Parade of Whales

Parade float

South Maui's Only Hometown Parade!

The Parade of Whales is the official kick-off to World Whale Day on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The parade features participants of all ages and includes marching bands, ocean-themed floats, costumed sea characters, decorated vehicles and fun performances.

Parade Route

The parade starts at 9:00 am on S. Kihei Road near the Kamaole I beach parking lot. It follows a one-mile route north, ending at the entrance to the World Whale Day festival at Kalama Park. View 2017 Parade of Whales route here.

2017 Parade Participants

Isle of Maui Pipe Band
Cub Scouts - Pack 55
Boy Scouts - Troop 55
Girl Scouts - Troop 1912
Girl Scouts - Troop 440
Exergy 35 Edutainment Productions
Critter Sitters
Maui Tumblers
Mayor Alan Arakawa
U.S. Coast Guard
Senator Roz Baker
Representative Kaniela Ing
Seabury Hall Middle School Marching Band
Dave's Metal Detecting
Councilmember Don Guzman
Councilmember Elle Cochran
Kihei Montessori
Kihei 4th Friday
Dog & Duck Irish Pub
Century 21
Diane's Gymnastics Academy
Shaka Pops
Maui Shrine Club
Huber Pools
Maui Roadsters
Maui Roller Girls
Shaka Divers & Double Bubble Mermaids
Chestermere High School Concert & Jazz Band (Alberta, Canada)
Drum & Dance of Passion
Miss Maui USA & Miss Maui Teen USA

2016 Parade Winners

Best Small Group:  Isle of Maui Pipe Band
Best Large Group:  Montessori Hale O Keiki
Most Creative:       Kihei 4th Friday
Crowd Favorite:     Shaka Divers & The Double Bubble Mermaids
Best Overall:         Exergy35 Edutainment Productions