April 9, 2022, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Point Vicente Interpretive Center
31501 Palos Verdes Drive West / parking at Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd.,
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
There will be no on-site parking on the main grounds of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center at 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, for Whale of a Day. Parking and a shuttle service will be provided for free at Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, RPV, CA
Whale of a Day features children's games and crafts, 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 Interpretive Center museum, live entertainment. marine-themed vendors and organizations, plus food trucks, a beer and wine garden, and a silent auction and raffle are included in this free event.
Sponsored by Los Serenos, enjoy the
beautiful Rancho Palos Verdes annual
Whale of a Day celebration co-sponsored
by the city or RPV and the docents of
Los Serenos de Point Vicente.
The migration of the Pacific Gray Whale (summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chuchki Seas in Alaska & winter breeding and calving grounds in Baja California) is in full swing. Watch the migration that you can see daily - December through April along the California South Bay coastline - while celebrating with a special day of festivities. "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 event is free to the public and is sponsored jointly by members of Los Serenos de Point Vicente and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
Festival 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, Don Gales and Las Candalistas.
Not offered in 2022! Tours of the Point Vicente Lighthouse are traditionally given on a first come, first served basis for ages 7 and older, and may return in 2023.
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.