World Oceans Day Festival
All Events have been cancelled due to COVID 19
Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean will have to wait
Regretfully, Artist Boat with its leading partner, Galveston Park Board, has cancelled World Oceans Day, June 5 – 8, 2020, due to COVID 19 restrictions requiring social distancing. A festival for World Oceans Day violates these protocols for our beaches and its community. Additionally, there have been real challenges with diminishing budgets. World Oceans Day has been reschedule for June 4 – 7, 2021.
Please contact Event Coordinator, Mary Jo Naschke for more information at (409) 762-3930.
Seadrift Film Screening
Held at the Sea Star Base in Galveston, June 5
World Ocean Day Lunch
Under a Big Tent at Stewart Beach, June 6
Held at Ashton Villa, June 7
World Oceans Day Festival
World Oceans Day 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. Local, regional, and state organizations will come together to provide engaging activities to help visitors understand the human connection to the ocean and the 2020 focus “Innovations for a Sustainable Ocean”.
Bring your friends and family and join us in celebrating the ocean right on its doorstep!
Exhibitor or Vendor Opportunities
Do you have an ocean friendly product to sell? Would like you like to participate as an exhibitor or vendor? Download the Vendor Registration packet below to see all the ways you can join us.
“Every time I slip into the ocean, I feel like I am going home” – Sylvia Earle
Join our 2020 World Ocean’s Day Sponsors to make this year bigger and better!
Galveston Park Board of Trustees
Gulf Coast Water Authority
Harbor Offshore Marine, Inc.
West Gulf Maritime Association
Scott and Donna Weaver
Sea Star Base Galveston
Lighthouse Charity Team
Galveston Island CVB/Park Board
Del Papa Distributing Company
2020 Honored Guests
Libby Hill, Miss Earth USA 2020
Diane Wilson, Environmental Activist and recipient of our 1st inaugural Ocean Action Hero Award
Will you join us in 2020?
Our partners work together with us to make the festival a success! Would you like kto have a booth and do a demonstration or activity? We all love to make learning about preserving our natural resources fun and inspire young and old to protect our seas and the Texas Gulf Coast. Your demonstrations and activities to practice environmental protection are welcome at the event. Please Contact Event Coordinator, Mary Jo Naschke and Download the form to get started today!
Sponsors help visitors learn about our connection to the ocean and how we can foster sustainability.
Please review the many ways you can partner with Artist Boat to support our success. We will tailor a sponsorship to fit your objectives. Contact Mary Jo Naschke, Event Coordinator (409) 771-4373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your consideration.
About World Oceans Day
On World Oceans 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 on June 8th!
WHY CELEBRATE WORLD OCEANS DAY?
A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Oceans 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 pharmacopoeia of medicines
- Provides limitless inspiration!
NOW EACH OF US CAN GIVE BACK
Participate in a World Oceans 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 Oceans Day allows us to:
- Change perspective – encourage individuals to think about what the ocean means to them and what it has to offer all of us with hopes of conserving it for present and the future generations.
- Learn – discover the wealth of diverse and beautiful ocean creatures and habitats, how our daily actions affect them, and how we are all interconnected.
- Change our ways – we are all linked to, and through, the ocean! By taking care of your backyard and helping in your community, you are acting as a caretaker of our ocean. Making small modifications to your everyday habits will make a difference, and involving your family, friends, and community will benefit our blue planet even more! SEE OUR FACT SHEET
- Celebrate – whether you live inland or on the coast, we are all connected to the ocean. Take the time to think about how the ocean affects you, and how you affect the ocean, and then organize or participate in activities that celebrate our ocean.
Support the Ocean and Pre-purchase your
Sustainable Seafood Lunch + FREE Tumbler. Online sale coming soon!
Online Lunch Ticket Sales Coming Soon!
Marine Debris Art Contest
The World Oceans Day Festival also hosts the Marine Debris Art Contest!
Artists 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! View the entries on the 2nd floor of the Stewart Beach Park Pavilion.
Registration begins April 15, 2020. Entries are due June 1st. Interested in submitting a piece? View the Call for Art by clicking below.
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, Saturday, June 6th, from 10am-6pm. The address is 201 Seawall Blvd. To learn more about the venue click here >>>
The Festival is FREE. However, Stewart Beach parking fees will apply. ($15/Car All Day)
The Galveston Trolley also has a stop at Stewart Beach. For information of Trolley stops, times and prices click here >>>