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Event Maps, Parking & Free Shuttle Info

Parking Info

There are multiple parking lots throughout the Festival. Some of these lots fill earlier than others, but ALL lots are serviced by the FREE shuttle (availability TBD). See below for shuttle stops, routes, and event locations.

• Park free for up to 4 hours in some Harbor lots. Please remember, 4 hours maximum in these lots. All parking lots are monitored by Orange County Sheriff’s Department so please do check your watch when you park and keep an eye on the time. Some lots require parking fees.

• Park at Doheny State Beach ALL day or for $3 per hour with a $6 minimum payable at automated pay machines/kiosks located in the parking lots. Hourly parking rates at Doheny State Beach are available at the numerous automated payment machine kiosks located throughout the park, or better yet through the PassportParking Mobile Pay app for smartphones and tablets. This app is available for both iPhones and Android phones (App Store and Google Play). Sign up online at The benefit of the PassportParking Mobile Pay application is in addition to making the initial payment for parking, time can also be added remotely in case you are having a great time at the harbor events and don’t want to return to the parking lot just yet to retrieve your car!

FREE Shuttle Info

Availability of the Festival’s free Harbor shuttle service for 2021 is yet to be determined. Please stay tuned for updates.

Parade Canceled for 2021

The 2021 Festival of Whales Parade has been canceled. Please check back regularly for updates on other activities being added in its place.

Harbor Cruises

Availability of the Festival’s free harbor cruises / water taxi is yet to be determined. Please check back  for updates.

Updated Event Map Coming Soon

Thank you for your patience as we work on updating our event locations for the 2021 Festival of Whales. We will present a hybrid schedule of both in-person and virtual events that are both safe and socially distanced as well as fun and educational.

Coming soon: Click on maps for enlarged version