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2023 Florida Manatee Festival
January 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$5
The Florida Manatee Festival returns on January 14 and 15, 2023 in downtown Crystal River!
Spanning both sides of Citrus Avenue, the 2023 Florida Manatee Festival boasts live entertainment on multiple stages, 2 food courts, 2 beer & wine gardens, manatee boat tours, guided kayak tours, a fine art walk, craft vendors, a kids’ zone, and more!
Hunter Springs Kayak tour guides will take you on a 1-hour tour of the bay and Hunter Springs area, giving a firsthand glance at the beauty of our Nature Coast.
The Main Stage at Kings Bay Park will feature music all weekend long opening Saturday with the Bob Hope Band and nationally acclaimed Fleetwood Mac cover band, Fleetwood Max, headlining.
Sunday’s Main Stage entertainment includes Moonflower tributing Grand Funk Railroad from 1PM-2PM transitioning to their Santana tribute from 2:30PM-4PM.
Additional entertainment can be found in Hippie Village at Heritage House on Citrus Avenue including Magic Andy, back by popular demand, on Saturday at 11AM and Sunday at 2PM.
The newest stage will be located at the recently renovated pumphouse and splashpad adjacent to Town Square with JoJo Jones and Jay, a local favorite, on Saturday from 12:30PM – 2:30PM and powerhouse performer Gypsy Sparrow on Sunday from 11AM-1PM.
This major festival attracts fine art and craft vendors from throughout the region, as well as local craft breweries and wineries, making shopping and sipping part of the fun.
The Chamber also encourages visitors to experience the wonderful downtown shops and eateries within and around the festival.
To stay updated on vendors, sign up for kayak tours, view entertainment schedules and festival events visit GoManateeFest.com.
Festival hours are Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am – 4pm.
Local hotel and RV accommodations can be found at https://www.gomanateefest.com/lodging.html. Be sure to mention the festival when booking your stay!
Last, but not least, nothing this awesome happens without the help of sponsors – generous businesses that contribute to making the Florida Manatee Festival spectacular. If you can, thank them for their contributions!
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