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Gulf Coast Whale Festival

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Celebrate whales and the Gulf of Mexico in Pensacola Beach!

Gulf Coast Whale Festival LogoJoin us for the inaugural Gulf Coast Whale Festival!

Join us Saturday, April 27 from 9 am – 3 pm for the Gulf Coast Whale Festival on Pensacola Beach. Life-sized models of Gulf whales will be on display, including the Rice’s whale—one of the world’s rarest and most endangered animals. Educational exhibits and activities will tell the story of Gulf whales and marine life, and a puppet parade led by local artists showcases the ecology of the Gulf. Sweet sounds will flow from the Casino Beach Pavilion with live music by Pensacola singer-songwriters.

Event Details

  • 9 am to 3 pm
  • April 27, 2024
  • Casino Beach Pavilion, Pensacola Beach

Event Activities

  • Display of whale art by children from Pensacola Beach Elementary School
  • Chalk art whales
  • Display of life-sized inflatable whales, courtesy of our sponsor Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • Puppet parade with a Rice’s whale puppet, courtesy of Bread Box Theater
  • Live music

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April 27
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Casino Beach Pavilion
20 Casino Beach Blvd
Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 United States
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