Fantasy Fest: Goombay Festival

When: October 20 - October 21, 2023

Where: petronia st, petronia st & duval st, Key West, FL 33040

Experience the Vibrant Goombay Festival: A Family-Friendly Island Celebration

Kick off the annual Fantasy Fest costuming extravaganza with the exuberant Goombay Festival! This lively street party sets the stage for the Fantasy Fest excitement, spanning two days from noon to midnight. Located in Key West's historic Bahama Village neighborhood, this event is a cultural and musical explosion you won't want to miss.

Date and Location

The festivities unfold on Friday, October 20, 2023, in the heart of Bahama Village. You'll find the main entertainment stage at the corner of Petronia and Fort streets. This is where the magic happens, with popular musicians delivering nonstop tunes spanning a range of genres, from gospel to calypso. The vibrant atmosphere is further enhanced by a variety of vendors offering multicultural culinary delights and unique arts and crafts.

Family-Friendly Fun

The Goombay Festival is a family-friendly event, making it the perfect outing for all ages. From noon to midnight, you can immerse yourself in the rich culture of Bahama Village and enjoy the festivities free of charge. Check out the Goombay event schedule to plan your day.

Goombay Bash Off Petronia

On Saturday, October 21, 2023, keep the party going at the Goombay Bash Off Petronia. Head over to Rams Head Southernmost for an unforgettable experience. Live music, specialty food, refreshing drinks, games, and more await you. Whether you prefer the family-friendly courtyard, the rooftop terrace with a view of Petronia Street, or dining at the outdoor patio, you'll be right in the heart of the action.

Don't Miss the Highlights

In addition to the lively street party, Goombay Festival boasts other exciting highlights. On Friday night, don't forget to attend the opening ceremonies, setting the stage for a weekend of festivities. Saturday night takes things up a notch with the Junkanoo Gawds Parade, featuring costumed marchers and dancers, starting at 6 p.m. and winding its way through Key West's historic downtown. It's a spectacle you won't want to miss!

Get ready to dance in the streets, savor delicious island-style food, explore arts and crafts, and groove to nonstop live entertainment. The Goombay Festival is a vibrant celebration of culture and community in the heart of Key West's Bahama Village neighborhood. Join us for this unforgettable family-friendly event and kickstart your Fantasy Fest experience in style!


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