Festival & Happening

Annual Audubon Birding Tours with River Ventures

This fundraising event is very popular and sells out quickly every year. We appreciate all the attendees who support our event by returning for a fun, informational and engaging outing! There were over 53 bird species seen during the morning tour...and spotting 53 species of birds in two hours is not an easy task in most parts of the world, it's just one of the reasons this area is such a hot spot for birders!

Keep Calm and Scare On!

Folks come from all around to enjoy the varied festivities and the famous haunted tram so get there early, because later in the evening the line can really grow! Food, fun, candy, music, give-aways and of course the famous Florida manatee on the roam for picture ops! You do not want to miss this Citrus County tradition! We will be there too!

Hillsborough County deputies working to protect manatees during Gasparilla festivities

Cold weather and water send Tampa Bay's gentle giants in search of warmth. Sometimes, that's where the Hillsborough River flows out, but that's not where manatees want to be when the flotilla arrives Saturday morning.