Dana Point’s annual Festival of the Whales took place this year at the Dana Point Harbor on the weekends of March 7 through 8 and 14 through 15. The festival has been held every year since 1992 and celebrates the migration of gray whales. While the second weekend was unfortunately called off due to Covid-19, the first weekend was an exciting success.
The first Saturday held the festival’s famous parade, which featured many big names such as Dana Point’s mayor Joe Muller and congressman Mike Levin. Crowds lined the harbor up and down to witness the procession of cars, floats, military, and bands. Our own students from Dana band also participated in the parade, and many other students volunteered. The first day also featured a street fair, a corvette walkway, an art gallery and of course whale watching tours.
Sunday the eighth was not only the second day of the festival, but also Ocean Awareness Day. In addition to many of the activities from the previous day, many ocean preservation businesses were invited to set up booths to spread information about their brands and ocean protection.
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