The Festival will be held July 15-17, 2011 in Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Isla Mujeres, mexico – June 21, 2011 – Sea fantasy parades, Caribbean dances and “swim with whale shark” excursions are on the agenda for the Fourth Annual Whale Shark Festival©, a community extravaganza that showcases the achievements, the traditions and the environmental splendor of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Ecotourism travel agency Ceviche Tours and the Isla Mujeres Department of Tourism have announced the schedule for the Festival, to be held July 15-17, 2011 in Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
The Festival is an effort to raise awareness for the need to preserve the area’s marine ecosystem. A portion of the Festival proceeds will be donated to environmental not-for-profit organizations. Environmentally focused activities for kids will be offered through Festival sponsor Amigos de Isla Contoy, A.C.
Swim with Whale Sharks
Swimming with whale sharks in Mexico is an unforgettable experience. The entire whale shark season runs from June 1-September 15, 2011. Swim with whale shark excursions can be made through Ceviche Tours (www.cevichetours.com).
FRIDAY JULY 15TH
“SEA FANTASY” PARADE ALONG HIDALGO AVE (STARTING AT PRIVILEGE HOTEL ENDING AT MUNICIPALITY SQUARE).
OFFICIAL FESTIVAL GRAND OPENNING CEREMONY.
COSTUME CONTEST. TOPIC: SEA LIFE.
(Age group: nursery school)
COSTUME CONTEST. TOPIC: SEA LIFE. (Age group: Kindergarten)
“WHALE SHARK TRIP” PRICE. ACADEMIC AWARD FOR BEST STUDENTS. SERVICE STATION DOCK.
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP.SPONSOR: AMIGOS DE ISLA CONTOY.
SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS, LECTURES ON WHALE SHARKS. MUNICIPALITY HALL.
CARIBBEAN DANCE PRESENTATION DANCE SCHOOL “JUANITA MENDEZ.” MUNICIPALITY SQUARE.
RECYCLE MATERIAL WHALE SHARK AWARD.
“TIBURON BALLENA” — A PLAY. MUNICIPALITY SQUARE
SUNDAY, JULY 17
SWIMMING CONTEST. POSADAS BEACH.
BEACH BASEBALL TOURNAMENT, POSADAS BEACH.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT. POSADAS BEACH.
•12:00pm-1:00pm BEACH FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT. POSADAS BEACH.
SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST. POSADAS BEACH.
CARIBBEAN DANCING. MUNICIPALITY SQUARE.
SALSA DANCING. SR. PEDRO PALMA CHAN. MUNICIPALITY SQUARE.
WHALE SHARK FESTIVAL CLOSING CEREMONY. MUNICIPALITY SQUARE.
More information: http://whalesharkfest.com/festivalfacts.html
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