Sunday 4th June, All Day on the Seafront, Beach, Quayside & Rose Garden
Join the Fun and Learn About Marine Conservation and Sustainable Seafood at The Festival of the Sea
For full details visit: http://www.looe-festival-of-the-sea.com/
A one day fun-filled programme of activities across the town for all the family, adopting an educational focus on Looe’s marine environment plus the ever popular Raft Race.
This free event is being hosted by the Looe Marine Conservation Group and is taking place in collaboration with the RNLI and Looe Boat Owners Association who have organised Looe’s annual Raft Race. Looe Festival of the Sea will run throughout the day with events from 9 am to 5 pm across the town at Buller Quay, Rose Garden, the Seafront and Beach.
A day for all the family to have Fun, Explore, Discover and Learn about Looe’s marine environment and its relationship with the sea. Join us to explore the themes of sustainable Cornish seafood, reducing pollution, taking care of our marine environment and wildlife, Looe’s marine heritage and safety at sea.
Looe Festival of the Sea Highlights
A wide range of participating organisations have collaborated on creating scheduled events including
- Cornwall Wildlife Trust – chef demos with the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide and a crabbing competition
- Fathoms Free – Volunteer divers wading into the waters off Looe Beach for an underwater litter pick
- Marine Conservation Society – The Wet Wipe Monster will be putting in an appearance to highlight the issues posed when we flush wet wipes down the loo.
- RNLI/Looe Boat Owners Association – organisers of the Raft Race – the silliness of messing about in Looe River on anything that can float – or maybe doesn’t.
- National Marine Aquarium – underwater robot demo looking for seahorses off Looe Bay
Throw Jelly NOT water bombs at the Raft Race
Given that our focus is conservation of wildlife and reducing pollution, Looe Marine Conservation Group is encouraging everyone to throw jelly rather than water bomb balloons during the Raft Race. Contrary to the claims made in balloon industry marketing, there’s no such thing as a ‘biodegradable balloon’. All balloons get mistaken as food, and kill marine animals by blocking their intestines. We recognise the fun-filled tradition of throwing things at the raft race, but our message this year is ‘Throw JELLY – not water bombs!!’ We’d like to see the day pass without them. Get a sandcastle bucket and a packet of jelly instead. Most importantly, refrigerate it overnight and bring it to the raft race. It’s simple, cheap and won’t do any harm!”
Enjoy your day at Looe Festival of the Sea. See you there!