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May 05, 2017

Good News for Make-A-Wish Girl Wanting to See ‘Real Hula’

Faith Sullivan, the little girl whose wish was to "see real hula," returned home after a Make-A-Wish Foundation trip to the 54th Merrie Monarch Festival.
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April 23, 2017

An Exquisite Day for Hilo’s Iconic Parade

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

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.
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April 22, 2017

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...
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April 21, 2017

Miss Aloha Hula 2017 Results!

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

Merrie Monarch Festival: The Royal Court

More important than just its visual impact, the Royal Court plays a vital role in the festival.
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April 20, 2017

PHOTO UPDATE: Merrie Monarch Hoike Night

The evening's Hōʻike performances are an exhibition of hula and folk dance from around the Pacific.
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April 19, 2017

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.
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April 19, 2017

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 »
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April 18, 2017

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.
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April 17, 2017

Make-A-Wish Recipient Experiences ‘Real Hula’ at Merrie Monarch

“I want to see real hula!” 8-year-old Colorado Springs native Faith Sullivan told the Make-A-Wish Foundation. While other kids her age may have asked for a trip to Disneyland or to swim with dolphins, Faith’s Make-A-Wish request was to attend the 2017 Merrie Monarch Festival. The ho‘olaulea that opened this year’s festivities delivered “real hula” and so much more,... Read more »
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April 15, 2017

Merrie Monarch Festival Starts Tomorrow

The week-long Merrie Monarch Festival starts tomorrow, Sunday, April 16, and runs through April 22, 2017.
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April 15, 2017

TRAFFIC ADVISORY for Merrie Monarch Festival

In conjunction with the 54th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, the traffic pattern on Kalanikoa Street in Hilo will temporarily be shifted to one-way only.
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April 08, 2017

Merrie Monarch Festival 2017 Participating Hālau & Judges

Merrie Monarch Festival organizers released the names of 23 participants and seven judges.
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April 08, 2017

‘Imiloa Hosting Three Days of Hawaiian Cultural Programming

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center invites the public to participate in three days of Hawaiian culture enrichment programming from Wednesday, April 19, to Friday, April 21, in celebration of the 54th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival. The annual series is organized at the local astronomy center to complement the Merrie Monarch’s effort to preserve, promote and perpetuate the... Read more »
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