Right Whales are making a comeback thanks to Sea to Shore Alliance, NOAA Fisheries, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Florida Fish & Wildlife and other groups. 


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sea Walk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach, Florida

10 am to 4 pm - Free AdmissionCome early and spend the day!

Right Whale Festival

2011 RWF poster.

2010 RWF poster.

2012 RWF poster.

The Right Whale Festival celebrates the annual return of endangered North Atlantic right whales and the beginning of right whale calving season off the coast of Georgia and northeast Florida. It’s a fun and free outdoor event for all ages and serves as an opportunity to expand awareness about the threats to these whales, such as accidental ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear. Less than 550 right whales exist today and their home waters span the entire Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. and parts of Canada. 

The Right Whale Festival attracts 5,000+ visitors each year!
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2015 RWF poster.

2009 RWF poster.

2013 RWF poster.

Inflatable Right Whale Calf

FWC photo under NOAA permit #15488

Photo of Sea Walk Pavilion

Copyright Right Whale Festival 2015.

The Festival is fun for all ages. Enjoy live music, food trucks, art and photography, water recreation displays and more while learning about the right whale. 


Be part of the eighth annual celebration of the return of the right whales to their vital calving grounds along the northeast coast of Florida


2014 RWF poster.