Past Event – WhaleFest: Come Have Fun, Learn & Celebrate the Whales!

WhaleFest: Earth Day Celebration in Pacifica

Activities, Special Guests and Speakers
Saturday, April 20th 10:30AM to 1:30PM

Join us at the WhaleFest, a captivating Earth Day celebration that we are hosting in Pacifica, where the wonders of the ocean come to life! After a rewarding day of volunteering, immerse yourself in a world where ocean conservation meets exhilaration. This family-friendly event promises a few hours filled with discovery and fun, with activities designed for both adults and kids.

Dive deep into the realm of whales, learn about the critical importance of ocean conservation, and be inspired by our lineup of special guests and speakers who are pioneers in marine biology and environmental protection. WhaleFest is more than just an event; it’s a movement towards safeguarding our planet’s future, offering a unique opportunity to connect with nature and like-minded individuals.

Whether you’re passionate about the ocean, eager to learn more about whales, or simply looking for a meaningful way to celebrate Earth Day, WhaleFest is the perfect destination. Let’s celebrate our planet together!

Location: North Parking Lot, Linda Mar State Beach, Pacifica



  • Anna Eshoo, Congresswoman
  • Lynn Adams, President, Pacific Beach Coalition 
  • Dignitaries
  • Whale Experts, Including:
    —Marc Webber, Cetacean Field Research Associate, The Marine Mammal Center (TMMC)
    Marc will speak about the changing behaviors of local whales and the important role of local community scientists
    —Pilar Rodriguez a Cetacean Conservation Biology Apprentice, Youth Champions
    Pilar will teach us about the impacts of vessel strikes
  • Environmental Award Announcement for Jeri Flinn, one of PBC’s original founders
  • And More!

20+ Booths, Including:

  • The Marine Mammal Center
  • Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
  • CA State Parks
  • San Mateo County Parks 
  • San Pedro Valley County Park
  • Peninsula Clean Energy
  • Pacifica Parks Beaches & Recreation
  • Tree City Pacifica
  • Climate Reality Bay Area
  • Citizens Climate Lobby
  • Cultivar Foundation
  • Climate Action and Adaptation Plan
  • Sanchez Art Center
  • Pacific Coast TV
  • Pacific Beach Coalition
  • Pacifica & Daly City Wastewater Resources
  • Pacifica Land Trust
  • And More!

Educational Activities:

  • Kids Center – Whale Walk
  • Whale Poetry
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Puzzles
  • Games
  • Whale Anatomy/Physiology
  • Dancing / Singing
  • Coloring/creating
  • Displays
  • Beach Trash art
  • Interactive activities
  • And More!


 WhaleFest Press Release & Social Media Kit

This year we are celebrating Earth Day on Saturday April 20th with our volunteer actions, celebration and WhaleFest. But also all month long with our educational activities, Street to Beach cleanups and other events for adults and kids.

We have a lot in stock for you this year:

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