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Fabulously Fun Festivals

FAMOUS FESTIVALS!

FANTASY FEST – Key West, Florida – the best Halloween party on the planet! One must be “open minded” to attend the week-long activities, as almost anything goes! It is always held the entire week leading up to Halloween, and it is an Adult party, not appropriate for children.

Be sure to reserve your hotel at least 6 months ahead of time to get a reservation, and at least a 3-night minimum stay is required. Our favorite Hotel is the Best Western Hibiscus (good rates and free breakfast)on Simonton Street, one block back from the ocean, and two blocks from Duval Street – the main drag of activities in Key West.

Check out the Key West web site to see the full list of activities for the week, and prepare your costumes way ahead of time – because, yes, people dress for these events!

HENRY DAVID BALL – Ok, this is the 2nd most fun Halloween party on the planet! : )  Hosted by Henry David of Philadelphia, and always held on Hallowen night starting at 9 pm at the Sheraton Hotel Ballroom on 17th and Race, Philadelphia, this party has raised funds for HIV/AIDS awareness for over 40 years. The ticket price is $25 if in costume and $75 for those in street clothes – so obviously, hardly anyone is not dressed in a fantastic fantasy fare.

I have attended over 6 of these events, and am never disappointed by the great costumes and fun, friendly people. At midnight, there is a Parade of costumes for prizes, in several categories.Next Halloween, treat yourself by dressing trick for the party of over 1500 party-lovin people!

NEW YORK CITY STREET FAIRS – New York, New York – located on different Avenues throughout the city of New York, this street fair is held every Saturday and Sunday from spring through fall – and stretches out for as long as 15 blocks or more. Vendors of every type, and the best values on so many items – be prepared to deal for the best prices. Held from 9 till 5, wear some comfortable shoes and stay all day.

Great deals on sunglasses, scarves, jewelry, arts and crafts, belts. socks, sheets, makeup, plants, and some yummy vendor food. Take a large shopping tote to collect all your goodies!