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.

​​​​​​​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 9,000+ visitors each year! Free Admission - Come early and spend the day! Join us on Facebook and thank you for helping us spread the word.

2011 RWF poster

2010 RWF poster

2018 RWF poster

2012 RWF poster

FWC photo under NOAA permit #15488

2017 RWF poster

2013 RWF poster

2009 RWF poster

Copyright Right Whale Festival 2015.

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2014 RWF poster

2019 RWF poster

2015 RWF poster

2016 RWF poster

​​2020 Right Whale Festival: Cancelled

Main Beach, Fernandina Beach, Florida

Out of concern for the health and safety of the exhibitors, volunteers, and attendees, this year’s Right Whale Festival is cancelled. The continued spread of COVID-19, travel restrictions, and other circumstances made the Festival no longer viable....Official Statement of Cancellation

​​​​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