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2017 Palm Beach County Lionfish Derby and Festival

June 13, 2017 by in
August 11, 2017 @ 9:30 pm – August 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Loggerhead Marinelife Center

In partnership with Loggerhead MarineLife Center, REEF is hosting the 7th Annual Palm Beach County Lionfish Derby and 2nd Annual Lionfish Festival.

2017 Lionfish Festival:
This year’s lionfish festival is set to take place Sunday, August 13th from 12-4pm. The festival will feature a Lionfish Cooking Competition, as well as kids crafts and games, musical preformances by Mike McCleary, a beer garden sponsored by Lagunitas, and educational dissections and demonstration. Purchase a VIP Access pass to sample gormet cuisine in the Lionfish Cooking Competition, vote in the People’s Choice component of the competition, recieve two free beers from the Lagunitas Beer Garden, and join in an exclusive tour of Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

2017 Palm Beach Lionfish Derby:
On Saturday, August 12th, lionfish hunters will take to the waters, competing for more than $3,500 in cash prizes. The derby will commence with a MANDATORY captain’s meeting on Friday, August 11th at 6:30pm. Hunting will begin on Saturday, August 12th at Sunrise and lionfish will be due to the scoring station at Loggerhead Marinelife Center by 1pm on Sunday August 13th. Scoring will be followed by an awards ceremony celebrating the efforts of competitors.

Feel free to use this event page to connect with other competitors to create teams and discuss derby logistics!

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