The Maui Whale Festival, a month-long celebration of our favorite migrating mammal, commences with the Run & Walk for the Whales on Feb. 4 followed that day by Tales of the Whale, a presentation by Pacific Whale Foundation founder Greg Kaufman.

The highlight of the month is the Feb. 18 Parade of Whales, which features participants of all ages and includes floats, marching bands, costumed characters, decorated vehicles and fun performances. The festival has higher aspirations than mere spectacle, however. It seeks to raise awareness and support to protect humpback whales and their ocean habitat.

If you’re staying with us in February, it is well worth your time to attend one of the featured events. Please click here for more information.