TURTLE FEST… APRIL 5, 2014 …OCEAN-SIDE FAMILY FUN

Posted by Lorea Thomson on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 at 10:18am.

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The 11th anniversary of TurtleFest 2014, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s largest annual festival, will take place Saturday, April 5, from 10:00 am – 6:00pm (rainday Sunday, April 6th).  Over 10,000 guests are expected at the FREE admission festival, which promotes conservation through interactions with threatened and endangered sea turtles, as well as art, music, shopping, games, educational presentations, a “global village”, and much more!

Come out and enjoy the music.  Great line-ups.:  a reggae band, a Tom Petty tribute band, a country band, a band that has opened for Jimmy Buffet numerous times and much, much more! Visit www.marinelife.org. 

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In addition to the music, a variety of great food and cold drinks will be offered. The festival will offer a variety of choices to tempt the most discriminating palates.  Regulations require that any alcoholic beverages purchased must remain on site. No outside food or beverages will be permitted.

TurtleFest 2014 will feature a student art contest submitted by Palm Beach County student’s grades 4 through 12.  The artwork is environmentally themed and a board awarded first, second, third place for each submission category.  Winners will be revealed at the event and their artwork displayed in a special exhibit at TurtleFest 2014.

This is a perfect opportunity for enthusiastic people who celebrate and appreciate ocean conservation to volunteer.  The center will need more volunteers than ever with the expected crowds.  Turtle Fest 2014 volunteers will receive a meal and a t-shirt, and can offer assistance in areas of hospitality, children’s activities, logistics, etc.  If interested, fill out an application online at www.marinelife,org/turtlefest.

TurtleFest 2014 is held at Loggerhead Marinelife Center and the surrounding Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach, Florida.  The festival area is just north of Donald Ross Road between U.S. One and A1A.  All parking is FREE and will be located at FP&L. These lots are located at 700 Universe Blvd., Juno Beach.  FREE shuttles will run every 15 minutes.  No parking will be permitted at Loggerhead Marinelife Center without proper permit.


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