Sebastian Lionfish Fest

Be A Sponsor!

After a huge inaugural event in 2016, and spectacular turnouts in 2017 and 2018, we’re back again, looking to make our fourth event bigger, better, and even more impactful. Together, we can highlight the environmental and financial impacts of the lionfish, support fishing and diving interests, and create an opportunity for the public to try a new delectable dinner dish. Support can come in many forms such as: monetary contributions, company products, gift certificates, assistance, or donations.

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Welcome to the Sebastian Lionfish Fest (SLF) family! We look forward to our partnership for the 4th annual SLF while we protect our coastal habitats by removing lionfish, educating others of their impacts, and serving them up as a delicious delicacy. Last year the event exploded with a crowd of 550 people at the festival and 4 fishing teams. Festival attendees devoured over 1,200 lionfish while our fishing teams removed another 300 lionfish from reefs in the Treasure Coast.

With your help, we plan to make the 4th year the best yet! We will have eight chefs prepping different and delicious lionfish creations, we will increase the number of educational presenters and vendors available to guests, and we plan to reach out to the fishing community to increase competition in our 2-day fishing tournament. Our goal this year is to have 800 people at this year’s event, getting involved in conservation in a fun and interactive way.

The Sebastian Lionfish Fest is scheduled for June 22nd-23rd, 2018. The weekend’s events will be held at Captain Hiram’s. We will be hosting a fishing tournament and organizing a lionfish cook-off between local chefs in the Treasure Coast. This event will also have conservation-minded vendors and many educational organizations set up around Hiram’s so we can educate our community on coastal health and conservation efforts, the lionfish invasion and how everyone can protect our coastline by eating more lionfish. Proceeds from this event will go to a newly founded non-profit called Coastal Connections Inc. Their mission is to “Protect our coastal habitats through education and connecting people to the environment”. This organization conducts a handful of programs where people get to connect with nature through research and educational experiences.

If you’re interested in helping sponsor this event, download the forms using the red buttons above and choose your sponsor level from the table below. Send completed forms to Kendra Cope, the lead for this event. We can’t wait to see yo

Current Sponsors

We couldn’t do it without you!

Coastal Connections Inc.
Ocean Conservancy
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee
Indian River County
Captain Hiram’s Resort
Aptim
Native Salt Clam
LP Media
Treasure Coast Trolley
Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Committee
Ecological Associates Inc.
Oculina Bank
Sebastian Inlet District
MN Worldwide
CSA Ocean Services Inc.
Pelican Island Preservation Society
REEF
Citrus Three Social Media and Marketing

Sponsorship Levels

Choose your level!

SWORDFISH YELLOWFIN TUNA DOLPHIN RED SNAPPER FLOUNDER
  $5000 $2500 $1000 $500 $250
DAY OF EVENT          
EVENT T-SHIRTS X (4) X (4) X (2) X (2) X (1)
LOGO ON EVENT SPONSOR BANNERS X X X X X
FREE COOK-OFF TICKETS X (4 w/ line skip) X (4 w/ line skip) X (2) X (1)  
NAME ON EVENT T-SHIRT       X X
LOGO ON EVENT T-SHIRT X X X    
FREE VENDOR TABLE X X X    
TABLE SPONSOR: LOGO AND NAME ON FOOD TABLES X X X    
TOURNAMENT SPONSOR: INCLUDES CAPTAIN’S
MEETING
X X      
MAIN EVENT SPONSOR: LOGO/NAME ON
MARKETING MATERIALS
X        
PRE-EVENT PROMOTION          
NAME ON WEBSITE       X X
LOGO ON WEBSITE X X X    
SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS X X X    
RADIO PROMOTIONS X X