San Diego’s 3rd Annual Big Bay Whale Festival is on Saturday, January 22nd, from 11am-3pm. This festival is part of Big Bay Whale Days, which celebrates the annual migration of gray whales along the coast of San Diego. The festival is taking place downtown on the Broadway Pier at the new Port Pavilion, whih is located at the end of Broadway & North Harbor Dr. The street address is 1000 North Harbor Dr.
We haven’t been to this festival yet, but it sounds very family friendly. According to the Whale Days website, there will be music, a “walk-though whale”, art projects, face painting, a bouncy, “live sea creatures”, opportunities to win free whale watching rips, and more. The festival is also said to give information about ecology and conservation of the gray whales, which a great lesson for both kids and adults alike.
There are lots of other deals going on along with the Festival on Saturday, including a free Hornblower whale cruise for kids 12 & under with paid adult ticket, and free Old Town Trolley Tour ride for children with paid adult ticket. The USS Midway & Maritime Museum are offering admission specials, as well as several area merchants and restaurants.
More information and links to deals & coupons can be found at the following: