An Exquisite Day for Hilo’s Iconic Parade

The parade marks the end of the week-long Merrie Monarch hula festival.
April 23, 2017 · 0 Comments

2017 Merrie Monarch Winners Announced

Ka Lā ‘Ōnohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e, under the direction of Nā Kumu Tracie and Keawe Lopes, won the overall title in the 2017 Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition.
April 23, 2017 · 0 Comments

Merrie Monarch Parade: It’s All in the Details

Missy Kaleohano "inherited" the position of Merrie Monarch Festival parade coordinator, a job she is well-qualified for...
April 22, 2017 · 0 Comments

Miss Aloha Hula 2017 Results!

It all began with 10 beautiful wahine, each taking her turn on the Merrie Monarch stage...
April 21, 2017 · 0 Comments

Merrie Monarch Festival: The Royal Court

More important than just its visual impact, the Royal Court plays a vital role in the festival.
April 21, 2017 · 0 Comments

PHOTO UPDATE: Merrie Monarch Hoike Night

The evening's Hōʻike performances are an exhibition of hula and folk dance from around the Pacific.
April 20, 2017 · 0 Comments

Merrie Monarch Festival Craft Fairs

From food, crafts and artwork to clothing and entertainment, there is something for everyone among the many Merrie Monarch craft fairs around Hilo.
April 20, 2017 · 0 Comments

Music and Hula Fans Flock to Merrie Monarch’s Free Mid-Day Entertainment

There are many free hula shows and concerts throughout Hilo Town all week long through Friday, April 21.
April 19, 2017 · 0 Comments

10 Miss Aloha Hula 2017 Participants Announced

The Merrie Monarch Festival is a week-long cultural festival that takes place annually in Hilo that honors King David Kalākaua—the “Merrie Monarch”—who is credited with restoring many Hawaiian cultural traditions during his reign, including hula. The festival is scheduled for Sunday, April 16, through Saturday, April 22, this year. International, Hawai‘i and U.S. mainland hālau... Read more »
April 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Merrie Monarch Has Begun!

The 2017 Merrie Monarch Festival kicked off to an amazing start on Sunday, April 16, with a free day-long ho'olaulea held at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.
April 18, 2017 · 0 Comments