Cheaper by the Dozen, the Christopher Sergel play adapted from 1948 autobiographical book of the same name written by Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, will be performed at the Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida over two weekends on September 13-15 and 20-22. Read More
All are invited to attend the Dade City Monarch Butterfly Festival at Hibiscus Park, 7th Street & Bougainvillea Avenue in Dade City (across from the Dade City Garden Club)! The Festival is being presented by the Dade City Youth Council and the Dade City Garden Club as a celebration of… Read More
‘Camping with the Blues, for those who love the blues, and the freedom of not having to drive home after the party!’ Camping with the Blues is back again for its sixth year, and somehow, it just keeps getting better and better! This music festival is not just a camping… Read More
The Rattlesnake Festival is an educational family event featuring rattlesnake and other wildlife shows, an arts and crafts village, music, bounce houses and other children’s activities, fair rides, a pumpkin patch, local talent, a food court, and more. Proceeds benefit The Thomas Promise Foundation, which provides weekend lunches to food-insecure… Read More
Florida Manatee Festival
January 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$5
The Florida Manatee Festival returns January 18th and 19th, 2020. Come join the celebration in downtown Crystal River as we honor our most famous resident!
Now in our 33rd year, the Florida Manatee Festival, presented by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of Crystal River, is the epicenter of all thing’s manatee. Celebrating with food, music, entertainment, and frivolity for residents and visitors alike.
Over 20,000 people each year flock to Historic Downtown Crystal River, making The Florida Manatee Festival consistently chosen one of the Best of the Best Festivals by the readers of the Citrus County Chronicle.
Festival-goers can board free bus tours to Three Sisters Springs. The tours run continuously during the festival weekend, conducted in cooperation with the City of Crystal River and the Friends of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, allowing visitors to see manatees in their natural settings. For a nominal charge, Manatee Boat Tours are available from the City Pier at the end of Third Street for a trip into Kings Bay and other favorite manatee hangouts.
Back on land, the sound of music fills the air with live entertainment on three different stages, while visitors enjoy the offerings of fine arts and craft artisans. A beer & wine garden and two food courts serving up a wide menu of delights; from fresh seafood to authentic, local BBQ and everything in between. Plus, International Alley, featuring food trucks, food trailers, and booths filled with epicurean delights from around the world.
The Florida Manatee Festival also serves as a showcase for non-profit organizations and local commercial businesses that serve as the foundation of our community.
The 33rd Annual Florida Manatee Festival – January 19th and the 20th in beautiful Downtown Crystal River. Brought to you by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Crystal River.
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