Festival of Whales Event Listing

All events weather permitting
 
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Saturday, March 7

6 9:30 AM – 5 PM Dana Point Fine Arts Association Show & Sale (Harbor Walkway near Mariners Village)
12 10 AM – 5 PM Art in the Park (Island Way and Dana Point Harbor Drive)
1 10 AM – Noon Festival of Whales Parade (Pacific Coast Hwy.)
2 10 AM – 3 PM Street Fair (La Plaza)
11 10 AM – 4 PM So Cal Woodies & Antique & Classic Boat Society(Harbor Walkway)
15 10 AM – 4 PM Polynesian Connection (Baby Beach Park)
7 10 AM – 4 PM Sailing and Paddling Lessons (Westwind Sailing OC Sailing & Event Center)
13 10 – 11 AM Marine Mammal Lecture Series (Harpoon Henry’s)
3 10 AM – 10:45 AM Wyland Whale Watching Art Lessons in the Wild (Ocean Adventure Catamaran – Dana Wharf Dock)
5 10 AM – Noon Citizen Sciences Program (Ocean Institute)
5 10 AM – Noon Whale of a Tale Crafts (Ocean Institute)
5 11 AM – 3 PM Story Time (Ocean Institute)
5 11 AM – Noon Brig Pilgrim and Barn Activities (Ocean Institute)
10 Noon – 3 PM Harbor Music Series (Dana Wharf, Mariners Village, Art in the Park)
5 1 PM – 3:30 PM Whale’s Tale Tallship Sailing Adventure (Ocean Institute)
8 2 PM Dana Point Historical Society Walking Tour of Town Center (Blue Lantern/PCH)
7 5:30 PM – 9 PM Polynesian Luau (OC Sailing & Event Center)
17 Dusk Movie in the Park Little Mermaid (Lantern Bay Park)

 

Sunday, March 8

7 8 AM – 11 AM Whale of a Pancake Breakfast & Raffle with Entertainment (OC Sailing & Event Center)
15 8 AM – 2:30 PM Whale of a Sand Sculpting Competition (Baby Beach)
4 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Lily, a Gray Whale Tribute (24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, next to Baby Beach)
6 9:30 AM – 5 PM Dana Point Fine Arts Association Show & Sale (Harbor Walkway near Mariners Village)
12 10 AM – 5 PM Art in the Park (Island Way and Dana Point Harbor Drive)
7 10 AM – 4 PM Sailing and Paddling Lessons (Westwind Sailing OC Sailing & Event Center)
11 10 AM – 4 PM So Cal Woodies & Antique & Classic Boat Society(Harbor Walkway)
9 10 AM – 4 PM Kids Adventure Expo (Dick Simon Parking Lot)
3 10 AM – 10:45 AM Wyland Whale Watching Art Lessons in the Wild (Ocean Adventure Catamaran – Dana Wharf Dock)
13 10 AM – 11 AM Marine Mammal Lecture Series (Harpoon Henry’s)
5 10 AM – Noon Citizen Sciences Program (Ocean Institute)
5 10 AM – Noon Whale of a Tale Crafts (Ocean Institute)
5 10:45 AM – 2:45 PM Brig Pilgrim Tours (Ocean Institute)
5 11 AM – 3 PM Story Time (Ocean Institute)
5 11 AM – Noon Brig Pilgrim and Barn Activities (Ocean Institute)
15 11 AM – 4 PM Ocean Awareness Day (Baby Beach Park)
15 11 AM – 2 PM Whale of a Rubber Ducky Derby (Baby Beach)
15 11:30 AM – 1 PM Diamond Dig (Baby Beach)
15 11:30 AM – 4 PM Whale of a BBQ (Baby Beach Park)
10 Noon – 3 PM Harbor Music Series (Dana Wharf, Mariners Village, Art in the Park)
3 Noon – 5:45 PM Kids Free Fishing Clinic and Free Fishing Trip (Dana Wharf Docks)
5 1 PM – 3:30 PM Facts & Fin’tasea Sailing Adventure (Ocean Institute)
8 2 PM Dana Point Historical Society Walking Tour of Town Center (Blue Lantern/PCH)
3 2 PM – 4:30 PM Drone and Go Pro Demo with Our Marine Life Top-of-Mind (Dana Wharf Whale Watching )

 

Friday, March 13

5 3 PM – 10 PM Dolphin & Whale Film Festival (Ocean Institute)

 

Saturday, March 14

16 9 AM – Noon Whale of a Beach Cleanup (Doheny State Beach)
6 9:30 AM – 5 PM Dana Point Fine Arts Association Show & Sale (Harbor Walkway near Mariners Village)
12 10 AM – 5 PM Art in the Park (Island Way and Dana Point Harbor Drive)
15 10 AM – 2 PM 4th Annual Whale of a Clam Chowder Cook Off (Baby Beach Park)
13 10 AM – 11 AM Marine Mammal Lecture Series (Harpoon Henry’s)
11 10 AM – 4 PM Whale of a Classic Car Display (Harbor Walkway)
14 10 AM – 4 PM Porsche 356 Club Southern California (Waterfall Park on Dana Point Harbor Drive)
3 10 AM – 10:45 AM Wyland Whale Watching Art Lessons in the Wild (Ocean Adventure Catamaran – Dana Wharf Dock)
7 10 AM – 4 PM Sailing and Paddling Lessons (Westwind Sailing OC Sailing & Event Center)
5 10 AM – Noon Citizen Sciences Program (Ocean Institute)
5 10 AM – Noon Whale of a Tale Crafts (Ocean Institute)
5 11 AM – 3 PM Story Time (Ocean Institute)
5 11 AM – Noon Brig Pilgrim and Barn Activities (Ocean Institute)
4 11 AM – 3 PM Movie Viewing Drones Over Dolphin Stampede and Whales (Dolphin Deck near Baby Beach)
10 Noon – 3 PM Harbor Music Series (Dana Wharf, Mariners Village, Art in the Park)
3 Noon – 5:45 PM Kids Free Fishing Clinic and Free Fishing Trip (Dana Wharf Docks)
4 Noon – 2 PM Captain Dave’s Carnival (Dolphin Deck near Baby Beach)
5 1 PM – 3:30 PM LiteraSea Sailing Adventure: Moby Dick & The Essex (Ocean Institute)
7 2 PM – 4 PM Drones Over Whales & Dolphins (OC Sailing & Event Center)
5 2 PM – 4:30 PM Whale’s Tale Tallship Sailing Adventure (Ocean Institute)
3 2 PM – 4:30 PM Drone and Go Pro Demo with Our Marine Life Top-of-Mind (Dana Wharf Whale Watching )
5 4 PM – 10 PM Dolphin & Whale Film Festival (Ocean Institute)

 

Sunday, March 15

16 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM 7th Annual Festival of Whales Grunion Run 10K & 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ 1K Run (Doheny State Beach)
6 9:30 AM – 5 PM Dana Point Fine Arts Association Show & Sale (Harbor Walkway near Mariners Village)
12 10 AM – 5 PM Art in the Park (Island Way and Dana Point Harbor Drive)
13 10 AM – 11 AM Marine Mammal Lecture Series (Harpoon Henry’s)
3 10 AM – 10:45 AM Wyland Whale Watching Art Lessons in the Wild (Ocean Adventure Catamaran – Dana Wharf Dock)
11 10 AM – 4 PM Whale of a Classic Car Display (Harbor Walkway)
7 10 AM – 4 PM Sailing and Paddling Lessons (Westwind Sailing OC Sailing & Event Center)
5 10 AM – Noon Citizen Sciences Program (Ocean Institute)
5 10 AM – Noon Whale of a Tale Crafts (Ocean Institute)
5 10:45 AM – 2:45 PM Brig Pilgrim Tours (Ocean Institute)
5 11 AM – 3 PM Story Time (Ocean Institute)
5 11 AM – Noon Brig Pilgrim and Barn Activities (Ocean Institute)
16 11 AM – 3 PM Doheny State Beach’s Mobile Marine Mammal Museum (Doheny State Beach Visitor Center)
15 Noon – 5 PM Whale of a Concert on the Water, BBQ and Spirits Garden (Baby Beach)
10 Noon – 3 PM Harbor Music Series (Dana Wharf, Mariners Village, Art in the Park)
3 Noon – 5:45 PM Kids Free Fishing Clinic and Free Fishing Trip (Dana Wharf Docks)
5 1 PM – 3:30 PM Two Years Before the Mast: A Tallship Sailing Adventure (Ocean Institute)
3 2 PM – 4:30 PM Drone and Go Pro Demo with Our Marine Life Top-of-Mind (Dana Wharf Whale Watching )
5 4 PM – 10 PM Dolphin & Whale Film Festival (Ocean Institute)

 

Festival of Whales Event and Shuttle Locations

Festival of Whales Event Map



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