Dana Point Festival of the Whales Parade Starting at 10:00am

Photo courtesy of festivalofthewhales.com

The Dana Point Festival of Whales Parade is today, Saturday March 7 2015.

The parade begins at 10:00am.

The Parade begins at Selva Road and continues on Pacific Coast Highway South to Golden Lantern Street.

There is a street Fair at the end of the parade route at La Plaza Park.

There are shuttles and parking throughout the city and the harbor.

The Festival’s FREE shuttle gets you to each every event location – just hop on board at any shuttle stop and get off when you reach your destination.

Get on and off as many times as you like – it’s FREE!

Available every day of the Festival from 10 AM to 4 PM (extended service hours the morning of the parade (March 7) and the afternoon of the Whale of a Concert (March 15). Please link to Festival of Whales for complete details.


There are multiple parking lots throughout the Festival. Some of these lots fill earlier than others, but ALL lots are serviced by the FREE shuttle.

Please refer to the Festival map for parking options at the following link Festival of Whales

Park free for up to 4 hours in most Harbor lots.
Please remember, 4 hours maximum in these lots.
All parking lots are monitored by Orange County Sheriff’s Department so please do check your watch when you park and keep an eye on the time.
No matter where you park the FREE shuttle services all event locations.

Park at Doheny State Beach ALL day for only $8 or $2 per hour (pay machine only) each weekend of the Festival.
If you wish to take advantage of this pricing please visit the automated pay machines located in the parking lots.
The kiosk will not be equipped to handle the special Festival of Whales reduced parking rates.
From Doheny, catch the FREE shuttle that services this area approximately every 15 minutes.
You can take in the newly revived Whale Walk while you are there.

Water Taxi – Back by popular demand

Daily service during the Festival will be offered between Dana Wharf and the Ocean Institute from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Round trip tickets are $5 per person.
Present your Metrolink ticket, OCTA bus pass or 91 Express Lanes transponder and ride the water taxi for only $3 round trip per person.
Park and ride and take in all the great sights from the water!
Your captain will share interesting facts and features about the Dana Point area and it’s fascinating history.

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