Right Whale Festival

2017 RWF poster.

2011 RWF poster.

2010 RWF poster.

FWC photo under NOAA permit #15488

Photo of Sea Walk Pavilion

Copyright Right Whale Festival 2015.

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 465 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 5,000+ visitors each year!  Join us on Facebook and thank you for helping us spread the word.

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!

2016 RWF poster.

2014 RWF poster.

2009 RWF poster.

2013 RWF poster.

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. 


Call To Artists & Graphic Designers! We invite interested individuals to participate in the annual Right Whale Festival design contest. The winning design will also be used for posters, t-shirts, print/web ads and more. The deadline for submissions is May 4, 2018.  Details on submitting your artwork can be found here.

2015 RWF poster.

2012 RWF poster.

 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