Food, Fun, Art and Crafts!

  • Open to public 9:00am to 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Continuous Entertainment for the Whole Family
  • Arts & Crafts Show with Over 100 Booths
  • Music and Dancing!
  • Manatee Viewing
  • Disc Connected K9s - World Famous Frisbee Dogs
  • Children's Area with: Shows - Face Panting - Games
  • Central Florida Zoo Animal Ambassadors
  • Environmental Conservation Displays

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!

Orange City Blue Spring Manatee Festival: Saving Manatees and Supporting The Community - Click To Read More

Scholarship Information!

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 of funds.

Click Here to download the 2019 Scholarship Intro Letter and Application (pdf)

Click Here To See Past Scholarship Winners

Come Join The Fun!

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.