2014 Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

2014 Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

This year brings the 2014 Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival. The festival has become a local tradition and rightly so with the delicious fresh seafood and old Florida atmosphere it brings. Growing from an attendance of 500 to over 25,000 since its inception the Cortez Fishing Festival is something that we look forward to each year.

Although the lineup has not been released yet at the time of this posting you can expect many great artists to perform at the event. It’s likely you’ll catch some of the previous year’s performers returning for the fun and food.

Parking and Price Information

In previous years admission has been $3, and will likely be close to the same this year.

Free parking can be found at Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island, and then catch a ride on the free trolley to the event. If you’re coming from off the island you can find parking at G.T. Bray park and then catch a ride on the bus for $2. There is also parking just east of the village off of Cortez Road, however this parking lot tends to fill up quickly so don’t rely on a spot being available unless you are attending very early or late in the day.

You can find out what happened at last year’s Cortez Fishing Festival if you’re interested. We also have some other upcoming events that you may be interested in attending.

2014 Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival
February 15 & 16, 2014
Cortez Fishing Village
Cortez, FL 34215

2 thoughts on “2014 Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival”

  1. I attended this festival for the first time yesterday. It was extremely crowded which is good for you, however I found the food very overpriced and the crab cake was the worst I have ever had. I also had the fish & chips and it was nothing special. I have lived in Florida for 35 years and was very disappointed especially after all the hype about the festival. You have to improve the food & provide more seating. The crafts were better than most & those prices were good. Sorry I give you a 5/10

    1. I am sorry you found the prices a bit high. The festival grows larger every year and if you want to avoid a lot of people I would try to make the festival just as it begins each day.

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