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Posted on: March 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Whale of a Day Celebration Returns April 9


The City of Rancho Palos Verdes and Los Serenos de Point Vicente are thrilled to announce the return of Whale of a Day April 9 at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center!

The 37th annual festival celebrating the migration of the Pacific gray whale from its summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi Seas in Alaska, to the winter breeding and calving grounds in Baja California, will be held in person for the first time since 2019 after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for this free, community favorite event featuring children’s games and crafts, tours of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center museum, live entertainment and an array of marine-themed vendors and organizations, plus food trucks, a beer and wine garden, and a silent auction and raffle. Performances will include 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 Lighthouse will not be offered at this year’s event, as the lighthouse remains closed by the U.S. Coast Guard due to its COVID-19 protocols.  

There will be no on-site parking for Whale of a Day. Parking and a shuttle service will be provided for free at Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard. 

Download event flyer (PDF)

For more information, and for bonus virtual Whale of a Day content, visit If you have questions about this event, please contact the Recreation and Parks Department at or 310-544-5260.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in programs, services, activities and meetings, contact the City's ADA Coordinator/Risk Manager at 310-683-3157,, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, at least 48 hours in advance to request an auxiliary aid or accommodation.

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