Festival of Whales 2017 – Chronological Event Listing

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

*PURPLE numbers coincide with map locations

 

Saturday, March 4

15 8 AM – 2:30 PM Whale of a Sand Sculpting Competition (Baby Beach)
1 10 AM Festival of Whales Parade (Pacific Coast Highway)
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)
5 10 AM – 4 PM Ocean Institute Education Center (Ocean Institute)
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)
6 10 AM – 5 PM Dana Point Fine Arts Association Show & Sale (Harbor walkway near Mariners Village)
5 11 AM – 1 PM Whale’s Tale Tallship Sailing Adventure (Ocean Institute)
15 11:30 AM – 4 PM Whale of a Pizza Party (Baby Beach)
10 Noon – 3 PM Harbor Music Series (Mariners Village)
8 2 PM Walking Tour of Town Center (Blue Lantern Street/Pacific Coast Highway)
3 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Drone and Go Pro Demo (Dana Wharf Whale Watching)

 

Sunday, March 5

15 7 AM – 10:30 AM Whale of a Pancake Breakfast (Baby Beach Park)
16 9 AM – 2 PM Whale Walk Painting (Doheny State Beach)
3 10 AM – 10:45 AM Wyland Art Lessons in the Wild (Ocean Adventure Catamaran – Dana Wharf Dock)
5 10 AM – 11 AM Art & the Sea: Paint Class (Ocean Institute)
13 10 AM – 11 AM Marine Mammal Lecture Series (Harpoon Henry’s)
5 10 AM – 4 PM Ocean Institute Education Center (Ocean Institute)
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)
6 10 AM – 5 PM Dana Point Fine Arts Association Show & Sale (Harbor walkway near Mariners Village)
15 11 AM – 4 PM Ocean Awareness Day (Baby Beach Park)
5 11 AM – 1 PM Whale’s Tale Tallship Sailing Adventure (Ocean Institute)
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)
3 Noon – 12:30 PM;
12:45 PM – 5:15 PM
Kids Fishing Clinic and Trip (Dana Wharf Docks)
10 Noon – 3 PM Harbor Music Series (Dana Wharf, Mariners Village)
8 2 PM Walking Tour of Town Center (Blue Lantern Street/Pacific Coast Highway)
3 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Drone and Go Pro Demo (Dana Wharf Whale Watching)
5 6 PM – 9 PM Movie Screening: “Humpback Whales” (Ocean Institute)

 

Saturday, March 11

16 9 AM – Noon Whale of a Beach Cleanup (Doheny State Beach)
6 10 AM – 5 PM Dana Point Fine Arts Association Show & Sale (Harbor walkway near Mariners Village)
15 10 AM – 4 PM Cardboard Classic Dinghy Dash & Expo (Baby Beach)
13 10 AM – 4 PM Kids’ Fun Fair (East Marina Parking Lot)
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)
5 10 AM – 4 PM Ocean Institute Education Center (Ocean Institute)
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)
12 10 AM – 5 PM Dana Hills High School Young Artists Show and Sale (Island Way and Dana Point Harbor Drive)
15 11 AM – 3 PM 6th Annual Clam Chowder Cook Off (Baby Beach Park)
4 Noon – 2 PM Captain Dave’s Under Sea Eco Carnival (Capt. Dave’s Dolphin Deck near Baby Beach)
10 Noon – 3 PM Harbor Music Series (Dana Wharf, Mariners Village)
3 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Drone and Go Pro Demo (Dana Wharf Whale Watching)
9 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Capt. Dave’s Presents “Entangled Whales: What Can We Do?” (Aventura Sailing Association)
14 6:30 PM – 9 PM Free Movie Screening: “Finding Dory” (Dana Point Community Center)

 

Sunday, March 12

6 10 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)
13 10 AM – 4 PM Kids’ Fun Fair (East Marina Parking Lot)
5 10 AM – 4 PM Ocean Institute Education Center (Ocean Institute)
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)
12 10 AM – 5 PM Dana Hills High School Young Artists Show and Sale (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)
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 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Drone and Go Pro Demo (Dana Wharf Whale Watching)

 

Whale Watching (every day of the event)

Whale 8 AM – 4 PM Whale Watching (Dana Wharf Whale Watching)
Whale 8 AM – 4 PM Whale Watching (Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari)
Whale 10 AM – 1 PM Whale Watching (Ocean Institute)
Whale 8 AM – 4 PM Whale Watch from Land – bluff top viewing (Headlands Nature Interpretive Center)