Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center® is celebrating its third anniversary with ManateeFest 2019. This free, family-friendly event jump starts with a Moonlight Movies at Manatee Lagoon viewing of “Finding Nemo” on Friday, Feb. 1. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs, and food and beverage vendors will be on site. The large screen event is staged on the grassy lawn under the environmental education center’s iconic front lawn Banyan Tree.
The festivities will continue on Saturday, Feb. 2 with an action-packed day of hands-on educational and engaging activities. Saturday’s event will include photo opportunities with Mia the Manatee, an interactive selfie station, marine life face painting, art stations, local and state environmental exhibitors and much more. There will also be a passport activity, where guests are eligible to win a prize for visiting designated stations and completing the fill-in-the-blank statements in the passport.
With a variety of food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, environmental booths and live music, ManateeFest 2019 is sure to be a weekend the whole family will enjoy.
This event features free admission and parking. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
ManateeFest Movie Night Kickoff: Friday, Feb. 1 from 5 – 7:30 p.m.
ManateeFest: Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.