Hailing from Southern California now in its 10th year, well-known annual event Reef-A-Palooza (RAP) is making waves here in Orlando, Florida. RAP is best described as an indoor marketplace where sellers, exhibitors, and hobbyists of all types can buy, sell, trade, and showcase their products to the marine hobbyist community. Guests can further enjoy their time at RAP with a myriad of educational panels, featuring speakers including Mike Paletta, Justin Zimmerman, Julian Sprung, Tony Vargas, and Jake Adams. You can find RAP on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.
The event will be held April 26th – 27th at the Doubletree Orlando, located at 5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819. Book your room online or call (407) 351-1000. Adult single-day tickets are $15 at the door. Seniors 60+ and kids 12 and under get in free.
Local marine hobbyists from Florida Reef Aquarium Group (FRAG) will be hosting a raffle. Tickets are $1 individually, 30 tickets for $20, or 100 tickets for $50. Drawings will be at 2pm on Sunday. You do not need to be present to win. All proceeds to benefit FRAG and other local marine hobbyist groups. Be sure to “Like” them on Facebook!
Want to learn more about research and educational functions here in Florida? Check out our REEF Project page.
Stay tuned for photos and coverage from this fun and educational event!