Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Shark-CON 2017

July 8, 2017 - July 9, 2017

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 9, 2017 at 12:00 am

Adventure Outfitters is proud to exhibit at Shark-Con 2017! Join us for the second year in a row!

Visit our booth and win some prizes! We will also be part of the SCUBA Pool once again! Where you or a loved one can try out scuba diving for the first time! We will be there to help you put on the gear in a safe and controlled pool, located inside right on the show floor!

SharkCon is an event that brings those who love the ocean together for a weekend of education and the fun of a Comic Con. SharkCon has something for everyone who loves the ocean. We have a huge interactive exhibit from our presenting sponsor The Florida Aquarium which includes games, trivia, and a shark tooth sand dig. Busch Gardens is bringing an exhibit with touch tanks, games, conservation information, shark, facts and information on their new coaster Mako. The Clearwater Aquarium is bringing an exhibit that will teach you about marine mammal rescue and they will have touch tanks. The 22 foot shark slide will be back and the pirate ship bounce house. This year there will be a pool to try scuba to give those who have never done scuba a chance to check it out. There will be 12 different activities for your kids through our nonprofit partners like Sharks4Kids, Tampa Bay Watch, and Shark Angels. We will be putting on a how to draw a shark, presented by Peppermint Narwhal. SharksSUP will be teaching stand up paddle board techniques. Over all there will be over 30 activities all completely FREE. There are speakers this year including our headline speakers Chris Fischer (OCEARCH), Anthony Ferrante the director of the Sharknado movies, and Eli Martinez from several Shark Week specials. All of our speakers will also be available for FREE autographs and photo opportunities after their presentations. Everything listed above is included in the price of admission. We also have over 100 booths of vendors that are shark, ocean, conservation organizations, and our sponsors. We have two vendors the shark ride and shark photo booth which are an additional charge. Parking at the Florida State Fairgrounds is $6.

The goal behind SharkCon is to raise awareness for ocean conservation by bringing in the general public and ocean enthusiast together to inspire a love of the ocean with general public through interactions with experts and exhibits and enthusiasts. For enthusiast, it will be an annual experience where they can celebrate their love of the ocean in a fun environment and a chance for them to hear their hero’s speak. We want both groups to then go forth and make a positive change for the health of our oceans. Through this we hope to raise money for the conservation efforts of our partners. We know this two pronged approach can ensure the health of the oceans for generations for those of us who love and want to protect them.

Learn more here: http://shark-con.com/

Details

Start:
July 8, 2017
End:
July 9, 2017
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , ,

Venue

Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 U.S. 301
Tampa, FL 33610 United States
+ Google Map
Website:
http://shark-con.com/