Maui Business

World Whale Day Festival Expands Vendor Opportunities

January 20, 2016, 9:30 AM HST
* Updated January 20, 8:42 AM
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World Whale Day courtesy photo.

World Whale Day courtesy photo.

Local artisans Maui chefs, food trucks, farm-to-table vendors, green businesses and entrepreneurs are invited to participate in the 36th Annual World Whale Day Festival.

The event offers the opportunity to showcase your products or business to over 20,000 expected festival goers on Saturday, Feb. 13, in Kīhei.

Voted “Best Community Festival” on Maui, World Whale Day is an all-day celebration that honors Hawai‘i’s humpback whales.

Beginning at 9 a.m. with a hometown parade down South Kīhei Road, the festivities continue until 6 p.m. at Kalama Park featuring:

  • Live performances from Willie K, John Cruz, HAPA, Marty Dread, Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom, George Kahumoku, Cyril Pahinui, Manutea Nui E;
  • ‘Ono foods from local restaurants and food trucks;
  • The original Made on Maui artisan fair;
  • Keiki Carnival with bouncy castles and other fun activities for kids.

World Whale Day attracts equal numbers of residents and visitors, many of whom come year after year.


The festival is free for keiki under 12 and $5 for attendees 13 and over.


The event also offers free off-site parking and shuttles.

Vendor space is limited.

For more information and applications, click on the appropriate link below:


“Made on Maui” Artisans and Crafters
Food Booths and Food Trucks
Farm-To-Table Vendors
Emerging Green Businesses and Entrepreneurs

For more information or help with your application, contact Annie Alvarado at [email protected].

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