Marine Industry Day in Fort Lauderdale (June 18)

The 3rd Annual Marine Industry Day is a free family-friendly event aimed at celebrating and raising awareness of the region’s marine industry through a variety of fun, interactive experiences. It features live music, food trucks, children’s activities, numerous marine-related activities, water taxi tours, educational games and much more. The theme of this year’s celebration is “A Bright Future for Jobs.”

The event is organized and sponsored by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, with support from Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Yacht Brokers Association, the U.S. Superyacht Association, National Marine Manufacturers Association and Young Professionals in Yachting. It is a gathering of businesses that make up the region’s $11.5 billion marine industry and their 136,000 employees.

More than 1,500 people attended last year’s Marine Industry Day, which featured more than 30 interactive and educational exhibits, and even more are scheduled for this year.

WHEN: Saturday, June 18 from noon to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale (400 S.W. 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312). Additional details are available at

WHO: Marine Industry Day is open to anyone who is in the marine industry or anyone in the community who would like to learn more about it.

COST: Free

Food trucks will include the award-winning Ms. Cheezious, Nacho Bizness, Joji, Mobstah Lobstah, Cheeseburger Baby, Fat Boys BBQ and Palate Party, which is owned by CHOPPED and Cutthroat Kitchen winner and Hell’s Kitchen Top 6 Finalist Chef Robyn Almodovar.

Participants: Organizations that will be participating include Nova Southeastern University, Frank & Jimmie’s Propeller, Marine Industries Cares Foundation, Science Eye, Regent Bank, Florida International University, Maritime Professional Training, Beard Marine, the U.S. Coast Guard, Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program, Land N Sea, Dockside Corporate Services, Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi, TowBoat U.S., MHG Insurance, Accudock, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Carefree Boat Club, and many more.

MEDIA CONTACT: Patience Cohn, (954) 524-2733,