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October is a busy month

Living in the community that encompasses the Florida Keys is truly unique. October is one month that showcases the community spirit and diversity that makes the Keys a wonderful place to live. One of the big events held annually in Key West around the time of Halloween is Fantasy Fest. This year the event is being held from October 17-26 and the theme is “Pirates, Pundits, & Political Party Animals”. While there are some events held early in the week, such as the animal costume contest, Fantasy Fest is an adult event with elaborate costume contests, parades and general debauchery.

Other events taking place in the Upper Keys (Islamorada thru Key Largo) are the Pirates Fest, Oct. 17-19. This festival includes a Pirate parada, costume contest, rum tasting, booty hunt, thieves market and fireworks. Holiday Isle is hosting an all ages event on October 18th the Island Rock Festival. This event opens its’ gates at 4:30pm and will feature bands such as Slow Ride which includes the founding member of Foghat – Tony Stevens, and many local favorites including The Regs. We even have a country event taking place on October 17. The Diamonds and Spurs dinner and auction hosted by the Florida Keys Board of Realtors. Country singer Tom Jackson and his band are scheduled to perform.

And of course there are various events for children and adults alike celebrating Halloween. There is the Monster Ball being held at the Elks Lodge on Oct 25 and various venues for costume contests on the 31st. The Plantation Key Colony neighborhood is gearing up for all of the trick or treaters that will be visiting from different areas in the Keys.

October is the start of the fall season here in the Keys – and the arrival of cooler breezes early in the month seems to indicate our winter will be absolutely glorious with high temperatures in the 70’s. Just right to put everyone in the mood for Christmas shopping.

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