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North Shore Ocean Fest

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Turtle Bay

Celebrate Our Earth & Ocean with the North Shore Ocean Education Coalition 

This free community event, "CLIMATE CHANGE: How it's affecting our Ocean" is a great family fun day at Turtle Bay!  

Turtle Bay Resort will host the 8th annual North Shore Ocean Fest, one of Oahu’s best community events, bringing together top ocean educators, water activities, live music, hula, art, poetry, crafts and food vendors. This year we’ll kick-off the day with a “Run for the Ocean.” This 5K event will start at 9 am. Sign-up on today. Don’t run off after the race, you’ll want to meet the celebrity of the day, BIG MAMA! She’s a life-sized, walk-inside, inflatable Humpback Whale! Explore BIG MAMA’s internal and external anatomy with experts from NOAA Hawaiian Island National Marine Sanctuary. Learn about what makes Humpbacks important to our waters and how they are being affected by climate change. For a free, fun-filled day for all ages don’t miss the North Shore Ocean Fest! 

The North Shore Ocean Fest, an annual fundraiser sponsored by North Shore Ocean Education Coalition, will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Bay View Lawn at the beach at Turtle Bay Resort. The theme for Ocean Fest for 2019 is “Climate Change: How it’s affecting our Ocean”. The event honors “World Oceans Day,” celebrated annually on June 8 since 2002 to promote ocean education worldwide. 

Don’t forget to bring water bottles or just buy a new one from Kokua Hawaii Foundation. “Ocean Fest is a “Plastic FREE event. It’s a really tough habit to break but we know it’s important for our planet! Says Dotty Kelly-Paddock, Ocean Fest Coordinator. 

Ocean Fest will again feature K-12 student art and poetry celebrating the ocean. Winning entries for 2019 will be displayed at the North Shore Ocean Fest and winners will be recognized at a special awards ceremony during the day.                  


Join us from 10am - 4pm for a day of:

  • 5K Race, "Race for the Ocean" | 9am start
  • Family fun games
  • Non-profit and educational booths 
  • Keiki activities
  • Raffle prizes
  • Local food
  • Local artists
  • Local entertainment and more!

Ocean Fest Info Booth | 10am – 4pm 

  • Stop by to sign up for the full day of activities
  • Buy a raffle ticket to win great prizes 



Visit the booths around the event for fun and educational activities all about the ocean, marine life, sustainability and more.  Drawing, coloring, spinning, reading, playing & learning.  Make sure to visit them all!

Big Mahalo for joining us the 6th Annual North Shore Ocean Fest

Visit the North Shore Ocean Education Coalition Website for more information.

The mission of the North Shore Ocean Education Coalition is to increase awareness and knowledge about the ocean, marine life, and ecosystems in order to protect, restore, and manage the use of ocean resources and inspire local and global conservation. The Ocean Fest event is one big day of learning all about the ocean… AND with funds provided by Ocean Fest we are able to offer year-round Saturday EDventures that are aina-based, experiential activities for students. North Shore Ocean Education Coalition partners include: The National Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary, Hawaii Marine Animal Response, Malama Pupukea-Waimea, Dolphin Quest, Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Turtle Bay Resort, Windward Community College and Hui O Hauula.

All donations to the North Shore Ocean Fest are tax deductible. Checks should be made payable to Hui O Hauula, a 501c3 non-profit, and mailed to NSOF, PO Box 264, Hauula HI, 96717. You can now also go to and click on “Donate.” 100% of donations go for K-12 ocean education activities.

For more information go to or contact Dotty Kelly Paddock at [email protected], or call 808-255-6944.