The annual Maui Whale Festival, presented by Pacific Whale Foundation, is a month long celebration of the marine mammal that inspired the creation of the organization, the humpback whale. This year’s festival offers a series of fun-filled events that are meant to inspire ocean stewardship and support PWF Research, Education and Conservation initiatives to protect the ocean. Keep your keiki educated and entertained at our special presentations of Kihei Library Storytime events. Choose from a 1 mile, 5K, 10K, or 10 mile course for the annual Run & Walk for whales event. Be moved by powerful stories of ocean and wildlife conservation around the world at the World Whale Film Festival. Become a citizen scientist by joining in the Great Whale Count, providing a valuable long-term snapshot of Hawaii’s humpback whale population. Enjoy a special Concert Cruise with Grammy award winner John Cruz, or for the keiki, the Banana Slug String Band! Join the festivities as Kihei 4th Friday celebrates Maui Whale Festival at a special town party in February with music, local vendors and food.

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