Artist Boat World Ocean Day Festival
World Ocean Day will be held June 12, 2021
2021 Conservation Action Focus:
Protecting 30% of our blue planet for a healthy ocean and climate.
No matter if we live on the coast or far inland, we all need a healthy ocean to survive and thrive. The ocean generates most of the oxygen we breathe, helps feed us, cleans the water we drink, and regulates our climate. And by protecting our ocean, we also protect our climate, and our future.
World leaders will soon be making critical decisions, including whether to protect 30% of lands, waters, and ocean by 2030, also known as “30×30.” To help these efforts succeed, there will need to be a strong show of support, and you can help!
Beautify the Bucket
Register to paint your trash barrel today!
Vendors & Partners
Register to have a booth at the festival!
Marine Debris Art Contest
A fun artsy competition for all ages!
World Ocean Day Festival
World Ocean Day is the UN-recognized day of ocean celebration and action.
For the first time this year, the name of the event has transitioned from World Oceans Day to World Ocean Day (no “s”) to reflect the connection between all oceans.
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 2021 focus will be announced soon!
Bring your friends and family and join us in celebrating the ocean right on its doorstep!
Click the button to participate virtually by signing the petition for the 30 x 30 initiative.
“Every time I slip into the ocean, I feel like I am going home” – Sylvia Earle
Host a Booth for your Business
Do you have a sustainable, eco-friendly, or ocean-related business that is struggling after this difficult year. For a chance to get the word out about your business, host a booth as a partner at World Ocean Day.
If your business fits the partner description, but you want a chance to sell your products during the festival, then join us as a vendor!
Will you join us in 2021?
About World Ocean Day
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 on June 8th!
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 pharmacopoeia of medicines
- Provides limitless inspiration!
NOW EACH OF US CAN GIVE BACK
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:
- 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.
Beautify the Bucket
Beautify the Bucket Art Competition Sign-up is now open!
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, 2021. Judging & display occurs on June 12th, at Stewart Beach during the World Oceans Day Festival in Galveston, TX. Winners are announced at 12:00 pm.
Trash Barrels are limited and are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. $20 registration fee.
Help keep our beaches clean and pristine!
Learn more and register using the button below.
Marine Debris Art Contest
The World Ocean 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 20, 2021. Entries are due May 30th. Interested in submitting a piece? Click the button below to register!
Location and Price
The Artist Boat World Ocean Day Festival is held at Stewart Beach, Galveston’s premier family beach park, where Broadway intersects Seawall Blvd, Saturday, June 12th, from 11 am – 4:30 pm. 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 on Trolley stops, times and prices click here >>>