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FPL’s Manatee Lagoon Hosts its Seventh Annual ManateeFest Celebration
Saturday, February 4, 9:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center® is hosting its seventh annual ManateeFest on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ManateeFest 2023 attendees can enjoy free, family-friendly activities that celebrate Florida’s iconic manatees and local waterways.
ManateeFest 2023 activities at Manatee Lagoon feature something for everyone:
- Family Fun for All Ages: Young manatee enthusiasts can enjoy a KidsFunZone, with activities such as a Coastal Cleanup and Recycling Relay Race, the ever-popular free sea-life themed face painting, free caricature portraits, giant sea-life puzzles and a sidewalk chalk station. Educational Coastal Chats, environmental exhibitors and arts and crafts vendors round out a full festival experience.
During the event, guests can also visit the Conservation Pledge Station and make a pledge to help protect manatees and their habitat. Guests are welcome to interact with environmental exhibitors, help Mia the Manatee complete her conservation challenge by participating in a game called “Mia’s Conservation Mission.”
- Local Shops & Eats: Visitors can peruse and support various local small businesses and grab a bite from a delicious variety of food purveyors along the way.
- ManateeFest’s Relaxation Stations & Live Music: Guests can find moments of serenity during the festival fun in these special spots. Visitors can enjoy the tropical ambiance, comfortable Adirondack chair seating, picturesque views of the Lake Worth Lagoon and live steel drum music performances. Attendees are encouraged to look for the large, clear tents designating the three spots: the Main Stage Relaxation Station (closest to the Main Stage), the Lagoon Relaxation Station (southernmost waterfront tent) and the Coastal Relaxation Station (northernmost waterfront tent).