The Right Whale Festival will feature live music, exhibits promoting marine conservation with onsite marine mammal scientists, kid's activities, art and unique gifts, a beach clean-up, food trucks, and much more.
Unique Exhibitors and Fun Learning for Kids
Connect with diverse exhibitors focused on marine conservation and education, water recreation and sports, boating and fishing, and other outdoor activities. Unique gifts including fine art, photography and distinctive crafts will be for sale.
Kids’ Migration Map Program: Kids can interact with exhibitors when navigating the festival grounds and answer questions on a migration map about right whales and other marine species. Experts are on hand to answer questions and share helpful information. Small prizes are awarded to those who complete their questions.
Right Whale Obstacle Course: The Right Whale Obstacle Course is an interactive activity for kids to learn about threats to the right whale population. The course starts with a brief educational lesson using large, brightly colored display boards illustrating the right whales annual migration and the threats they face along the way. The children then navigate through an obstacle course of these threats, such as avoiding (foam) propellers, maneuvering thorough ropes (fishing gear), and wading through trash.
Bones and Baleen: A favorite among festival attendees, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission brings real baleen and bones from right whales and other whales. Seeing these items in-person will truly give you an understanding of their size.
Lecture Tent: Throughout the day of the festival, there will be a tent where attendees can learn about right whales and other marine mammals directly from the biologist that work so hard to protect them.
Bounce House: Upon popular request of festival attendees, bounce houses are a favorite of young children and allow them to blow-off some energy while parents enjoy the great music and food.
Festival T-shirts: Each year the festival sells t-shirts with a unique design. These shirts have become collectors items and sell out early! Colorful t-shirts for men, women and children are available for purchase.
Live Music: Listen to a variety of music by local favorites. See musicians that will be playing at this years festival below.