Festival of Whales Set to Make a Splash in Dana Point

During the first two weekends of March, Dana Point will host the 45th annual Festival of Whales. The event welcomes the return of gray whales to local waters as they migrate 5,000 miles northward toward the Bering Strait.

The festival takes place on the weekends of March 5-6 and March 12-13 and contains a myriad of events, including:

- Parade with comedian/writer/actress Rita Rudner as the Grand Marshal

- Street fair

- Cardboard dinghy race

- Art displays

- Classic car displays

- Diamond dig for children

- Movie in the park

- Historical walking tours

- Ocean education

- Rubber duck race

- Sand-sculpting competition

And that's just for starters. Check the Festival of Whales website for a full listing of events, dates and times.

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