Whale Day Worldwide

7th Annual Whalefest Montery

January 28 @ 10:00 am - January 29 @ 5:00 pm

Old Fisherman’s Wharf,
1 Old Fishermans Wharf
Monterey, CA 93940 United States

This free fun and educational, interactive family event for all ages celebrates the migration of the gray whales! The event also benefits many local and national marine organizations that educate, inspire, and empower the public to protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

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Dana Point Festival of Whales

Dana Point Festival of Whales Logo

March 4 - March 12

Dana Point Harbor,
Dana Point, CA 92629 United States

Join us next year for two fun-filled weekends, March 4 & 5 and 11 & 12, 2017 as we celebrate our 46th anniversary. Please remember, our goal (with your help) is to keep the Festival of Whales "clean and green!"

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Mendocino Whale Festival

Mendocino whale festival logo

March 4 @ 11:00 am - March 5 @ 4:00 pm

Ford House Visitor Center and Museum and surrounding Mendocino village,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460 United States

Explore the beautiful village of Mendocino where there are plenty of whales to view from the surrounding Mendocino Headlands State Park. Chowder, Beer and Wine Tasting options festoon pedestrian-friendly lanes, while you explore art exhibits, local shops and Inns.

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Little River Whale Festival

Little River Whale Festival

March 11 - March 12

Van Damme Visitor Center and surrounding area,
8001 California 1
Little River, CA 95456 United States

The seventh annual LITTLE RIVER WHALE FESTIVAL offers lodging specials at Inns throughout the seaside town of Little River, CA, a food and wine tour, family fun activities, and nature adventure all rolled into one weekend!

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Pacific Rim Whale Festival

Pacific Rim Whale Festival logo

March 12 @ 8:00 am - March 27 @ 5:00 pm

Tofino, Ucluelet, and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve,
Tofino, BC Canada

In March 2016, we will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary festival! We hope you can be a part of the inspiration, education, and entertainment by celebrating our coastal traditions, unique environment, and the spring return of the grey whale.

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Fort Bragg Whale Festival

Fort Bragg Whale Festival logo

August 18 @ 10:00 am - August 19 @ 4:00 pm

Masonic Hall and surrounding area,
428 N Main St
Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States

Enjoy Chowder and microbrew tasting while visiting our local shops and Inns, and whale watch from the new Coastal Trail in Fort Bragg, as well as from miles of beaches. Tickets can be bought online for the chowder, wine, and beer tasting at Brown Paper Tickets.

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Eden Whale Festival

Eden Whale Festival logo

October 28 @ 8:00 am - October 30 @ 5:00 pm

Eden Visitor Information Centre,
Corner of Imlay and Mitchell Street
Eden, NSW 2551 Australia

There’s no better place in NSW to have a close encounter with the whales or combine adventure in an unspoilt coastal wilderness. The opportunities are as plentiful as the pilchards on which the whales feed. The festival combines whale watching from shore and sea with live shows, hands on family fun, street theatre, film, music, seafood and local produce.

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