The Dana Point Festival of Whales begins Saturday March 4 2017.
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 Parade is Saturday March 4 2017.
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.
You can park at Dana Point Harbor and shuttle in to the Parade starting at 9:00am.
Dana Point Festival of Whales March 4 2017 Schedule
8:00am-2:30pm Whale of a Sand Sculpting Competition (Baby Beach)
10:00AM Festival of Whales Parade (Pacific Coast Highway)
10:00AM–10:45AM Wyland Art Lessons in the Wild (Ocean Adventure Catamaran, Dana Wharf Dock)
10:00AM–11:00AM Marine Mammal Lecture Series (Harpoon Henry’s)
10:00am-4:00pm Ocean Institute Education Center (Ocean Institute)
10:00am-4:00pm Sailing & Stand-up Paddling Clinic (Westwind Sailing, OC Sailing & Event Center)
10:00AM-4:00PM So Cal Woodies (Harbor walkway)
10:00AM–4:00PM The Legendary Corvette (Harbor walkway)
10:00AM–5:00PM Art in the Park (Island Way and Dana Point Harbor Drive)
10:00am-5:00pm Dana Point Fine Arts Association Show & Sale (Harbor walkway near Mariners Village)
11:00am-1:00pm Whale’s Tale Tallship Sailing Adventure (Ocean Institute)
11:30AM-4:00PM Whale of a Pizza Party (Baby Beach Park)
Noon-3:00PM Harbor Music Series (Mariners Village)
12:15 PM-3:30 PM Whale’s Tale Tallship Sailing Adventure (Ocean Institute)
2:00PM Walking Tour of Town Center (Blue Lantern Street/Pacific Coast Highway)
2:30PM-4:30PM Drone and Go Pro Demo (Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching)
Dana Point Festival of Whales 2017 Sustainability Transportation Solutions
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.
Park free for up to 4 hours in most Dana Point Harbor Lots.
Dana Point Harbor is located at 34624 Golden Lantern Street in Dana Point California.
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 or for only $2.00per 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.
Daily service during the Festival will be offered between Dana Wharf and the Ocean Institute from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Round trip tickets are $5.00 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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