Dana Point Festival of Whales

Sat Mar 7, 2020
Various times
All ages
Admission free; fees for some activities
Dana Point

Update: Dana Point Festival of Whales has been canceled for 2020.   In 2021 it is being presented as a hybrid in-person/ virtual event.

"In light of yesterday's announcement by Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health advising the postponement or cancelation of public mass gatherings of 250 or more to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), weekend two of the Dana Point Festival of Whales has been canceled."

The Festival of Whales celebrates migrating whales who use Dana Point's headland as a landmark on their journey southward. Festivities over two weekends include whale watching, a street fair, a parade, and an art show.

The festival will also include a Mobile Marine Mammal Museum, a cardboard Dingy Dash, the Ocean Institute-Ocean Education Center, and a rubber ducky race. Kids can take boat rides and SUP lessons, participate in sand sculpting, and watch movies under the stars.  Bands perform on the water on a specially designed stage for the Concert on the Water.

Visit the festival website for daily schedules and locations. Free shuttles are available to travel between events every day of the festival, from 10am to 4:30pm.

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