Sea Fest for Kids at the Jupiter Lighthouse & Museum celebrates all things Maritime, Music and Fun. Enjoy a family day on the waterfront with sea-inspired education & adventures for kids to celebrate Jupiter’s coastal heritage and history. Meet lively characters from Jupiter’s past, a real pirate or two, and our favorite children’s book authors. Mermaid and pirate costumes are welcome. An unforgettable day filled with live music, kid-friendly food and special ice cream treats at your favorite hometown Lighthouse.
Regular guided lighthouse tours will be suspended that day. Sea Fest for Kids attendees & other visitors will queue at the lighthouse for climbs from 11am – 5pm.
Visit the Lighthouse and Museum, meet lively characters from Jupiter’s past, including Lighthouse Keepers, pioneers at the Tindall Pioneer House and Living History folks telling civil war tales and displaying artifacts on the homestead. Meet a real mermaid and a pirate or two on their pirate ship. Learn about Seminole culture and join in crafts with our friends from the Ah-tah-thi-ki Seminole Museum. Lighthouse climbs will be offered too. Children must be at least 48” to climb and must be accompanied by an adult.
Join in activities geared for the very young and young at heart, listen to children’s book authors as they read their works aloud, dance to live maritime music, paint a lighthouse mural and take a hike through the Outstanding Natural Area. Captain Crossbones and crew will be teaching young Bucs about the pirate life and how to make a really great name for themselves, join in teamwork, tie knots and perfect their… “arghhhh.” Sea Fest kids can perfect craftiness in arts activities, and enjoy an old-fashioned Treasure Hunt gleaned from a real map filled with clues. Come dressed for the event and participate in a Kids mermaid and pirate costumes contest!
They’ll be plenty of live music with the Porch Jammers and the Sea Shanties with the Peg Legs & DJ music. Fest-goers can chow down on kid-friendly food truck favorites featuring BBQ, chicken, seafood & sushi, burgers, dogs, waffles, sandwiches and soft serve ice cream, shakes, malts, floats, sundaes and cones at your favorite hometown Lighthouse. Kids 18 & under are admitted free and adults are $10 per person, tickets are available online and at the door.
Parking available at Lighthouse Park, North Parking: Paradise Park in Tequesta (US Hwy 1 & Tequesta Drive), South Parking: Jetty’s Restaurant (A1A-Jupiter). Molly’s Trolleys will run shuttle service from North and South Parking areas from 11am-6pm.