With the 50th Annual Spring Arts Festival just around the corner, organizers wanted to remind Cedar Key businesses and residents of the following restrictions and road closures.
As in past years, organizers are requesting the support of downtown property owners to cooperate with the City and festival coordinators by not allowing food vendors or non-juried artists to set up on their private properties in the downtown area (1st, 2nd & 3rd St. from D to Depot). Recognizing the festival’s desire to support our local non-profit groups who set-up in the park to raise funds for their organizations (many of which benefit the children of our area) and the investment juried artists have made to be part of our show (jury and booth fees, lodging, etc.).
Vendors without an approved Business Tax Receipt from the City of Cedar Key, who are attempting to set-up food or art booths in public right-of-ways in the downtown area as described above, will be required to leave by the Cedar Key Police Department.
Parking Restrictions and Street Closures:
City Park Venue
12 noon, Friday – Cars should be removed from parking areas adjacent to the park on 2nd & A
3 p.m. Friday – 2nd St from A to Depot will allow access for Park Vendor Set-up ONLY.
Second Street Venue
6:30 p.m. Friday – Cars should be removed from 2nd Street (Hwy 24 to A) by 6:30 p.m. No parking on the section of B Street adjacent to the Island Hotel (Access for Island Hotel Guests Only)
7 p.m. Friday – 2nd St from Hwy 24 to A will be closed for Artist Set-up (access to the Jiffy and Post office will remain open via the one-lane drive across from the Police Department throughout the weekend, however parking in this area is for employees of the Jiffy and Post Office ONLY).
2nd Street between Hwy 24 and Depot Street will remain closed to traffic until 5 pm Sunday
Midnight Friday night – barricades will be placed on B and C streets and remain in place until 5 pm Sunday. Hwy 24, A St, 1st and 3rd Streets will remain open to traffic throughout the weekend.
The Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Committee and City of Cedar Key appreciate your understanding and cooperation during out 50th Annual Festival. Security and safety are our primary concerns.