Sponsor World Whale Day

Sponsor World Whale Day


2017 marks the 37th annual World Whale Day, which will be held on Saturday, February 18 in Kalama Park. Over 20,000 Maui residents and visitors are expected to attend this community celebration, which runs from 9:30am to 6:00pm.

World Whale Day presents an opportunity for sponsors to align with an extremely worthy cause, the protection of our fragile ocean environment and creatures who call it home.

Marketing efforts for World Whale Day 2017 executed by the Marketing team at Pacific Whale Foundation:

  • Media campaign to include radio advertisements, major magazine and newspaper publications
  • World Whale Day press releases
  • Newsletters sent to 2.2 million supporters in 66 countries
  • Social Media campaign
  • 17,400 Twitter hits
  • 97,037 Instagram Likes
  • 270,000 Facebook Followers
  • Official website www.mauiwhalefestival.org
  • Online Auction which received 12,400 bids in 2016
  • Festival poster to be displayed across Maui for one month prior to event
  • Sponsorship banners in Kalama Park, including fencing of park two weeks prior to event


  • Maui Island Visitors - this annual event sees a lot of return guests, with about 50% local and 50% tourists in attendance. Many island visitors plan their vacation around World Whale Day festivities. The event also helps to attract business to the South Maui community.
  • Maui Residents - World Whale Day unites Maui residents, providing a low cost form of entertainment while focusing on environmental education. We aim to attract local families for a safe and fun afternoon of celebration.
  • Employees and Volunteers of Pacific Whale Foundation - over 130 Maui residents are employed by Pacific Whale Foundation. We also have a volunteer base of 300, many of whom are instrumental in the execution of World Whale Day.
  • Vendors - including food and beverage service, Made on Maui artisans, non-profit organizations, kids entertainment, and main stage performers. World Whale Day provides a venue for ‘Emerging Going Green Entrepreneurs’ offering low cost booth space for new eco-friendly Maui businesses. Pacific Whale Foundation screens vendors to ensure consistency with our mission to promote environmental awareness and stimulate the local economy.

Online Auction February 12-25

Our highly successful online auction is a favorite of the festival and received 12,400 bids in 2016 alone. Sponsorship allows for advertising on the auction site. Gift certificates or cards are the best way to donate and a great way to advertise your business. All donations support Pacific Whale Foundation’s mission to protect our ocean environment.

Contact us for World Whale Day 2017 sponsorship opportunities or request a custom sponsorship proposal to suit your unique company needs. sponsorship@pacificwhale.org

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