5907 E. Valley Forge Dr., Orange, CA 92869
PIRATE SEA CAVE ADVENTURE AT DANA POINT
SEA SHANTY SING-ALONG & SUMMER MOVIE NIGHT AT THE OCEAN INSTITUTE
BLACK STAR CANYON GHOST WALKS
Hike to the hidden SEA CAVE at Dana Point with Captain Will Radford. WEAR A PIRATE UNIFORM AND TALK LIKE A PIRATE. Navigate the rocky TIDE POOLS below steep cliffs. Search for sea hares, crabs, lobsters, octopi, peregrine falcons and other wild beasts. SING SEA SHANTIES and hear tall tales of buccaneers, sea monsters and buried treasure. Bring a full meal in a backpack to enjoy at the cave. THIS EXPERIENCE IS DEPENDENT UPON CALM SURF CONDITIONS AND LOW TIDE. Remember, dead men tell no tales...
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 7PM-9PM
Adults: $15 | Seniors/Veterans: $10 | Children: $7.50 | Toddler/infant: Free
7PM: Sing sea shanties with Queen Anne's Blouse aboard the The Spirit of Dana Point.
8PM: Feature Film: Humpback Whales by Greg MacGillivray.
Fun for the whole family. Invite friends. Bring blankets or portable chairs and a picnic dinner.
East of Old Town Orange, a rural road winds past rolling foothills en route to the Santa Ana Mountains where the infamous Black Star Canyon awaits curious visitors. After dark, wander up this hiker’s paradise past fragrant shrubland and oak woodland. Cross a bridge over an intermittent creek. Listen for frogs, owls, voices, footsteps and other unseen nocturnal activities. Learn tragic tales of Spanish soldiers, Indigenous people, mountain men, homesteaders, miners, ranchers, banditos and grizzly bears who may still haunt this ancient landscape. Look for toads, snakes, tarantulas, trapdoor spiders, burrowing scorpions and glowworms.
In partnership with Haunted Orange County, join naturalist, storyteller and local historian Joel Robinson on this 3-hour, 3-mile hiking tour and investigate the natural history, rumors and mysteries of this legendary canyon.
LIVING HISTORY REENACTMENT, STORYTELLING & MUSIC