Help make LMC’s 14th Annual TurtleFest the Center’s best festival to date!

turtlefest-2016-minLove the ocean, craft food, local art and great music? Join Loggerhead Marinelife Center on March 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Palm Beach County’s largest ocean conservation festival, TurtleFest 2017 – Together We Can!

This free, ocean-inspired festival, located at LMC and the surrounding Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach, anticipates over 10,000 people throughout the day to celebrate and learn about ocean conservation and the simple steps everyone can take to keep our oceans clean and beautiful.

Because the event is so large, it requires many hardworking and dedicated volunteers for the day, and LMC will need more volunteers than ever this year to help make TurtleFest spectacular.

TurtleFest will feature local vendors and art, games, conservation activities, live music, craft food and beer, up close interactions with the Center’s sea turtle patients and more. And for the first time, LMC will host beach clean-ups in various locations on the morning of TurtleFest, and will eliminate single-use items at the festival. Guests can also pledge a conservation-minded life at the virtual pledge wall in the festival’s Conservation & Media Tent.

Volunteers can choose a four and a half-hour shift in the morning or afternoon and will receive a free meal and TurtleFest t-shirt. Those interested in volunteering in a variety of capacities can fill out an online application at www.marinelife.org/turtlefest or email Evan Nader, volunteer coordinator, at enader@marinelife.org.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is also looking for artists to exhibit at the festival and vendors to sell eco-friendly, coastal-inspired merchandise. Visit www.marinelife.org/turtlefest or email Amanda Moore, marketing & communications coordinator, at amoore@marinelife.org to participate as a vendor this year.