Festival of Whales 2016 – Chronological Event Listing

All events are weather permitting
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View our corresponding map for event locations (which are noted in purple below), as well as shuttle stops, routes and parking options.

DP Times Event GuidePlease 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.

 

 

 

Saturday, March 5

6 9:30 AM – 5 PM Dana Point Fine Arts Association Show & Sale (Harbor walkway near Mariners Village)
1 10 AM Festival of Whales Parade (Pacific Coast Highway)
15 10 AM – 4 PM Cardboard Classic Dinghy Dash & Expo (Baby Beach)
3 10 AM – 10:45 AM Wyland Art Lessons in the Wild (Ocean Adventure Catamaran, Dana Wharf Dock)
13 10 AM – 11 AM Marine Mammal Lecture Series (Harpoon Henry’s)
2 10 AM – 3 PM Street Fair (La Plaza Park)
11 10 AM – 4 PM So Cal Woodies (Harbor walkway)
11 10 AM – 4 PM The Legendary Corvette (Harbor walkway)
12 10 AM – 5 PM Art in the Park (Island Way and Dana Point Harbor Drive)
9 11:15 AM Jeffrey Adam Memorial Sailing Regatta (Dana Point Yacht Club)
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)
5 12:15 PM – 3:30 PM Whale’s Tale Tallship Sailing Adventure (Ocean Institute)
8 2 PM Walking Tour of Town Center (Blue Lantern Street/Pacific Coast Highway)
3 2 PM – 4:30 PM Drone and Go Pro Demo (Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching)
14 6:30 PM Movie in the Park Free Willy: Escape from Pirates Cove (Lantern Bay Park)

 

Sunday, March 6

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 (Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari)
16 9 AM – 2 PM Whale Walk Painting (Doheny State Beach)
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)
7 10 AM – 4 PM Sailing & Stand-up Paddling Clinic (Westwind Sailing, OC Sailing & Event Center)
11 10 AM – 4 PM So Cal Woodies (Harbor walkway)
11 10 AM – 4 PM The Legendary Corvette (Harbor walkway)
12 10 AM – 5 PM Art in the Park (Island Way and Dana Point Harbor Drive)
15 11 AM – 4 PM Ocean Awareness Day (Baby Beach Park)
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 – 12:30 PM;
12:45 PM – 5:15 PM
Kids Fishing Clinic and Trip (Dana Wharf Docks)
8 2 PM Walking Tour of Town Center (Blue Lantern Street/Pacific Coast Highway)
3 2 PM – 4:30 PM Drone and Go Pro Demo (Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching)

 

Saturday, March 12

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)
3 10 AM – 10:45 AM Wyland Art Lessons in the Wild (Ocean Adventure Catamaran, Dana Wharf Dock)
13 10 AM – 11 AM Marine Mammal Lecture Series (Harpoon Henry’s)
15 10 AM – 2 PM 5th Annual Clam Chowder Cook Off (Baby Beach Park)
11 10 AM – 4 PM British Invasion (Harbor walkway)
7 10 AM – 4 PM Sailing & Stand-up Paddling Clinic (Westwind Sailing, OC Sailing & Event Center)
12 10 AM – 5 PM Art in the Park (Island Way and Dana Point Harbor Drive)
15 11 AM – 2 PM Whale of a Rubber Ducky Derby (Baby Beach)
15 11:30 AM – 1 PM Diamond Dig (Baby Beach)
4 Noon – 2 PM Captain Dave’s Carnival (Dolphin Deck near Baby Beach)
10 Noon – 3 PM Harbor Music Series (Dana Wharf, Mariners Village, Art in the Park)
5 12:15 PM – 3:30 PM Whale’s Tale Tallship Sailing Adventure (Ocean Institute)
3 2 PM – 4:30 PM Drone and Go Pro Demo (Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching)
9 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Drones Over Whales & Dolphins (Dana Point Yacht Club)

 

Sunday, March 13

6 9:30 AM – 5 PM Dana Point Fine Arts Association Show & Sale (Harbor Walkway near Mariners Village)
3 10 AM – 10:45 AM Wyland Art Lessons in the Wild (Ocean Adventure Catamaran, Dana Wharf Dock)
13 10 AM – 11 AM Marine Mammal Lecture Series (Harpoon Henry’s)
11 10 AM – 4 PM British Invasion (Harbor walkway)
7 10 AM – 4 PM Sailing & Stand-up Paddling Clinic (Westwind Sailing, OC Sailing & Event Center)
12 10 AM – 5 PM Art in the Park (Island Way and Dana Point Harbor Drive)
16 11 AM – 3 PM Mobile Marine Mammal Museum (Doheny State Beach Visitor Center)
10 Noon – 3 PM Harbor Music Series (Dana Wharf, Mariners Village, Art in the Park)
15 Noon – 5 PM Whale of a Concert on the Water (Baby Beach)
15 Noon – 5 PM Whale of a Concert BBQ and Spirits Garden (Baby Beach)
3 Noon – 12:30 PM;
12:45 PM – 5:15 PM
Kids Fishing Clinic and Trip (Dana Wharf Docks)
3 2 PM – 4:30 PM Drone and Go Pro Demo (Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching)

 

Please visit our online map for shuttle stops, routes, parking options and event locations.