Festival of Whales Parade this weekend in Dana Point!

Just in time to celebrate the city's 43rd Whales Migration Festival anniversary this year and in hopes you’ll be able to join us for BOTH fun-packed weekends, here's some information about this Saturday's Whale Parade:

The Parade begins promptly at 10 AM with a route along Pacific Coast Highway from Selva Road to Golden Lantern in Dana Point.  There will be a FREE shuttle service to and from Harbor parking lots will be available beginning one hour (9 AM) from the parade start time.  Arrive early, enjoy breakfast harborside, board the free shuttle and then spend the day visiting all the great events located throughout the Harbor.  Parade entrants are encouraged to embrace the Festival’s theme of Magical Migration when designing parade floats and costumes. Awards will be given to the Best Display of Parade Theme, Best Musical Unit, Best Youth Group, Best Group Spirit and Best Local Entry.

The Dana Point Festival of Whales runs for 2 weekends in March: 1-2 and 8-9 2014, and it celebrates the migration of the whales that pass through Dana Point every day (about 40-50), making Dana Point  the best spot to do some whale watching in Southern California

This season has been exceptionally good, with many locals reporting sightings just from ashore, atop the Headlands.

Some of the activities during these packed two full weekends:

Polynesian Connection and Luau at Baby Beach

Street Faire with Art Shows, Classic Cars Exhibits.

Movie at the Park with free snacks and beverages.

Ocean Awareness Day, Sand Sculpting, Diamond Dig, Kids Adventure, and many more.

Jazz Festival at the Ocean Institute

Concert on the water March 9th at Baby Beach

FOOD! Whale of a Pancake breakfast, clam chowder cook off, luau, and Bbq.

For more information, please visit www.festivalofwhales.com


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