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Spotlight on: Festival of the Whales

It’s that time of year again here in Dana Point–Festival of Whales time.

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2015 will mark the 44th Annual Dana Point Festival of Whales celebration. Visitors come from all over Southern California to celebrate the annual migration of gray whales from Alaska to Mexico.  Fun fact: About 25% of the migrating whale population follows the coastline throughout their migration, coming especially close to shore at Dana Point. During peak season (December through March), 40-50 whales pass by Dana Point every day, making Dana Point Harbor one of the best places to whale watch along the Southern California coast.

This year, there have been some amazing Orca sightings right here in Dana Point!

This year, there have been some amazing Orca sightings right here in Dana Point!

Festival highlights include: Opening day parade, Whale of a Block Party, art exhibits, classic car exhibits, paddling events, sand sculpting, concerts on land and water, environmental activities, educational opportunities, interpretive crafts, and activities for kids.

The Festival is this weekend (March 7-8) and next weekend (March 14-15). Learn more about special whale watching trips during the Festival here.  Or, if you can’t make it for the Festival, be sure to schedule a whale watching trip before the season ends. You can sign up here (Tuesdays are half price).

See you at the Festival!