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World Whale Day & Parade of Whales
Celebrate Maui’s majestic humpback whales at the 37th Annual World Whale Day on Saturday, February 18 in Kihei. The Festival kicks off with a hometown Parade of Whales along South Kihei Road starting at 9:00am and continue into the sunset at Kalama Park with live entertainment from 9:30am to 6:00pm.
Performers include: John Cruz, Eli Mac, Lily Meola, Maoli, Derick Sebastian, Haiku Hillbillys, Dr. Nat & Rio Ritmo, Darren Lee from Maui Theatre’s Burn’n Love, Polynesian dance from Manutea Nui E, and a special appearance by Alto Reed of Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band.
The Keiki Stage is back by popular demand, and the Keiki Carnival is bigger and better than ever with keiki hula and lei po’o making, henna and face painting, cotton candy and shave ice, bouncy castles and Maui Spider Jump -- Hawaii’s only reverse bungee trampoline system.
‘Ono food and tasty treats are available all day from food booths and Maui’s favorite food trucks. Farm-to-table booths also offer fresh, locally grown take-home products. Outside food, beverages, alcohol and coolers are not permitted.
Other things to see and do at World Whale Day include the original "Made on Maui" Fair, showcasing Maui artists and their crafts. Savvy shoppers can also find great deals for a good cause through the World Whale Day Online Auction. There will also be eco-exhibits, fun contests, valuable prizes and a Wild & Wonderful Whale Regatta.
A new feature for World Whale Day 2017 is the Tidal Trash Treasures Art Contest. Bring your original work of art created with marine debris to Kalama Park the day before World Whale Day and enter to win valuable prizes. All artwork will be displayed during the Festival. Please visit WorldWhaleDay.org for more info and contest rules.
Free satellite parking is available at Azeka Center and at Hope Chapel, with free shuttle buses to and from Kalama Park from 7:00am to 7:00pm. You can also take Maui Bus.
Admission to World Whale Day is only $5 and FREE for keiki 12 and under. All proceeds support research, education and conservation programs of Pacific Whale Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 anytime between 6am and 8pm or visit WorldWhaleDay.org.
Date: Saturday, February 18th, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Categories: Concerts / Music, Craft Fairs / Hobbies, Dancing, Environmental Event, Food & Beverage, Non-Profit Community Event, Outdoor or Beach Event, Party / Celebration / Dance, Sustainability Event
South Kihei Rd
Kihei, HI USA 96753
Island Area: South Maui
Contact: Pacific Whale Foundation