Elephant Parade Returns to Dana Point

The Elephant Parade has migrated back to beautiful Dana Point!

The Elephant Parade is a social enterprise that runs the world’s largest art exhibition of decorated elephant statues. Created by artists and celebrities, each Elephant Parade statue is a unique art piece. The organization raises awareness of the plight of the Asian Elephant, and encourages conservation efforts. The parade event, which has been held in a number of other countries in Europe and Asia, made its first appearance in America in Dana Point.

The marvelous 2013 edition, in which many celebrities and artists contributed to the painting of an elephant statue, ensured that expectations were high for the current event taking place now until January 10, 2022.

The Asian elephant is an endangered species that desperately needs our help. Over the past 100 years, their habitat has been reduced by 95% and their population has fallen by 90%.Various plants and animals depend on elephants for their own lives. If elephants disappeared, many other species would not be able to live as well. If we don’t act now, the elephant will become extinct.

The beautiful statues in Dana Point raise awareness for the conservation of elephants and for the health of our planet.

Click here to view the current herd spending time in Dana Point or click on the images below to enlarge and learn more about the event.

To share your memories and photos of the elephants, follow @galleryatdanabay on Instagram or visit the Encore for Elephants Facebook page.

Take a look at all of the beautifully painted elephants, currently featured all around town. View the map and visit each elephant!