Each year, the California Gray Whale makes its pilgrimage to Baja starting in November. Come March, however, there are literally hundreds of these fantastic giants swimming in the coastal waters along Orange County. The Dana Point Festival of Whales is a multi-weekend event held in honor of these majestic creatures, bringing awareness to protecting and preserving their natural habitat as well as honoring their annual migration south to warmer waters.
Held March 4-5 and March 11-12, the Dana Point Festival of Whales has tons of activities for the whole family to enjoy and draws thousands of whale admirers from around the world. Events include the opening day parade, street fair, arts and crafts shows and sales, classic car showcases, paddling and sailing opportunities, concerts (including pirates live music!), the cardboard “dinghy dash,” educational opportunities, environmental activities, tons of food and beverage vendors, whale watching excursions, and more.
For more information about the Dana Point Festival of Whales, check out the festival website.
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