Conch Republic Independence Celebration Wraps Up With Bed Race in Key West

Racers made their way up Duval Street in costumes.

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    The Conch Republic Red Ribbon Bed Race featured a number of wacky costumes and makeshift cars on the closing day of the annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration in Key West.

    Key West's Conch Republic Independence Day Celebration wrapped up Sunday with an offbeat bed race.

    The Conch Republic Red Ribbon Bed Race featured decorated beds on wheels making their way up the famed Duval Street by costumed team members.

    The annual 10-day festival celebrates the day the Florida Keys staged a mock secession from the United States after the U.S. Border Patrol installed a roadblock at the top of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway.

    Watch Female Impersonators Take on the Key West 'Drag Race'

    [MI] Watch Female Impersonators Take on the Key West 'Drag Race'
    Neon-colored dresses, lace-up boots and sky-high tresses served as the official attire for the competitors in Key West's 'Drag Race.' Female impersonators competed in the race, which was a part of the island's annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration.

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