Blue Spring Manatee Festival

Orange City, Florida

This festival is held every January to raise money in support of the Friends of Blue Spring and increase awareness of the endangered West Indian Manatees that congregate in the spring run during cold weather.

The highlight of the festival is the short shuttle bus ride to the spring where visitors can see dozens of Manatees basking in the 73-degree waters.


  • Blue Spring Manatee Festival Sign
  • Sand Castle at the Blue Spring Manatee Festival
  • Florida Master Naturalist with Baby Alligator
  • Python at the Blue Spring Manatee Festival
  • Wildlife Donations Welcome
  • Water is for Fighting Over
  • Do Not Feed The Algae
  • Captain Jim Flowers at the Blue Spring Manatee Festival
  • Beer Sign at the Blue Spring Manatee Festival
  • Cotton Candy Booth
  • Good Food at the Blue Spring Manatee Festival
  • Gyros and Kabobs
  • I Can't Believe I Ate The Whole Thing!
  • World Famous Frisbee Dogs at the Blue Spring Manatee Festival
  • Dog Obediently Wearing A Frisbee
  • Dog in the Air Catching a Frisbee
  • Happy Visitor to the Manatee Festival
  • Audience Watching the Frisbee Dogs
  • Train Driver Taking a Break at the Manatee Festival
  • Climbing Wall at the Manatee Festival
  • Air Jumping at the Manatee Festival
  • Crowd at the Manatee Festival
  • Driftwood Carver
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
  • Hand-Painted Sign Art at the Manatee Festival
  • Exotic Plants for Sale at the Manatee Festival
  • Cynical Neighbor Near the Manatee Festival
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