Dana Point Tall Ships Festival Kickoff Friday September 8 2017: Sunset Parade & Sails’ n Ales Party

Dana Point Tall Ships Festival Sunset Parade Courtesy of The Ocean Institute/Cliff Wassmann

The 33rd Annual Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point kicks off Friday September 8 2017 with the Sunset Parade.

The Dana Point Tall Ships Festival offers various pay ways to enjoy the Tall Ships Sunset Parade.

You can sail on a Historic Tall Ship or sail on The Escort Cruise.

You can also go to The Tall Ships Festival Kick Off Party!

Historic Tall Ships Sunset Parade Adventure

You can join the armada as you cast off for adventure aboard a historic tall ship during the annual tall ships parade at sunset.

Work with the crew hauling up sail or simply sit back and enjoy the spectacular demonstration of skill, knowledge and survival!

Dana Point Tall Ships Sunset Parade Sail Friday September 8 2017

The Escort Cruise provides guests with a shorter “at sea experience” while allowing them to experience the sights, smells, and sounds of blasting cannons, towering rigging, bustling decks, and the magnificence of canvas full of wind.
The captain carefully maneuvers around the tall ships, providing guests with picturesque views.

Ages 15 and over: $50.00
Ages 4 to 14: $40.00

Tickets Online at Event Brite

3:00pm-4:00pm: Check In Time
4:00 pm: Boarding Time
4:30pm to 7:30pm: Sail Time
Escort Cruise Boarding Time: 4:30 p.m.
Escort Cruise Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Ocean Institute Kick Off Party Friday September 8 2017 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Celebrate the start of 33rd Annual Ocean Institute Tall Ships Festival Sails ‘n Ales Party!
Your ticket includes:
Unlimited tastings
Live music
Mermaid Encounters
Access to Ocean Institute educational labs
Food trucks are available; food is an additional purchase

Tastings from: Sierra Nevada, Bottle Logic Brewing, Mother Earth Brew Company, Lost Winds, Laguna Beach Beer Company and Bivouac Ciderworks.

Tickets are Online at Event Brite

General Admission Pre-Sale: $30.00
4-Pack Pre-Sale General Admission: $100.00
Kids Ticket (18 & younger)/Designated Driver: $20.00
At the door: $40.00

Dana Point Ocean Institute Tall Ships Festival 2017 Schedule of Events
Dana Point Ocean Institute Tall Ships Festival September 2017 Event Schedule

Dana Point Tallship Festival Sustainability Transportation Solutions

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.

Dana Point Tall Ships Festival Parking and Shuttles

Official shuttle hours are from 8:30am-8:30pm from all Lots

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

Shuttles will run continuously during Festival hours every 30 Minutes

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.

MetroLink to Tall Ships Festival
Take the Metrolink Orange County Line or Inland Empire Orange County Line to the San Juan Capistrano Metrolink Station where you can show your valid Metrolink ticket to board a free shuttle to the festival.
You can purchase a ticket through the Metrolink App or at any station.

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