Things to Do in Cedar Key
The thing we are most proud of, and the thing that brings visitors back again and again, is our people and the way of life on Cedar Key. If you start with a base of families that are descendants of the early settlers, add in a mix of fishermen, sprinkle in some artisans, then top it off with some retirees (both young and not so young), you end up with a mixture that is the attitude and lifestyle of Cedar Key – a lifestyle that is old Florida with its friendliness and neighborliness, but with the experiences of the outside world that allows us to have great restaurants and great artists. It’s a mixture of people who, for the most part, live here because we want to, not because we have to! Come visit our small, romantic, American town.
Take home some fresh farm-raised Cedar Key clams.
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For a village of less than 800 permanent residents, the number and quality of artists and skilled craftsmen will astound you. As you walk the streets of Cedar Key you will see locally done art at every turn…Paintings, sculptures, wood carvings, and local crafts are everywhere… artwork that is celebrated each Spring with our annual Cedar Key Arts Festival.
Since Cedar Key is still a fishing village, the Seafood Festival is held each Fall to celebrate our fishing industry. The Seafood Festival honors more than the economic impact of the men and women that take part in fishing, it celebrates their contribution to the core of the fabric of life on Cedar Key.
Cedar Key…A Way of Life
“Cedar Key might well be called the last outpost of the Florida Keys, inasmuch as it is the only remaining group of islands which has not been touched by the lush-plush of the resort hotels … where there are no nightclubs and where the hustle-bustle honk and screech of traffic is unknown. What is more, it probably will remain such a quiet, peaceful place for some time to come, due largely to its geographical location. It is off the beaten track, fortunately for those who appreciate nature, unchanged and unaltered by man, and for those, too, who are seeking rest and relaxation.”
– “Cedar Key…A Way of Life” by Ron MacIntyre
2019 Calendar of Events
Sunday, Sept. 1 Annual Chamber AUCTION (preview @ 3:00/ Bidding Starts 3:30PM)
Saturday, Sept. 14 NCBS Annual OPEN HOUSE 9am – 3pm
Saturday, Sept. 21 International Coastal Cleanup (7am-noon City Marina, BRING GLOVES)
Saturday, Oct. 19 Seahorse Key Lighthouse Tour (shuttles to every half hour at the City Marina 8:30AM-1, last shuttle returns @3)
Saturday, Oct 19 – Sunday 20 49th Annual SEAFOOD FESTIVAL www.ckfest.com 352.477.1276
Thursday, Oct 31 Haunted Halloween on Main St trick or treat at local businesses 5:30pm
Friday, Nov. 1, Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3 7th Annual Cedar Key Pirate Invasion cedarkeypiratefest.com
Saturday, Nov. 16 Cedar Key Arts Center 25th Anniversary Celebration exhibit will run through December 31 5-7PM
Dec. TBA Lighted Golf Cart Parade Downtown Cedar Key
Dec. TBA CK Historical Society Christmas Dinner Party contact Anna Hodges
Tuesday, Dec. 31 4rd Annual New Year’s Eve Second Street Ball Drop 9pm
February Open Exhibit titled In Love with Cedar Key entry forms available after the 1st of the year.
Saturday, April 4 – Sunday, April 5 Old Florida Celebration of the Arts 2020 Festival