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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, 2019, 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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Merrie Monarch midday entertainment continues at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.This is Hālau Nā Lei Hiwahiwa ‘O Ku‘ualoha, Sammye Ku‘ualoha Young.http://bigislandnow.com/2019/04/23/merrie-monarch-festival-wednesday-april-24-entertainment-art-fair-ho%CA%BBike-performances/#BigIslandNow #MerrieMonarch

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

Merrie Monarch midday entertainment continues at the Grand Naniloa Hotel on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.This is Hula Hālau ‘O Kawanakoa, Alberta Nicolashttp://bigislandnow.com/2019/04/23/merrie-monarch-festival-wednesday-april-24-entertainment-art-fair-ho%CA%BBike-performances/#BigIslandNow #MerrieMonarch

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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

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

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Marketplace at Grand Naniloa, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Marketplace at Grand Naniloa, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Marketplace at Grand Naniloa, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Marketplace at Grand Naniloa, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Marketplace at Grand Naniloa, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN

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

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Free entertainment at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Hula Hālau ‘O Kawanakoa, Alberta Nicolas at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Free entertainment at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Hula Hālau ‘O Kawanakoa, Alberta Nicolas at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Hula Hālau ‘O Kawanakoa, Alberta Nicolas at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Kalani Pe’a with emcee Alakai Paleka at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Kalani Pe’a with emcee Darde Gamayo st the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Hālau Nā Lei Hiwahiwa ‘O Ku‘ualoha, Sammye Ku‘ualoha Young at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Hālau Nā Lei Hiwahiwa ‘O Ku‘ualoha, Sammye Ku‘ualoha Young at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Hālau Nā Lei Hiwahiwa ‘O Ku‘ualoha, Sammye Ku‘ualoha Young at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Hālau Nā Lei Hiwahiwa ‘O Ku‘ualoha, Sammye Ku‘ualoha Young at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Hālau Nā Lei Hiwahiwa ‘O Ku‘ualoha, Sammye Ku‘ualoha Young at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Hālau Nā Lei Hiwahiwa ‘O Ku‘ualoha, Sammye Ku‘ualoha Young at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Large crowd at the Merrie Monarch midday entertainment at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Merrie Monarch midday entertainment at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Hālau Nā Lei Hiwahiwa ‘O Ku‘ualoha, Sammye Ku‘ualoha Young, at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Hālau Nā Lei Hiwahiwa ‘O Ku‘ualoha, Sammye Ku‘ualoha Young, at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Hālau Nā Lei Hiwahiwa ‘O Ku‘ualoha, Sammye Ku‘ualoha Young, at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Hālau Nā Lei Hiwahiwa ‘O Ku‘ualoha, Sammye Ku‘ualoha Young, at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Hālau Nā Lei Hiwahiwa ‘O Ku‘ualoha, Sammye Ku‘ualoha Young, at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Hālau Nā Lei Hiwahiwa ‘O Ku‘ualoha, Sammye Ku‘ualoha Young, at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Hālau Nā Lei Hiwahiwa ‘O Ku‘ualoha, Sammye Ku‘ualoha Young, at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Hālau Nā Lei Hiwahiwa ‘O Ku‘ualoha, Sammye Ku‘ualoha Young, at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN
Hālau Nā Lei Hiwahiwa ‘O Ku‘ualoha, Sammye Ku‘ualoha Young, at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PC: BIN

Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair

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Basketry at the Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair, April 24, 2019. PC: Crystal Richard
Hula ipu at the Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair, April 24, 2019. PC: Crystal Richard
Lei at the Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair, April 24, 2019. PC: Crystal Richard
Poi pounding at the Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair, April 24, 2019. PC: Crystal Richard
Aloha shirts at the Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair, April 24, 2019. PC: Crystal Richard
Simply Sisters at the Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair, April 24, 2019. PC: Crystal Richard
Kuana Torres-Kahele performing at the Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, April 24, 2019. PC: Crystal Richard
Vea Polynesian Gifts booth at the Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, April 24, 2019. PC: Crystal Richard
Artist Kathy Long at the Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, April 24, 2019. PC: Crystal Richard
Entertainment at the Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, April 24, 2019. PC: Crystal Richard
Entertainment at the Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, April 24, 2019. PC: Crystal Richard
Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, April 24, 2019. PC: Crystal Richard
Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, April 24, 2019. PC: Crystal Richard
Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, April 24, 2019. PC: Crystal Richard
Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, April 24, 2019. PC: Crystal Richard

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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