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 10th annual celebration of the return of the right whales to their vital calving grounds along the northeast coast of Florida


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. 


2018 Date Announced!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach, Florida

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Free AdmissionCome early and spend the day!

Right Whale Festival

2017 RWF poster

2014 RWF poster

2010 RWF poster

2009 RWF poster

Photo of Sea Walk Pavilion

2016 RWF poster

2018 RWF poster

2013 RWF poster

2012 RWF poster

FWC photo under NOAA permit #15488

Copyright Right Whale Festival 2015.

2011 RWF poster

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 as few as 450 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.The Right Whale Festival attracts 8,000+ visitors each year!  Join us on Facebook and thank you for helping us spread the word.

2015 RWF poster