Dana Point Elephant Parade

The Elephants have Arrived in Dana Point!

As summer draws to a close we got one more treat in Dana Point – a herd of elephants spread through the city. Dana Point is the first US city to host the Elephant Parade. Since 2006 more than 5 million dollars has been raised through the sale of merchandise and auction of elephants by the Elephant Parade in support of the Asian Elephant Foundation.

The elephant statues are created by local and international artists and are undeniably eye catching around town. We took advantage of our Dana Point office and wondered around and caught a few of these elephants on camera. They were the talk of the town, and if you have kids they will really get a kick out of them.

The elephants will be on display until November 7th at parks, the Harbor, the beaches and the resort area properties. A closing ceremony is scheduled for November 10th through the 16th at Lantern Bay Park and some elephants will be auction on November 17th at the Marriott Hotel at 25135 Park Lantern.

For More information visit the Elephant Parade website here

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Here are some of the pictures we took:

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This fella greets you at the harbor

This fella greets you at the harbor

Elephant Parade Dana Point

Kids loved this guy

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Elephant Parade Dana Point

Another Harbor Dweller

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Dana Point Harbor Elephants

Also at the Harbor

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Elephant Parade Dana

Also at the Harbor by Baby Beach, kids loved it

Dana Point Angel Elephant

My favorite on the pier by Baby Beach

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Dana Point Elephants

Another Harbor dweller with some personality

Dana Point Elephants

Greet you as you enter the harbor from Golden lantern

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Dana Point elephants

The inspiration for the parade also at the harbor

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Elephants Dana

At Lantern Bay Park

Hawaiian flare at Lantern Bay Park

Hawaiian flare at Lantern Bay Park

Lantern Bay Park

Lantern Bay Park

Lantern Bay Park the detail is amazing

Lantern Bay Park the detail is amazing

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Also Lantern Bay Park

Also Lantern Bay Park

Red white and blue elephant

Outside HENNESSEY’S TAVERN

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