Costumed Critters to Frolic Oct. 26 at Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade

KWP01KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Dressed-up dogs, frolicking felines and other party animals are to steal the spotlight Wednesday, Oct. 26, during the annual Pet Masquerade and Parade in Key West.

The wacky costume contest for domestic pets and their people is a highlight of the island city’s 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival. Set for Oct. 21-30, the exuberant extravaganza is themed Aquatic Afrolic in celebration of all aspects of the ocean realm.

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Halloween Brings Haunted Happenings to the Florida Keys

Florida Keys — Costuming, characters and competitions will bring ghostly revelry to the Florida Keys this Halloween. The island chain is to host an array of lively hauntings sure to spook visitors above and below the water’s surface.

For devilish divers who prefer their spookiness submerged, the annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest is set for 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, hosted by Amy Slate’s Amoray Dive Resort, mile marker (MM) 104 bayside in Key Largo. The contest is open to … Read the rest

Fantasy Fest to Stage ‘Aquatic Afrolic’ Oct. 21-30

FF05P01KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Sea monsters and mermaids, creatures of the deep and escapees from Davy Jones’ locker are to surface in Key West Friday, Oct. 21, through Sunday, Oct. 30, during the island city’s annual Fantasy Fest celebration. Born more than 30 years ago, the festival is internationally recognized for its uninhibited flair and lighthearted spirit.

Themed  “Aquatic Afrolic” this year, Fantasy Fest features 10 days of masquerade balls, costume contests, parties and ocean-inspired escapades climaxing in a … Read the rest