Presented by The Resorts of Dana Point, Elephant Parade: Welcome to America will showcase dozens of colorfully decorated life-sized baby elephant sculptures for the first time ever in the US. The star-studded cast of celebrity and artists – from Hollywood elite to fashion designers and pop icons – are welcoming the open-air exhibition in Dana Point. Various promotional engagements will occur throughout the two-month Elephant Parade exhibition period including artist showcases, celebrity receptions, movie screenings, community events, creative workshops and other fun experiences.
WELCOME CEREMONIES: August 23-25 at Doheny State Beach
The entire herd will be showcased in one place as the Dana Point community meets and greets the artists in a welcoming celebration.
EXHIBITION PERIOD: August 29 - November 7
Each elephant finds its unique home throughout Dana Point including local parks, public beaches, at Dana Point Harbor and within The Resorts of Dana Point.
CLOSING CEREMONIES: November 10-17 at Lantern Bay Park and Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
This free open-air event brings the collective herd back together for one last goodbye, before the elephants are auctioned on November 17 to raise money for The Asian Elephant Foundation and their efforts supporting various organizations across Asia.
See the extended page for details on artists, activities and more!