YappoPalooza is coming!

Sea Turtle, Inc. is hosting the 5th Annual Yappopalooza Festival and Benefit on June 19 and 20; the first time it is on South Padre Island. This two-day event is a fundraiser for sea turtle conservation. Friday night will have bands, bbq, drinks, comedian Ray Orta, live music, and games for adults, then Saturday will be a family festival with music, live animals from the Gladys Porter Zoo, games, crafts and more.

YappoPalooza isn’t just about raising money for sea turtle conservation; it is a vehicle to share Jeffrey Boruff’s story and inspire the next generation(s) to give of themselves. Jeffrey was a key volunteer in the Bi-National Kemp’s Ridley Project in Rancho Nuevo, Mexico, operated by the Gladys Porter Zoo. He knew his passion could make a difference and worked hard to make it true. This event is intended to honor that passion, but we need your help!

Yappopalooza is a volunteer-driven community festival — which means we need volunteers to help and carry on the tradition.

Volunteer positions needed are: Admission, ID verification/Tickets, Nurses, Silent Auction, TABC Certified Bartenders (the certification can be taken online), and Game Assistants.

To volunteer, please contact Kat Lillie at Sea Turtle, Inc. by email, volunteer@yappopalooza.net.

Volunteers make the world a better place and become better people because of it.

Please join us in remembering this young man’s dedication and help us fundraise for an important cause!

When: Friday, June 19, from 7 p.m. to Midnight Adult Activities

Saturday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Family Activities

Where: South Padre Island Convention Center

What: Friday night will be fun for the adults with music from Ace Pepper Band, Costello, and a special appearance by comedian Raymond Orta. There will be beer, wine, bbq, silent auction, and fun tournaments like ring and hook and bean bag toss.

Saturday will be full of activities for the whole family. There will be face painting, arts and crafts, animals from the Gladys Porter Zoo, the Yappo Shop, and more! There will also be live music by Ace PepperBand, Drifter Kings, and The Agency.

To learn more and purchase tickets please visit www.yappopalooza.net.