dana_point_tall_ships_festival_september_2012One of the most popular events in the city of Dana Point, and one of the many things that makes many buyers want to get a home in this gorgeous area ( check out our Dana Point Real Estate page), is coming up pretty soon. Time to head to the Harbor - to the Ocean Institute and Baby Beach area, where the Ocean Institute will be celebrating its 28th year hosting the Toshiba Tall Ships Festival! ( or as many kids know it for - the Pirates Event! )

Come and explore the majesty and wonder of tall ships through the smells, sounds and sights of real working tall ships. Interactive living-history encampments including blacksmiths, scrimshaw artists, and the infamous Port Royal Privateers are sure to entertain and amaze guests of all ages and are not to be missed.

By popular demand this year, your child may participate in the Ocean Institute's Friendly Pirate School! Watch as your child learns to talk like a pirate, walk like a pirate and sing like a pirate!

These are just some of the fun & exciting activities that will be a part of this year’s spectacular Toshiba Tall Ships Festival. Come celebrate with us as we celebrate the area’s rich maritime history!

On Friday, September 7, 2012, sails will appear off the Dana Point Headlands once more. From shore, watch as the crews of the Tall Ships prepare to enter the harbor around sunset as they defend themselves from the cannon blasts of renegade vessels.  Participating Tall Ships and Great Schooners will include the Pilgrim, Spirit of Dana Point, Exy Johnson, Irving Johnson, Californian, Amazing Grace, Bill of Rights, American Pride and Curlew.

The PILGRIM is a full size replica of the hide brig immortalized by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. in his American classic seafaring novel Two Years Before the Mast. The Ocean Institute’s second tall ship, the regal schooner, SPIRIT OF DANA POINT, allows students, educators and the general public the opportunity to cast off the dock for exciting sailing adventures that last anywhere from a few hours… to five days!

Pirate Adventure Passes include deck tours on all tall ships, activities aboard the brig Pilgrim and admission / activities inside the Ocean Education Center. Activities will include 'Tall Ship Cannon Battles', Exciting Living History Reenactments, Sea Chantey Concerts and more. Live Music, Interactive Encampments, and Arts & Craft Show at Baby Beach Grass Park. With a spectacular view of the tall ships, the grass park hosts a fun-filled variety of festival activities. On stage, audiences can enjoy live seafaring music.

Other performances include storytellers and traditional hula dancers. Throughout the park, visitors can explore and experience interactive living-history encampments including blacksmiths, schrimshanders, medieval sword fighters and, the infamous Port Royal Privateers who are sure to entertain and amaze guests of all ages.

Are you ready to start looking for Real Estate in Dana Point? Our agents are experts in the area and ready to help. Just give us a ring! AHOY MATEY!!



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