Orange City Blue Spring Manatee Festival Jan. 26 and 27


Celebrate the manatee. Take in some awesome scenery. Help a good cause.

You can do all that and more at the Orange City Blue Spring Manatee Festival at Valentine Park.

This is the festival's 27th year, and there will be plenty of entertainment for the whole family, from an arts and crafts show to children's activities. The event takes place Saturday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 27.

Proceeds raised at the festival benefit the Friends of Blue Spring State Park and other community organizations. For those wanting to see manatees, catch a free shuttle from Valentine Park over to Blue Spring State Park.

Valentine Park is near Blue Spring State Park, in Orange City. Admission is $8 for adults, $2 for children 4 to 10 and children 3 and under get in free. For more information, visit

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