Every September the Dana Point Harbor becomes a forest of towering masts, billowing sails, and stately wooden ships in early September during the annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival, the largest gathering of historic sailing ships on the West Coast.
In celebration of California's rich maritime history, the Ocean Institute annually hosts a fleet of historic tall ships that sail into Dana Point Harbor.
On Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th you can enjoy the following:
9:00 am-10:30 am: Join our mermaid friends for brunch, storytime and under the sea crafts!
10:00 am-5:00 pm: Tall ship tours, pirate adventures, mermaid encounters, unique vendors, Sierra Nevada Beer Garden and more..
4:30 pm-7:30 pm: Cannon Battles, enjoy blasting cannons, towering rigging, bustling decks and the magnificence of a canvas full of wind during a Cannon Battle! Work with the crew hauling up sail or simply sit back and enjoy the spectacular demonstration of skill, knowledge and survival.
Visit the website for further details and parking information @ www.tallshipsfestival.com