Festival of Whales Parade
This event is weather permitting. If canceled, no make-up date will be arranged.
The Festival of Whales Parade 10 AM – The Festival of Whales Parade kicks off the two weekend celebration of the California Grey Whale migration. The parade embraces the Festival’s theme of Magical Migration with parade floats and entries decorating in an ocean/whale theme and costumes. Giant helium parade balloons of a Blue Whale, Orca and many other sea life creatures fill the air over head during the parade. The parade promptly begins at 10 AM with a route along Pacific Coast Highway beginning at Selva Road and ending at Golden Lantern in Dana Point, approximately 1 mile. FREE shuttle service to and from Harbor parking lots to the parade viewing area will be available beginning one hour (9 AM) from the parade start time. Come early and enjoy breakfast in the harbor before catching a shuttle to the parade viewing area. If you are interested in having an entry in the parade, please contact Sherry Murphy, Recreation Manager at the City of Dana Point (949) 248-3533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for the 2018 Festival of Whales Parade Entry Application & Policies
It’s FREE to be in the parade! Deadline to submit application requests are no later than the end of the business day on Monday, February 19, 2018.