Thursday, September 8, 2011

Toshiba Tall Ships Festival-Dana Point, CA


September 9th - 11th, 2011

http://tallshipsfestival.com/2011/
http://www.ocean-institute.org/index2.html

A great event is taking place this weekend at the Ocean Institute sponsored by Toshiba. Some of the events are free. Other events require a small charge. Overall it is a great opportunity to bring history alive. Kids will be in awe of watching real pirate ships and hear the sounds of cannon battles. Remember to pack a snack and lots of water. This is an event that will last all day and all night. Bring sunscreen and your cameras. Get there early to find parking and enjoy the festival. Here is what is  happening this weekend at the Ocean Institute:

Tall Ship and Great Schooner Parade
Tall Ship Cannon Battles!
Sea Chantey Concerts
Annual Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta
Aboard the Tall Ship Pilgrim!
Hula Connection & Halau Hula Lani Ola

Inside the Ocean Institute*
Live performances by Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders
Cap’n
Jack’s School for Scallywags - learn to talk, walk and act like a friendly pirate!
Mural painting
Family-friendly treasure hunts
Pirates! Story time inside the Children's Theater
Live ocean animals (including sea stars, sharks, rays, octopus & jelly fish)
Interactive Exhibits: Come face to face with the myths and legends of the sea!


Grass Park Activities, Chantey Concert, Art & Craft Show, Food Court, Living History encampments and Vendor area FREE

*Pirate Adventure Pass -
(includes above deck Tall Ship Tours, Brig Pilgrim activities and admission to Ocean Institute)
Members: $6.50 adults, $4.50 / children (2 & under, free)
Non-members: $10.00 adults, $8.00 / children (2 & under, free)
Pirate Adventure Passes include deck tours on all tall ships, activities aboard the brig Pilgrim and admission / activities inside the Ocean Education Center.
Sunset Tall Ships Parade (Friday)

Members: $35 / adults, $26 / children (4-12yrs.)
Non-members: $45 / adults, $34 / children (4-12yrs.)
Parade Escort Cruise (R/V Sea Explorer)

Members: $25 / adults, $20 / children (4-12)
Non-members: $30 / adults, $25 / children (4-12yrs

Inside the Ocean Institute*
Live performances by Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders
Cap’n
Jack’s School for Scallywags - learn to talk, walk and act like a friendly pirate!
Mural painting
Family-friendly treasure hunts
Pirates! Story time inside the Children's Theater
Live ocean animals (including sea stars, sharks, rays, octopus & jelly fish)
Interactive Exhibits: Come face to face with the myths and legends of the sea!

You can find out more and see great pictures at their site:

http://www.ocean-institute.org/index2.html

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