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VIDEO & PHOTOS: Merrie Monarch Festival: April 23, Free Midday Entertainment

April 22, 2019, 5:35 PM HST
* Updated April 24, 9:26 AM
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Merrie Monarch Festival: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Free Midday Entertainment

The Merrie Monarch Festival continues with a week-long schedule of cultural events and activities through Saturday, April 27.

Grand Naniloa Events
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Marketplace at Grand Naniloq
Noon to 1 p.m., Hula by the Sea, Grand Naniloa
1 to 2 p.m., Marketplace Fashion Show, Grand Naniloa

Free Midday Entertainment
Daily (Monday through Friday)
Noon, Entertainment at the Grand Naniloa Hotel: Christy Leinā‘ala Lassiter and Friends
1 p.m., Entertainment at the Hawaiian Hotel: Hula Hālau Ke ‘Olu Makani O Mauna Loa, Meleana Manuel

Hawai‘i Fashion Showcase (Click here for photos of the day’s fashion event)
7 to 9 p.m., Grand Naniloa Hotel

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Entertainment at the Hawaiian Hotel (1 p.m.)
Hula Hālau Ke ‘Olu Makani O Mauna Loa, Meleana Manuel

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Entertainment at the Grand Naniloa Hotel (noon)
Christy Leinā‘ala Lassiter and Friends

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TOMORROW

Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, April 24 through 26
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 27
Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium
An annual favorite, this free event features local artists, crafters and entertainment.

Hawaiian Lecture & Performance
10 a.m & 1 p.m.
‘Imiloa Astronomy Center

Grand Naniloa Events
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Marketplace at Grand Naniloq
Noon to 1 p.m., Hula by the Sea, Grand Naniloa
1 to 2 p.m., Marketplace Fashion Show, Grand Naniloa

Free Midday Entertainment
Entertainment at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium (11 a.m.): Hula Hālau ‘O Kealakahi, Camille Deubel
Entertainment at the Grand Naniloa Hotel (noon): Hula Hālau ‘O Kawanakoa, Alberta Nicolas
Entertainment at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (1 p.m.): Hālau Nā Lei Hiwahiwa ‘O Ku‘ualoha, Sammye Ku‘ualoha Young

Hōʻike Performances
6 p.m., Wednesday, April 24
Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium
An exhibition night of hula and folk dance from around the Pacific.
The performances are free to the public, no tickets required.

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