Underwater and outdoor enthusiasts, ecotravelers and families are encouraged to celebrate the marine environment at Mote Marine Laboratory's annual event, Mote’s Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration. Proceeds and donations from the festival support Mote Marine Laboratory’s coral reef restoration and research programs. The family-friendly fun will take place Saturday, Dec. 1,2018 at Founders Park in Islamorada, Village of Islands (87000 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join us for a day of fun, crafts, games, music, food, and shopping as we showcase our treasured marine environment while raising money for coral reef research and restoration. Mote’s Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration attendees can explore conservation and environmental exhibits, meet live animals and experience touch tanks, view and purchase wares from local marine artists and vendors, enjoy music, try their skill at active amusements and bid on silent auction items. Meet Mote scientists and researchers, along with other conservation and environmental organizations from around Florida to learn about the work they are doing and how you can help.