Please see our
Event Info page for a more detailed list of events, times, ticket information and a printable Manatee
Festival Guide as well as a Printable Manatee Activity and Coloring Book for the kids!
The Manatee Festival uses the funds raised through its annual festival to benefit friends of Blue Spring State Park, Dare Programs and other area organizations.
Additional funds will be used for (4) $1000 educational scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to
students who are enrolling in college, or to students who are already enrolled in college, preferably
for environmental studies. Preference will also be given to students who live in the West Volusia
area. The Manatee Festival will award additional scholarships to area students based on the availability
Click Here to download the 2017 Scholarship Intro Letter and Application (pdf)
The Festival is a Fund Raiser for the Orange City Community. The proceeds will benefit "Friends of Blue Spring State Park", Educational scholarships, and other Greater Orange City Organizations.