Elephant Parade comes to the US

The Resorts of Dana Point

will showcase dozens of colorfully decorated life-size elephant sculptures as Elephant Parade® makes its much-anticipated domestic debut after stops in London, Singapore, Milan and Amsterdam. The open-air exhibition connects acclaimed artists and celebrities with corporate and community leaders to attract public awareness and support for the world’s most majestic land mammals. In anticipation of the coming of the parade, Capistrano Unified School District held a elephant design contest.


Elephant Parade® is the world’s largest open-air exhibition of life-sized, decorated elephant statues created by local and international artists to generate worldwide attention, public awareness and support for the endangered Asian elephant. To date, Elephant Parade has raised more than $5 million for Asian elephant conservation and approximately 8 million people worldwide have experienced the expositions.

The Elephant Parade will be on exhibit from August 23th through November 17th. (Elephant Parade)

Elephant Parade comes to the US

A Capistrano Unified School District elephant being painted. (Elephant Parade USA)

Elephant Parade comes to the US

Capistrano Unified School District student's elephants on display for judging. (Elephant Parade USA)

Elephant Parade comes to the US

Students look on as a Capistrano Unified School District elephant being painted. (Elephant Parade USA)

Elephant Parade comes to the US

Capistrano Unified School District's Morgan Finelt's winning design. (Elephant Parade USA)

Elephant Parade comes to the US

A completed elephant for Elephant Parade. (Elephant Parade USA)

Elephant Parade comes to the US

An artist poses with his completed design. (Elephant Parade USA)

Elephant Parade comes to the US

A completed elephant for the Elephant Parade. (Elephant Parade USA)

Elephant Parade comes to the US

Poppies, the California state flower is the theme on this completed elephant. (Elephant Parade USA)

Elephant Parade comes to the US

New Delhi based luxury handcrafted jewelry artist Mira Gulati poses with an elephant. (Elephant Parade USA)

Elephant Parade comes to the US

Olivia De Berardinis' elephant in mid creation. (Elephant Parade USA)

Elephant Parade comes to the US

A completed elephant for the Elephant Parade. (Elephant Parade USA)

Elephant Parade comes to the US

Capistrano Unified School District students with the Elephant Parade van at their school. (Elephant Parade USA)