SharktoberFest 2017

Event has passed (Sat Sep 30, 2017 - Sat Sep 30, 2017)
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Join NOAA's Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Shark Stewards for SharktoberFest 2017! It's FREE!

WHAT: SharktoberFest 2017 celebrates the return of large white sharks (aka great whites) to feed in Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. This annual event is a salute to a magnificent apex predator, the white shark, and other sharks who live in our sanctuary!

The sanctuary's abundant seals and sea lions attract them here each fall, and the sharks concentrate their hunt near the Farallon Islands. This white shark population is unique worldwide, as it's comprised of adults and sub-adults - the experience "wise survivors" - and expert hunters. And you can celebrate the ways in which the sanctuary protects white sharks through its White Shark Stewardship Project. See

WHEN: Saturday September 30th, 11am-4pm

WHERE: Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center,
991 Marine Drive, Crissy Beach, Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129

WHAT: Environmental fair, science, education and fun event featuring live sharks, shark experts, films, games, music, crafts and an ocean life costume contest!

Admission is FREE!

Drop-in activities include • Shark Science • Shark Experts • Shark Art • Shark Games • Shark Conservation • Environmental Fair • Costume Contest & Parade • Beer • Food • Live Music - & more!

SPECIAL PROGRAMS ($10/pers., by reservation only)
Build a Shark/Sharkitecture 101 at 11:30 and 2pm
Shark Survivor Talk at 11:30 and 2:00 pm

*For special Program details and reservations: [email protected]
Proceeds benefit marine education programs of Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Shark Stewards.

OCEAN LIFE PARADE & CONTEST: Come in costume for our 1:00 pm "Ocean Life Parade" – all ages are welcome! Great prizes, including tickets to the SF International Ocean Film Festival programs! Dress as any kind of ocean life or concept: a shark, a turtle, a seabird, a fish, seaweed, marine debris - even a diatom!

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Please use public or muscle-powered transportation; Muni, PresidiGo and Golden Gate Transit serve the area.