Cortez Fishing Festival, Feb. 18-19, 2017 Cortez, Florida

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty West CA01938972, CA-DBO1483386

Mark your calendars! It is nearly that time of year once again to usher in one of the Manatee County Area's most popular annual events. The Cortez Fishing Festival!

Started in 1981 to celebrate the long commercial fishing history of the Cortez Fishing Fleet, this event has now grown from its original 500 attendess to now over 25,000 and growing more every year!

 

There will be numerous food vendors offering local favorites, like smoked mullet and grouper delights. It entertain, there will be several live bands providing plenty of opportunities to work off all those calories by dancing the day away.

 

I formerly lived on my sailboat in Cortez and can tell you that the early birds find the best parking spots. This is not an event to miss and there is something that every member of your family will enjoy.

Admission to the festival is $3; children under 12 are free. Festival proceeds are used by the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage (FISH) to expand and restore the 95-acre FISH Preserve east of the village on Sarasota Bay

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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, J.D., GRI
CA DRE# 00902455 &  CA DRE#01938972, FL Bkr# 3090255 & NMLS#1483386

Home Smart Realty West

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760.985.2055  Sandy
858.444.7060 & Norm

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PRESENCE ~ PERSISTENCE ~ PERSEVERANCE

 

 

 

Comments (43)

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

This event has grown like crazy!  Where does everyone park?  I suppose some just show up in their boats.  Hope it's a huge success.

Feb 01, 2017 06:09 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Buses are used with remote parking. It does make attending a major chore, Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089. Thanks!

Feb 02, 2017 06:48 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Oh my, this festival has certainly grown. Nice way to get the word out for even more to attend and enjoy this event!

Feb 03, 2017 12:09 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Thanks, Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 If the weather cooperates, it will be packed.

Feb 03, 2017 12:46 PM
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

This looks amazing.  I  don't think I realized you were in Manatee Co.  I have my Florida Broker's license. . . next time I am there ( May) I will contact you and perhaps we can meet.

Feb 07, 2017 08:14 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Joy Daniels Remember me? Referred you to Allison James. I am here in the three County area (Charlotte, Sarasota & Manatee) and in San Diego. I cloned myself!

Feb 07, 2017 11:41 AM
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

UGH - I am sorry you sure did!! :)  I was thinking Sandy not Norm! :)

Feb 07, 2017 01:08 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Call or email me before your next visit. I might be in FL and will enjoy a Mini-Meet- with you Joy Daniels 

Feb 08, 2017 05:02 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Sandy and Norm, This will be a great event for those who love to fish. If you go, have fun!

Feb 09, 2017 04:17 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Sandy and Norm

February is a great month for fishing in Contez Florida.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Feb 09, 2017 08:24 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I fear, Beth Atalay that I will be too tied up with real estate responsibilities.

Feb 10, 2017 04:24 AM
Beth Atalay

Next time!

Feb 10, 2017 05:18 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Lou Ludwig Thanks, but these fish are on their way to the grill and already caught!

Feb 10, 2017 04:24 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Norm, That event sure has grown. I’ve done my share of fishing over the years. These days, it is not for me. No doubt this will be another successful event.

Feb 12, 2017 09:10 AM
Pam Jank
Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro

What a great event.  I haven't been there in many years. I'll have to make it back to see this soon.

Feb 12, 2017 04:12 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I would like to try to attend, but already have client appointments for the duration of this event. Thanks, Kathleen Daniels 

Feb 13, 2017 04:06 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

That's funny, Pam Jank that you are familiar with Cortez. Kind of a step back in time. Thanks!

Feb 13, 2017 04:07 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Good Morning Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 . It hit 60 here yesterday, a February heat wave for sure. (for us)

Feb 20, 2017 08:01 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Hey, Scott Godzyk with those temperatures, you might as well forget about hitting the Bahamas!

Feb 20, 2017 08:29 AM
Scott Godzyk

60 is not 80, but 30 to 60 is a heat wave


 

Feb 20, 2017 09:30 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

That sounded like a wonderful event and very reasonable cost with the funds being used for such a good use. Never lived on a boat, sure that is different and interesting, similar in a way to a tiny house you have to be organized I am sure.

Feb 21, 2017 05:33 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I would trade everything to be living back on a sailboat, Nick & Trudy Vandekar ; nothing like it! Thanks!

Feb 21, 2017 05:43 AM