Sunday, January 22, 2012
Continuing today up in Crystal River is the 25th Annual Manatee Festival.
They pretty much close off the main street, Citrus Avenue, and several adjoining streets and they are lined with hundreds of exhibitors and food vendors from all over the United States. I have been to many such shows and this is the biggest- and friendliest- I have visited.
Also featured is musical entertainment and boat rides (the shot of the big line!) and a big play area for the kids, and lots of educational exhibits. I heard three numbers by the band that played down by the pier at the waterfront park on Saturday around noon, and the female singer had a voice that could do Stevie Nicks with justice- not an easy thing!
I put together a video of scenes from my three hours making my way through the crowds- which were also friendly: no sound- until the last little bit.