ST. AUGUSTINE – Keepers of the Coast will host the 7th Annual Sea Turtle Festival Sunday, May 19th, 2013, from Noon to 5 p.m. The event will take place in downtown St. Augustine at the City of St. Augustine Municipal Marina, (111 Avenida Menendez St. Augustine, 32084). There is a suggested donation of $2.00/person, all proceeds to fund annual local beach clean-up efforts and summer education activities in St. Johns County.
The family-oriented festival will feature live music, conservation and wildlife education tables, arts and crafts vendors, a silent
auction, food and beverages, and “Keeper’s Cove,” an interactive children’s program that includes an obstacle course mimicking the conservation challenges sea turtle face. Last year, over 1,000 people attended the afternoon event. Jacksonville area trio, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine will headline the musical performances and other featured artists include Chelsea Saddler and Aslyn and the Naysayers. Mojo’s Tacos and Puccini’s Pizzeria will provide food vending and Sweetwater beer will be available for purchase.
The Annual Sea Turtle Festival is the best way to experience every aspect of Keepers’ mission and will be a terrific, family-friendly day. Join the organization and local businesses as they work to preserve area beaches and endangered wildlife. One of the primary goals of the event is to educate youth on protecting their coastal environment, which is vital for the future health of all species. Festival sponsorships are available, ranging from $100.00 – $2,500.00 for those businesses that are interested in partnering with Keepers of the Coast.
Parking for the event will be on a first come, first serve basis and is available free of cost at downtown public parking areas.
Event sponsors supporting the 2013 Sea Turtle Festival include: Sweetwater Brewing Company, St. Augustine Eco Tours, Volcom, Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheater, St. Johns County, Mile Marker Brewery, and Puccini’s Pizzeria.
Keepers of the Coast can be found on Facebook (Keepers ofthe Coast) and Twitter (@kprsofthecoast). Further information may be found at http://keepersofthecoast.org/ or by calling (904) 687-7694.