Celebrating 5 years!
Feb. 1 - 5, 2021
Manatee Lagoon's ManateeFest event is an annual celebration where families and the public can come together to explore the wonders of manatees, the Lake Worth Lagoon and environmental conservation. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ManateeFest 2021 will be hosted virtually, featuring five days of virtual fun in honor of Manatee Lagoon's 5th anniversary.
The virtual event will feature a variety of activities available throughout the duration of the five-day event, as well as educational videos premiered daily to Manatee Lagoon's Facebook page.
ManateeFest Schedule of Activities
*Subject to change
Support local businesses by taking a virtual stroll through our ManateeFest storefront. The storefront will be accessible throughout the duration of the five-day event, and will feature an exciting lineup of environmental and marine-themed vendors and exhibitors, many of which have exhibited at our past in-person ManateeFest events.
Start shopping! (link coming soon)
Virtual Photo Booth
Share your virtual ManateeFest experience with us! Snap a free photo and customize it with fun backgrounds and stickers. Then share it on your social media pages. Don't forget to tag us @ManateeLagoon!
Snap a photo! (link coming soon)
"What I Love About Manatees" Children's Art Contest
Show us what you love about manatees by participating in our first-ever children's art contest! More information about the art contest, including how to enter, will be posted here on the first day of ManateeFest (Monday, Feb. 1).
Manatee Trivia Games
Test your family's knowledge of manatees and Lake Worth Lagoon right at home! A new trivia game will be featured each day of ManateeFest (trivia games will open each day at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.). The first 5 people to receive the highest scores each day will win a prize! Please note, the online trivia game must be filled out and submitted by those 18 years of age or older. If you are under 18, please have a parent or legal guardian fill the trivia game out on your behalf or you will not be eligible to receive a prize. Official Trivia Rules
- Monday, Feb. 1 - Round 1: Link coming soon
- Tuesday, Feb. 2 - Round 2: Link coming soon
- Wednesday, Feb. 3 - Round 3: Link coming soon
- Thursday, Feb. 4 - Round 4: Link coming soon
- Friday, Feb. 5 - Round 5: Link coming soon
Daily Educational Videos with Manatee Masters
Tune in to Manatee Lagoon's Facebook page every day at 3 p.m. to hear from one of our Manatee Master educators and learn more about manatees and the Lake Worth Lagoon. Please note, all lessons will be prerecorded. If you miss one of the daily videos, don't worry! We'll post the link to watch each video below after they premier on our Facebook page.
- Monday, Feb. 1 at 3 p.m.: Manatee Art Lesson
- Follow along with our Manatee Master art instructor! Children can prepare in advance by gathering supplies of their own, or parents can click here to register to have a FREE ManateeFest children's art kit mailed to their household in advance of the lesson. The deadline to register is Friday, Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. Please note, due to limited availability, there is a limit of one kit per household. The online registration form must be filled out by those 18 years of age or older. This art lesson is suggested for children ages 6 to 18.
- Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m.: Manatee Tales Story Time
- Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m.: Live Aquaria Fish Feeding
- Thursday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m.: Virtual Visit and Q&A
- Friday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m.: All About Manatees Presentation
If you are interested in being an exhibitor or vendor at a future ManateeFest event, please click here to fill out a request form and one of our team members will get back to you with additional information. Please note, space is limited and submitting a request form does not guarantee your participation in the event.