World Oceans Day Festival
Family-friendly, fun, and educational
|Past Partner Organizations|
|American Bird Conservancy||Houston-Galveston Area Council: Trash Bash|
|Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Nature Center||Houston Wilderness|
|Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary||Houston Zoo|
|FotoFest: Literacy Through Photography||Marine Mammal Stranding Network|
|Friends of Galveston Island State Park||Texas A&M University at Galveston – ADDOMEx|
|Galveston Bay Estuary Program||Texas A&M University at Galveston – DEEPEND|
|Galveston Bay Foundation||Turtle Island Restoration Network|
|Galveston Children’s Museum||Texas Parks and Wildlife Department|
|Galveston Island Beach Patrol|
World Oceans Day Festival
World Oceans Day (June 8th) is the UN-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. All around the globe individuals and groups use the day to celebrate, learn about, and do their part to help the ocean. Artist Boat is bringing the international celebration to Galveston with the World Oceans Day Festival!
The 2018 World Oceans Day Festival is Friday, June 8th, from 4pm-8pm at Stewart Beach in Galveston, Texas. Bring your friends and family and join us in celebrating the ocean right on its doorstep!
Local, regional, and state organizations will come together to provide engaging activities to help visitors understand the human connection to the ocean and the 2018 focus “Plastic Pollution Prevention”.
Marine Debris Art Contest
The World Oceans Day Festival also hosts the Marine Debris Art Contest! Artist and ocean-lovers of all ages can submit pieces to display at the festival. Art pieces are comprised primarily of marine debris and demonstrate the effects aquatic trash can have on our oceans and the life that depends on them. During the festival, our judges will view all submissions, and you can get in on the action too! Visitors can cast their vote for their favorite piece to help determine the People’s Choice Award!
Interested in submitting a piece? View the Call for Art >>>
Interactive booths – explore the human connection to the ocean with hands-on activities provided by partner organizations
Music – enjoy live music performed by Th3rd Coast Roots, a “roots rock reggae band inna third coast style”. Check out Th3rd Coast Roots’ Facebook page by clicking here >>>
Yoga – participate in Yoga on the Beach with Kathleen DiNatale and Laughter Yoga with Dennis McFadden from The Yoga Haven
Art – View submissions in the Marine Debris Art Contest submitted by artists and ocean-lovers of all ages and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award
5:00PM -Yoga on the Beach with Kathleen DiNatale from The Yoga Haven
5:45PM – Laughing Yoga with Dennis McFadden from The Yoga Haven
6:30PM – Th3rd Coast Roots
Location and Price
The Artist Boat World Oceans Day Festival is held at Stewart Beach, Galveston’s premier family beach park, where Broadway intersects Seawall Blvd. To learn more about the venue click here >>>
The Festival is FREE. However, Stewart Beach parking fees will apply.
The Galveston Trolley also has a stop at Stewart Beach. For information of Trolley stops, times and prices click here >>>
The Artist Boat World Oceans Day Festival is made possible thanks to support from the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees and Port Houston.