Westport Whale Festival
The 3rd annual Westport Whale festival is a month away and we have an exciting line up of local performers. Erin Brazill and the Brazillionaires are putting together a Special Sea Shanty mix for all of you to enjoy. Erin will transition into a few Duo's with local artist Derek Diorio as well as play a few songs with singer/whale enthusiast Sarah Flaim who rocks the ukulele. Sarah released her first album last year that has tracks with humpback whale song's she sampled in Hawaii. Two other local friends, Sarah Cullar and Angelo Sommer will share some of their favorite songs. Linda Moody, long time friend and folk singer/song writer from San Francisco will entertain you with some tunes that will absolutely make you Spout with Joy! The Grand Finale will be Steven Bates who needs no introduction amongst us locals. His root rock style with conscious lyrics and virtuoso guitar makes everyone want to get up and dance. I feel so lucky to work with these folks this year. What started as an excuse to have a party has grown into something much bigger. The collaboration of a Seaside Village and it's local talent with a regular guy like me who one day decided to make a Gigantic Concrete Whale. Save the date! The 3rd annual Westport Whale festival is March 23rd from 10am to 5 pm. The Westport Whale 37060 N Hwy 1 Westport CA 95488. Look for the stage and the circus tent..
WHALE FEST MARKET INFO
It's time again for the Westport Whale Festival held at the Westport Whale house on the north end of the village. The festival will be March 23 from 10 am to 3 pm. We're looking for vendors to do a Spring Market/Craft Fair that day. This year we'll have the lot right across the street from the Westport Whale to hold our market so we'll be closer to the event (weather permitting). The event gets bigger each year and we had quite a turnout last year. Let me know if you'd like to be a vendor. Traditionally our table fee for markets in Westport is 10% of sales at the end of the day capped at $20.
WHALE FEST TREASURE HUNT ( A FUNDRAISER FOR THE WESTPORT Village society’s ducky race.)
Its time again for the 2nd annual Westport Treasure Hunt, to be held once again in conjunction with the 3rd annual Westport Whale Fest on March 23rd! Come find the treasure hunt booth at the festival tent across the highway from the Westport Whale House to register and get your first clues, and bring your map from last year for a discounted price. Last year's event was so much fun and I really learned a lot and look forward to implementing a few changes this year. This year's hunt will have different heats starting on the hour. The hunt will begin with a coded message to lead you to a specific beach or location. From there hunt for clues, look for arrows and find painted rocks to lead you in the right direction. The first 3 people to the prize location win! Must register to be eligible. More info coming soon.
Marine biologists will be perched on the back deck giving whale watching tours and answering any questions about Ocean conservation. I installed a 1930's U.S. Navy ship bell in the back yard that will be rung when whales are sighted. Keep an ear out for this nautical signal.
Locally sourced Merchadise will be for sale. Hidden Treasures in Fort Bragg helped produce T-shirts and Shopping bags with artwork by Derek Diorio. Wine and Beer will be free with the purchase of the stemless wine glasses and pint mugs. We will also be selling monogrammed glass straws this year by Glass Dharma in Fort bragg.
A raffle will be held at the end of the day. Many prizes to be won!
Tours of the World Famous Westport Whale are available all day. The Whale gets an average of 775 hits per month between google searches and Roadside America. Come see what all the hype is about!
Beach cleanup at 1pm.
It's going to be an action packed day! Hoping to see all of your there..
Whale Fest Special
Whale Watchers Dream
Book one of our 4 balcony rooms for 2 nights and receive the 3rd night free.
This offer applies to Thursday - Saturday nights only.
The Whale festivals here on the Mendocino coast run the entire month of March from Little River to Westport. Our special will run through April excluding holidays.
You will have the opportunity to view this amazing migration from your balcony directly across from the beautiful pacific as the whales feed and play.
This special applies to direct bookings only.
Use promo code: Whale Fest
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