Event Information

Florida Manatee Festival

Opens: Jan 18, 2020


9:00am to 5:00pm

Closes: Jan 19, 2020


9:00am to 5:00pm


Crystal River


Downtown Crystal River

Crystal River, Florida, 34428

Operated By:

Tracan LLC

Largest Manatee Festival that features shopping, entertainment, boat tours and swimming with the manatees.     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! Festival goers can board free bus tours to Three Sisters Springs to see manatees in their natural settings.

For a nominal charge, Manatee Boat Tours are available from the City Pier at the end of N.E. Third Street for a trip into Kings Bay and other favorite manatee hangouts on the water.

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.

NEW THIS YEAR . . . ​Heritage House Hippie Village featuring vendors, food, music and a VW car display reminiscent of the 60’s and 70’s!

Cape Woolamai Mercantile is super excited to come spend the weekend with you and bring our everyday luxury (including ice-free coolers) to the Florida Manatees Festival attendees!   If you are in the area or planning a visit, be sure to attend the Show and be sure to come visit us!