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’s coral reef restoration and research programs.
Mote’s Ocean Fest has been said to be one of the best events in the Keys for all ages.
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 and try their skill at active amusements. Meet Mote scientists along with other conservation and environmental organizations from around Florida to learn about the work they are doing and how you can help.