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!
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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.
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.
Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach, Florida
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. -Free Admission- Come early and spend the day!
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.
2016 RWF poster.
Right Whale Festival