​​​​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. 

​​2021 Right Whale Festival

Main Beach, Fernandina Beach, Florida​​

2018 RWF poster

FWC photo under NOAA permit #15488

2017 RWF poster

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​​​​​​​​The Right Whale Festival celebrates the annual return of endangered North Atlantic right whales to the warm coastal water off northeast Florida and Georgia, where they give birth to and nurse their young. With less than 400 remaining, this family-fun event raises awareness of the threats to right whales and how we can help in their recovery. The festival highlights local efforts to protect these whales from extinction, as well as ocean-themed activities and exhibits that emphasize education and environmentally responsible adventures and products. Free Admission - Come early and spend the day!


We've worked hard to create a COVID-safe festival, but we need your help. Please stay home if you feel sick, maintain social distancing, and sanitize your hands regularly. We look forward to seeing everyone's favorite whale themed mask.

Saturday, November 6, 2021 10am-6pm
   Sunday, November 7, 2021 10am-3pm

​​​Right Whale Festival

 Right whales need our help more than ever. Come to the festival and learn about the ongoing efforts to protect them from extinction and how you can help.


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