Arts and Culture

March 7, 8, 14, 15

Art in the Park  10 AM – 4 PM  Local artists along with students from Dana Hills High School will be displaying a variety of works, utilizing unique mediums on the grassy areas at the corner of Island Way and Dana Point Harbor Drive. Live entertainment throughout the day! The Festival’s FREE shuttle has a stop immediately in front of “Herb” the topiary whale, immediately adjacent to the display areas.

March 7, 8, 14, 15

Dana Point Fine Arts Association Show & Sale The Dana Point Fine Arts Association, a nonprofit organization, will host an art show and sale from 9:30 AM to 5 PM. The art will be on display at the Harbor Boardwalk along the boat docks in Mariner’s Village on the east side of the Coffee Importers Espresso Bar and Harpoon Henry’s restaurant. Watercolor, oil, acrylic, colored pencil and photography by many award-winning local artists will be available for purchase. Dana Point Fine Arts annually donates a portion of the proceeds from the show to Dana Hills High School Art Department. For more info on this exhibit, contact

March 7, 8

Dana Point Historical Society Walking Tour of Town Center  At 2 PM meet the guide at 34091 Pacific Coast Hwy (corner of Blue Lantern and PCH) for the historic town center Walking Tour. See and hear the stories of commercial buildings, private homes and landmarks c. 1924 to 1939, that represent the city’s early development. A free Walking Tour brochure of Dana Point is included. For more information, call 949-248-8121 or FREE – donations gladly accepted.

Should groups of three or more be interested in a tour the second weekend of the Festival, either March 14 or 15, the Historical Society will take advance reservations. To make a reservation please call the Dana Point Historical Society 949-248-8121 or email Reservations must be made a minimum of three days in advance of the tour.

March 7

Polynesian Connection – The Hula Connection (Leinani Hula Hui’ana) presents a day of Polynesian culture, live entertainment, music, dance, food, drink and hands-on educational experiences for participants of all ages! This exciting event will be offered from 10AM to 4PM at Baby Beach, to span the entire grassy area. Activities include cultural demonstrations, Polynesian displays, fun-filled activities for children and adults such as lei-making, ‘fire’ knife and hula/Tahitian dancing, poi-ball twirling, air-brush tattoos and unique face-painting and coconut husking, to name a few! A ‘kau kau’ (food) area offers a taste of Polynesian local favorites – – Spam Musubi, Hawaiian plate lunch, shave ice and more!!

In the evening, enjoy an authentic luau at the OC Sailing and Events Center from 5:30 – 9 PM.

Experience or relive the unforgettable sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of beautiful Polynesia! Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the non-profit Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders and ALOHA. Click here to purchase tax deductible luau tickets – $50 (adults) and $25 (children).

FREE shuttle service is available to both locations. Come join us to live ALOHA!