Maritime Festival (Formerly the Tall Ships Festival)
The Ocean Institute on Dana Point hosts the annual Maritime Festival (you probably used to know it by the name Tall Ships Festival!).
Kids can tour tall ships, experience a mermaid breakfast, meet pirates, hear sea chantey concerts (and other live music), take part in cannon battles at sea, and more.
Friday evening the weekend gets started with a Cannon Battle Sail or a Sails n' Ales cruise with mermaids.
At the Ocean Education Center, kids can check out hands-on labs and activities (some of which may include an additional fee).
Details and ticket information are on the website.