Rain can’t keep Dana Point festival down
March 11, 2014 by Mark
The first weekend in March proved to be a rainy one in Dana Point, but this was not enough to stop people from coming out for the first weekend of the 43rd annual Festival of Whales.
Rain was falling hard as people registered for the 6th annual Grunion Run, a 10K/5K run/walk and 1k run for kids. Race registration kicked off at 6:30 am, with the races starting between 7:45 pm and 9:00 am.
By the middle of the day, the rain had cleared out, and the temperatures started to warm up. The conditions were ideal for the Whale of a Sand Sculpting Competition and for carnival rides and games.
Sunday was also the day of the Ocean Awareness expo at the festival. The expo featured interactive displays and demos that focused on the plight of the ocean. Organizers of events like this can use banner printing to create signs for each presenter during the Ocean Awareness expo. The goal of the event was to educate people about their local environment.
The Festival of Whales continued the second weekend in March, with The Dana Point Symphony performing on the Brig Pilgrim, which is owned by the Ocean Institute, on March 7. On March 8, the Mongoose Cup for stand up paddle took place, with proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project.