Festival of Whales – Event Calendar

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2019 CHRONOLOGICAL EVENT SCHEDULE

Click here to view our corresponding map for event locations, as well as shuttle stops, routes and parking options.
*PURPLE numbers next to each listing below coincide with map locations

Saturday, March 2


15 8 AM – 1 PM Whale of a Sand Sculpting Competition (Baby Beach)
1 10 AM Festival of Whales Parade (Pacific Coast Highway) CANCELED
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) CANCELED
5 10 AM – 3 PM Ocean Institute Education Center (Ocean Institute)
15 10 AM – 4 PM Wyland Clean Water Mobile Learning Center (Baby Beach)
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)
6 10 AM – 5 PM Dana Point Fine Arts Association Show & Sale (Harbor walkway near Mariners Village)
15 Noon – 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 PM – 5 PM Drone Demo (Dana Wharf Whale Watching)

 

Sunday, March 3

 

 

15 8 AM – 10:30 AM Whale of a Breakfast (Baby Beach Park)
13 10 AM – 11 AM Marine Mammal Lecture Series (Harpoon Henry’s)
5 10 AM – 3 PM Ocean Institute Education Center (Ocean Institute)
15 10 AM – 4 PM Wyland Clean Water Mobile Learning Center (Baby Beach)
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)
15 Noon – 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)

 

Saturday, March 9

15 8 AM – 1 PM Cardboard Classic Dinghy Dash & Expo (Baby Beach)
15 8 AM – Noon Boat Builders’ Breaky and BBQ on the Beach (Baby Beach)
16 9 AM – Noon Whale of a Beach Cleanup (Doheny State Beach)
16 9 AM – 2 PM Whale Walk Painting (Doheny State Beach)
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)
5 10 AM – 3 PM Ocean Institute Education Center (Ocean Institute)
6 10 AM – 4 PM The Antique & Classic Boat Society (Harbor walkway)
11 10 AM – 4 PM British Invasion (Harbor walkway)
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 8th 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)
7 2 PM – 3 PM Capt. Dave’s Presents “Entangled Whales: What Can We Do?” (OC Sailing & Event Center)
5 6 PM Whale Songs & Other Tails from the Opera: A Musical Event with Lyric Opera of Orange County (Ocean Institute)

 

Sunday, March 10

 

6 10 AM – 5 PM Dana Point Fine Arts Association Show & Sale (Harbor Walkway near Mariners Village)
13 10 AM – 11 AM Marine Mammal Lecture Series (Harpoon Henry’s)
5 10 AM – 3 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)
15 11:30 AM – 1 PM Diamond Dig (Baby Beach)
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 12:30 PM – 4:30 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)

 

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 8:30 AM – 2 PM Whale Watching (Ocean Institute)
Whale 8 AM – 4 PM Whale Watch from Land – bluff top viewing (Headlands Nature Interpretive Center)

 

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