12th Annual Whalefest Monterey
Join our board members, Sam Farr and Dan Haifley, who will be featured speakers at the symposium portion of this years 12th Annual Whalefest Monterey on March 19 and 20, 2022!
We’re thrilled to have Whalefest bringing attention to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) and highlighting the many local and national marine organizations that educate, inspire, and empower the public to protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. This is a particularly special year as the NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries will be celebrating its 50th anniversary of ocean protection and the 30th anniversary of the local Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
This “edutaining” family friendly event will be held at and around Old Fisherman’s Wharf and the Custom House Plaza -Monterey State Historic Park. It includes fun activities for all ages, musicians, boat displays and dozens of fascinating marine-related interactive exhibits by numerous local organizations.
The event will also feature a 2-day Symposium with world-renowned marine experts and historians at Heritage Harbor adjacent to the Recreation Trail and just steps away from the Wharf. The Symposium is held at an indoor venue generously made available by the Monterey Bay Aquarium.