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Festival of Whales
Join Dana Point Harbor for Festival of Whales! The annual family-friendly event celebrates the spring migration of gray whales with a parade, concerts, children’s activities, car shows, art shows, educational opportunities, food and fun in the harbor.

Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Gather friends and family for the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza and enjoy a spectacular firework display that lights up the harbor.

Tall Ships Festival
Celebrate California’s rich maritime history during the Ocean Institute’s annual Tall Ships Festival. Each September, a fleet of historic tall ships sail into Dana Point Harbor and history comes alive with historical re-enactors, cannon battles, pirate adventures, mermaid encounters, ship tours, and much more.


Turkey Trot
Each Thanksgiving Day, the Turkey Trot returns to beautiful Dana Point Harbor where participants wobble before they gobble! The panoramic and scenic race features a 10k, 5k and Kids Gobble Wobble and gives participants an excuse to each that extra slice of pie!

Holiday Boat Parade
Celebrate the holiday season this December at Dana Point Harbor during the annual Holiday in the Harbor & Boat Parade. Decorated boats light up the harbor with holiday cheer and seasonal activities are offered. 



Dana Point Harbor is home to vibrant, family-friendly festivals and exciting events, and offers an array of banquet halls and special event spaces.



Begin your adventure today and plan a visit to Dana Point Harbor! Enjoy world-class whale watching, waterfront dining, niche eateries, shopping, ocean activities and more.


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