4th Annual Right Whale Festival:
November 17, 2012, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. **
Jacksonville Beach, Seawalk Pavilion
** Note new time for 2012 **
Celebrate the North Atlantic right whales' annual return to their only known calving area in the Southeast U.S. With approximately 400 remaining, there are many local efforts to protect these critically endangered whales from extinction. Join us at the 4th annual Right Whale Festival to learn how we can lessen human impacts and bring peace to the right whales that share our coastal waters!
In 2009, the inaugural Right Whale Festival brought enthusiastic participation from sponsors, local vendors and organizations, and the community! In 2010 and 2011 we built on that success with an estimated 3,000 and 4,000 participants!!
Saturday, November 17, 2012, we are excited to host the 4th annual Right Whale Festival, again at the Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion. The Right Whale Festival will be held in late November at the same time right whales are beginning to arrive off the coast of Florida and Georgia. Each winter right whales migrate south along the east coast of the U.S. to give birth and raise their calves in our warm coastal waters before returning to their feeding grounds by early April. Right whales face constant threats, such as boat collisions and fishing gear entanglements, associated with sharing their coastal home with humans. This one-day festival will feature a beach cleanup, activities for children, music, food, and displays geared towards informing and inspiring the community about right whales, their habitat, and their conservation needs.
2012 Tentative Schedule of Events
- 9 - 11 AM: Beach Cleanup
- 10 AM: Festival Officially Begins! Kids's Activities, Booth, Exhibits, Speakers, Obstacle Course, Silent Auction, and More!
- 10:30 - Noon: Live Children's Music (Saltwater Cowgirls)
- Noon - 1:30: Live Music (Split Tone)
- 1:30 - 2 PM: More live Children's Music
- 2 PM Beer Sales Open
- 2 - 5 PM: Live Music with Split Tone continues on Main Stage
- 2:30 PM Beach Run
- 4 PM: Silent Auction Ends - don't miss your chance to get great deals AND help a great cause!
- 5 PM: Festival Ends
New for 2012 - Right Whale Festival Whale-Comes Stella!
2012 T-Shirt Design Preview
Special Rate on Hotel Rooms:
Quality Suites Oceanfront $129
Next to SeaWalk Pavilion
11 N. 1st St. (904) 435-3535
Group Name: Right Whale Festival
Holiday Inn Express $80
1 mi from SeaWalk Pavilion
1101 Beach Blvd (904) 435-3000
Group Name: Right Whale Festival
For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU to 2012 Festival Sponsors and Partners
(To have your organization or company included, please complete the above Sponsor Form)
Right Whale Level
Endangered Species Level
Marine Mammal Level
Ocean and Coast Level
South Anastasia Communities Association
The 2012 Right Whale Festival is in need of sponsors! We greatly appreciate all the support we received 2009 -2011 and we hope to make the 2012 festival even bigger and better. Please take a moment to look over the sponsorship form and/or silent auction donation form (links below) to see how you may be able to help. Thank you for your support!
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