Event Date: April 15th 2023 12pm – 6pm

The Water State Festival is a celebration of our Florida waters – the best on the planet!

Enjoy a day of water-themed science, crafts, art vendors, environmental nonprofits, government agencies, live mermaids, and adventure & kayak/SUP outfitters. Also, festival goers will be able to visit the Cade Museum (FREE admission) to see Play Hard Florida’s State of Water Juried Art Exhibition!

Proceeds of the festival and the art show at the Cade Museum benefit two local environmental nonprofits that protect our waters and springs: Florida Springs Institute and Current Problems.

These annual Play Hard Florida community events are also part of our larger campaign to bring awareness to our state’s amazing natural resources – and to rename Florida’s nickname to “The Water State”.

How you can help…


BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP: Businesses have an amazing opportunity for a single donation to benefit and be marketed in TWO community events! We’re accepting business sponsors up until April 25th, however, get your sponsorship in by April 10th to get your logo on the festival t-shirt!  SPONSOR NOW


PERSONAL DONATION: Individuals have the ability to support BOTH festival and art show benefiting non-profits with a single donation! 100% of your donation will be split equally among the two water-protecting organizations. Accepting private donations until the end of the Art Exhibition, April 30th!  DONATE NOW



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