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!
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.
We are also awarding (4) $1000 educational scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to students who are enrolling in college, or are already enrolled in college. Any major is acceptable. Preference will be given to students who live in the West Volusia area.
Please click on the link below, download and fill out the application, attach your essay to it, and mail it back to the address on the form. Deadline for submittal is April 4th, 2023.
Click Here to download the 2023 Scholarship Intro Letter and Application (pdf)
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.