Festival of Whales Event Listing

All events weather permitting
 
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Friday, February 28

6 6 – 10 PM 12th Annual Ocean Institute Jazz Festival (Ocean Institute)

 

Saturday, March 1

7 9:30 AM – 5 PM Dana Point Fine Arts Association Show & Sale (Harbor Walkway near Mariners Village)
12 10 AM – 4 PM Art in the Park (Island Way and Dana Point Harbor Drive)
1 Festival of Whales Parade (Pacific Coast Hwy.)
2 Street Fair (La Plaza)
15 10 AM – 4 PM Polynesian Connection (Baby Beach & Baby Beach Park)
8 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)
10 12 Noon – 3 PM Harbor Music Series (Harpoon Henry’s Grass Area, Dana Wharf Courtyard, Mariner’s Alley)
3 12 Noon – 5:45 PM Kids Free Fishing Clinic and Free Fishing Trip (Dana Wharf Docks)
6 2 PM – 4:30 PM Ocean Institute Whale’s Tale Tallship Sailing Adventure (Ocean Institute)
6 Time TBA based on tides Seashore Interpretive Family Hikev (Tidepools near Ocean Institute)
4 1:30 PM – 3 PM Lily, a Gray Whale Tribute (24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, next to Baby Beach)
9 2 PM Dana Point Historical Society Walking Tour of Town Center (Blue Lantern/PCH)
8 5:30 PM – 9 PM Polynesian Luau (OC Sailing & Event Center)
6 5:30 – 10:30 PM 12th Annual Ocean Institute Jazz Festival (Ocean Institute)
18 Dusk Movie in the Park Finding Nemo (Lantern Bay Park)

 

Sunday, March 2

16 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM 6th Annual Festival of Whales Grunion Run 10K & 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ 1K Run (Doheny State Beach)
8 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)
7 9:30 AM – 5 PM Dana Point Fine Arts Association Show & Sale (Harbor Walkway near Mariners Village)
12 10 AM – 4 PM Art in the Park (Island Way and Dana Point Harbor Drive)
8 10 AM – 4 PM Sailing and Paddling Lessons (Westwind Sailing OC Sailing & Event Center)
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)
15 11 AM – 4 PM Ocean Awareness Day (Baby Beach Park)
15 11 AM – 2 PM Whale of a Rubber Ducky Derby (Baby Beach Park)
15 11:30 AM – 4 PM Whale of a BBQ (Baby Beach Park)
10 12 Noon – 3 PM Harbor Music Series (Harpoon Henry’s Grass Area, Dana Wharf Courtyard, Mariner’s Alley)
3 12 Noon – 5:45 PM Kids Free Fishing Clinic and Free Fishing Trip (Dana Wharf Docks)
9 2 PM Dana Point Historical Society Walking Tour of Town Center (Blue Lantern/PCH)
6 Time TBA based on tides Seashore Interpretive Family Hike (Tidepools near Ocean Institute)
6 3 – 5:30 PM 12th Annual Ocean Institute Jazz Festival (Ocean Institute)

 

Friday, March 7

5 1 PM – 4 PM Dana Point Historical Society Public Reading of Two Years Before the Mast (Headlands Nature Interpretive Center)
17 7 PM Dana Point Symphony’s Symphony Spectacular (Public Pier Adjacent to the Ocean Institute)

 

Saturday, March 8

5 9 AM – 5 PM Dana Point Historical Society Public Reading of Two Years Before the Mast (Headlands Nature Interpretive Center)
15 9 AM – 3 PM 5th Annual Mickey Munoz Mongoose Cup & BBQ (Baby Beach)
16 9 AM – 12 Noon Whale of a Beach Cleanup (Doheny State Beach)
7 9:30 AM – 5 PM Dana Point Fine Arts Association Show & Sale (Harbor Walkway near Mariners Village)
12 10 AM – 4 PM Art in the Park (Island Way and Dana Point Harbor Drive)
11 10 AM – 2 PM 3rd Annual Whale of a Clam Chowder Cook Off (Harbor Walkway beginning at Island Way)
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)
8 10 AM – 4 PM Sailing and Paddling Lessons (Westwind Sailing OC Sailing & Event Center)
4 11 AM – 3 PM Movie Viewing Wild Dolphins and Whales of Southern California (Dolphin Deck near Baby Beach)
10 12 Noon – 3 PM Harbor Music Series (Harpoon Henry’s Grass Area, Dana Wharf Courtyard, Mariner’s Alley)
3 12 Noon – 5:45 PM Kids Free Fishing Clinic and Free Fishing Trip (Dana Wharf Docks)
4 12 Noon – 2 PM Captain Dave’s Carnival (Dolphin Deck near Baby Beach)
4 1:30 PM – 3 PM Lily, a Gray Whale Tribute (24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, next to Baby Beach)
6 2 PM – 4:30 PM Ocean Institute Whale’s Tale Tallship Sailing Adventure (Ocean Institute)
9 2 PM Dana Point Historical Society Walking Tour of Town Center (Blue Lantern/PCH)
17 3 PM Dana Point Symphony’s Symphony Spectacular (Public Pier Adjacent to the Ocean Institute)
6 Time TBA based on tides Seashore Interpretive Family Hike (Tidepools near Ocean Institute)
17 7 PM Dana Point Symphony’s Symphony Spectacular (Public Pier Adjacent to the Ocean Institute)

 

Sunday, March 9

5 8 AM – Noon Dana Point Historical Society Public Reading of Two Years Before the Mast (Headlands Nature Interpretive Center)
7 9:30 AM – 5 PM Dana Point Fine Arts Association Show & Sale (Harbor Walkway near Mariners Village)
12 10 AM – 4 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 So Cal Woodies (Harbor Walkway)
11 10 AM – 4 PM Whale of a Classic Car Display (Harbor Walkway)
8 10 AM – 4 PM Sailing and Paddling Lessons (Westwind Sailing OC Sailing & Event Center)
16 11 AM – 3 PM Doheny State Beach’s Mobile Marine Mammal Museum (Doheny State Beach’s Visitor Center)
15 12 Noon – 5 PM Whale of a Concert on the Water, BBQ and Spirits Garden (Baby Beach)
10 12 Noon – 3 PM Harbor Music Series (Harpoon Henry’s Grass Area, Dana Wharf Courtyard, Mariner’s Alley)
3 12 Noon – 5:45 PM Kids Free Fishing Clinic and Free Fishing Trip (Dana Wharf Docks)
15 1:30 PM Diamond Dig (Baby Beach Park)
9 2 PM Dana Point Historical Society Walking Tour of Town Center (Blue Lantern/PCH)
6 Time TBA based on tides Seashore Interpretive Family Hike (Tidepools near Ocean Institute)

 

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Festival of Whales Event Map



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