Considering it’s whale-watching season, it’s only fitting that San Diego has a festival to celebrate the giant mammal.
This weekend, Big Bay Whale Days is holding the fourth annual at the Embarcadero. Crowds will gather downtown to learn about whale ecology and how to make big splashes in the preservation of the massive beasts.
The festival is family friendly and offers things like face painting and bounce houses to keep the kiddos entertained. Interactive booths will be set up, including a walk-through whale, so you can get a taste of what Jonah felt like, and live sea creatures to touch and learn about.
Musical entertainment will be provided throughout the day by guitarist Jinnah Williams, flamenco band Nadro John and the five-piece James Gibson Band. for their show times.
Last year’s event brought in around 5,000 whale-enthusiasts. The weather forecast is cloudy and cool, so dress warmly.
The Big Bay Whale Festival is sponsored by the Port of San Diego, the USS Midway, the Maritime Museum of San Diego, Seaport Village and more. Click here for a full list of sponsors.
So have a whale of a good time beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier. You’ll be able to pick up some discounted whale-watching cruise passes, amongst other deals at the festival.