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


FWC photo under NOAA permit #15488

​​​​​​​​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 350 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!

​​2022 Right Whale Festival

Main Beach, Fernandina Beach, Florida​​

​​​Right Whale Festival

Saturday, November 5, 2022 10am-6pm
   Sunday, November 6, 2022 10am-3pm 

Past Festival Posters

Copyright Right Whale Festival 2015.

2021 Right Whale Festival 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. 

 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.