Arts and Culture

March 2, 3, 9, 10

Art in the Park 10 AM – 5 PM – Local artists display and sell a variety of works on the grassy areas at the corner of Island Way and Dana Point Harbor Drive. Live entertainment throughout the day! The Dana Point Historical Society will provide free information on local history and display historic photos, books and gifts for purchase. The Festival’s FREE shuttle has a stop in front of “Herb” the topiary whale, adjacent to the display areas.

March 2, 3, 9, 10

Dana Point Fine Arts Outdoor Show – Weather permitting. If cancelled, no make-up date will be arranged. However, the next scheduled art show will be Mother’s Day Weekend on the Boardwalk.

Dana Point Fine Arts Association Show & Sale – The Dana Point Fine Arts Association, a nonprofit organization, will host an art show and sale from 10 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, pastels 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 visit their website

March 2, 3

Dana Point Historical Society Walking Tour of Town Center2 PM meet the guide at the newly restored Blue Lantern Café (Coastal Kitchen), 34091 Pacific Coast Hwy. (corner of Blue Lantern and PCH) for the historic town center Walking Tour. See and hear the stories of historic landmarks, S. H. Woodruff’s 1920s planned community and Bluff Top harbor views, c. 1818 to 1939, that represent the area’s early history. A free Walking Tour brochure of Dana Point is included. For more information, call 949-248-8121 or FREE – donations to the non-profit DPHS Museum appreciated.

Should groups of three or more be interested in a tour the second weekend of the Festival, 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 9

Dana Hills High School Young Artists Show and Sale10 AM – 5 PM High school art students display and sell a variety of artwork on the Harbor walkway just east of Island Way. Works will include paintings, photography, graphic design, ceramics and sculpture. Cookies created by the school’s culinary arts classes will also be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit arts education at DHHS.