Fantasy Fest is Oct. 21-30, 2022, just two months away.

As the clock counts down to Key West’s biggest annual party, Fantasy Fest organizers are discounting the entry fee for artistic parade floats designed by Florida Keys residents. 

Enter a float, walking group or art bike brigade by Friday, Sept. 23 for a discounted entry fee. 

This year’s theme is “Cult Classics and Cartoon Chaos,” and $15,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to those who stand out. Applications are available at     

 Parade applications must be turned in by Friday, Oct. 14.

 Fantasy Fest is seeking responsible and fun-loving volunteers to ensure everyone has an exciting and safe time at this year’s Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade. If you sign up to be a parade ambassador, you get to step behind the scenes and help escort and pace the Fantasy Fest Parade as it makes its way down Duval Street. Ambassador applications and details are available at 

As tens of thousands of visitors and locals descend on downtown Key West for one of the most spectacular parties in the nation, our volunteers help control the chaos.

When you volunteer with Fantasy Fest, you’ll get a front-row view of all the action plus exclusive T-shirts and gear that set you apart from everyone else. 

More than 150 parade ambassadors are stationed along the nearly-two-mile parade route. They help keep the parade moving and keep revelers out of harm’s way.

Ambassadors must remain sober during the parade (but you can celebrate like a rock star afterward). Ambassadors must attend a pre-parade safety meeting.

Ambassadors also get to party with the Fantasy Fest team at Dante’s for the annual ambassadors’ social mixer.More information is at or via email to [email protected].

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