Dana Point Festival of Whales Sunday March 12 2017

Dana Point Festival of the Whales March 2017

The Dana Point Festival of Whales Final Day is Sunday March 12 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 art and craft shows and sales, paddling and sailing opportunities, Boating Extravaganza,  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 Sunday March 12 2017 Schedule

11:00am Whale of a Rubber Ducky Derby (Baby Beach) rescheduled from March 5 2017

10:00am-5:00pm Dana Point Fine Arts Association Show & Sale (Harbor Walkway near Mariners Village)

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 Kids’ Fun Fair (East Marina Parking Lot)

10:00am-4:00pm Ocean Institute Education Center (Ocean Institute)

10:00am-4:00pm British Invasion (Harbor walkway)

10:00am-4:00pm Sailing & Stand-up Paddling Clinic (Westwind Sailing, OC Sailing & Event Center)

10:00am-5:00pm Art in the Park (Island Way and Dana Point Harbor Drive)

10:00am-5:00pm Dana Hills High School Young Artists Show and Sale (Island Way and Dana Point Harbor Drive)

11:00am-3:00pm Mobile Marine Mammal Museum (Doheny State Beach Visitor Center)

12:00pm-3:00pm Harbor Music Series (Dana Wharf, Mariners Village)

12:00pm-3:00pm Whale of a Concert on the Water (Baby Beach)

12:00pm-5:00pm Whale of a Concert BBQ and Spirits Garden (Baby Beach)

12:45pm-5:45pm Kids Fishing Clinic and Trip (Dana Wharf Docks)

2:30pm-4:30pm Drone and Go Pro Demo (Dana Wharf Whale Watching)

Whale Watching (every day of the event)

8:00am-4:00pm Whale Watching (Dana Wharf Whale Watching)

8:00am-4:00pm Whale Watching (Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari)

10:00am-1:00pm Whale Watching (Ocean Institute)

8:00am-4:00pm Whale Watch from Land – bluff top viewing (Headlands Nature Interpretive Center)

Dana Point Festival of Whales 2017 Sustainability Transportation Solutions

You can ride the Laguna Beach Free Coastal Trolley near the Dana Point Festival of Whales!
Just exit at Salt Creek Beach and transfer to OCTA or pickup a Lyft!

Ride the Metrolink to Dana Point Festival of Whales

Dana Point Festival of Whales 2017 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.

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.

Dana Point Water Taxi

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.

Dana Point Festival of Whales March 2017 Event Map

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