LBTSea Turtle Fest and Ocean Clean Up Lauderdale by the Sea, FL March 21st and 22nd Celebrate the ocean and the beginning of Sea Turtle nesting season, in the quaint beachside community of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.  The Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Turtle Fest is an educational, awareness-building event about the upcoming sea turtle season which started on March 1st and goes through October 31st. The LBTSea Turtle Fest is on Saturday and Sunday, March 21st and 22nd.  It begins at 10:00 a.m. and lasts until 7:00 p.m. at  El Prado Park, 4500 El Mar Drive.