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Festival at a Glance

What: 30th Annual Florida Manatee Festival

When: Saturday, Jan. 14, 9 am – 5 pm; and Sunday, Jan. 15, 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Downtown Crystal River, at the intersection of Citrus Avenue and U.S. 19, stretching up through the shops and restaurants of Heritage Village and surrounding areas, down to the waterside area along King’s Bay.

Parking: Free parking at the Crystal River Mall at 1801 NW U.S. 19 (approximately one mile north of the event). Shuttle buses will offer $1 rides to the event. Children under 12 ride free. 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 adults; children 12 and under free. The tickets are good only on the date purchased and will be sold at the boat dock area near northwest Third Street (Kings Bay Park).

Event website:
www.gomanateefest.com or

Chamber phone: 352-795-3149