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Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

Join us on February 19th & 20th for the 40th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival! This celebration lets you wander one of Florida’s last true working waterfronts. Come on out to learn about our fishing heritage and history while enjoying two days of live music, great food and nautical artists from around the country. This tough and tiny fishing village is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. During the festival, you can take a break from eating and dancing to check out the Florida Maritime Museum and the Cortez Cultural Center. Kids of all ages will enjoy the critters on display at the touch tanks on the loading docks at Killer Bait and everyone can feed their science side during the “Dock Talks,” put on by Florida Sea Grant. All proceeds from the Festival benefit the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage and the FISH Preserve. This is truly a Party with a Purpose!


Feb 19 - 20 2022


8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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