Another GREAT success at the 5th Annual Whale Festival on Jan. 26, 2013!
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 newcomers "Moon Dog", from Phoenix, AZ and "Velvet Cafe" from SD, CA. "Captain Sam Diego" greeted attendees and posed for pictures and crowds loved a performance from "Flamenco with Roots" a colorful and passionate local youth dance group. This year we were even surprised with a SPLASH MOB of zombies performing 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.
Pictures: Above: James Gibson Band; Left MOON DOG, Below: VELVET CAFE, Bottom: Flamenco with Roots Dance Troupe (all appearing at Whale Festival)
Live music! 3 Bands "Whale of a stage" features:
Location: The Port Pavilion Located on Broadway Pier-
1000 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101