While Cedar Key relieves you from the cares of the world, it is only 58 miles from Gainesville and I-75. Jacksonville, Tampa and Orlando are less than three hours away.
Cedar Key's Annual Seafood Festival in October is a huge event for the small community of Cedar Key and has been for over forty years. The Old Florida Celebration of the Arts is held every April - 2014 will be the 50th! Thousands of visitors come to Cedar Key for each of these events, yet Cedar Key retains the charm of Old Florida. The Fourth of July brings a large number of coastal residents to Cedar Key for the best small town fireworks show you will ever see.
Cedar Key is a haven for artists and writers, bird watchers and kayakers, fishermen and those just looking to "get away from it all".
The area abounds with a remarkable variety of migratory and shore birds, and its surrounding waters are home to several species of grouper, spotted trout, redfish, sheepshead, cobia, Spanish and king mackerel, hardhead catfish, black drum, flounder, silver perch, Atlantic croaker, mullet and several types of sharks. Bring your own equipment or several local businesses offer rentals.
In Cedar Key, you can enjoy a lifestyle of boating, exploring, entertaining, fishing, hunting, bird watching, swimming or just taking it easy.
RECHARGE! REFRESH!! The fresh, clean smell of salt air and walks on the beach soon become a way of life.
See more resources at the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce.