Dana Point Tall Ships Festival Guide Saturday September 7 2019

Dana Point Tall Ships by Scott Schmitt Courtesy of Ocean-Institute.org
Dana Point Tall Ships by Scott Schmitt Courtesy of Ocean-Institute.org

Dana Point Tall Ships Festival is Saturday September 7 and Sunday September 8 2019.
South OC Beaches has all of the info for you to enjoy the Dana Point Tall Ships Festival.

Celebrate California’s rich maritime history during the annual Family Friendly Ocean Institute Tall Ships Festival.
The Tall Ships Festival Features: Cannon Battle Sails, Craft Beer Tastings, Breakfast With a Mermaid, the Parade Of Sails, Pirate Adventures, Historical Reenactments & more.

Dana Point Ocean Institute Tall Ships Festival Tickets are Online

Saturday & Sunday 9:00am-10:30am: Breakfast with a Mermaid
Meet mermaid friends, make a fun mermaid craft, enjoy pancakes, and watch mermaids swim underwater!
Tickets are $55.00 and $50.00 (*Includes a Tall Ship Adventure Pass for admission to the Festival)

Tall Ship Festival Admission Saturday and Sunday
The Tall Ships Festival Pass includes:Tours of the Brig Pilgrim, the Spirit of Dana Point, and all visiting vessels from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Access to shops and food vendors, pirate camp, Seafarer’s Landing Activities, Sierra Nevada Beer Garden, crafts, activities, live music, and more.

Adult Pass (ages 15 and up) $15.00
Child Pass (ages 3 to 14) $10.00
Kids 2 and under are Free
Family Four Pack is $50.00

Cannon Battles: Saturday September 7 2019 at 4:00pm-7:30pm
Set sail on any one of the historic tall ships and watch the sun dip below the horizon as you help the Ocean Institute kick-off the 35th annual Festival.
Experience the wind, the sounds, and the firing of the cannon as you sail along the coast in the Parade of Sail.
Must be at least 4 years and older to board.
Check-in begins at 3:00pm and boarding begins at 4:00pm.
Tickets are $65.00-$70.00

Sails ‘n Ales Party Saturday September 7 2019 at 6:00pm-9:30pm
Featuring beer tastings from Sierra Nevada, Mother Earth Brew Company, Lost Winds Brewing, Bottle Logic Brewing,Four Sons Brewing, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Boochcraft, Docent Brewing, and Laguna 33 Brewing, Kona Pub and Brewery and Bravus Brewing Company. Live music ,Food Trucks and Mermaid Encounters, it’s an event the whole family can enjoy!
Billy Sherman & Friends Perform
General Admission : $45.00 (10 Taste Ticket)
4-Pack Genera Admission: $150.00
Kids Ticket (18 & Younger)/Designated Driver Ticket: $35.00

Cannon Battles: Sunday September 8 2019 at 4:00pm-7:30pm
Set sail on any one of the historic tall ships and watch the sun dip below the horizon as you help the Ocean Institute kick-off the 35th annual Festival.
Experience the wind, the sounds, and the firing of the cannon as you sail along the coast in the Parade of Sail.
Must be at least 4 years and older to board.
Check-in begins at 3:00pm and boarding begins at 4:00pm.
Tickets are $65.00-$70.00

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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 and no parking in County Lots in the Harbor.

Dana Point Tall Ships Festival Parking and Shuttles

Ride the Dana Point Free Weekend Trolley to the Tall Ships Festival!
Saturday Trolley Hours are 10:00am-10:00pm
Sunday Trolley Hours are 12:00pm-9:00pm

Free Parking and Shuttle at Strands Vista Park and Dana Hills High School.
Shuttles will run throughout the Festival at 30 minute intervals.
The last shuttle will leave the Ocean Institute lot 30 minutes after Cannon Battle Cruise Ships have returned.

Saturday September 7 2019 and Sunday September 8 2019 Strand Vista Park 8:30am-10:30pm

Strands Vista Park 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.

Saturday September 7 2019 and Sunday September 8 2019 at Dana Hills High School 8:30am-10:30pm

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 Near The Tall Ship Festival
Take the Metrolink Orange County Line or Inland Empire Orange County Line to the San Juan Capistrano Metrolink Station.

Tallship Festival Saturday and Sunday Daily Schedule

10:00 AM Festival Opens

10:15 AM Sailors Life | Maddie James Seaside Learning Center

10:30 AM Mermaid Swim Show* | Surf Science

10:30 AM Paddle Board Demo* | Maddie James Seaside Learning Center

10:45 AM Sailors Life | Maddie James Seaside Learning Center

10:45 AM Squid Dissection | At Sea

11:00 AM Long Boat Rowing* | Pilgrim

11:30 AM Mermaid Swim Show* | Surf Science

11:30 AM Navy Historical Show | Pilgrim

11:30 AM Paddle Board Demo* | Maddie James Seaside Learning Center

11:45 AM Sailors Life | Maritime Wharf

11:45 AM Squid Dissection | At Sea

12:00 PM Cap’n Jack’s Pirate School*| Maddie James Seaside Learning Center

12:15 PM Meet & Greet with Navy Historical Group | Pilgrim

12:30 PM Mermaid Swim Show* | Surf Science

12:30 PM Paddle Board Demo* | Maddie James Seaside Learning Center

12:45 PM Sailors Life | Maddie James Seaside Learning Center

12:45 PM Squid Dissection | At Sea

1:00 PM Crew Climbing Demo | Pilgrim

1:00 PM Long Boat Rowing* | Pilgrim

1:15 PM Sailors Life | Maddie James Seaside Learning Center

1:15 PM Mermaid Story Time | Samueli

1:45 PM Squid Dissection | At Sea

1:45 PM Sailors Life | Maddie James Seaside Learning Center

2:00 PM Tijuana Dogs Concert | Pirate Camp | SAT ONLY

2:00 PM Cap’n Jack’s Pirate School* | Maddie James Seaside Learning Center

2:30 PM Mermaid Swim Show* | Surf Science

2:30 PM Paddle Board Demo* | Maddie James Seaside Learning Center

2:45 PM Squid Dissection | At Sea

2:45 PM Sailors Life | Maddie James Seaside Learning Center

3:00 PM SHIPS CLOSE TO PUBLIC

3:00 PM Cap’n Jack’s Pirate School* | Maddie James Seaside Learning Center

3:15 PM Long Boat Rowing | Pilgrim

3:30 PM Mermaid Swim Show* | Surf Science

3:30 PM Navy Historical Show | Pilgrim

3:45 PM Sailors Life | Maddie James Seaside Learning Center

3:45 PM Squid Dissection | At Sea

4:00 PM Meet & Greet with Naval History Group | Pilgrim

*Additional Fee required; please see Add-On booth for details

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