The Dana Point Festival of Whales (March 2-3 and March 9-10, 2013) draws over 100,000 visitors each year to celebrate the migration of the California Gray Whale and other species with coastal events and activities. Many 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 fabulous kick-off parade, Sand Sculpting, Ocean Awareness Day, musical entertainment, on-the-water Concert, Whale of a Block Party, Art Shows, Pancake Breakfast, BBQs, Kids Interpretive Crafts, Classic Car Exhibits, Lectures/Seminars at multiple venues including the Ocean Institute, Historic Walking Tours, Paddling Events, Sailing/Rowing/Kayak/SUP Demos, and more.
WHAT: The Dana Point Festival of Whales - free & affordable activities. Info: festivalofwhales.com
WHEN: The weekends of March 2-3, and 9-10, 2013.
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.