Celebrate World Oceans Day in Galveston

Galveston Island will celebrate World Ocean Day with a festival at East Beach on June 4, 2022.

The ocean connects, sustains, and supports us all. As the past years have shown us, we need to work together to create a new balance with the ocean that no longer depletes its bounty but instead restores its vibrancy and brings it new life.

World Ocean Day is the UN-recognized day of ocean celebration and action.

On World Ocean Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor the ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family, friends, community, and the planet to start creating a better future. Working together, we can and will protect our shared ocean. Join this growing global celebration.

All around the globe individuals and groups use the day to celebrate, learn about, and do their part to help the ocean. Local, regional, and state organizations will come together to provide engaging activities to help visitors understand the human connection to the ocean.

Why Celebrate World Ocean Day?

A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Ocean Day provides a unique opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared ocean. The ocean is important because it:

  • Generates most of the oxygen we breathe
  • Helps feed us
  • Regulates our climate
  • Cleans the water we drink
  • Offers a pharmacopeia of medicines
  • Provides limitless inspiration!
World Oceans Day

The Artist Boat World Ocean Day Festival will be held at R.A. Apffel East Beach Park, at the far eastern tip of the island, Saturday, June 4th, from 11 am – 4:30 pm. The Festival is FREE and will feature vendors, a kids workshop and the displaying of this year's Beautify The Bucket entries (see below for more details).

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Beautify The Bucket Art Competition

Help Artist Boat beautify the trash receptacles along Galveston beaches to enhance the views of the beach and catch the eye of visitors.

Your beautiful and clever artwork helps to increase the proper use of the trash receptacles in our Beautify the Bucket Art Competition. Together we can all help to reduce marine debris!

Registration is open until May 8, 2022. Judging & display occurs on June 4th, at East Beach during the World Ocean Day Festival in Galveston, TX.

Viewing and judging are held on June 4th at East Beach during the World Ocean Day Festival, in Galveston, TX. Winners will be announced at 12:00 pm.

World Oceans Day Festival

For the first time this year, Artist Boat World Ocean Day Festival will be hosting four different workshops for kids!

Young ocean-lovers ages 3-18 years old can join in on a workshop on the beach. The four different workshops will provide a chance to trash into treasure with the creation of marine debris art, produce screen printings of images of original art, create coral reefs out of clay and other artistic substances, or partake in an under the sea themed music and song activity.

Registration begins April 20, 2022. Workshops will take place at the festival on June 4, 2022, at East Beach.

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Host a Booth for Your Business

Do you have a sustainable, eco-friendly, or ocean-related business that is struggling during this difficult time? For a chance to get the word out about your business, host a booth as a partner at the World Ocean Day Festival. Booths are free for nonprofit organizations.

Become a Partner

If your business fits the above partner description, but you want a chance to sell your ocean-related or sustainable products during the festival, then participate as a vendor!

Become a Vendor

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