Flickr photos, groups, and tags related to the fantasyfest flickr tag. visiting key west florida vacation pre- 50th birthday beach trip for farm girl. Fantasy fest is an annual 10-day party in paradise for grown-ups. Started in 1979 by a small group of key west locals, the party was created to bring visitors to the island in what was a typically quiet, but beautiful season. Fantasy fest has grown every year since its inception and is now the wildest. So you can get an idea of what really goes on here in key west during fantasy fest we have posted some of the highlights of fantasy fests past and present! And for those that just want to relive a year of debauchery and fun. We managed to visit key west during the fantasy fest weekend and it was awesome! The weather was great, we even managed do dip in the sea. There were a lot of people covered in body paint and various. Jun 2, 2016 - fantasy fest - key west, fl for one wild week each october, key west plays host to parades, street parties, and thousands of adult revelers in costumes. See more ideas about fantasy fest, fantasy fest key west, parades.