The 2016 Miss Firecracker Pageant, on July 1st, will, like last year, benefit the production of this year's Southernmost AIDS/HIV Ride, which makes the 165-m...
HECK, WHY SETTLE FOR PRESIDENT WHEN YOU CAN BE KING OR QUEEN? Do you have the magic touch to become part of the Royal family, while also serving as a roving ...
AIDS HelpThe first of two Summer Information Sessions about candidacy for the King and Queen of FANTASY FEST 2016 will take place Thursday June 9th at the Southernmost Beach Resort, 508 South Street. This year’s thematic (always distinct from the official FANTASY FEST platform) is ‘Hocus P.OT.U.S.’. It’s apt, considering this year’s political climate, says Scott Pridgen, Executive Director of AIDS Help, the Agency that benefits from the fundraising campaign. “We look at this way...why settle for the Presidency and four years of headaches when you can be King or Queen for 12 months?” he remarks. Have a conflict with the June date? Then bring your enthusiasm to the second Thursday meeting, on July 14th, same time, same place. Both will offer a casual environment to learn more about the King and Queen legacy among Agency staff, supporters and former and current Royalty. A series of frenzied, frisky, feisty and always fabulous series of events fundraising events strive to raise the most money and ascend a King and a Queen to the Coronation throne mid-October. Special events of benefit to all those competing range from a weekly ‘Aqua Idol’ competition at Aqua nightclub, 711 Duval, on Tuesday evenings to Sunday BINGO upstairs at the 801 Bourbon Bar. “It takes a special type of person to wear a crown and advocate for our Mission with equal parts determination and kindness,” Pridgen notes. “You lead the Saturday parade but, for 8 weeks, you also lead the Keys toward more information about preventing the transmission of HIV/AIDS.”4 days ago
Congratulations to our Nonprofit and Volunteer of the Week – Esneider Gomez and the Monroe County Homeless Services CoC.
Jun8Wedall-day Key West Pride @ Duval StreetKey West Pride @ Duval StreetJun 8 – Jun 12 all-dayCelebrate tropical PRIDE…but remember to play safe in Paradise. Come visit the AIDS Help tent on Duval Street on Saturday, June 11th (location and times to be announced) for your free safe sex packet (which includes condoms, personal lubricant and use instructions), brochures and conversation with our Prevention Specialists.Jul1Fri8:00 pm Miss Key West Firecracker Pageant @ LaTeDaMiss Key West Firecracker Pageant @ LaTeDaJul 1 @ 8:00 pmThe 2016 Miss Firecracker Pageant, on July 1st, will, like last year, benefit The SMART Ride, in support of the local The Mile Markers teams, who will make the 165-mile fundraising journey from Miami to Key West in mid-November. The competition will scorch Key West on Friday, the first day of July, beginning promptly at 8 p.m., at LaTeDa, 1125 Duval, in the upstairs Crystal Room. The evening, produced by...Aug11ThuAug26Friall-day King and Queen CampaignKing and Queen CampaignAug 26 – Oct 21 all-daySpecial Candidate events range from a weekly ‘Aqua Idol’ competition to upstairs Sunday BINGO at the 801 Bourbon Bar and The 4th Annual Red Shirt Run. Throughout, expect madness with martinis, bunches of brunches, oodles of orchids. You’ll swing on stars, sing the blues, cruise the sunset and sample the grape when you aren’t flip-flopping, picnicking and taking selfie.6:00 pm King and Queen Kickoff @ Southernmost HouseKing and Queen Kickoff @ Southernmost HouseAug 26 @ 6:00 pmFind out who has paired aspiration with inspiration to enter the 2016 King and Queen of FANTASY FEST competition starting at 6 p.m. at The Southernmost House, 1400 Duval. What follows is 8 weeks of frenzied, frisky, feisty and always fabulous series of Candidate fundraising events to raise the most money and ascend to the Coronation throne mid-October. Admission to Kick-Off is free, but come prepared to stroll tents of...Oct21Fri6:00 pm The Royal Coronation @ Southernmost On The BeachThe Royal Coronation @ Southernmost On The BeachOct 21 @ 6:00 pmThe Coronation Ball is the capper to the King and Queen of Fantasy Fest, beginning at 6 p.m. at Southernmost On The Beach, 1405 Duval. It is on that evening that a final party, with the Atlantic surf the soundtrack and a Friday night sky going South Florida violet the backdrop, will determine who becomes 2016’s reigning Royalty. Admission to The Royal Coronation is $10 and includes two votes for...Nov18Friall-day The SMART Ride 2016 @ Miami To Key WestThe SMART Ride 2016 @ Miami To Key WestNov 18 – Nov 19 all-dayThe 2-day, 165 Mile bike ride from Miami to Key West. Every penny raised as a rider or crew will go to participating Agencies to help those affected, infected or at risk for HIV and AIDS in Florida! Participate in the Keys’ own Mile Markers team; contact information to come. Register For The Smart Ride 2016