The Big Bay Whale Festival is a free, one-day family festival with a wide variety of interactive and hands-on displays to learn about California gray whale ecology and conservation. The festival will feature over 50 vendors providing giveaways, food and entertainment. Fun on-site activities for the kids will include a walk-through whale, a mini-train that the family can ride aboard, a bounce/obstacle course, free face painting, and a sea life coloring mural. Sam Mejia aka “Captain Sam Diego” will be adding even more excitement for adventure on the high seas as our Resident Pirate Captain and goodwill ambassador for all things San Diego. There will be information about a variety of whale watching trips, waterfront attraction information, radio station giveaways and more. A crowd favorite in years past, the event’s main stage will feature a variety of family friendly entertainment throughout the day including:
• Flamenco with Roots (15 youth flamenco performers)
• James Gibson Band (5 piece band and singer)
• MoonDog (New country rock, folk & blues)
In addition to the one day festival, celebrate Big Bay Whale Days for the entire month of January. The waterfront businesses offer discounted whale watching and bay cruises, admission specials to waterfront museums, and money saving offers at Embarcadero hotels, restaurants, and retailers.
The new Port Pavilion at the Broadway Pier, on the corner of Broadway & N. Harbor Drive, in downtown San Diego.
Around the vicinity of Broadway St. and N. Harbor Drive. Attendees are encouraged to ride Amtrak California Pacific Surfliner. The San Diego Santa Fe Depot is a short walk to the festival.