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VIDEO & PHOTOS: Merrie Monarch Festival: April 24, Entertainment, Art Fair, Hōʻike

April 23, 2019, 7:11 PM HST
* Updated April 24, 1:56 PM
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Merrie Monarch Festival: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Free Entertainment, Art Fair, Hōʻike Performances

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

Check back for video and photo updates as events unfold. See photos below.

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VIDEO: Entertainment at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel: Hālau Nā Lei Hiwahiwa ‘O Ku‘ualoha, Sammye Ku‘ualoha Young.

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VIDEO: Entertainment at the Grand Naniloa Hotel: Hula Hālau ‘O Kawanakoa, Alberta Nicolas

Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair (see photo gallery below)
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

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Grand Naniloa Events
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Marketplace at Grand Naniloa
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)
11 a.m., Entertainment at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium: Hula Hālau ‘O Kealakahi, Camille Deubel
Noon, Entertainment at the Grand Naniloa Hotel: Hula Hālau ‘O Kawanakoa, Alberta Nicolas
1 p.m., Entertainment at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel: 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.

Hōʻike Performance Schedule
6 p.m., Entrance of Royal Court
6:15 p.m., National Anthem/Hawai‘i Pono‘ī – Christy Leainā‘ala Lassiter
6:25, p.m., Pule – Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard
6:30 p.m., Hālau O Kekuhi – Nālani Kanaka‘ole Zane
7:10 p.m., Cupiit Yurrartet – Linda Ayagarak-Daney, Maxine Ayagarak-Joseph, Buz Daney, Gregory Teve & Asa Daney
7:30 p.m., Hawai‘i Art and Culture Association of Korea – Juyeong Kim, Jung Mi Jung & Hyunwoo Moon
8:10 p.m., Awhina – Kirimaaku Kihi & Rawiri Thompson

PHOTOS

Marketplace at Grand Naniloa

Midday Entertainment
11 a.m., Entertainment at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium: Hula Hālau ‘O Kealakahi, Camille Deubel
Noon, Entertainment at the Grand Naniloa Hotel: Hula Hālau ‘O Kawanakoa, Alberta Nicolas

Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair

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.

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
9 p.m to pau, Hawai‘i’s FInest Mahalo Bash Concert (doors open at 8 p.m. for this 21-and-over event)

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

Free Midday Entertainment Daily (Monday through Friday)
Entertainment at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium (11 a.m.): Ke Ola Pono Nā Kūpuna, Haunani Medeiros
Entertainment at the Grand Naniloa Hotel (noon): Hālau Nā Pua O Uluhaimalama, Emery Aceret
Entertainment at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (1 p.m.): Hula Hālau ‘O Kawananakoa, Alberta Nicolas

Miss Aloha Hula
6 p.m., Thursday, April 25
Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium
Individual competition for the title of Miss Aloha Hula with contestants performing hula kahiko, hula ʻauana and oli (chant).

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