The 4th Annual Harbor Arts & Music Festival, sponsored by the Goodland Arts Alliance and Collier County Parks and Recreation, is coming to picturesque MarGood Harbor Park in Goodland on Sunday, March 13, from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Professional artists and musicians gather to support the Goodland Arts Alliance (GAA) in its mission to preserve, promote, and advance the cultural presence in the historic fishing village of Goodland through art, history, and education. This outdoor event also features an assortment of finefoods, making it a delight to all the senses!
The venue, MarGood Harbor Park, has great historic and environmental significance. The property was purchased by Collier County with Florida Forever funds in 2005. Today, native landscaping and lovely walkways wrap around a charming harbor-front. The park also features a museum/exhibition hall, two open-air pavilions, a canoe/kayak launch and a set of historic fishing cottages.
Proceeds from this event will go towards fulfilling the GAA’s long-range goal to establish a permanent home in the fourcottages existing within the MarGood Park boundaries. In January 2015, through a petition filed by the GAA, the Board of Collier County Commissioners designated these buildings, some dating back to the 1920s, as Historic Structures. This monumental decree paves the way for the organization to lease the cottages from the county, restore them, and repurpose them for the benefit of the community and visitors alike.