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Sharktoberfest 2017

  • Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center 991 Marine Drive San Francisco, CA, 94129 United States (map)

shark films | shark art | shark science | shark stories
costume parade & contest | live music | food trucks

Sharktoberfest, 2017 edition, is happening September 30!

Sharktoberfest, 2017 edition, is happening September 30!

It's Sharktober in the Bay Area, and that means it's time for Sharktoberfest!

Join us on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Crissy Field for a day of family-friendly fun, shark activities, live music, and the Ocean Life Parade and Contest!

Saturday, September 30
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center
991 Marine Drive, The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129

It's free to attend Sharktoberbest, but registration is required. Email Sara Heintzelman, sara.heintzelman@noaa.gov to register.

Sharktoberfest is presented by IOFF's community partners and Ocean Heroes the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Shark Stewards.

What is Sharktober?

Every year from September to December, the waters off the Northern California coastline out to the Farallon Islands see a "fin-omenal" influx of white sharks. They arrive from what's referred to as the "White Shark Cafe," an area of the Pacific not far from Hawai'i, to feed on elephant seals and other marine life.

It's an exciting time and a chance to celebrate these beautiful and widely misunderstood creatures that are so vital to our oceans. To learn more about white sharks and Sharktober, read the transcript of a recent interview with David McGuire of IOFF community partner organization Shark Stewards.

Top photo credit: ID 5985474 © Bendicks | Dreamstime

Earlier Event: June 11
Berkeley Screening: Freightened
Later Event: October 4
Sharktober Film Night at USF