Apr 072022

Whale of a Day Celebration Returns April 9

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Palos Verdes residents are excited to hear that the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and Los Serenos de Point Vicente have announced the return of Whale of a Day April 9 at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center!

The 37th annual festival celebrating the migration of the Pacific gray whale from its summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi Seas in Alaska, to the winter breeding and calving grounds in Baja California, will be held in person for the first time since 2019 after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join in the fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for this free, community favorite event featuring children’s games and crafts, tours of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center museum, live entertainment and an array of marine-themed vendors and organizations, plus food trucks, a beer and wine garden, and a silent auction and raffle. Performances will include puppet shows by Los Serenos de Point Vicente, sea shanties by Jordan Bush, the Ted Atkatz Percussion Seminar (TAPS), rock and surf band the Aviators, and bluegrass group Smoky Hollow.

Tours of the Point Vicente Lighthouse will not be offered at this year’s event, as the lighthouse remains closed by the U.S. Coast Guard due to its COVID-19 protocols.  

There will be no on-site parking for Whale of a Day. Parking and a shuttle service will be provided for free at Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard. 

Photo courtesy of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes

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