For those who are less familiar, WhaleFest is a revered local tradition that celebrates the annual migration of the gray whales to Monterey. Focused on the majesty and science behind these local creatures, this event is both educational and fun. To figure out all of the ins and outs of the beloved weekend, check out this guide to WhaleFest in Monterey.
WhaleFest will offer travelers an exciting winter event in Monterey, as it takes place this January 27th and 28th.
The festivities will be centered around Old Fisherman’s Wharf, which is a Monterey Bay destination with dining, shopping, whale watching, ocean excursions, entertainment, and more. Be sure to stop by here on any visit to enjoy the delicious seafood, to take a ride out on the water, and find goods from local Monterey merchants.
Old Fisherman’s Wharf is located at 1 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA.
While the main attractions are the local gray whales, the WhaleFest event is put on to benefit local and national marine organizations, mainly the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
So, come on out to learn about some magnificent animals at one of Monterey’s most beloved locations to benefit some worthy causes.
One of the highlight events of WhaleFest in Monterey will be a symposium presented at the Dali17/Museum of Monterey at The Stanton Center Auditorium. This series of lectures and documentaries will shed light on the the realities and challenges of marine life conservation, and ocean life. Nearby, the Wharf Theatre will host musical and theatrical performances that have nautical and maritime themes, along with a number of educational displays and exhibits.
With all of the educational and entertainment experiences taking place at WhaleFest in Monterey, there will be plenty to take in with the whole family. Additionally, WhaleFest will feature a number of other activities to stumble upon, some of which include: face painting, historic walking tours, chalk art, live music, and whale watching cruises.
Be sure to come out and take in all of the wonder and excitement of Monterey WhaleFest with your friends and loved ones this January.