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The Great Maui Whale Festival

A Whale of a Time

Fun and games at the Maui Whale Festival
Fun and games at the Maui Whale Festival

The Pacific Whale Foundation has partnered with the island of Maui to host the 30th annual Maui Whale Festival honoring the humpback whale. The month-long festival features a series of fun maritime-themed events to celebrate these gentle giants of the sea. Environmentalists will delight in the Watching Whales, Saving Whales series of symposiums, which includes a popular Whale Photo Safari. Other key events include the Parade of Whales, Whale Day Celebration and Great Whale Count. Most events are free and of low cost to the public, with select charity events charging admission to benefit the Pacific Whale Foundation, such as the Laugh at the Park sustainable dinner and comedy show and the Golf for the Whales tournament.

When: Feb. 6 to Mar. 8

Where: Various venues; check website for details

Admission: Most events are free; select charity events will be charging admission to benefit the Pacific Whale Foundation



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