This year's ManateeFest attracted more than 9,000 visitors to Manatee Lagoon, which is located just south of the Port of Palm Beach.
Overflow parking was available at the Port of Palm Beach thanks to port tenants Tropical Shipping and Ozinga. The companies provided land within their facilities to allow parking for more than 500 vehicles.
“A special thanks to the security team Sgt. Peter Wright, Sgt. Jeff Farr, Port Security Officer Anthony Harrell and Manatee Lagoon parking personnel for directing traffic while maintaining port cargo operations during the event,” Director of Operations Rick Placeres said.
Manatee Lagoon & External Affairs Emergency Preparedness Manager Zack Greenberg expressed his gratitude to the Port of Palm Beach for providing the free parking.
"ManateeFest was a huge success, far exceeding anyone’s expectations on attendance. We would not have been successful had it not been for all of your support and help," Greenberg said.