The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce produces three festivals a year:
The Florida Manatee Festival along with the Rotary Club of Crystal River. The Chamber also produces the Floral City Strawberry Festival and the Mermaids & Margaritas Festival, all held in beautiful Citrus County.
The Florida Manatee Festival is a combination of Fine Arts and Crafts, Business Marketplace, live music on 3 stages, a beer & wine garden, kid zone with activities, 2 food courts & more. Free parking & shuttle service and free bus tours of Three Sisters Springs too! Boat tours are available for a small fee to see the world-famous Manatees in their natural environment. Always held the weekend before MLK Day in January.
The Floral City Strawberry Festival is a salute to local agriculture. Fresh strawberries from local grower Ferris Groves are available for purchase. Free parking & shuttle buses will get you there in time to oin us for the Little Miss and the Miss Strawberry Princess pageants, the ever popular and extremely messy pie-eating contests as well as 2 kid zones and nearly 300 booths filled with craft artists, local non-profits and commercial vendors. Also to be noted, are 2 food courts, a beer & wine garden and a VIP tent option. Always the first full weekend in March.
The Mermaids & Margaritas Festival is produced in partnership with Eric Ducharme, The Mertailor. Enjoy the mermaids on the beach and in the water, live entertainment all day, air boat rides, exciting vendors, contests and games and a kid zone with entertainment, free paddleboard rides and fabulous food vendors including Riviera Mexican Cantina featuring frosty Margaritas! The second weekend in April.