Maui Arts & Entertainment

Join the Parade ‘For the Love of Whales’

January 20, 2016, 12:34 PM HST
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Parade of Whales, courtesy photo.

Parade of Whales, courtesy photo.

The annual Parade of Whales, South Maui’s only hometown parade and the official kick-off to World Whale Day, is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13 from 9 to 10 a.m. along South Kīhei Road in Kīhei.

The parade features participants of all ages and includes floats, marching bands, costumed characters, decorated vehicles and fun performances.

The parade is open to organizations, school groups, activity clubs, businesses, bands, artists, performers and anyone else seeking to showcase themselves in a fun and creative way. The only requirement is that you incorporate the parade’s theme—”For the Love of Whales.”

There is no cost to enter and prizes will be awarded in multiple categories.

Parade of Whales, courtesy photo.

Parade of Whales, courtesy photo.

Parade participants must submit an application by Jan. 22 to be in the Parade of Whales. Additional information will be sent once your entry form is received.

All participants will be acknowledged on mauiwhalefestival.org.

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The parade helps to raise awareness about the endangered North Pacific humpback whale.Pacific Whale Foundation’s conservation efforts over the past 36 years have helped boost the humpback whale population up from an estimated 1,400 to over 20,000.

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These beloved and majestic mammals need our continued protection, and your support makes a tremendous contribution to saving the whales and their ocean habitat.

  • Parade of Whales, courtesy photo.

    Parade of Whales, courtesy photo.

    Download a map of the Parade Route

For more information about the Parade of Whales, go online.

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