The Dana Point Festival of Whales is Saturday March 12 2016.
South OC Beaches has all the details for you to enjoy this Family Friendly Event!
Dana Point is home to Whales natural migration path. Hundreds of Whales are passing through the Dana Point Coastal Waters.
Dana Point Festival highlights include:an opening day parade, Street Fair, art and craft shows and sales, classic car exhibits, paddling and sailing opportunities, Boating Extravaganza, sand sculpting, concerts on land and water, environmental activities, educational opportunities, interpretive crafts, kids activities, fun food, and of course, whale watching excursions on a variety of vessels or whale watching from breathtaking Dana Point Headlands Conservation Park.
Dana Point Festival of Whales Schedule Saturday March 12 2016
9 AM – Noon Whale of a Beach Cleanup (Doheny State Beach)
9:30 AM – 5 PM Dana Point Fine Arts Association Show & Sale (Harbor walkway near Mariners Village)
10 AM – 10:45 AM Wyland Art Lessons in the Wild (Ocean Adventure Catamaran, Dana Wharf Dock)
10 AM – 11 AM Marine Mammal Lecture Series (Harpoon Henry’s)
10 AM – 2 PM 5th Annual Clam Chowder Cook Off (Baby Beach Park)
10 AM – 4 PM British Invasion (Harbor walkway)
10 AM – 4 PM Sailing & Stand-up Paddling Clinic (Westwind Sailing, OC Sailing & Event Center)
10 AM – 5 PM Art in the Park (Island Way and Dana Point Harbor Drive)
11 AM – 2 PM Whale of a Rubber Ducky Derby (Baby Beach)
11:30 AM – 1 PM Diamond Dig (Baby Beach)
Noon – 2 PM Captain Dave’s Carnival (Dolphin Deck near Baby Beach)
Noon – 3 PM Harbor Music Series (Dana Wharf, Mariners Village, Art in the Park)
12:15 PM – 3:30 PM Whale’s Tale Tallship Sailing Adventure (Ocean Institute)
2 PM – 4:30 PM Drone and Go Pro Demo (Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching)
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Drones Over Whales & Dolphins (Dana Point Yacht Club)
Dana Point Festival of the Whales 2016 Parking
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 $1.00per hour 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.
From Doheny, catch the FREE shuttle that services this area approximately every 15 minutes.
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.