Director's Choice Award: Stanley Shaw Construction — "Madder than Mad Max"

If you have any questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to contact the Parade Coordinator at

Don't miss your chance to be a part of the most thrilling event of the year! Join us at the 2023 Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade and be a part of the magic that makes Key West come alive.