Bahama Village Goombay Festival
Come on down and enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the Caribbean that is showcased in the 32nd annual Bahama Village Goombay Festival.
This family friendly street party kicks off October 18th featuring arts and crafts, Caribbean foods and live musical entertainment.
Click on the following link for more information bahamavillagegoombay.com
It’s that time of year again when thousands flock to Key West to celebrate the 10 day extravaganza known as Fantasy Fest. This year’s theme is Super Hero’s, Villains, and Beyond! The celebration runs from October 18th – October 27th featuring events going on all week including the crowning of the King and Queen, Captain Tony’s Party in Plaid, Pet and Masquerade Party, Sloppy Joe’s 30th Annual Toga Party and the man event Captain Morgan’s Fantasy Fest Parade.
Click on the following link for more information www.fantasyfest.com Book now while we still have rooms left.
Diana Nyad Swims From
Cuba to Key West
On September 3rd long distance swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person to swim 110 miles from Cuba to Key West without a shark cage. Nyad arrived on the shores of Smathers Beach just before 2:00 pm, nearly 53 hours after beginning her swim from the Hemingway Marina in Havana, Cuba.
This was Diana's 5th try to complete the swim; her first attempt was in 1978. Nyad will return to Key West on October 26th. She has accepted an invitation to be the Grand Marshal of the Fantasy Fest Parade and will lead on a float decorated to celebrate her journey.
For more information on Diana Nyad, please click on the following link www.diananyad.com
October arrives with not one but two pets of the month! Ollie is a hyper 9 year old Mata Shih Tzu and Daisy is a 4 year old Chihuahua Terrier Mix from St Petersburg, Florida.
Ollie arrived at the Henderson’s home as a birthday present and Daisy was rescued! The Henderson’s are long-time guests at Ambrosia! This is Ollie’s ninth visit to Ambrosia and Daisy’s second! These two pups are friendly, loving and enjoy “chilling” on the Alligator Suite’s large outdoor veranda. While exploring Old Town, Ollie enjoys the smells of the local eateries, stopping at each lamppost and Daisy enjoys all of the attention she receives on Duval Street. Ollie and Daisy are inseparable and enjoy being around people. Per Ollie and Daisy’s request a donation will be made to the Humane Society of Pinellas, Clearwater, FL.
34th Annual Fantasy Fest
October 18 – 27
This outrageous 10-day costuming and masking celebration, themed "Superheroes, Villains ... and Beyond!" features flamboyant costume competitions including one for pets, promenades, street fairs and a grand parade that stars marching groups, island bands and lavish floats. More than 40 masquerade contests, themed parties, parades and other spectacles are to challenge the creativity of mask and costume designers.
Captain Morgan Fantasy Fest Parade
Lavishly decorated floats, costumed characters, bands and elaborately garbed marching groups are to make a splash on Key West's Duval Street. The glittering parade is the traditional highlight of the annual Fantasy Fest masking and costuming celebration. At 7 p.m. the parade is scheduled to begin at the intersection of Southard and Whitehead streets. Floats, bands and other parade participants are to travel down Whitehead toward the Gulf of Mexico, turn onto Front Street and then proceed the mile down Duval to the Atlantic Ocean.
In Held in Key West's historic Bahama Village neighborhood, the lively Goombay is known for its island-style food, arts and crafts, nonstop live entertainment and dancing in the streets.
Contact: Bob Oberle 305-304-2643
Key West Burlesque Presents: Hero
In the quest for fame and fortune, sometimes love gets in the way. This burlesque musical, set to the greatest rock-n-roll songs of the 60?s, 70?s and 80?s follows a young Samurai warrior and a teahouse temptress as they sing, dance and strip their way to fame and fortune -- until love gets in the way. Starring the cast of Key West Burlesque and featuring performances by the country's top burlesque entertainers. Showtime 8 p.m.
Contact: Box Office 305-294-5015
SoMo Marathon & Half Marathon
October 10 - 13
Presented by Pat Croce's Rum Barrel, this event is one of a kind! Imagine running through the southernmost island in the United States while enjoying a break from the ordinary. The Southernmost Marathon & Half promises just that- 26.2 or 13.1 miles of ocean and gulf views, as well as iconic Key West landmarks. A full weekend of events include the race and a Sunday Paddle Board race for the Special Olympics of Monroe County. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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