Festival of Whales Spirits Garden & BBQ

Dear Friends & Marine Supporters,

Please come join our Marines-Families and Patrons as our Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment Hosts its 4th Annual-Festival Of Whales- “Whale of a Concert” Spirits Garden and our VFW Post 9934’s BBQ at Baby Beach-Dana Point Harbor on Sunday, March 15th from 11:00AM-5:00PM. The Free Concert will feature three Live Bands (Dave Silver Band, Tricia Freeman-Tribute to Rondstat, Nicks & Joplin and Turn The Page-Bob Seger Tribute) playing on a floating stage. We will be selling Beer, Wine and Margaritas while our VFW will be offering Hot Dog or Hamburger Plates with all the Condiments & Sides. During the course of the afternoon our Spirits Garden Patrons will be afforded the opportunity to Win Drink Tickets with any Donation they wish to make (Chance Ticket Drawings on the hour, every hour Noon-4:00PM) or by playing the Game of “Cornhole” where the tossing of 2 of 4 Bean Bags in the hole Wins a Drink Ticket. Each time one plays the game, they will also receive an Hourly Chance Drawing for Drink Tickets.  Consolation prizes will be awarded for those who do not win on the first try.

With your help we can Invite and Sponsor as many Marines as possible to attend the Concert and enjoy a Complimentary Plated Meal and a Spirits Garden Beverage of their choice (alcoholic beverages – 21 and older). To make this possible please Sponsor one or more of our Heroes for only $25/Person (see below). If you prefer, please send your fully Tax Deductible Check to our Marine Corps League-South Coast Detachment, P.O. Box 3775, San Clemente, CA 92674-3775. (Memo Section-Number of Marines Sponsored).

To help us cover our costs associated with the Spirits Garden, we would ask our Local Businesses and other supportive Organizations to entertain being an Event Sponsor where the Levels of Sponsorship are very reasonable and are as follows: “Luscious Libation” Sponsor-$300.00 (3 Available), “Bottom’s Up” Bean Bag Toss Sponsor-$200 (2 Available), and Volunteer “Fun Food” Sponsor (4 Available). Each Sponsor will receive 4, 3, and 2 Complimentary Drink Tickets respectively, have their Company’s Name & Logo prominently displayed on our Web Site and also highly visible at the Venue.

Our Marines & I look forward to having you with us in just a few short weeks.

A Festival of Whales Event, Parking and Shuttle Route Map is attached for your convenience as the Grand Finale Concert is exceptionally well attended and close in parking is at a premium. Best to come early.

Semper Fidelis With Respect & Gratitude, Pete Hammer-Commandant Emeritus

Meal & Beverage

Tickets $25 each

Spirits Garden Event Sponsorships


Event Map

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Click HERE to view full map and information

For more information about the Dana Point Festival of the Whales visit their website HERE.  There is a shuttle service that is recommended.

The Marine Corps League is a Congressionally Chartered Non-Profit Organization covered under IRS Ruling 501 (c) 4 Group Exception Number 0955 and the South Coast Detachment under Employer Identificaton Number 33-0450163.