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Festivals and Community Events!

Annually, thousands of visitors come to enjoy Cedar Key's Old Florida Celebration of the Arts in April, Clamerica Celebration on the 4th of July, the October Seafood Festival and the events of A Cedar Key Christmas between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Smaller events take place throughout the year including the Cedar Key Star Party, fishing tournaments, boat and kayaking events, nature tours, and community civic and church activities. If you look around, there's always something happening in Cedar Key.

See our Community Calendar for more events
and download a flyer HERE .


51st Annual Old Florida Celebration of the Arts
March 28th, 2015 to March 29th, 2015

Cedar Key's 51st annual fine arts festival is hosted by the Cedar Key Arts Center. Over 120 fine artists and craftsmen will showcase their brilliant works of art on Historic 2nd Street. Artists compete for over $10,000 in prize money and purchase awards during this juried event. Last year over 20,000 people visited Cedar Key to enjoy this fine art festival and purchase a piece from the collection. Local non-profit businesses and churches sell a variety of food and desserts in City Park. Cedar Key is famous for their steamed clams and some of the freshest seafood you can find. Music, sidewalk chalk, and face painting will also be happening in the park all weekend. As you cross Cedar Key's bridges you will feel as if you are stepping back in time with it's old Florida charm. Don't forget to check out their million dollar sunsets!

Cedar Key is located 60 miles SW of Gainesville at the end of State Road 24.

View a video of a previous event here


Independence Day Celebration
July 4th, 2015

Come to a small town festival in the park.


Labor Day Auction
September 6th, 2015

Auction-goers will find great deals on lodgings, dining, fishing, fine art, gifts, fresh clams and more. As the organization`s largest fundraiser of the year, the auction plays a vital role in keeping the Chamber and The Cedar Key Welcome Center operational. All items are donated by local businesses, residents and artists. Many items are auctioned for a fraction of their value-providing a great opportunity to save money and help the Cedar Key business community serve our guests at The Welcome Center. It`s a fun time with for all who attend.
See some little video clips here


Taste of Cedar Key
October 3rd, 2015

This event of showing off Cedar Key specialties is returning for the second year. Proceeds benefit Cedar School.


46th Annual Seafood Festival
October 17th, 2015 to October 18th, 2015

9:00 AM until 5:00 PM each day. This major event features well over 200 arts and crafts exhibits, and great local seafood in City Park. There will be live musical entertainment at several places around town during the days and nights, and a parade on Saturday morning.

In addition on this weekend, there is an open house at the lighthouse on Seahorse Key, the big island 3 miles to the west of Cedar Key. Explore the lighthouse, look at the exhibits and wander this beautiful island. Shuttle boats are available at City Marina. Be sure to remember your camera and binoculars!

The Cedar Key Seafood Festival`s local non-profit organizations are offering a wide range of seafood items, to range from several varieties of seafood chowders, shrimp dishes, a fish sandwich, fried oysters, crab cakes and the famous Cedar Key mullet, either smoked or as a dip. There will also be hamburgers, hot dogs & pulled pork sandwiches for the "land lubbers." Corn, sodas, teas, snow cones to smoothies & lemonade as well as sweets will also be available. Prices range from $1 for bottled water & most drinks to $9 for fried oysters, as long as they last, but most items are $5-8 range. All food vendors are volunteers, and the majority are various classes & organizations of the Cedar Key School.

For arts and crafts vendor information, contact Thelma McCain at 352-543-5436.


View a video of a previous event here

View a photo gallery here


River Rummage Sale
November 14th, 2015

A massive rummage sale that will take place in City Park, Cedar Key for the second year. There will be other locations in Levy and Gilchrist Counties.




Christmas in the Park and Santa Clam
December 12th, 2015

Christmas in the Park 2015. The boat parade is put on by the Cedar Key Aquiculture Association and our own Santa Clam will be there to greet the children.


Cedar Key Photo
© Bill Kilborn

 

Cedar Key Photo
© Bill Kilborn

 

Cedar Key Photo
© Bill Kilborn

 

Cedar Key Photo
© Dick Martens

 

Cedar Key Photo
© Bill Kilborn

 

Cedar Key Photo
© Dick Martens



 

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