Nautical Flea Market Comes to Cortez

Calling all sea and nautical lovers! Don't miss the Cortez Nautical Flea Market coming up on October 23rd.

If you’re into the sun, the sea, anchors, boats, and everything nautical and marine, then this is the event for you.

The Florida Maritime Museum and Cortez Cultural Center will be hosting its Annual Cortez Nautical Flea Market, a FREE Family Fun Event, where you will get to enjoy tons of deals on old, used, or new maritime treasures. Vendors will be there to showcase their collection of fishing supplies, powerboat equipment diving, and sailing gear. Take note, some items will be up for sale while some are for trade. So bring your family and friends and shop to your heart’s content. Plan to relax and take your time so you can also enjoy live music brought to you by the Treble Hook’s Florida Folk and Medicine Show.

This event will be held on Saturday, October 23rd from 8 am to 12 pm outside the Florida Maritime Museum, located at 4415 119th Street West in the historic fishing village of Cortez. Note that the museum will be closed that day. Parking will be available at F.I.S.H. Preserve located on Cortez Road next to the Cortez Cultural Center, directly east of the Florida Maritime Museum

If you are interested in becoming one of the vendors during this big event, you’ll apply online application at or contact them at 941-708-6120. Spots are limited and registration is only open until October 12th. Vendors’ fees will be $35 each. Nautical Art & Craft vendors are also welcome at the Cortez Village Cultural Center. You can email them at

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