Community Events

Past Events

Wyland’s Whale & Dolphin Adventure Art Lessons in the Wild

Jan 30 - Apr 30, 2017 // Dana Wharf // Dana Point, CA

Dana Wharf and the Wyland Foundation have entered into a partnership to offer the most unique and creative experience on the water. Every Saturday during the month of April, children ages 3-12 can learn how marine wildlife continues to inspire Wyland to create some of the most well-known art pieces of our time. Children will receive an art lesson from Wyland himself via a video feed, and their drawings are entered into a contest. All art submissions will be judged by Wyland (in three age categories, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12), with multiple winners and a grand prize winner. The grand prize is a limited edition Wyland giclee on canvas. Trips will sell out and advance reservations are required.


“The first time I saw a whale in the wild, it changed my life,” Wyland said. “It inspired me to become an artist and an advocate for marine life conservation. This partnership with Dana Wharf is part of our effort to encourage people to see the marine life off the Orange County coast in entirely new ways and introduce the next generation to this beautiful ecosystem.”

Wyland National Art Challenge

Oct 1 - Dec 1, 2016

Take part in the 2016 Annual Wyland National Art Challenge, a nationwide environmental mural, individual art, and photography contest celebrating conservation. The contest begins Oct 1., 2016 and runs through Dec. 1, 2016.

The contest encourages classrooms and students from K-12 to participate by creating murals, artwork, and photographs that highlight environmental awareness.

Visit to find out more about the Art Challenge

Wyland Foundation Fundraiser & Celebration

Sunday, Nov 13 // Dana Point Harbor Yacht Club // 24399 Dana Dr // Dana Point, CA 92629

The Wyland Foundation's Annual Celebration and Fundraiser gets even better this year with environmental speaker and professional NASCAR driver Leilani Münter, and our beautiful new venue, the Dana Point Harbor Yacht Club! Join us for this incredible evening of delicious food, drinks, live musical performances, and Orange County's premier live and silent auctions, featuring live paintings by world renowned artist Wyland.

Purchase your tickets at 

All proceeds benefit the Wyland Foundation programs for Clean Water and a Healthy Ocean.

Disneyland Resort Celebrates Summer in Anaheim

Oct. 1 // John Marshall Park // 2001 W La Palma Ave. // Anaheim, CA 92801

In honor of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, the Disneyland Resort will host a number of free events in Anaheim parks throughout the summer. The Endless Summer Celebrations will include Disney and community entertainment, family game and activities booths, Disney photo booths, face painting, food trucks, and more!

South County Water Expo 2016

Oct. 1 // Norman P. Murray Community Center // 24932 Veterens Way // Mission Viejo, CA 92692

The South County Water Expo is a family-fun educational event that provides homeowners with resources to conserve water.

2016 SmartScape Expo

Saturday, Sept. 24 / 8AM-3PM / 306 Third St, Laguna Beach, CA

The Laguna Beach County Water District will host its annual Smartscape Expo on September 24, 2016, from 8am-3pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in planting workshops, demonstrations, and activities; discover a variety of drought tolerant plants in our demo gardens; purchase California friendly plants; receive free compost; and much more!

15th Annual Festival of Children

Sept. 10 - Sept. 11 / 12-5 PM / South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA

Saturday, September 10

Carousel Court  

12:00-2:00pm-Meet & Greet with Share Bear of Care Bears™

12:00pm-South OC School of the Arts Blue Lantern Choir

1:00pm-Festival Ballet Theatre

2:00pm-Hālua Hula Lani Ola Hawaiian Dance

3:00pm-Orange County Children’s Theatre

4:00pm-MOMS Baby Olympics

Jewel Court

1:30pm-OC Gymnastics, Cheer & Dance

2:30pm- OC Gymnastics, Cheer & Dance

3:30pm- OC Gymnastics, Cheer & Dance

4:30pm-Orange County Children’s Theatre


Sunday, September 11

Carousel Court

12:00-2:00pm-Meet & Greet with Share Bear of Care Bears™

12:00pm-FOCUS Dance Center

 1:00pm-Ballet Etudes

2:00pm- OC Song & Dance

3:00pm-Lovett Dance Center

4:00pm-Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley

Jewel Court

1:30pm-Thistle Academy of Irish Dance

2:30pm-Avanti Dance Company

3:30pm- Avanti Aerial on Edge

Wyland Foundation Celebration & Fundraiser

Sunday, Nov. 15 / 4-7 PM / Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point

Reservation Information: Erin O’Flaherty 800-WYLAND-0 

Join us at the Wyland Foundation Annual Celebration and Fundraiser for a VIP Whale Watching Experience in Dana Point Harbor, followed by a seaside dinner; a silent / live auction, featuring cruises, golf packages, and five-star luxury hotel getaways; and, a special presentation from Stephanie Arne, host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. 

Photo Gallery

The kids not only get it, they want action. They want to get involved in issues regarding the conservation of clean water and a healthy ocean.