BugFest-By-The-Sea Offers Fun Events for Divers and Non-divers Alike


The biggest mini lobster season event includes more events and new experiences

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, FL — July 19, 2016 — The 5th Annual BugFest Lobster Mini-Season Dive Festival in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea will open on Tuesday, July 26th and run through Sunday, July 31st. The week-long festival is held in conjunction with Florida’s two-day lobster mini-season — July 27 and 28. In addition to the annual Great Florida Bug Hunt, there are plenty of activities for those that don’t want to dive or eat spiny lobster!

FRIDAY, JULY 22

Eco Litter Art Reception with artist Susie Q. Wood, 6-9PM at Frame ‘n Art By The Sea, 229 Commercial Blvd. Cost: Free

SATURDAY, JULY 23

“Get Trashed Paint ‘n Sip,” 4-6PM at Frame ‘n Art By The Sea, 229 Commercial Blvd., Cost: $35

“Risks and Hazards of Lobster Diving” seminar by Dr. Peter Buzzacott, Divers Alert Network, Jarvis Hall, 4505 N. Ocean Dr., 6PM. Cost: Free

TUESDAY, JULY 26

Mini Season Kick-off Party with The Scuba Cowboy at Village Grille, 4406 El Mar Dr., 7-9PM. Cost: Free

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27

Sea Creature Wine Glass Painting, 6-8PM at Frame ‘n Art By The Sea, 229 Commercial Blvd., Cost: $35

THURSDAY, JULY 28

BugFest Mini-Season Party & Lobster Chef Competition, 6-9PM at the Beach Pavilion on Commercial Boulevard. Cost: Free

FRIDAY, JULY 29

SS Copenhagen Presentation, Florida Public Archaeology Network, 3-3:45PM at Jarvis Hall, 4505 N. Ocean Dr. Cost: Free

Coral Bleaching Observer Network Training (Florida DEP), 4-6PM at Jarvis Hall, 4505 N. Ocean Dr. Cost: Free

BugFest Photo/Video Contest Presentation & Awards, 6-7PM at Jarvis Hall, 4505 N. Ocean Dr. Cost: Free

Fish Identification Seminar, Lureen Ferretti, 7-8:30PM at Jarvis Hall, 4505 N. Ocean Dr. Cost: Free

SATURDAY, JULY 30

SOS Beach Walk & Clean-up to Benefit Project Aware Shark Conservation, 9:30AM-12PM. Cost: Free

LadyBug Soiree at Coast Boutique, 5-8PM OR 6-9PM at 222 Commercial Blvd. Cost: Free

SUNDAY, JULY 31

Shark Tagging Excursion, Guy Harvey Research Institute and Nova Southeastern University, 7:30AM-5PM at Pompano Dive Center, 101 N. Riverside Dr., #111, Pompano Beach. Cost: $175.

Pirate Hunters presentation by legendary diver John Chatterton, 7-8PM at Jarvis Hall, 4505 N. Ocean Dr. Cost: Free

FOR INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC EVENTS Steve d’Oliveira, BugFest Coordinator (O) 954.640.4209 or (C) 561.523.8198

steved@lauderdalebythesea-fl.gov

www.bugfestbythesea.com


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