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The Dana Point Festival of Whales attracts nearly 100,000 visitors each year. With a parade, whale watching excursions, contests, a block party, shopping and more, the festival is a great way to celebrate the annual return of the migrating gray whales.

Join us in Orange for a FREE Metrolink ticket and more!

OCTA is kicking off the Festival of Whales with a celebration at the Orange Station on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. The event will feature:

  • FREE Metrolink tickets to the first 100 people*
  • Complimentary refreshments, provided by Ruby’s Diner and the Streamliner Lounge
  • Live music, performed by Headshine
  • Prizes and giveaways

Getting to the Festival on the Train

Can’t make it to the event in Orange? You can still take Metrolink to San Juan Capistrano for the festival. Simply purchase a $10 Metrolink Weekend Pass at the train station closest to you. Ride the train to San Juan Capistrano, and then board OCTA bus Route 91 South for a short ride down to Dana Point Harbor.

Special Deals for Train and Bus Riders

During the festival, which will take place on March 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2012, you will be able to show your Metrolink ticket, OCTA bus pass or 91 Express Lanes transponder to receive:

  • 50% off whale watching trips
  • Special room rates at the Dana Point Marine Inn

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By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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