The Dana Point Festival of Whales, every year in March, draws over 100,000 visitors each year to celebrate the migration of the California Gray Whale and other species with coastal events and activities. If you’re in SoCal, a drive to southern Orange County to celebrate the wonders of whales offers plenty of weekend fun.
Many festival activities are free to attend, others are affordable, and most provide an educational and environmental theme along with lots of fun and frivolity. Festival highlights include: Whale watching, a kick-off parade, sand sculpting, Ocean Awareness Day, live music, including an on-the-water concert, Whale of a Block Party, art shows, pancake breakfast, BBQs, kids crafts, classic car show, talks at local venues, historic walking tours, paddling events, demos, and more.
WHAT: The Dana Point Festival of Whales – free & affordable activities.
WHEN: Annually, two weekends in March.
WHERE: Locations throughout the community of Dana Point. (Dana Point is just south of Laguna Beach on the California coast.)
SAVVY TIP: FREE Shuttle Service is available from 10am to 4pm every day of the Festival.