The Dana Point Festival of Whales is ongoing on Sunday March 8 2020.
Festival of the Whales continues on Saturday March 14 2020 and Sunday March 15 2020.
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 Sunday March 8 2020 Schedule
10:00am-11:00am: Marine Mammal Lecture Series (Harpoon Henry’s)
10:00am-4:00pm: Planters NUTmobile (Parking lot between Harpoon Henry’s and Dana Wharf at Kid’s Fun Zone)
10:00am-4:00pm: Kids’ Fun Zone (Parking lot between Harpoon Henry’s and Dana Wharf)
10:00am-3:00pm: Ocean Institute Education Center (Ocean Institute)
10:00am-3:00pm: 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-4:00pm: Ocean Awareness Day (Baby Beach Park)
11:30am-1:00pm: Diamond Dig at Baby Beach
12:00pm-4:00pm: Whale of a BBQ (Baby Beach Park)
12:00pm-12:30pm and 12:45pm-5:15pm: Kids Fishing Clinic and Trip (Dana Wharf Docks)
12:00pm-3:00pm: Harbor Music Series (Dana Wharf, Mariners Village)
2:00PM Walking Tour of Town Center (Blue Lantern Street/Pacific Coast Highway)
Dana Point Festival of Whales 2020 Sustainability Transportation Solutions
Laguna Beach Free Coastal Trolley
You can ride the Free Laguna Beach Coastal Trolley to Dana Point’s Salt Creek Beach and transfer to a OCTA Bus or call a Lyft to Dana Point Festival of Whales Festivities.
Festival of the Whales Harbor Shuttles at 10:00am-4:00pm
Shuttles in the Harbor from Doheny State Beach to the Ocean Institute
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 $3.00per 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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