Key West Pet Masquerade 2023

Embrace the Magic of the 2023 Pet Masquerade!

Are you in search of a furry and fantastic event to elevate your Fantasy Fest experience? Look no further than the 2023 Pet Masquerade! This cherished annual extravaganza is a true festival highlight, featuring a colorful array of costumed critters strutting their stuff on the grand stage. Expect fierce competition as pets and their enthusiastic owners vie for prizes in categories like "most exotic attire," "best theme adaptation," and the coveted title of "overall winner." 

When and Where? The 2023 Pet Masquerade is scheduled for October 26 and will be hosted at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater, nestled within the beautiful Truman Waterfront Park at 21 E. Quay Road. The festivities commence at 6:30 PM, promising a captivating display of frisky pets and their devoted owners, all competing for fame, fortune, and dazzling prizes. What's more, the proceeds from this enchanting event will go toward supporting the Lower Keys Friends of Animals. Spectators are not only invited but encouraged to attend, free of charge. The venue offers plenty of comfortable seating, with ample room for attendees to bring their blankets and lawn chairs for a cozy viewing experience.

Ready to Compete? For those eager to join the competition and have their pets steal the spotlight, registration begins at 5 PM on the event day. The entry fee is just $25 per category, allowing your furry companions to shine and be part of the magic.

In line with the 2023 Fantasy Fest theme, "Uniforms and Unicorns … 200 Years of Sailing into Fantasy," this year's Pet Masquerade promises an array of uniformed and unicorn-inspired pet ensembles, in celebration of the Florida Keys' bicentennial and the U.S. Navy's two centuries in Key West.

Farewell to a Legend The 2023 Pet Masquerade carries special significance as it marks the retirement of the event's emcee, owner, and promoter, Nancy D’Amato. She's determined to make this year's Pet Masquerade the grandest yet, and it's a perfect opportunity to celebrate her incredible legacy. A carousel of frisky pets and their playful owners will grace the stage, each competing for fame, fortune, and fabulous prizes.

Spectator-Friendly As a spectator, you're in for a treat! It's completely free to watch the magic unfold. The Key West Amphitheater offers an abundance of free seats, ensuring you enjoy the show comfortably. Bring your blanket and lawn chair for an even cozier viewing experience.

Refreshments on Site While you're immersed in the whimsical world of pet costumes and performances, you won't have to worry about going hungry or thirsty. Delicious food and beverages will be available on site, ensuring you can focus entirely on the show and indulge in the festivities.

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Don't miss out on this spectacular event that promises to be a fitting send-off for Nancy D’Amato's incredible legacy. Join us for an evening of whimsy, creativity, and heartwarming moments, and be part of the magic that makes the Pet Masquerade an essential part of Fantasy Fest. We can't wait to see you there!