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. 


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


Saturday, November 2, 2019  10am-6pm

Sunday, November 3, 2019  10am-3pm

Main Beach, Fernandina Beach, Florida


2013 RWF poster

2009 RWF poster

2011 RWF poster

​​Right Whale Festival

2014 RWF poster

2018 RWF poster

FWC photo under NOAA permit #15488

2017 RWF poster

2012 RWF poster

2016 RWF poster

Copyright Right Whale Festival 2015.

2010 RWF poster

2015 RWF poster

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 just over 400 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 8,000+ visitors each year! Free Admission - Come early and spend the day!  Join us on Facebook and thank you for helping us spread the word.

 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.