The popular event in Dana Point which marks the 47th year of its existence this year, will start this following weekend ( March 3-4) and finalize on March 10-11 2018.
The festivities on this two-weekend event brings together the community in no other way. Highlights for this year’s Festival of Whales, besides the incredible gray whale watching expeditions, include lessons by wildlife artist Wyland, Marine Mammal lectures, sailing and stand-up paddling clinics, Captain Dave’s Undersea Eco Carnival and the delectable 7th annual Whale of a Clam Chowder Cook-off.
To kick off the event, there will be a parade on Saturday March 3rd along PCH at Selva Road and ending at Golden Lantern in Dana Point, starting at 10 am. The parade embraces the Festival’s
San Clemente will celebrate the "San Clemente Day" this February 28th! The day will commemorate the incorporation of Orange County’s southernmost beach town as a municipality on Feb. 28, 1928.
When: 02/24/2018 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: Pier, Beach Club, and Historical Sites
Downtown history tours via trolley, a children’s fishing derby on the pier, historic lifeguard exhibits at Marine Safety Headquarters, synchronized swimming demos at the Ole Hanson Beach Club, a Roaring ’20s costume contest, food and birthday cake will highlight a Feb. 24 daylong celebration of San Clemente’s 90th anniversary of incorporation.
Land developer Ole Hanson founded San Clemente as a beach town he called “the Spanish Village” in 1925. Three years later, on