2021 LAGOONFEST ACTIVITIES

LagoonFest takes place on November 6, 2021, along Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach. It’s a free event celebrating the beauty of Lake Worth Lagoon.

Lake Worth Lagoon
Lake Worth Lagoon

Bring your whole family for wildlife presentations, kayak clean-up tours, guided tours of the Lake Worth Lagoon aboard the Hakuna Matata Catamaran and Aqua Adventures, exhibitor booths, a Kids Zone with face painting, lawn games, fastpitch game, kids casting, gopher tortoise burrow, artful crafts more!  Pick up your free Lake Worth Lagoon calendar with spectacular photos featuring local, professional photographers.  Enjoy the parade of mascots and be ready with your camera for photo ops with the mascots and lagoon-themed cutouts for your memorable selfies. Right next door is the West Palm Beach GreenMarket, featuring delicious foods, locally grown seasonal fruits, and vegetables.
 

 

Scheduled Activities 

AQUA ADVENTURE BOAT TOUR (9:30, 10:45 AM, 12 PM) 
Come aboard Aqua Adventure’s free Boat tour for a fun and enlightening viewpoint of Lake Worth Lagoon. Sign up at the dock, along Flagler Drive at the event.

 

 

HAKUNA MATATA CATAMARAN TOUR (9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM)   
Enjoy a 45-minute mini-tour of the Lake Worth Lagoon aboard the 50' open-air Hakuna Matata Catamaran. Costs are $10 adults/ FREE kids under 12 or students with school ID. Refreshments are available for purchase onboard. Register in advance.

 

 

FREE KAYAK CLEAN UP TOURS (9 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM) 
Join Visit Palm Beach for a free kayak tour of the South Cove estuary and assist with clean-up efforts in the Lake Worth Lagoon. It lets everyone help protect wildlife and improve Lake Worth Lagoon. Visit Palm Beach will provide tandem kayaks, nets, gloves, and bags for litter. Register in advance.

 

FREE KIDS ZONE – Sponsored by Marine Industries Association of PBC

Lawn games and toys, cornhole, gopher tortoise burrow, face painting, kids casting, arts and crafts activities, shamrock restoration pitching game, and more.

Live like a gopher tortoise, at least above ground! It’s a burrow for kids, and maybe even some adults, to crawl through and meet the gopher tortoises burrow roommates.

Kids can safely learn how to “cast” on land with practice poles and lures to “land fish”.  There will be about 4-6 kids casting stations with volunteer anglers to help.

Shamrock Restoration “fast-pitch” inflatable baseball game is a wacky and competitive game free to play.    

Don’t forget the photo op cutouts!

MORE FUN THINGS TO DO AT LAGOONFEST

ISLAMORADA BEER BOOTH
Refresh with the NO WAKE ZONE – Key Lime Coconut Blonde Ale. Its subtle coconut aroma invites you in for a sweet well-rounded beer, which finishes clean and leaves you craving another sip! Located on the waterfront near the boat dock, you can stop by the  Islamorada Beer Company booth to purchase this ale, along with a specialty “Pirates Punch Rum Cocktail”, Sandbar Sunday American Wheat Ale, and Crooked Palm Vodka Seltzers (Pineapple, Cranberry, Strawberry Cucumber, Watermelon Key Lime).

 

 

ANGARI FOUNDATION
They will be on board to share their community-wide citizen science project investigating the movement of water and marine debris in and around waters in The Palm Beaches.

 

 

BUSCH WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
The sanctuary will take you up close with Florida’s native wildlife through hands-on activities including animal identification, hospital help, and more.

 

 

Palm Beach County Dept of Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
Come explore how an ERM biologist learns to protect and preserve our living world in Palm Beach County.  You can help ERM’s mosquito control staff to reduce mosquito populations by using biological control methods such as feeding mosquito larvae to mosquito fish!
 

 

  NATIVE CANOPY EDUCATION PROGRAM / PALM BEACH COUNTY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
Stop by the Native Canopy Education Program’s table to get up to two free native trees or shrubs in three-gallon containers. Talk with us about native canopy plants, invasive plants, and planting for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.

 

 

FLORIDA FISH & WILDLIFE CONSERVATION (FWC)
FWC will have an interactive “touch tank” exhibit including animals from the Lake Worth Lagoon, information about manatees, and the Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program in addition to a Manatee Rescue Truck visual display.

 

 

FLORIDA FISHING ACADEMY
Come see the Mobile Marine Lab for hands-on opportunities with a touch tank lab, watershed lab, topography lab in addition to information about programs for students.

 

 

GUMBO LIMBO NATURE CENTER
Learn about marine conservation through sea turtle rehab and conservation, marine debris issues, and educational opportunities.

 

 

LOGGERHEAD MARINE LIFE CENTER
Sharing a rescue to release virtual reality experience. It’s a tour of Loggerhead's protocol with rescuing, rehabilitating, and eventually releasing the sea turtle patients.

 

 

MARINE MEGAFAUNA FOUNDATION
MMF will feature a manta matching game where kids can play at being a marine biologist and match manta ray individuals using their unique spot patterns. Kids will win a fossilized shark tooth for playing the game.

 

 

PALM BEACH COUNTY OCEAN RESCUE
Education on beach and water safety. Interactive games to test and learn water safety knowledge. Rescue equipment demonstration and basic first aid.

 

 

  SEA TURTLE ADVENTURES
This booth will be filled with items used to talk about sea turtle conservation and work done to help rescue seabirds … and featuring a 4-seater ATV used for sea turtle monitoring for a photo opportunity.

 

 

CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
 The City of West Palm Beach has created a “Hydration Station” for refills of safe drinking water and tree giveaway.

 

 

PALM BEACH SAILING CLUB
Palm Beach Sailing Club will provide free 30-minute sailing excursions on a first come first serve basis to Lagoon Fest guests beginning at 9 AM.

 

And much, much more to see and do!