Friends of the Wekiva River 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Katie’s Landing State Park, 262 Wekiva Park Dr., Sanford, FL

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Join us for an action-packed day!

FREE Friends of the Wekiva River t-shirts to the 1st 25 vessel registrations for the flotilla! Register here!

Prizes awarded for most original decorations

Paddle up the river to discover hidden springs

(***Registration required ONLY if you plan to enter in the flotilla watercraft contest. Otherwise- just show up and join the fun!***)

Grilled burgers and hotdogs for purchase from Boy Scout Troop 507

Live music from the Crooms Academy Steel Drum Band

Family friendly scavenger hunts and crafts

Hike Florida trails & take part in a wilderness scavenger hunt

Visit with state park rangers and explore the scientific wonders of the Wekiva River and its basin


• 11:00 AM – Flotilla check-in starts

• Noon – Live music. Food and drinks will be available for purchase

• 2:00 – Awards ceremony


Dress your watercraft and yourself in your finest manatee Mardi Gras attire, King Neptune garb, Mermaid tail, Bird feathers or any river critter outfit that floats your boat!


Vessels can be decorated with foam, plastic bottles, cardboard, and recycled materials of every kind. With a little creativity you can take whatever is around you and recycle it into something that is unique. Consider adding things that will float. A race number will be assigned to each vessel at registration the morning of the race. The numbers must be affixed so that the judges on the side of the river can clearly see it.


All entries must register before the day of the flotilla or before all entry slots are filled limit of 50 vessels.