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June 21, 2011 13:09 ET

Schedule Announced for 4th Annual Whale Shark Festival(C) in Isla Mujeres, Mexico

ISLA MUJERES, MEXICO--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2011) - Sea fantasy parades, Caribbean dances and "swim with whale shark" excursions are on the agenda for the Fourth Annual Whale Shark Festival©, a community extravaganza that showcases the achievements, the traditions and the environmental splendor of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Ecotourism travel agency Ceviche Tours and the Isla Mujeres Department of Tourism have announced the schedule for the Festival, to be held July 15-17, 2011 in Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

The Festival is an effort to raise awareness for the need to preserve the area's marine ecosystem. A portion of the Festival proceeds will be donated to environmental not-for-profit organizations. Environmentally focused activities for kids will be offered through Festival sponsor Amigos de Isla Contoy, A.C.

Swim with Whale Sharks
Swimming with whale sharks in Mexico is an unforgettable experience. The entire whale shark season runs from June 1-September 15, 2011. Swim with whale shark excursions can be made through Ceviche Tours (www.cevichetours.com).

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY, JULY 15
7:45pm-8:15pm
"SEA FANTASY" PARADE ALONG HIDALGO AVE (STARTING AT PRIVILEGE HOTEL ENDING AT MUNICIPALITY SQUARE).

8:15pm-8:45pm
OFFICIAL FESTIVAL GRAND OPENING CEREMONY.
MUNICIPALITY SQUARE

8:45pm-9:15pm
COSTUME CONTEST.
TOPIC: SEA LIFE.
(Age group: nursery school)

9:15pm-9:45pm
COSTUME CONTEST.
TOPIC: SEA LIFE.
(Age group: Kindergarten)

SATURDAY, JULY 16
8:30am-1:30pm
"WHALE SHARK TRIP" PRICE.
ACADEMIC AWARD FOR BEST STUDENTS.
SERVICE STATION DOCK.

6:00pm-8:00pm
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP.
SPONSOR: AMIGOS DE ISLA CONTOY.
MUNICIPALITY SQUARE.

6:00pm-10:00pm
SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS, LECTURES ON WHALE SHARKS.
MUNICIPALITY HALL.

8:15pm-8:45pm
CARIBBEAN DANCE PRESENTATION.
DANCE SCHOOL "JUANITA MENDEZ."
MUNICIPALITY SQUARE.

8:45pm-9:30pm
RECYCLE MATERIAL WHALE SHARK AWARD.
MUNICIPALITY SQUARE.

9:30pm-10:00pm
"TIBURON BALLENA" -- A PLAY.
MUNICIPALITY SQUARE.

SUNDAY, JULY 17
9:00am-9:30am
SWIMMING CONTEST.
POSADAS BEACH.

9:30am-10:30am
BEACH BASEBALL TOURNAMENT.
POSADAS BEACH.

10:30am-11:30am
BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT.
POSADAS BEACH.

12:00pm-1:00pm
BEACH FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT.
POSADAS BEACH.

11:30am-12:30pm
SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST.
POSADAS BEACH.

8:15pm-8:45pm
CARIBBEAN DANCING.
MUNICIPALITY SQUARE.

8:45pm-9:15pm
SALSA DANCING. SR. PEDRO PALMA CHAN.
MUNICIPALITY SQUARE.

9:15pm-9:30pm
WHALE SHARK FESTIVAL CLOSING CEREMONY.
MUNICIPALITY SQUARE.

For more information visit www.WhaleSharkFest.com.

About the Whale Shark Festival©
The Whale Shark Festival© is a community extravaganza that showcases the achievements, the traditions and the environmental splendor of Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is an effort to raise awareness for the need to preserve the area's marine ecosystem. For more information visit www.WhaleSharkFest.com.

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