SharkCon 2018 featuring Richard Dreyfuss
SharkCon is an event that brings those who love the ocean together for a weekend of education and the fun of a Comic Con at the Florida State Fairgrounds.. 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.
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.
We are excited to announce our newest guest Richard Dreyfuss. Richard will be signing autographs and taking pictures both days. He will be part of the Jaws panel on Sunday the 15th.
Date(s): July 14, 2018 - July 15, 2018
4800 US Hwy 301 N
Tampa, FL 33610