Sara the Turtle Festival
June 28 (Rain date: June 29)
Sara the Turtle Festival will be held on Wednesday, June 28, at Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Rain date: June 29). The festival will include a variety of free family activities, live entertainment, nature displays and the chance to pet a menagerie of exotic animals.
Festival-goers of all ages will enjoy exhibits by the Sea Isle City Environmental Commission, the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, the Sea Isle City Beachcomber Guides and representatives from other organizations who will offer information and hands-on displays. There will also be live animal exhibits by New Jersey Nature and the Wetlands Institute, who will give everyone a close-up look at Diamondback Terrapin Turtles, snakes and other exotic animals. The festival will also have strolling entertainers, face painters, a moon bounce, a sand art booth, a turtle nesting display by Sea Isle Terrapin Rescue – not to mention many family photo-ops.
Non-walking babies are invited to participate in the festival’s charming “Diaper Derby” crawling contest, which will begin at 7:10 p.m. at Excursion Park. Then, at 7:20 p.m., boys and girls, ages 2 to 12, can compete in the evening’s “Kid’s Sprinting Races” on the JFK Boulevard Beach. Awards will be presented to the winners of both competitions.
The Sara the Turtle Festival will culminate with a musical presentation by The Turtlesingers, who will introduce audience members to a variety of live turtles as they sing about the important role the hard-shelled reptiles play in nature.
For more details, phone (609) 263-8687.
EXHIBITORS, 7:00-9:00 P.M.
Cape May County Library
Marine Mammal Stranding Center
Sea Turtle Recovery
Turtle Nesting Cage Display
Turtle Touching, Wetlands Institute
Wildlife Show, New Jersey Nature
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
Face Painting, Bounce House, Sand Art (fee) and Strolling Entertainers, 7:00-9:00 P.M.
Baby Crawling Contest (Diaper Derby), 7:10 P.M.
Kid’s Sprinting Races at the JFK Blvd. Beach (Ages 2-12), 7:20 P.M.
Sea Turtle Demonstration, 7:45 P.M.
Turtlesinger Show, 8:00 P.M
Sara the Turtle Coloring Books (while supplies last)
Turtle Tee Shirts On Sale!!!
LET'S ALL HELP SAVE OUR TURTLES!!