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Free ManateeFest, Riviera Beach

Live entertainment, art displays, fun for kids – and manatees? It's all part of ManateeFest 2024 in West Palm Beach.

This free outdoor event is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024 at Manatee Lagoon and focuses on the lovable sea animals and protecting the Florida waterways where they reside. 

Click here to watch the live MANATEE CAM.

(Photo/Manatee Lagoon FPL Eco-Discovery center)

Experience a day packed with activities for everyone:

  • FREE Admission
  • Face painting
  • Live music
  • Photo opportunities with our mascot, Mia the Manatee
  • KidsFunZone for the little ones
  • Munch on tasty treats from a variety of food vendors
  • Shop at one of the many arts and crafts vendors
  • Engage with eco-conscious exhibitors
  • Complimentary parking and shuttle available

ManateeFest will feature activities for all ages including a KidsFunZone with activities such as a Coastal Cleanup and Recycling Relay Race, environmental exhibitors and various local small businesses. Visitors can grab a bite from a variety of food vendors and live steel drum music performances.

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.

ManateeFest at FPL's Manatee Lagoon in Riviera Beach, Florida on February 4, 2023. Photo by Doug Murray/FPL

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).

(Photo/Manatee Lagoon FPL Eco-Discovery Center)

Manatee Lagoon, at 6000 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, features educational exhibits and a waterfront vantage point for watching manatees. For more information, click here

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