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10th annual SharkCon takes over the Florida State Fairgrounds this summer

two people swimming in a mall pool with scuba gear on

SharkCon comes back bigger and better in 2024 with the stars of the shark world, celebrities, photographers, and more. This is a two-day celebration of the wonderful creatures and it takes place at the Florida State Fairgrounds. You can attend SharkCon July 13 and 14, and tickets are on sale now

What is the SharkCon experience? Attendees will immerse themselves in the wonders of the world’s oceans, uncovering secrets about its incredible inhabitants. While everyone has a connection to the ocean, there is always more to learn. SharkCon caters to everyone, from casual shark enthusiasts to dedicated shark scientists. If it’s about sharks, you’ll find it at SharkCon.


SharkCon features participation from local groups like Tampa Bay Watch and Florida Fish and Wildlife, as well as global organizations such as National Geographic and OCEARCH. The event offers numerous free activities for families to enjoy.

three mermaids hanging out on a large shark shaped car

2024 event highlights include:

  • Speakers from the Shark World (scientists, personalities, conservationists, award-winning photographers, and celebrities
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium Exhibit
  • FWC- Look at & handle shark specimens & observe scientists dissecting a shark.
  • Mote Exhibit
  • 27ft. Shark Slide
  • Shark Tooth Sand Dig 
  • Paddle Board / Kayak Clinic 
  • Mermaids provided by Sharks International
  • Touch Tanks- Provided by Clearwater Aquarium, and Mote Marine Laboratory.
  • Trilogy Dive Center Scuba Pool –Everything you need to try scuba diving in a safe shallow environment at SharkCon. 
  • Marine Rescue Exhibit -The Clearwater Aquarium will demonstrate how they rescue marine mammals.
  • Conservation Organization Activities – We have partnered with several conservation organizations to provide activities & information at each one of their exhibits.
  • FREE Treasure Map Hunt with PRIZES for the kids

Learn more, and reserve your spot at SharkCon on the event website.


A group of people in scuba suits dive in a pool in an indoor arena


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