Dana Point Tall Ships Festival Sunday September 13 2015

Tall Ships by www.southocbeaches.com
Tall Ships by http://www.southocbeaches.com

The 31th Annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival is in Dana Point Sunday September 13 2015.

The Festival is in Dana Point Harbor centered at the Ocean Institute.

Sunday September 13 2015 Schedule

9:30 a.m. Shuttle service begins
10:00 a.m. Toshiba Tall Ships Festival 2015 opens
10:00 a.m. Ocean Institute opens
10:00 a.m. Tall ships open for tours
3:30 p.m. Tall ships tours conclude, except the brig Pilgrim (ships get ready for cannon battles)
4:00 p.m. Boarding begins for Cannon Battle cruises
4:30 p.m. Tall Ships Sunset Cannon Battle cruises (4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
5:00 p.m. Ocean Institute and the brig Pilgrim close
8:30 p.m. Shuttle service ends

On Board the Brig Pilgrim and Maritime Barn

10:00-11:00 Traditional Pipes/Drum/chanties
11:00 “Art and the Sea” Workshop Series: Rope-Making (in Maritime Barn)
12:30 Naval Historical Show – (ship closed to public at 12:15)
*will stay onboard for photo meet and greet
1:30 Cannon Demonstration on public pier – (area will be closed off)
2:00 Crew Climbing Demonstration – Sail Setting
2:30 “Art and the Sea” Workshop Series: Scrimshaw (in Maritime Barn)
3:00 Naval Historical Show – (ship closed to public at 2:45)
*will stay onboard for photo meet and greet
4:00 Cannon Demonstration on public pier– (area will be closed off)
4:15 “Art and the Sea” Workshop Series: Knot-Tying (in Maritime Barn)
5:00 Ship closes

Maritime Wharf (part of new Maddie James Seaside Learning Center)
*please note you must pay the adventure pass and enter to see the ships in order to access the wharf.

10:30 Storytime in the Boathouse
12:00 Capstan and sail raising demo (need ‘sailors’ to participate!)
1:00 Storytime in the Boathouse
2:00 Sing a sea chantey! (learn a sailor song)
2:30 Capstan and sail raising demo
3:30 Storytime in the Boathouse
*Different sea stories every time!

Parking Information and Directions to Tall Ship Festival

The Dana Point Ocean Institute is located in Dana Point Harbor at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive.

There will be no onsite parking at the Ocean Institute during the Festival.

Parking is not allowed on Dana Point Harbor Drive during the Festival. You will be towed if you park there.

There is limited free timed parking in lots in Dana Point Harbor.

Saturday and Sunday Festival: Free Shuttle to the Festival and free parking at Strands Beach and Dana Hills High School.

Official shuttle hours are from 9:30am-8:30pm Saturday September 12 2015 and Sunday September 13 2015.

Festival begins at 10:00am Saturday September 12 2015 and Sunday September 13 2015.

Please allow ample time to get from the offsite parking lots to the Ocean Institute festival site.

Shuttles will run continuously during Festival hours.

Strands Beach Parking Lot is located at 34199 Selva Road Dana Point

If traveling on the I-5 South: exit on Pacific Coast Highway. If traveling on the I-5 North: exit at Beach Cities. From either offramp, go past Dana Point Harbor Drive approximately 1.7 miles. Turn left on Selva Road. Lot will be on the right.

Dana Hills High School is located at 33333 Golden Lantern Street Dana Point

If traveling on the 5 south: Exit on Pacific Coast Highway. If traveling on the 5 north: Exit at Beach Cities. From either offramp go past Dana Point Harbor Drive for approximately 1.5 miles, until the signal light at Golden Lantern.
Turn Right on Golden Lantern and travel about one mile until Acapulco Dr. At Acapulco Drive make a u-turn, and proceed to the Dana Hills parking lot on the right.

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