Dana Point Festival of the Whales Saturday March 10 2018

Dana Point Festival of Whales 2018

The Dana Point Festival of Whales is on Saturday March 10 2018.
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 Saturday March 10 2018 Schedule
Event’s are weather permitting. If canceled, no make-up date will be arranged.

8:00am-1:00pm Cardboard Classic Dinghy Dash & Expo (Baby Beach)

8:00am-12:00pm Boat Builders’ Breaky and BBQ on the Beach (Baby Beach)

9:00am-12:00pm Whale of a Beach Cleanup (Doheny State Beach)

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-3:00pm Ocean Institute Education Center (Ocean Institute)

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

10:00am-4:00pm The Antique & Classic Boat Society (Harbor walkway)

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-1:00pm Whale’s Tale Tallship Sailing Adventure (Ocean Institute)

11:00am-3:00pm 7th Annual Clam Chowder Cook Off (Baby Beach Park)

12:00pm-2:00pm Captain Dave’s Under Sea Eco Carnival (Capt. Dave’s Dolphin Deck near Baby Beach)

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

2:00pm-3:00pm Capt. Dave’s Presents “Entangled Whales: What Can We Do?” (OC Sailing & Event Center)

2:00pm-4:30pm Drone and Go Pro Demo (Dana Wharf Whale Watching)

Dana Point Festival of Whales 2018 Sustainability Transportation Solutions

You can ride The Laguna Beach Free Coastal Trolley on Sunday March 4 2018 to Dana Point Salt Creek Beach. You can transfer to OCTA or ride share to Dana Point Festival of the Whales events in Dana Point Harbor.

Ride the OCTA and Metrolink to Festival of the Whales

Dana Point Festival of Whales 2018 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 the Whales 2018 Parking/Shuttle Map

Dana Point Festival of Whales is Social

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