Palos Verdes Whale Of A Day 2016 Celebration!
The Whale Of A Day 2016 festival will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and can be enjoyed be Palos Verdes homes owners and their neighbors throughout the South Bay. This annual event is co-sponsored by the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the docents of Los Serenos de Point Vicente. This festival celebrates the migration of the Pacific Gray Whale from its summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi Seas in Alaska to its winter breeding and calving grounds in Baja. To date the season count from the Point Vicente Interpretive Center is 1,292 whale sightings. If you are looking for a popular fun outing for the whole family to enjoy, stop by the Point Vicente Interpretive Center and participate in the free “Whale Of A Day” activities.
Whale Of A Day will include whale watching from the shore and Point Vicente Lighthouse museum tours. The lighthouse is normally open for tours, but this year it may be closed for some needed renovation and repairs. At the festival the children will enjoy related exhibits, crafts, games, fun zone and face painting, story telling and chalk drawing – all at no charge. This event always has great live music and animal exhibits. 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, Marine Mammal Care Center, South Bay Wildlife Rehab with their rescued hawks and raptors, Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, California Native Plant Society and Las Candalistas. There will be multiple food booths on location to buy treats throughout the day.
To read my prior article on Whale of a Day click here.
There is free parking and even a shuttle to drive you to and from the event. Park at the Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes. For more information call (310) 544-5260 or go to http://www.losserenos.org/woad.htm.
Photo courtesy of the city of Rancho Palos Verdes