Festival of Whales 2015 – Event Listing

All events weather permitting

Map location denoted in purple below
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FOW_01_cPlease view the Festival of Whales Event Program, maps, schedules and more to learn all about the Festival. Hard copy programs will be available during the event at various event and exhibit locations and on board all the free shuttles. Due to liability reasons, NO DOGS are allowed on the shuttles.

 

 

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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