The family-friendly event is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the 45-acre waterfront Founders Park at mile marker 87 bayside. Admission and parking are free.
People attending the lively open-air festival can explore touch tanks, see live animals, vie for raffle prizes and enjoy food, soft drinks and locally crafted beers from Florida Keys Brewing Co.
Exhibits are to spotlight the Keys' conservation efforts and the work of nonprofit organizations. The event serves as an excellent holiday shopping opportunity with marine artists, craftspeople and merchandise vendors showcasing their wares.
Family activities planned throughout the day include educational science games and crafts, as well as live music by Scott Youngberg, Micah Gardner and others.
Proceeds and donations from the festival support Mote Marine Laboratory's groundbreaking coral reef restoration and research programs.
Event information: mote.org/oceanfest
Islamorada visitor information: fla-keys.com/islamorada or 1-800-FAB-KEYS
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