About Second Annual For the Ocean Gala

Join us for this very special evening at the beautiful, new Lumina Resort at Wrightsville Beach to celebrate Plastic Ocean Project's global accomplishments. You will be just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean as you enjoy our Silent Auction For the Ocean, cocktails, delectable fare and live music from Benny Hill Trio.

Highlights from our full-length documentary, "If the Ocean Could Talk: A Voice for the North Atlantic" will also be shared along with stories from our researchers, educators, and artists. Like last year's, it promises to be an elegant event "for the ocean."

"We attend many of these types of events, but yours was our favorite." 

~ Top sponsor "For the Ocean Gala 2022

Location: Lumina Resort at Wrightsville Beach

1706 N Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Date: March 25, 2023  Time: 6:30 PM to 10PM

Attire: Coastal Cocktail

Each ticket purchase includes:

  • Entry for one (1) into the Gala.
  • Buffet-style dinner, with gluten-free and vegan entree options, coffee, tea, and dessert.
  • One (1) beverage ticket: redeemable for soda or an alcoholic beverage for our 21+ guests.
  • The chance to win one of our many giveaways - just for attending!
  • An elegant once-a-year opportunity to mingle with POP Stars & ocean-lovers just like yourself!

Our online silent auction is one of the main attractions of the evening, and you can register for and  preview our site here:

Our auction will be live from Monday 3/20 12:01 am through 8:30 pm Saturday, March 25, 2023.

Registration for the site is OPEN NOW and is necessary in order to place bids and take your prize(s) home! If you register for the auction between now and 11:59 pm on Friday, March 24, 2023, your name will be added to our list, and upon arrival to our event, you will receive a COMPLIMENTARY additional beverage ticket. If you have any questions regarding the auction website, please contact Jenna Haverstock at [email protected]