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Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, Cortez, FL
February 17, 2019 - February 18, 2019
Started in 1981, this two-day festival in the historic fishing village in Cortez, FL, offers a wide variety of seafood, live music, nautical arts and crafts, children’t activities, environmental exhibits and beer. Over the years, the event has expanded from one to two days and from 500 visitors to 25,000.
The festival is sponsored and hosted by F.I.S.H.—The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage—which is dedicated to the preservation of the heritage of Florida’s traditional Gulf Coast maritime communities.