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Festival of Whales!
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.
FREE shuttle service to and from Harbor parking lots to the parade viewing area will be available beginning one hour (9 AM) from the parade start time.
Come early and enjoy breakfast in the harbor before catching a shuttle to the parade viewing area.
As the Parade finishes, come see the Street Fair from 10 AM to 3 PM at La Plaza Park, hosted by the Pet Project Foundation. Shop at over 70 vendor booths, enjoy music, food trucks, a kiddie area, pet costume contest, souvenirs, a chance to win great prizes and so much more. Funds raised help Pet Project Foundation support the San Clemente/Dana Point Animal Shelter.
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