What: 27th Annual Florida Manatee Festival
When: Saturday, Jan. 18 and Sunday, Jan. 19
Cost: $4 per person, 12 and under free
Where: downtown Crystal River, at the intersection of Citrus Avenue and U.S. Highway 19, which is located amid the shops and restaurants of Heritage Village and the waterside area along King’s Bay.
Parking: Free parking at the Crystal River Mall at 1801 NW U.S. Highway 19 (approximately one mile north of the event). Shuttle buses will offer $1 rides to the event. There is limited street and handicap parking available.
Boat Tours: local boat captains will offer boat tours on a first come basis. Tickets are available for $10 for adults, children 12 and under free. The tickets are good only on the date purchased and are sold at the boat dock area near NW Third Street.
Three Sisters Springs: Shuttles will transport visitors to Three Sisters Springs from the bus stop on NE Fifth Street.
About Manatee Fest
Come spend a day or the weekend at the 2014 Florida Manatee Festival on January 18 and 19 in downtown Crystal River. This event is all about celebrating the charm of Crystal River, the natural beauty of King’s Bay and its famous manatees. There is fun for the whole family at this outdoor event with live music, juried art show, arts and crafts booths, and dozens of food and beverage vendors.