Right Whale Festival

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.

The Right Whale Festival appeals to educators and students of all ages. Kids can interact with exhibitors through an passport program which features questions 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 passport questions.


  • H2O Bus: Sea to Shore Alliance Healthy Habitats and Oceans program (H2O) renovated a bus. The bus will be used as a mobile marine debris classroom! The goal is to outfit the bus with exhibits focused on entanglement, ingestion, rafting and more.

  • Life South Blood Mobile: Every three seconds someone needs blood. Thank you to the thirty plus people who donated blood during the 2016 RWF. When you consider that one blood donation can save up to three lives it is easy to see how donating blood can make a significant difference in someone's life. One never knows when the life that is saved may be a member of your own family, a friend, or a co-worker. http://www.lifesouth.org/

  • 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, as well as performance quick dry shirts. Stay tuned for the 2017 designs!

After Party

​This year's after-festival celebration was hosted just a block away from the Seawalk Pavilion at Jacksonville Beach's first microbrewery.
Their popular hand crafted "Save the Whale" Imperial Stout on tap was enjoyed by many. Thank you Green Room Brewing for your continued support. 20% of the brew's proceeds were donated to the 2016 Right Whale Festival! Always remember the bonus: the Green Room is dog friendly!


Fun for Everyone

The 9th annual 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. This free festival takes place rain or shine.