2022 LAGOONFEST ACTIVITIES

LagoonFest takes place on November 5, 2022, 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 the entire family out to enjoy a day of fun with educational activities and find your connection to our natural treasure – Lake Worth Lagoon! Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy wildlife presentations, participate in Kayak Clean-Up Tours, scientist-guided tours of the Lake Worth Lagoon aboard the Hakuna Matata Catamaran and Aqua Adventures. There will be Exhibitor booths, demonstrations, a Kids Zone with face painting, lawn games, 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 for your memorable selfies.  Happening right next door is the West Palm Beach GreenMarket, featuring delicious foods, crafts, plus locally grown seasonal fruits and veggies.

 

Scheduled Activities 

AQUA ADVENTURE BOAT TOUR – NORTH DOCK (Along Flagler Drive)
9:30, 10:45 AM, 12 PM, 1:15 PM
Come aboard Aqua Adventure’s FREE Boat tour for a fun and an enlightening viewpoint of Lake Worth Lagoon.  Local scientist will share the history, value, and current restoration projects in Lake Worth Lagoon. You will certainly create a connection and have a new perspective about how we all benefit. Sign up for FREE tours at: The North Dock, first come first serve.

 

HAKUNA MATATA CATAMARAN TOUR – NORTH DOCK (Along Flagler Drive)
(9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM)   
Enjoy a 45-minute mini-tour of the Lake Worth Lagoon aboard the 50' open-air Hakuna Matata Catamaran. Local scientists and eco-experts will share some of the important information about the history of the Lagoon, the eco-system, the various plant, along with bird and sea life habitats. Refreshments available for purchase onboard. $10 adults, kids under 12 or student with school ID are free. Register in advance
Hakuna Matata tour

 

FREE KAYAK CLEAN UP TOURS – NORTH DOCK (Near Clematis Street) 
(9 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM) 
Visit Palm Beach will have free kayak tours of the South Cove estuary and assist with clean-up efforts in the Lake Worth lagoon. Visit Palm Beach’s Kayak & Clean our waterways program provides participants the opportunity to be in direct contact with nature and to learn about the impact of litter on wildlife, water quality and the environment of the Lake Worth Lagoon. Register in advance.

Other Featured Activities 

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.

 

Gopher Tortoise Burrow
Palm Beach County ERM’s Natural Area scientists’ have created an above ground gopher tortoise burrow for kids and maybe adults to crawl through and meet the gopher tortoises burrow roommates.

 

Kids Casting
Kids can safely learn how to “cast” on land with practice poles, lures and “land fish.” Give it a try, cast line – it’s fun and challenging. There will be about 4-6 kids casting stations with volunteer anglers to help. 

 

 

 

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STAY FIT, DANCE, AND SMILE 
Digital Vibez’s mission is to empower youth in diverse and underserved communities through dance fitness, technology, and the arts. Their innovative programs and events motivate and inspire youth to use their creativity and talents to develop healthier habits while expressing themselves through positive outlets and engaging activities.
Digital Vibes event

 

Isla Morada logo ISLA MORADA BEER BOOTH
Try NO WAKE ZONE – Key Lime Coconut Ale - a subtle coconut aroma invites you in for a sweet well-rounded beer that finishes clean, leaving you craving for another sip. The ideal beer for relaxing under a palm tree. The booth is located on the waterfront near boat dock, you can also stop by to purchase their Sandbar Sunday American Wheat Ale and Crooked Palm Vodka Seltzers (Pineapple, Cranberry, Strawberry Cucumber, Watermelon Key Lime).
Isla Morada Beer

 

ANGARI FOUNDATION – SOUTH DOCK (Along Flagler Drive) ANGARI FOUNDATION SOUTH DOCK (Along Flagler Drive)
ANGARI Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to creating a global community interested, knowledgeable, and invested in marine and environmental science by fostering greater trust and dialogue between scientists and the public. ANGARI’s research vessel and crew will be at the southern public dock, ready to welcome you on board for a vessel tour and to learn more about their programs. They will be featuring their Coastal Ocean Explorers: Sharks at-sea education program in partnership with scientists from Florida International University via a simulated shark workup.

 

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 and engage with ERM scientists in all aspects of Lake Worth Lagoon. The Lagoon is the largest estuary in Palm Beach County. It’s an important natural resource and home to many species of plants and animals as well as human cities built along its shorelines. Its vast watershed, miles beyond the shoreline, connects us all to Lake Worth Lagoon. 

 

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. They’ll be providing outreach and education for the FWC manatee program including fun facts about manatees, a poster on why they rescue manatees, manatee bones for attendees to look at/touch, and stickers.

 

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GUMBO LIMBO NATURE CENTER 
Learn more about marine conservation, such as sea turtle rehab and conservation, marine debris issues, and educational opportunities. They will have a test your knowledge wheel for adults and kids, with prizes, hands-on displays, and take-home craft kits.

 

LOGGERHEAD MARINE LIFE CENTER
Loggerhead will share turtle rescue to release through VR headsets. This experience allows participants a tour protocols with rescuing, rehabilitating, and eventually releasing their sea turtle patients. See the indoor and outdoor hospitals, a sea turtle release, and a loggerhead sea turtle resting on a local reef. 

 

MARINE MEGAFAUNA FOUNDATION
Come play the 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. There will also be a game where people can test their knowledge of manta rays.

 

PALM BEACH COUNTY OCEAN RESCUE
Education on beach and water safety. Interactive games to test and learn water safety knowledge, plus a spinning a wheel, cornball toss, and beach set-up board. Rescue equipment demonstration and basic first aid.

 

sea turtle adventures logo SEA TURTLE ADVENTURES
Come talk about sea turtle conservation and working being done to help rescue seabirds. Then,     check out a 4-seater ATV used for turtle monitoring. 

 

CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
The city of West Palm Beach has trees available to West Palm Beach residents and businesses only, and registration is required beforehand. (Register)

 

PALM BEACH SAILING CLUB – SOUTH DOCK (Along Flagler Drive)
9:00 AM
Palm Beach Sailing Club will take you on a free 30-minute sailing excursion in Lake Worth Lagoon. It’s on a first come first serve basis.

 

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TARAS OCEANOGRAPHIC FOUNDATION
Here’s about dolphin and ocean. Understand more about the Foundation’s community outreach programs, such as the dolphin expeditions and Ocean Sentinels Club.
Taras Booth

 

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USGC – COAST GUARD AUXILIARY FOTILLA 54
At this booth understand boating and marine safety, along with the care of the marine environment. Be sure to play the marine pollution game and take home a children’s coloring book. 

 

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4OCEAN – SOUTH DOCK (ALONG FLAGLER DRIVE)
4ocean is a purpose-driven business on a mission to end the ocean plastic crisis. They will have their   20' Angler and 2 jet skis at the south dock supporting members of the WPB Dive Team that will be cleaning the lagoon during the festival. It’s a firsthand look at what goes into local waterway cleanups. Additionally, 4ocean will be offering educational opportunities to learn about plastic pollution, as well as free swag to celebrate the recent accomplishment of removing over 25 million pounds of trash from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines since 2017.
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