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Organized by the Cedar Key Lions Club, the Cedar Key Lioness and supported by sponsorship from the Florida Department of Agriculture's Fresh From Florida Gulf Seafood promotion program - the festival offers fine food, entertainment, shopping and family fun.
As one of Levy County’s largest events, the 43rd Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival celebrates the area’s fishing heritage - offering two days of fantastic food, shopping, music and family fun on the beautiful old Florida island city of Cedar Key.
Arts & Crafts
Over 250 art and crafts exhibitors will exhibit and sell their work on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. along Cedar Key’s Second Street in the popular annual Seafood Festival Arts and Crafts Fair.
On Saturday morning at 11 a.m., the crowd-pleasing Lions Club sponsored Seafood Festival Parade proceeds down Gulf Boulevard to the City Marina. Floats, decorated golf carts, bikes, boats, cars and individuals compete in good-humored fun for awards, cash prizes and the best sea creature costume. Participation is free. For parade registration information, contact Pam Oakley at (352) 543-0809.
And then there’s the seafood!
Organized by the Cedar Key Lions Club, the Food in the Park is a community-wide fundraising event with over a dozen Cedar Key community groups, churches, nonprofits and school clubs serving up fresh seafood and homemade delicacies in food court booths at the Beachside City Park.
Typical of the delicacies at the festival are fried fish sandwiches, clam fritters, funnel cakes, oysters, Cedar Key clams, fried mullet dinners, crab cakes, corn on the cob, French fries, hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks, iced tea, coffee, ice cold water, lemonade, cakes, cookies and deserts.
Free Live Music
Enjoy your seafood under a cabana while listening to free live music at the seaside in Cedar Key’s Beachfront City Park.
The Live Music in the Park, sponsored by the Cedar Key Lions Club takes place from 11:30 until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, presenting great music sets performed by outstanding Central Florida musicians such as Southern Slang with Danny Wooten and Butch Wise, Neil Lofgren and the Breeze, T.J. Brown and Co. and a special two-day appearance by up and coming Nashville recording star Ashlyn Grayce.
Live music continues in the evening at local establishments throughout the island.
The 43rd Cedar Key Seafood Festival is organized by the Cedar Key Lions Club and the Cedar Key Lioness with community support and sponsorship from the Florida Dept of Agriculture's Fresh from Florida Gulf Seafood promotion program.
Location: Cedar Key, Levy County, Florida. State Route 24 and Second Street and at the Gulf Front City Park. 9-5 Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21.