Kalasara Setaysha and her daughter, Makaya Kaduce, at last year’s whale-welcoming event at Kapa‘a Scenic Point.

Come to Kealia Bluff on Kaua‘i’s Eastside this Saturday at 4 p.m. to hear or share your whale of a tale with like-minded individuals during a fun open-mic public participation event.

The nonprofit organization Koholā Leo is inviting the public to bring their songs, poems, musical instruments, and of course, whale stories, to welcome the humpback whales to Kaua‘i during their annual migration from the cold waters of the Arctic Circle.

Those who came to last year’s event had an incredible experience. After a few hours of talk story and songs, there were no signs of whales out in the ocean. At the end of the day, everyone held hands and sang in unison to welcome the whales, only to witness a few of these majestic creatures breaching and swimming right outside Kealia Bluff.

Visit www.koholaleo.org for more information.