San Diego Whale Festival is Sat., Jan. 25

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Big Bay Whale Festival to Showcase Embarcadero, Environment, & Ocean Life 

  Free Family-Style Entertainment and Activities at Port Pavilion 

     The 6th Annual San Diego Big Bay Whale Festival will be held at the Port Pavilion on the Broadway Pier on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  


     The free Whale Festival is a family community event offering a wide variety of interactive and hands on displays to spark the interest and imagination of any child including a walk-through gray whale, live sea creatures, free face painting, a kids art mural coloring project and a giant inflated obstacle course, a trackless train and two giant bounce houses. Enjoy live music on the "Whale of a stage"  featuring  returning festival favorite," James Gibson Band" and  Jinnah Williams and  "Moon Dog", from Phoenix, AZ.  Crowds loved the past   performances from "Flamenco with Roots" a colorful and passionate local youth dance group so they will appear again, this year on the main stage! Yes, we'll even have another SPLASH MOB   performing a bit like last year's group who performed Thriller by Michael Jackson! click to see video below.


     During the month of January the USS Midway Museum and the Maritime Museum of San Diego will have Big Bay Whale Days admission specials and money saving coupons will be available for select Embarcadero merchants including Anthony’s Fish Grotto and Seaport Village. In addition, discounted Big Bay Whale Days cruises will be featured all month at Hornblower Cruises and Flagship Cruises.  Whale watching season has become one of San Diego’s favorite times of the year. The Big Bay Whale Days and Whale Festival provide the community with the best place to learn about California gray whale ecology and conservation and find information about opportunities to interact with the whales safely and affordably. 
     A Collaborative effort among the San Diego bay front businesses, Big Bay Whale Days featured discounted whale watching and bay cruises, admission specials to waterfront museums, and money saving offers at Embarcadero hotels, restaurants, and retailers for the entire month of January. Click for Deals!

Moon Dog

Pictures: Above: MOON DOG, Bottom: Jinnah Williams and Flamenco with Roots Dance Troupe -all appearing at Whale Festival on 1/25/14!

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Thank you to our Sponsors: 

USS Midway Museum

Seaport Village Shops

The Headquarters at Seaport Village 

Hornblower Cruises & Events 

Flagship Cruises & Events 

Port of San Diego

KYXY FM radio Energy 103.7 FM Radio

101 Things To Do Magazine

Anthony's Fish Grotto: Seafood Restaurant

Maritime Museum of San Diego 

Old Town Trolley Historic Tours & Seal Tours

Next Level Sailing

San Diego Tourism Authority  and International Visitor Information Center

Activities At-A-Glance:

Live music! 3 Bands "Whale of a stage" features:

 Port Pavilion Located on Broadway Pier-

1000 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101


11:00 am Festival Opens - Moon Dog performs

12:00 noon Flamenco with Roots performs

12:30 pm Jinnah Williams Performs

1:30 pm flash mob

2:00 pm James Gibson Band

3:00 pm Festival ends 

  • Join the fun! FREE Activities include:  
  • Children’s Sea Life Mural to color
  • Trackless Train to Ride
  • Giant Inflated Obstacle Course        
  • Children's Face Painting and balloon art
  • Jump House Ca
  •  Interactive exhibit