Byline: Nu Yang
SAN DIEGO — Boaters and their families are invited to experience “a whale of a time” at the fourth annual Big Bay Whale Days and Whale Festival, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 21 on the Port Pavilion at Broadway Pier. Event organizers expect about 5,000 people to attend this year.
The free festival is a community event offering a wide variety of interactive attractions and hands-on displays for the whole family, including a walk-through depiction of a gray whale, live sea creatures, free face painting, a kids’ art mural coloring project, a festival train ride and a bounce house.
Live music will be performed by the James Gibson Band, Nadro John and Jinnah Williams. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Parking will be available in the vicinity of Broadway and North Harbor Drive. Visitors are encouraged to ride Amtrak California Pacific Surfliner.
Throughout January, several special Whale Days offers will be available, including discount coupons for harbor tours and whale-watching cruises; discounted admission to the USS Midway Museum and the Maritime Museum of San Diego; and discounts at Embarcadero hotels, restaurants and retailers.
For more information, visit whaledays.com.