Dana Point Festival of Whales Final Day is Sunday March 7 2021.
South OC Beaches has all the info for you to enjoy Festival of Whales!
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this event is traditional in person events and hybrid in-person/virtual model.
Sunday March 7 2021
Festival of Whales Splash Dash
Run/Walk/Bike/Swim. Virtually on Saturday March 6 2021 and Sunday March 7 2021.
Register Online at Dana Point Festival of Whales
$25.00 Registration Fee.
100% of proceeds from the Splash Dash benefit the Dana Point Festival of Whales Foundation and Dana Point Chamber of Commerce.
Doheny State Beach Virtual Springtime 2021 Tour on YouTube
Join Park Naturalist Vicki for a tour of the Doheny State Beach Visitor Center in honor of the Dana Point Festival of Whales. See the center’s wide variety of local wildlife displays including a tidepool aquarium featuring leopard sharks, and more.
9:00am-10:30am: Stand Up Paddle Family Lessons with Westwind Sailing
9:30am-2:20amOcean Institute Festival of Whales Events
Features: Marine Mammal Lectures/Kayak Tours/Whale Experiments on the Wharf/Marine Mammal Cruise/History of Whaling/Spirit of Dana Point Tall Ship Sail
9:30am –Ocean Institute Marine Mammal Lecture and Exhibit
10:00am – Ocean Institute Marine Mammal Cruise departs
10:00am – Ocean Institute Kayak tour Check-in
10:00am-5:00pm: Dana Point Fine Arts Show and Sale
Harbor Walkway Near Mariners Village
10:00am-4:00pm: Festival Merchandise Booth at Dana Wharf Whale Watching
10:00am: Marine Mammal Lecture Series Features: Alisa Schulman-Janiger YouTube Podcast
She will be speaking on the Gray Whale Census and Behavior project.
10:30am – Ocean Institute Whale Experiments on the Wharf
11:30am – Ocean Institute Whale Experiments on the Wharf
12:00pm-3:00pm: Harbor Music Series
Dana Wharf Courtyard, Mariner’s Village clock courtyard area in front of El Torito, and along the Harbor Walkway in front of Coffee Importers
12:15pm-12:45: Dana Wharf Kids Fishing Clinic
12:30pm – Ocean Institute Whale Experiments on Wharf
12:30pm – Ocean Institute Marine Mammal Lecture and Exhibit
1:00pm – Ocean Institute Marine Mammal Cruise
1:00pm-5:30pm: Dana Wharf Kids and Adults Fishing Trip
1:30 pm – Ocean Institute Whale Experiments on the Wharf
1:30 pm- Ocean Institute History of Whaling in Orange County (for guest of Spirit of Dana Point Sail)
2:00 pm – Ocean Institute Spirit of Dana Point Tall Ship Sail
2:30pm – Ocean Institute Whale Experiments on the Wharf
Some Festival of Whale Traditions Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Large group events (Parade, Concert & BBQ, Clam Chowder Cook-off, Cardboard Classic & Dinghy Dash, Sand Sculpting Contest, Ocean Awareness Day, Street Fair, Kids’ Fun Zone, Car & Boat Shows, etc. will not be held this year.
Dana Point Festival of Whales 2021 Guide Is Online
Complete Schedule of Event Listings!