“Whale of a Day” is a festival celebrating the migration of the Pacific Gray Whale from its summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chuchki Seas in Alaska to the winter breeding and calving grounds in Baja, California. Migration viewing takes place December through April along the California South Bay coastline.
The 2016 Whale of a Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, March 12, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The event is FREE to the public. The celebration is sponsored jointly by members of Los Serenos de Point Vicente and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
There are numerous FREE activities for children including face painting, children’s crafts and small children’s games. There will also be exhibits, craft and food vendors and a raffle drawing.
Some of the past participants have included The Aquarium of the Pacific with its Aquarium on Wheels, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, George F Canyon Nature Center, Save the Manatee, National Marine Fisheries, Heal the Bay, American Cetacean Society, Whale Watch, Marine Mammal Care Center, South Bay Wildlife Rehab with their rescued hawks and other raptors, PVP Land Conservancy, California Native Plant Society, and Las Candalistas.
Whale of a Day is held on the main grounds of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center at 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. FREE parking is available at the Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall located at 30940 Hawthorne Blvd. with a FREE shuttle bus service to PVIC. If it rains, the event will be canceled.
Happy Field Tripping!