The Artist Boat World Ocean Day Festival is held at R.A. Apffel East Beach Park, Galveston, on June 4th 2022
The ocean is beautiful and alive! It’s oceans of fun, and it will inspire you to protect our seas and the Texas Coast!
Enjoy a fun and educational good time! Partner organizations will host interactive activities to help ocean-lovers of all ages learn about the marine world and how we connect to it.
Live Entertainment: relax on the beach while enjoying a series of live performers on the main stage. Performances range from live music to puppeteers and create a fun environment for all ages.
Explore the Tent: There will be opportunities to sign up for a Bucket Brigade Beach Tour, check out the Beautify the Bucket competition on display for judging, meet our exhibitors while joining in on their fun activities and MUCH MORE FUN!
Preregister today for Eco-Art Workshops including a drum circle, painting a ceramic turtle, screen printing, marine debris art, and more!
World Ocean Day is the UN-recognized day of ocean celebration and action.
All around the globe individuals and groups use the day to celebrate, learn about, and do their part to help the ocean. Local, regional, and state organizations will come together to provide engaging activities to help visitors understand the human connection to the ocean, and the 2022 theme is focusing on restoring the vibrancy and balance in the ocean.
This year is the first hybrid celebration of this annual event, being hosted both in-person and broadcast live. So feel free to tune in to see the UN celebration on June 8, 2022, and join us at the Galveston World Ocean Day Festival on June 4, 2022.
Location and Price
The Artist Boat World Ocean Day Festival is held at R.A. Apffel East Beach Park, at the far eastern tip of the island, Saturday, June 4th, from 11 am – 4:30 pm. The address is 1923 Boddeker Rd., Galveston, TX 77550. To learn more about the venue click here >>>
The Festival is FREE. However, East Beach parking fees will apply. ($15/Car All Day)
This park is located right next a birding hotspot on the island! To learn more about the East End Lagoon Nature Preserve
Bring your friends and family and join us in celebrating the ocean right on its doorstep!
“Every time I slip into the ocean, I feel like I am going home” – Sylvia Earle
Artist Boat was founded in 2003 as a 501(c)(3) with the purpose of protecting our Gulf
Coast through land conservation and fun, educational, inspiring adventures that spark
creativity, awareness and action. We want everyone who experiences our Gulf Coast to
value and protect its natural beauty. Since our inception over 100,000 participants have
helped bring 40,000 students to estuaries by kayak, foot, or vessel; created over 50+ public
art works for campuses and communities; conserved over 600+ acres on west Galveston
Island forming the Coastal Heritage Preserve and creating a place for the future Gulf Coast
Environmental Education Center; restored over 50 acres of dunes and prairies to assure
recovery of these ecosystems following Hurricane Ike; formed the Bucket Brigade
comprised of a Marine Debris Task Force, interpretive tours, beautified buckets for trash,
recycle centers, and more on Galveston beaches; and provided a 1,000+ teachers with
professional development and place-based curriculum for the classroom.