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We're gonna need a bigger boat - SharkCon returns to Florida State Fairgrounds this summer!

SharkCon has something for everyone who loves the ocean, and of sharks. There will be speakers and celebrities, mermaids, robotic sharks, touch tanks, presentations, and of course a Jaws watch party!

SharkCon returns to Florida State Fairgrounds

SharkCon is back in 2023 bigger and better than ever before. Join the stars of the shark world, celebrities, photographers and more.

This is a two day celebration of Sharks and it all takes place at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Saturday July 15 and Sunday July 16.

SharkCon returns to Florida State Fairgrounds

Highlight of the event is a watch party featuring Jaws 3 in 3D with the movies stars, Lea Thompson and Louis Gossett Jr. in attendance!

SharkCon returns to Florida State Fairgrounds

SharkCon is a full-fledged “Con” in every way. There are numerous FREE engaging activities for you and the kids to sink your teeth into, but that’s just where the fun-frenzy begins.

There are numerous free engaging activities for families to sink their teeth into. This year features speakers from this year’s National Geographic’s SHARKFEST as well as scientist and personalities from Aquariums, Field Research, Shark Week, & Animal Planet.

SharkCon returns to Florida State Fairgrounds

There are over 150 vendors of shark & ocean related merchandise & a dozen non-profits to engage guests & show them how they can get involved in saving the oceans. Guests also have the opportunity to have some physical fun by trying indoor scuba diving with trained professionals sponsored by Trilogy Dive Center.

Other highlights include a Clearwater Marine Aquarium Exhibit, a 27ft. Shark Slide, Shark Tooth Sand Dig, Mermaids, Touch Tanks, Conservation Organization Activities, and a FREE Treasure Map Hunt with PRIZES for the kids!

SharkCon returns to Florida State Fairgrounds

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