Press Clippings 2013



2.20.2013 –

2.4.2013 – MPI
Nearly 100,000 people will swarm to Dana Point, California, to watch the migratory passing of gray whales and participate in an annual festival.


NBC Los Angeles

3.23.2013 – OC Register
After a two-year hiatus, Restaurant Week returns to Dana Point on Friday, just in time for the Festival of Whales, the city’s biggest event.

3.14.2013 – Dana Point Times
42nd annual Festival of Whales wraps up

3.8.13 – OC Register
Festival of Whales events continue this weekend

3.2.2013 – OC Register
Festival of Whales kicks off in Dana Point

3.1.2013 – 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio
Blue whales show up early ahead of the Dana Point Festival of Whales in Orange County

February 2013 – Laguna Beach Magazine
In celebration of the 42nd anniversary of the Festival of Whales, be prepared to be blown away by a multitude of family-friendly events, from whale watching to a clam chowder cook-off.

2.27.2013 – The Log: California’s Boating & Fishing News
Celebrating its 42nd year, the Dana Point Festival of Whales is expected to attract more than 100,000 visitors to celebrate whale-watching season.

2.27.2013 – The Capistrano Dispatch
Spanning two weekends, March 2-3 and March 8-9, the 42nd Annual Dana Point Festival of Whales kicks off this Saturday with educational and entertainment happenings for the entire family.

2.26.2013 –
It’s full-on whale season in Southern California and the city of Dana Point in Orange County is celebrating with the Dana Point Festival of Whales for two weekends, March 2-3 and 9-10, 2013.

2.26.2013 – Seal Beach Patch
Mammalpalooza! This Weekend’s Dana Point Whale Fest Is As Big As a …

1.18.2013 – Dana Point Times
Whale watching, tall ship field trip provides motivation for student entries in Festival of Whales art show and logo contest

1.15.2013 – OC
One of the wonderful things about living in Dana Point is the many events throughout the year that the city hosts. The Festival of Whales, is a signature ‘small town’ event packed with many activities, that include a parade, shows, street fares, classic cars and more.

10.5.2012 – Dana Point Times
Artistic Festival of Whales Tradition Continues

Anaheim Orange County 
Dana Point Festival of Whales Event
The Dana Point Festival of Whales is one of Southern California’s largest whale celebrations. Visitors come from all over Southern California to celebrate the annual migration of gray whales from Alaska to Mexico.

The Local Dish Magazine
The Dana Point Festival of Whales celebrates its 42nd anniversary with two action-packed weekends in March.