• 39th Annual 2022 Whale Festival

    The Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce takes the health and safety of our community very seriously. Due to the ever-changing situation of COVID-19, we will make an announcement regarding Whale Festival later in the year.

    We certainly hope that come 2023 we will be coming through this difficult time and will be able to welcome you back to our wonderful local festivals and events.


    The 4th annual Westport Whale festival will be held on March 28th from 10 am to 5 pm and we have an exciting line up of local performers this year. Erin Brazill will grace the stage and 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. A special guest, Adore Yours will also be there to make this celebration one you won't forget.  

    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 4th 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..


    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 28th from 10 am to 3 pm. We're looking for vendors to do a Spring Market/Craft Fair that day on the headlands. 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.

    A marine biologists will be on site 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 including a 2 night stay at the Westport Whale! 

    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!

    It's going to be an action packed day! Hoping to see all of your there..



  • 2020 Whale Festival
  • 2020 Whale Festival