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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.


Labor Day Auction
August 31st, 2014

The Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce will host its annual labor Day Weekend Auction on Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at the Island Room Restaurant. 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. Come for the early viewing of auction items at 12:30 p.m.. We always have a full house!!!!!

See some little video clips here


The Pirates Invasion of Cedar Key
September 12th, 2014 to September 14th, 2014

2nd Annual Cedar Key Pirate Invasion Weekend (http://www.cedarkeypiratefest.com)
September 12-14, 2014

Come, celebrate the past with historical re-enactors! See how pirates lived on land when ashore. Watch the epic battle that is certain to be played out on the shores of Cedar Key. Learn from some of the finest re-enactors on the East Coast.

The 2nd Annual Cedar Key Pirate Invasion Weekend will host an authentic pirate encampment in the city park, along with the St. Augustine Garrison in period dress and gear, pirate-ware vendors at the park, pirate-themed entertainment throughout the day and into the night, a pirate-led treasure hunt for kids, and a live auction of pirate treasures and other valuables on Saturday night.

There will be black powder and live steel demonstrations at the encampment, which will culminate with the "Epic Battle for Cedar Key" as the St. Augustine Garrison and invading pirates skirmish for control of the town.

But whatever happens, you are in for a weekend of fun, merriment, and a piratical good time. Join us in Cedar Key Sep. 12-14 for what is certain to be a unique and memorable event.

Please visit the website for details, daily schedules, and latest events - http://www.cedarkeypiratefest.com


The Way We Worked
September 13th, 2014 to October 24th, 2014

Whether you work at home or on the water, in a high rise, hospital or hay field, you are an important part of American history.

The grit, hard work and tenacity of the American worker is explored through rare archival images, compelling videos and fascinating interviews in this unusual exhibition.

The entire family, young and old, will be intrigued by what was once considered
to be just a regular day’s work. Enjoy.

Download the full schedule HERE.


45th Annual Seafood Festival
October 18th, 2014 to October 19th, 2014

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!

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


Halloween
October 31st, 2014

Experience a sweet and safe Halloween on the streets of Cedar Key. Lightning`s Spook House will be in front of the old L&M located between B and C Street on Historic 2nd Street, and the Trick or Treating will begin at 6pm.







A Cedar Key Christmas 2014
November 29th, 2014 to December 25th, 2014

Join the festivities which begins with a traditional lighting of the tree in City Park the day after Thanksgiving. Hot Cocoa, caroling and good cheer, are all sure to warm your heart for the start of the Holiday. Call 352-543-5600 for more information.

View a video of a previous event here

View a photo gallery here


Christmas Boat Parade
December 13th, 2014

To be put on by the Cedar Key Aquiculture Association. Rain date - 12/14.


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

Cedar Key's 501st 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


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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