Mark Your Calendars! The next Turtle Fest will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017.
The Volusia/Flagler Turtle Patrol holds the annual Turtle Fest in early April. Turtle Fest is the primary fundraiser for the Volusia/Flagler Turtle Patrol. Activities include face painting, turtle races, live music, entertainment, white elephant sales, a variety of vendors and wares, local artists and crafts along with food and beverages for sale. Generally, a turtle from rehabilitation is released on the beach mid-afternoon.
Educational exhibits and materials are often available from the Marine Science Center, Gamble Roger State Park and other environmental organizations. Information on volunteer opportunities and Turtle Nest Adoptions are also available. T-shirts and canvas tote bags may be purchased, along with turtle magnets, temporary turtle tattoos and miscellaneous turtle-related items. All proceeds go to the Turtle Patrol.