Today’s festivities began at Kalama Park in Kihei for the Maui Whale Festival, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation. This annual event helps bring awareness to locals and visitors about the Humpback Whales that visit Maui every winter.
The day began with a keiki parade and Eco-Day Conference for the kids. Throughout the day visitors enjoyed arts and crafts booths, local restaurant food, live music, and plenty of jumping houses for the kids. Tonight “Laugh @ Da Park” will commence under a large tent where locally farmed food will be served with live jazz from the Fulton Tashombe Quartet and a comedy show to top it off.
This marks the 30th year of this fun festival. If you get a chance to go tomorrow, you won’t be disappointed. Make sure to wear sunblock and maybe even bring a chair. Scripts can be purchased for food and drinks (no alcohol). Vendors selling crafts accept cash.
MAUI WHALE WATCHING
If you plan on doing a whale watch in Maui, check out this comprehensive list of Maui Whale Watch Tours. There are many boats leaving from Lahaina Harbor, Maalaea Harbor, Kihei Boat Ramp, and on the beach in Makena. Humpback whales visit every winter from December to May and it’s a wonderful thing to experience up close.
Bring some friends, a camera and some sun screen and enjoy the sights and sounds of surface behavior from our visiting Humpback Whales.
I am glad you wrote a post on this. I was planning to but didn’t get a chance. I only got to upload the “whale origami curtain photos” at A Maui Blog.
The Whale Day Festival at Kalama Park is surely a treat! I started going there when my kids were small (5 and 4) and now they are 12 and 11! It’s great family fun.