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PHOTOS: Merrie Monarch Royal Parade

April 2, 2016, 5:29 PM HST
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Thousands gathered in the Downtown Hilo heat on Saturday for the Merrie Monarch Royal Parade.

Over 100 entries were a part of the parade, featuring a mix of bands, businesses, community organizations, pa’u riders, dignitaries, and more.

Prior to the start of the parade, three mainland high school bands, two hailing from Wisconsin and another from Minnesota, performed along Pauahi Street before joining the United States Navy band and numerous local and high school music groups along the parade route.

The Merrie Monarch Festival concludes Saturday night with the Group Hula ‘Auana competition and an awards ceremony at the Edith Kanaka’ole Multi-Purpose Stadium

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Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade 2016. Photo credit: Jamilia Epping.

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