October 2022 – KWAA Fantasy Fest Schedule & More
HURRICANE IAN ASSISTANCE
With the recent impact of Hurricane Ian, it is an important time to come together as One Human Family to help support the wonderful Key West community. Listed below are links to donate to those in need and other information on ways to help.
• The SOS Foundation has been feeding those impacted by the storm at the Douglas Gym and purchasing appliances for those who lost them in the storm surge. You can donate directly here: https://donorbox.org/sos-s-hurricane-ian-relief-fund?mc_cid=9151fb4f2c&mc_eid=65eb5e6d39
• Glad Tidings Tabernacle is currently raising money for Bahama Village and Key West Family Flood Relief. The GoFundMe can be found here:
MARGARITAVILLE OCTOBER SPECIALS
Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville is going PINK for October and breast cancer awareness month. Buy a Pink Parrot T-Shirt or Pink Key Lime Pie and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Singing for Change.
Football season is back, celebrate on game day at Margaritaville with $20 buckets of Landshark, Budweiser, Bud Light, and Michelob Ultra and $3 off appetizers at the bar.
FANTASY FEST KWAA MEMBER EVENTS
Fantasy Fest is back in full swing for October 2022. Founded in 1979, the party has gotten bigger and better every year and has become Key West’s most famous and anticipated annual festival. The theme for Fantasy Fest 2022 is Cult Classics and Cartoon Chaos. More information can be found at https://www.fantasyfest.com/
Daily – Every day, all week leading up to Halloween!
Fantasy Facade Competition – Sponsored by the Key West Chamber of Commerce
Fury Water Adventures Discount
The Key West Bicentennial Exhibit – Celebrating 200 Years
Key West was first permanently settled in 1822. The Custom House Museum will be presenting “Key West 200”, an exhibition in honor of this settlement, through December 11, 2022. Located at 281 Front Street, open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.
Sunset Happy Hour with Captain Morgan Cocktails at the Opal Resort
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2022
The Perry Hotel & Marina’s Duck, Duck, Booze Pool Party
Sloppy Joes Comic Book Cape-ers Party
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2022
Cocktails for Animal Tails
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2022
Sloppy Joe’s Slumber Party
Humpday Pool Party at Island House for Men
Aloha from Margaritaville
Smokin Tuna Homemade Bikini Contest
Emcee Mr. Bill Hoebee and celebrity judges will present the 29th Key West Homemade Bikini Contest at 8 p.m. Over $2,000 in cash and prizes are up for grabs for the most creative contestant! Admission is $20, participation is $20. Doors open at 7pm. Located at 4 Charles Street.
10th Annual Luv2Glow Party
Bring your UV glow paint, costumes, and LED lights to Rick’s Upstairs – no glow no entry! Pre-sale tickets available 10/20 – 10/25 for $20 at Rick’s. $30 at the door day of, cash only. 8 p.m. – 4 a.m. at 202 – 208 Duval Street.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2022
39th Annual Headdress Ball
The Key West Business Guild is proud to host the 39th Annual Headdress Ball at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater and showcase the talented headdress makers. The competition has a first place prize of $3,000, a second place prize of $1,000, and a third place prize of $500. Tickets for table, chair, or lawn seating can be found at www.keystix.com. Proceeds go towards promoting LGBTQ+ tourism to Key West.
Sloppy Joe’s 43rd Annual Toga Party
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2022
Bowties and Birthday Suits
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2022
Parade Viewing at the Hard Rock Cafe