Don't miss out on this year's Cortez Fishing Festival! It starts today at 10am.
The festival offers food, fresh seafood, vendors with arts and crafts, live music, plenty of activities for children including a marine life touch tank.
Admission is $2 and children under 12 are FREE!
For the first time this year, festival visitors will be able to tour the newly opened Florida Gulf Coast Maritime Museum at Cortez, located in the Historic 1912 Schoolhouse on 119th Street West.
Admission to the festival, located on the south side of Cortez Road at 123rd Street West, just east of the Cortez Bridge.
Off-site parking will be available at Sugg Middle School, 3801 59th St. W., and Cortez Beach, on the southern tip of Anna Maria Island. Shuttle bus service to the festival costs $2 for a round trip.
For more information, visit the festival website.