Dear Festival of Whales Parade Participant,
The City of Dana Point is delighted that you will be participating in the Festival of Whales Parade on Saturday, March 7, 2015. To ensure the continued success of the parade and to make this day enjoyable for the parade participants and the parade viewers, we’ve supplied the following information which needs to be distributed to all members of your group.
Festival of Whales Parade “Magical Migration”
Saturday, March 7, 2015 Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. Parade route is approximately 1 mile.
The parade extends along Pacific Coast Highway southbound from Selva Road to Golden Lantern.
Staging and set-up will occur in the Strands Beach Parking Lot at Selva Road, Dana Strand and Pacific Coast Highway.
Due to street closures beginning at 8:00am access to the Staging Area will be limited to Selva Road from Golden Lantern. Pacific Coast Highway northbound right after Golden Lantern will be closed, as well as Pacific Coast Highway south bound right after Selva Road.
Only vehicles participating in the parade will be allowed to enter or park in the staging area. For the parade participants that are being dropped off, we will have a drop off area located on Selva Road near the Strands Parking Lot entrance. Drivers can then proceed to the disband area. Another option for parade participants is to try and find parking at the end of the parade route and access the parade participant shuttle bus to the staging area. The shuttle bus will start at 7:00am. We highly suggest that if you plan on taking the shuttle bus to the staging area that you do so between the hours of 7:00am to 8:00am, as we need everyone checked in at the staging area no later than 8:45am. The shuttle bus pick/up point is at the San Juan Ave. and Violet Lantern by the Harbor House Restaurant.
The Staging Area is a very busy and exciting location on Saturday morning with all of the parade participants, including numerous car clubs and transportation buses, converging onto Strands Beach parking lot. Please share with your group’s participates that for everyone’s safety, no bicycles, scooters, skateboards, skate shoes or roller blades are to be ridden within the Staging Area.
Parade Entrant Check-In Procedures
? Your group leader will need to check-in your group at the registration booth, located in the Staging Area at the Strands Beach Parking lot.
? Parade check-in will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. on Saturday morning. Please do not arrive prior to 7:30 a.m.
? All parade entrants must be checked in by 8:45 a.m.
? Due to last minute entries and placements, you will receive your parade order number at the
registration/check-in area on Saturday morning, the day of the parade.
34052 Del Obispo Street, Dana Point, CA 92629 ? (949) 248-3530 ? Fax (949) 496-3497 Internet: www. danapoint.org