Whale Day Worldwide

Hervey Bay Ocean Festival

August 11 - August 24

An eclectic event to recognise the importance of the ocean to Hervey Bay and promote the conservation of the marine environment and animals that are unique and important to our region.The festival kicks off on August 11 with a calendar of colourful events that includes seafood, conservation, live concerts and more.

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Annual Whalefest Montery

January 27 - January 28

Old Fisherman’s Wharf,
1 Old Fishermans Wharf
Monterey, CA 93940 United States

Don’t miss this free fun and educational, interactive family event for all ages that celebrates the migration of the gray whales and much more! The event also benefits many local and national marine organizations that educate, inspire, and empower the public to protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

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Dana Point Festival of WhalesDana Point Festival of Whales Logo


March 3,4,10 & 11

Dana Point Harbor,
Dana Point, CA 92629 United States

Join us for two fun-filled weekends as we celebrate our 46th anniversary. Please remember, our goal (with your help) is to keep the Festival of Whales "clean and green!"

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Mendocino Whale Festival

Mendocino whale festival logo

Ford House Visitor Center and Museum and surrounding Mendocino village,
45035 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460 United States

Explore the beautiful village of Mendocino where there are plenty of whales to view from the surrounding Mendocino Headlands State Park. Chowder, Beer and Wine Tasting options festoon pedestrian-friendly lanes, while you explore art exhibits, local shops and Inns.

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Pacific Rim Whale Festival

Pacific Rim Whale Festival logo

Tofino, Ucluelet, and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve,
Tofino, BC Canada

We hope you can be a part of the inspiration, education, and entertainment by celebrating our coastal traditions, unique environment, and the spring return of the grey whale.

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Eden Whale Festival

Eden Whale Festival logo

Eden Visitor Information Centre,
Corner of Imlay and Mitchell Street
Eden, NSW 2551 Australia

There’s no better place in NSW to have a close encounter with the whales or combine adventure in an unspoilt coastal wilderness. The opportunities are as plentiful as the pilchards on which the whales feed. The festival combines whale watching from shore and sea with live shows, hands on family fun, street theatre, film, music, seafood and local produce.

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