Most of the event is adult oriented, however, there are family friendly events. Their Royal Court is subsequently composed of fellow Candidates who didn't raise as much, but are still honored with the titles of Duke and Duchess and, one rare instance, Prince and Princess. A wildly-varied array of events are individually staged by Candidates, as well as All-Candidate events that unite the campaigns, including a spin on the 'America Idol' singing competition, a randy and raucous Sunday BINGO, a Saturday Red Shirt Run in September and mixers at familiar island venues. The Royal Court, their support staff and other key agency supporters all appear prominently in the evening Duval Street parade on a float designed specifically to highlight their financial achievement. It is named after the goatskin drums that generate the party's rhythms and celebrates the heritage of Key West's large Bahamian population with food, art and a lot of dancing.
Re: Fantasy Fest "Take my Picture" people. What's your day job? Technically - Nudity is still illegal, and I have personally witnessed a cop tell someone who was just walking around naked to "Cover up" - Which is not to say that there still isn't nudity, or very risque costumes, pasties, bodypaint over complete nudity, etc But walking around completely naked is a rarity from what I've seen. Hell, my main costume this year literally had me covered from head to toe. If anyone was there - I was the dude dressed in a rather elaborate Aquaman costume I think only one of my three costumes would truly qualify as not "Family Friendly" with some form of nudity.
These images are frames from the three hours of digital video I shot with my Sony PD camera. Each small picture is a link to a full-size image. Again this year Key West officials mounted a campaign warning against public nudity. While this has been the case for the last five years, this year the warnings were more vigorous and dire. And again, they failed.
By applying a code of conduct with a few rules we can make Fantasy Fest a safe and pleasant adventure. Body painting is allowed but must be done in enclosed or screened in areas, entirely out of public view. No glass containers are allowed inside the designated Fantasy Zone.