Join us for two fun-filled weekends, March 4 & 5 and 11 & 12, 2017 for the 46th anniversary celebrating the California Grey Whale migration.
The festivities kick off with the annual Whale Parade - on March 4th, starting at 10am. The parade embraces the Festival’s theme of Magical Migration with parade floats and entries decorating in an ocean/whale theme and costumes. Giant helium parade balloons of a Blue Whale, Orca and many other sea life creatures fill the air over head during the parade. The parade promptly begins at 10:00 AM with a route along Pacific Coast Highway beginning at Selva Road and ending at Golden Lantern in Dana Point, approximately 1 mile.
The Ocean Institute turns 40 this year so we hope you will help us celebrate with two nights of exciting musical entertainment from Michael Paulo, Ray Parker, Jr., Gregg Karukas, and Kevin Toney! The event started in 2003 and has raised more than $1 million for the nonprofit Ocean Institute’s educational programs, which include maritime history, ocean education and marine science. There's two different events to choose from:
When: FRIDAY MARCH 24, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: VIP Admission – $250 VIP Admission for one Attendance at VIP reception with artists
Premier Admission – $125
Join us for a delightful evening of the finest local restaurants, fantastic jazz, delicious food and wine, craft beer,