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March 1 - 3, 2024
Dana Point Harbor

Welcome to the Dana Point Festival of Whales, where oceanic wonders and coastal celebrations collide! We invite you to immerse yourself in a maritime extravaganza like no other. Nestled in the heart of Dana Point, our festival pays homage to the majestic whales that grace our shores each year during their migratory journey. Picture a vibrant tapestry of marine-themed activities, educational exhibits, and family-friendly entertainment that captures the essence of our deep-sea neighbors. From captivating whale-watching excursions to engaging marine conservation talks, our carefully curated program promises an unforgettable experience for attendees of all ages.

Join us in honoring the beauty of the ocean and its incredible inhabitants, as we come together to celebrate the 53rd Annual Dana Point Festival of Whales from March 1st - 3rd – where the sea meets the spirit of community. 

Dive in and discover the magic that unfolds when nature and culture converge in this coastal haven!

Festival Happenings & Highlights

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Calendar of Events

Dive into the festivities! View your guide to a sea of family-friendly fun, ocean-inspired adventures, and memorable whale-themed activities!


Whale Watching

Embark on a marine adventure like
no other! Book your front-row seat
to nature's grand spectacle with a weekend Whale Watching Trip.


Trolleys & Parking

Embrace eco-friendly travel and avoid parking headaches! Discover the Festival of Whales sustainably by hopping on our Trolley!

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