The Old Florida Celebration of the Arts will take place April 8 & 9, 2017 on historic 2nd Street in Cedar Key, an island community on Florida's Gulf Coast 60 miles SW of Gainesville on Hwy 24. This juried event, attracts 20,000 visitors annually and offers over $18,000 in prize money and purchase awards. Cedar Key's beautiful natural setting, outstanding artist amenities, and the friendliness and hospitality of the volunteers make this a favorite destination for both artists and art lovers. The town's beachfront City Park is filled with music, children's activities, and food sold by local non-profit organization.
Established in 1964 and formerly known as the Cedar Key Sidewalk Arts Festival, this event was revived in 2006 - returning to a juried fine arts show. Since then the event's reputation has grown and the festival has become one of the most charming shows in Florida.