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9th Annual Downtown Titusville Sea Turtle Festival

Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:00am - 8:00pm
Downtown Titusville, US 1 (S. Washington Ave.)

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Sea Turtles





Kemps Ridley

Jr. Rangers

Art Contest

A nesting loggerhead turtle.
Loggerhead Sea Turtle nesting.
Leatherback Sea Turtle track.
Green Sea Turtle
Leatherback Sea Turtle hatchling.
Green Sea Turtle hatchling.
Loggerhead Sea Turtle at sea.
Titusville Sea Turtle Festival in June
Green sea turtle burying her nest
Sea Turtle laying eggs

9th Annual Titusville Sea Turtle Festival
Baby green sea turtle.

The 9th Annual Titusville Sea Turtle Festival has moved to May! Join us for a FREE family fun community event and great day of Sea Turtle inspired fun! Sea Turtle artists, crafters, turtle talks, live entertainment, chalk art, dance groups, face painting, bounce house, sea turtle crafts for kids and more!

Learn simple things you can do to protect endangered sea turtles with Canaveral National Seashore and Sea Turtle Preservation Society.

There will also be an Indian River Lagoon clean up on Main Street. Plus a Jr Ranger program on Playalinda Beach Saturday morning 8am-10am then come downtown afterwards.

Thirsty Turtle Beer Crawl Kick Off Party for adults on Friday, May 10th 5-9pm $20 advance tix $25 day of. Find out details on its own event page.

Titusville's historic Pritchard House will be open for Sneak Peeks from 5pm - 7pm during the Sea Turtle Festival. Donation $1.00 Come on down.

April 24, 2019

Sea Turtle Festival Returns to Downtown Titusville For It's Ninth Year

Fun, free event for the community features Heather Henson's IBEX Puppetry

Downtown Titusville Merchant's Association (DTMA) is hosting their 9th annual Sea Turtle Festival on Saturday, May 11th. This event aims to partner with local organizations, vendors, and entertainers to educate the community on the importance of protecting the habitat of Brevard County's beloved sea turtles.

This year, Greater Titusville Renaissance, Inc. a local organization supporting the revitalization of North Brevard, is sponsoring the IBEX Puppetry "Endangered Species Puppet Parade" and activities. Heather Henson, Creative Director of IBEX Puppetry, and her team will perform with large puppets featuring manatees, whooping cranes, sea turtles, kites, flags, costumed dancers and musicians representing the elements, environment and heartbeat of the planet.

To kick off the festival, the DTMA will be hosting a Thirsty Turtle Beer Crawl in partnership with Playalinda Brewing Company on Friday, May 10th from 5-9 pm. Those interested in attending can purchase a ticket in advance from the Titusville Welcome Center for $20, which includes beer samples from 12 local businesses. Food trucks, including The Bearded Chef will also be in attendance on Friday evening serving up unique and delicious dishes for beer crawlers.

On Saturday, May 11th before the main event begins there will be a Junior Ranger program on Playalinda Beach from 8-10am, followed by a riverside trash cleanup downtown at the end of Main St. The festival continues all day on US 1 N in Downtown Titusville with live music, food trucks, turtle talks, local artisans, entertainment, and much more. Entertainment includes face painting, sidewalk chalk art, dance groups, photo booth with a mermaid, bounce house, and a Hidden Turtle Hunt.

There will also be local preservation groups present during the day to educate the community about what they can do to protect our waterways and endangered sea turtles. Groups include Sea Turtle Preservation Society, Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, Canaveral National Seashore, Native Plant Society, St. Johns Water Management District, and more.

Timeline of Saturday's Festival:
8AM – 10AM: Junior Ranger Program on Playalinda Beach
9AM – 10AM: Riverside Cleanup on Main St and Indian River Ave
10AM – 8 PM: Sea Turtle Festival in Downtown Titusville *additional itinerary to be announced

Heather Henson's IBEX Puppetry
Heather HensonŐs IBEX Puppetry 1 Heather HensonŐs IBEX Puppetry 2

Journey with a National Park Ranger and visit the undisturbed beaches of Canaveral National Seashore to watch a loggerhead sea turtle nesting. Turtle Watch Programs give park visitors an opportunity to learn about sea turtles and the role that the National Park Service plays in their conservation. The program will take place at Apollo Beach and Playalinda Beach. The fee for this program is $14.00 per person, ages 16 and above. Ages 15 and under will be free. Children must be 8 years old or older to participate. This program takes place on most Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED and SPACE IS LIMITED. To make a reservation for June, please call (386) 428-3384 Ext 223.


Downtown Titusville Merchants Association Events
Canaveral National Seashore
Canaveral National Seashore Sea Turtle Brochure

North Brevard Business & Community Directory
Family Adventures in North Brevard
North Brevard Area Festivals
Florida Birding & Wildlife Festivals

National Park Service Canaveral National Seashore Website
City of Titusville, Florida Website

Original: 4/11/2013
Updated 4/24/19