33rd Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

The 33rd Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival will take place on February 14 and 15 from 10am to 6pm both days.  It will be held in the historic Cortez fishing village.

Admission is $3, with children under 12 free. Proceeds benefit FISH, the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage, to restore the FISH Preserve east of Cortez village.

Head west toward the beaches on Cortez Road to the entrance at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W.

Offsite parking is available at G.T Bray Park and overflow parking is at 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton (turn east off 59th Street onto 33rd Avenue Drive.) or at Coquina Beach with a shuttle bus to Cortez ($2.50 round trip). Free expanded parking is east of the village off Cortez Road, a five minute walk from the gate. Pay parking is available in the western part of Cortez village.

For more information, see http://www.cortez-fish.org/fishing-festival.html