Lions 46th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival
Saturday Oct.17 and Sunday Oct.18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Come out to Cedar Key Oct 17-18 for Seafood,Arts & Crafts,
a Seafood Festival Parade and Live music on the Gulf.
The 46th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival offers a family fun weekend of great food, fine arts and crafts, shopping, music and more, organized by the Cedar Key Lions Club and the Cedar Key Lioness with sponsorship from the Florida Dept. of Agriculture's Fresh From Florida Seafood promotion program.
Located in Historic Cedar Key, named by Budget Travelmagazine as one of America’s coolest small towns, the 46th annual festival offers fine food, entertainment, shopping and family fun on the Gulf of Mexico.
Arts and Crafts, Music
Marking its 46th year, the Lions Club Cedar Key Seafood Festival celebrates the area’s fishing heritage, offering two days of fantastic food and family fun, with over 200 arts and crafts exhibitors along Second Street. Enjoy free live music by The Gibsons and local singer songwriters in Cedar Key’s beautiful Gulf of Mexico beach front park,where festival food is provided by Cedar Key community, church and school organizations as their biggest fundraiser of the year.
Fresh seafood offerings include steamed clams, clam chowder, clam fritters, grouper sandwiches, shrimp nachos, seafood empanadas, crab cakes, and fried mullet all for $5-$8.
And if seafood is not your thing, hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches as well as Florida corn on the cob and French fries will be served.
Not forgetting the sweet tooth, a wide selection of cakes and cookies and key lime cones will be available with fruit smoothies, iced tea, lemonade, soda and bottled water to quench your thirst. And the perfect souvenir to remember your seafood festival experience: a container of smoked mullet dip to take on home.
100% Sustainable Festival
Following the Lions International adopted environmental policy “to protect the planet and asking all citizens for acceptance of this responsibility” this will be a 100% sustainable festival. All vendors will serve their food on compostable or recyclable food service items, and visitors will be guided by signs and student volunteers where o dispose of their food service items appropriately. Clam and oyster shells will be returned to the Gulf of Mexico; paper, wood, cardboard and food scraps will be composted and plastic and aluminum items will be recycled.
How to get there
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 17 & 18.