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The Artist Boat World Ocean Day Festival is held at R.A. Apffel East Beach Park, at the far eastern tip of the island, Saturday, June 10th, from 11 am – 4:30 pm.
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.
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:
Participate in a World Ocean Day event or activity this year and help protect the ocean for the future. It’s up to each one of us to help ensure that our ocean is healthy for future generations. World Ocean Day allows us to:
Continue reading to discover World Ocean Day events in Galveston to participate in.
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 10th, 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).
The Beautify the Bucket Competition allows participants to take an active role in beautifying Galveston Beaches and improving stewardship behaviors.
Judging & display occurs on June 10, 2023, at East Beach during the Artist Boat World Ocean Day Festival in Galveston, TX. Winners are announced at 3:00 pm.
Ocean lovers of all ages can join in on a workshop on the beach. Workshops will take place at the World Ocean Day Festival on June 10, 2023 at R.A. Apffel East Beach Park.
Bring your lawn chairs and join us under the stars for a free film screening of “Seadrift.” In 1979, a Vietnamese refugee shoots a white fisherman at the town docks in Seadrift, Texas.
Acclaimed poet and Young People’s Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye shines a spotlight on the things we cast away, from plastic water bottles to those less fortunate, in this collection of more than eighty original and never-before-published poems.
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.
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!
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