It's hard to believe that is has been 29 years since the Ocean Institute first celebrated the first Toshiba Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point. This is a beautiful event for those boat lovers and kids, as everyone gets to see and explore real working tall ships. 

There's plenty of activities planned, including:

  • Interactive living-history encampments  and demonstrations
  • Knot tying races
  • Great returning and new musical and dance acts for all ages
  • Ship tours
  • Friendly 'Pirate School': walk and sing like a pirate!
  • Art and the Sea workshop series


Visit the Ocean Institute and explore the sea creatures living inside this beautiful facility. Learn about the Ocean Institute's work on protecting the local watersheds through hands-on labs and art activities.

Many vendors and food and drinks will be for sale.

When: September 7th and 8th, 2013 (Tall ships parade at sunset September 6th)

Where: Ocean Insititute in Dana Point and Baby Beach.

Remember the Ocean Institute's Parking Lot will be closed because of the event. There's a nearby parking lot, but also free parking and shuttle service will be available at: Salt Creek Beach Park at Pacific Coast Highway and Selva Road.

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