San Diego is set to celebrate the incredible phenomenon of the annual California Gray Whale migration as thousands of whales travel along our coastline. The 6th annual San Diego Big Bay Whale Festival will spark the interest and imagination of all ages on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Port Pavilion on the Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego with a family, fun, free festival.

Free Oceanside event

The Big Bay Whale Festival will feature over 50 vendors providing giveaways, food and entertainment. Fun on-site activities for the kids will include a walk-through whale, a mini-train that the family can ride aboard, a bounce house and obstacle course, free face painting, and a sea life coloring mural.  There will be information about a variety of whale watching trips, waterfront attraction information, KYXY and Energy 103 radio station giveaways and more. A crowd favorite in years past, the event’s main stage will feature a variety of family friendly entertainment throughout the day.

Big Bay Whale Festival entertainment

  • Flamenco with Roots (15 youth flamenco performers)
  • James Gibson Band (5 piece band and singer)
  • Moon Dog (New country rock, folk & blues)
  • Jinnah Williams (Rock and folk)

Whale watching has become one of San Diego’s favorite pastimes by boasting an impressive variety of sea life that’s just a short boat ride from downtown San Diego.

For those interested in learning about whale ecology and conversation, the annual Big Bay Whale Festival provides resources and information about opportunities to see and interact with the many whale and dolphin species found along our coast.

Published: January 10, 2014

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