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39th Annual Maui Whale Festival

2020 is a special year for the Pacific Whale Foundation as it marks the 40th year of their premier event, The Maui Whale Festival. Since 1980, the festival has been dedicated to protecting and raising awareness about Maui’s most famous seasonal visitors, the humpback whales! The festival brings together residents and visitors in celebration of the whales.

The festival has been extremely successful in promoting environmental stewardship, conservation programs, and public education.

This year’s festival will have signature events spread across the month of February.


  • Run & Walk for Whales
    • Saturday, February 1
  • Whale Day & Parade of Whales
    • Saturday, February 8
  • World Whale Film Festival 
    • Friday, February 14
  • The Great Whale Count
    • January 25, February 29 and March 28
  • Concert Cruises
    • February 8, 9, 15, & 22

Run & Walk for Whales

The Run and Walk will kick off in Maalaea with options for a 1k, 5k, 10k, and 10 mile options. The course is mostly flat so it is easy for all to participate. Stick around after the walk for some celebratory activities. All proceeds will go towards supporting the Maui Whale Foundation.

  • Saturday, February 1, 7:00am at the Maui Harbor Shops
  • Register at:

Whale Day

Hosted at the Kalama Beach Park in Kihei from 10:00am to 3:00pm, celebrate the 40th year of protecting the ocean with the Pacific Whale Foundation! Head on day for a free day of family fun exploring interactive displays on marine research, education and conservation; hula performances; a keiki carnival; local food vendors; Made on Maui arts & crafts vendors; expert speakers and more as we celebrate our 40th year of ocean protection!

  • Saturday, February 8, 10:00am to 3:00pm at Kalama Beach Park

Parade of Whales

After a temporary break, the Parade of Whales is back and better than ever with a Whale Day Parade for all ages including live festivities and ocean themed exhibitions promoting ocean conservation!

  • Saturday, February 8 from 9:00am to 10:00am
  • Kamaole Beach 1 to Kalama Park

Contact a Maui Real Estate and Lifestyle Specialist

Whether you’re relocating to Maui, buying your first home, investing in real estate, or upgrading your overall well being, you could not find a better lifestyle than the one Maui offers.

This island is more than just a beautiful destination, it’s home to incredible people, incredible athletes, and some of the world’s most renowned real estate. People come for the sun, but stay for the lifestyle. For more current information on Maui Real Estate, please contact to set up an appointment.


Anthony Sayles R(S)


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