When is Shark Week 2021?

We are already excited for that time of the year again and everyone is asking when is Shark Week 2021?

The Latest Update for Shark Week 2021

There has been a lot of buzz already about Shark Week 2021 and we’ve just learned that the official dates.

Originally, we were told that it would be in August but it will be a month earlier! Mark your calendar because Shark Week 2021 starts on Sunday, July 11th and will last until Sunday, 18th of July.

Can you believe this is the 33rd Shark Week! How long have you been watching?

This year, you’ll get to enjoy a variety of celebrities including the cast of Jackass, Tiffany Haddish and William Shatner, as they explore the world of sharks. Discovery will also have a week-long Livestream on TikTok and offer a fun filter for Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.

Bob the Shark will also host the first ever “JAWscers” where viewers can vote for their favorite shark moments.

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What’s Happening during Shark Week 2021

This summer, you’ll learn even more about sharks in a fun and exciting way through the Shark Academy docu-series and Josh Gates Tonight! We will even get to see the first in utero camera of a pregnant Tiger Shark! Shark Week 2021 is going to be full of exciting and new discoveries that help us understand these remarkable creatures that roam the oceans. 

Shark Week 2021 Starts in:

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The best part of shark week is watching the new series, shark documentaries and biting our nails as people get too close to them. Last year we got to watch Will Smith and his family swim in the water with the sharks… if a celebrity can do it, so can we.

Or, we could just sit back on our couches and enjoy the scene!

Official Shark Week 2021 Dates

Sunday 11th of July 2021 to Sunday 18th of July 2021

We can’t wait for Shark Week 2021!


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We are flying into the 33rd Shark Week!

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How did Shark Week start?

Steven Spielberg might have helped spread the love and interest of sharks when his movie, Jaws, was released in 1975. It also terrified a lot of us and stopped many from entering the deep waters. I know that whenever I go into the sea for a little dip, I think that there is a shark swimming right under me. This makes me panic and I start swimming back to the shore.

Needless to say, I now prefer lakes and rivers.

In the 1980s, Discovery writers got together in a bar and wrote the idea of “Shark Week” on a napkin. Usually, drinking in a bar and coming up with ideas doesn’t lead to much, but they sure hit the goldmine with this one!

Since July 1988, we’ve been enjoying the nail-biting experiences and here at We Love Sharks, we can’t get enough. Every year we get to learn more about these amazing creatures that we love and are terrified of, at the same time. This week-long event has helped us understand sharks more and bring awareness to the vulnerable and endangered species.

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