Welcome to the 28th annual Manatee Festival in the heart of downtown Crystal River. Gates open at 9 a.m. both Saturday, Jan. 16, and Sunday, Jan. 17.
This weekend festival offers families a variety of entertainment, lots of food and more than 140 arts and crafts vendors spread out along Citrus Avenue, Heritage Village and the Creative Playground behind city hall, up to King’s Bay Park and the pier off Third
Avenue. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested to cover the large event.