Key West’s decadent Fantasy Fest is under way with a packed schedule of masquerade balls, street parties and costume contests. This year’s theme is “Aquatic Afrolic.” The annual festival continues through Oct. 30 with nearly 50 events. An evening parade Oct. 29 is expected to attract more than 50,000 revelers. At left, Dave Hutchinson airbrushes a huge lionfish that’s slated to roll down Key West’s Duval Street in the parade Saturday.
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