The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is excited to announce its second annual maritime festival Sea Fest For Kids, Saturday February 25, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
With sea-inspired fun, education, vendors, land-based activities and demonstrations plus a bounty of adventures, Sea Fest For Kids celebrates our unique coastal heritage with nautical style.
Visit the Lighthouse and Museum, meet lively characters from Jupiter’s past, including Lighthouse Keepers, pioneers at the Tindall Pioneer House and Living History folks telling civil war tales and displaying artifacts on the homestead. Meet a real mermaid and a pirate or two on their pirate ship. Learn about Seminole culture and join in crafts with our friends from the Ah-tah-thi-ki Seminole Museum. Lighthouse climbs will be offered too. Children must be at least 48” to climb and must be accompanied by an adult.
Join in activities geared for the very young and young at heart, listen to children’s book authors as they read their works aloud, dance to live maritime music, paint a lighthouse mural and take a hike through the Outstanding Natural Area. Captain Crossbones and crew will be teaching young Bucs about the pirate life and how to make a really great name for themselves, join in teamwork, tie knots and perfect their… “arghhhh.” Sea Fest kids can perfect craftiness in arts activities, and enjoy an old-fashioned Treasure Hunt gleaned from a real map filled with clues. Come dressed for the event and participate in a Kids mermaid and pirate costumes contest!
Participants already on board for the 2017 event include the Jupiter Community High School Drama students, Pirates of the Treasure Coast, Ah-tah-thi-ki Museum, AustinBlu Foundation, Just Dance Inc, Miss Mermaid, Blueline Surf and Paddle, Bureau of Land Management, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Florida Public Archaeology Network, River Center, Palm Beach County Ocean Rescue, El Sol Community Center, Macaroni Kid, Kid’s Yoga, Wild Blue Sea, Jupiter Outdoor Center, PBC Environmental Resources, Town of Jupiter Recreation, USCG Auxiliary, Professor Clark the Science Shark, Papa Chiropractic, Florida Fishing Academy, and WRMF.
There will be plenty of live music with the Porch Jammers and the Sea Shanties with the Peg Legs & DJ music. Fest-goers can chow down on kid-friendly food truck favorites featuring BBQ, chicken, seafood & sushi, burgers, dogs, waffles, sandwiches and soft serve ice cream, shakes, malts, floats, sundaes and cones at your favorite hometown Lighthouse. Kids 18 & under are admitted free and adults are $10 per person, tickets are available online and at the door.
Parking available at Lighthouse Park, North Parking: Paradise Park in Tequesta (US Hwy 1 & Tequesta Drive), South Parking: Jetty’s Restaurant (A1A-Jupiter). Molly’s Trolleys will run shuttle service from North and South Parking areas from 11 a.m. through 6 p.m.
Presenting sponsor for Sea Fest For Kids is Best Version Media and The Holtec Center event sponsors include the Jupiter Courier Newsweekly, Stuart News/TCPalm, 97.9 WRMF, 103.1 WIRK, Sunny 107.9, X 102.3, Beatz 96.3, 850WFTL, FoxSports 640AM, Bureau of Land Management, Michael Rybovich & Sons Boat Works, Jupiter Medical Center, Florida Sugar Cane League Inc., Ocean Magic Surf Shop, Pirates of the Treasure Coast, Tidy Coast Event Services, Jupiter Minuteman Press, Microwgraphics, Macaroni Kid, and Atlantic T-shirts. This event is sponsored in party by the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
Don’t miss this waterfront festival for Kids celebrating maritime heritage! Visit on Facebook for updates and additional Sea Fest For Kids information or visit the website at www.jupiterlighthouse.org.