UPDATE 2/9/20 Maui News Professional report on the event:
After a few years absence, Whale Day is back. A collaborative effort which was initiated by the South Maui County Legislator Kelly King who secured grant money as well as a hui of supporters. These supporters included the Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF), the Humpback Whale Sanctuary (HIHWNMS), The Whale Trust and Hawaii State’s Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR). These efforts pleased a LOT of people.
The day of festivities at Kalama Park began with the “Parade of Whales” at 9:00 AM, which moved along a closed segment of South Kihei Road. The parade marched north from Kama’ole Beach I to and ended at Kalama Park.
Kihei Community Association was a participant in the parade before a packed line of residents and visitors on both sides of the road. Kelly King participated in the parade as a representative of Pacific Biodiesel, a company which makes renewable fuels. South Maui State Representative and south Maui resident Tina Wildberger marched in the parade. Shane Sinenci, Maui Council Member from Hana, showed his support, as well as many other great organizations from around Maui.