Mayor Confirms Cedar Key Seafood Festival Is “On”


For Immediate Release – Cedar Key, Florida

Cedar Key Mayor Heath Davis today confirmed that the 49th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival will go on as planned, October 20th and 21st in historic downtown Cedar Key.  Recalling Governor Scott’s remarks Davis said, “Citizens here in Cedar Key, like all Floridians, are a resilient bunch.  We are rightfully proud of our community.  There was never any doubt about our upcoming Seafood Festival.  It will go on as planned, despite Cedar Key’s close brush with hurricane Michael.”

Within hours of the storm’s passing, the city’s Public Works Department, residents and volunteers set about tidying up Cedar Key.  The Florida Department of Transportation’s blinking highway sign on State Route 24 proclaims the Mayor’s message:  “Cedar Key is Open!”

The Seafood Festival is presented by the Cedar Key Lions Club.  Promising Food, Fun, Arts, Crafts, Music and More the Festival draws visitors from across the region.  Lions Club President Mike Hodges echoed Mayor Davis.  “Our members and volunteers have been working on the Festival for several months.  Over 100 vendors will display their Arts & Crafts.  Dozens of local non-profit groups will be offering seafood and other tasty fare in City Park.  Musicians from across the Southeast are set to perform on our Clam Boat Stage.”  Hodges, a third generation resident of the area continued, “My family has been in Cedar Key for years.  Like everyone else in town, when things get difficult we meet the challenge head on.  I promise you this:  Cedar Key is ready for visitors.  Our Lions Club’s 49th Annual Seafood Festival will be a resounding success.  You won’t want to miss it”.

The Cedar Key Seafood Festival takes place the third weekend in October.  Saturday October 20th and Sunday October 21st.  10:00AM to 4:00PM both days.  Admission is free.   An Online Festival Guide for Smartphones is available at