Merrie Monarch

Saturday, July 03, 2021

Merrie Monarch Festival Concludes Tonight

Tonight will conclude the 58th annual Merrie Monarch Festival with its ʻauana competition.
Friday, July 02, 2021

Merrie Monarch Craft Fair Lives Online

The Merrie Monarch Festival is known not just for the celebration of hula, but the local artists who share Hawaiian culture through the clothes they make, the woods they carve and the jewelry they create.
Saturday, June 26, 2021

Merrie Monarch Hula Festival Underway

Hula hālau (hula school) participants from across the world have been taking the stage at the iconic Edith Kanaka‘ole Stadium in Hilo for the past couple of days to participate in the 58th Annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival.
Friday, March 26, 2021

Merrie Monarch Festival Moves Forward

The development of rigorous safety guidelines and a television broadcast plan will allow for the safe return of the Merrie Monarch Festival after it was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saturday, November 28, 2020

No Tickets to be Issued for Merrie Monarch Festival in 2021

Organizers and sponsors are working together on options for holding the Merrie Monarch Festival in 2021 amid the looming COVID-19 pandemic.
Sunday, April 28, 2019

Merrie Monarch Festival Awards 2019

Winners of Merrie Monarch week’s hula events were awarded as follows…
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Merrie Monarch Festival: Group ʻAuana, 6 PM

The Group Hula ʻAuana competition is set for 6 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium.
Saturday, April 27, 2019

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Merrie Monarch Royal Parade

The Merrie Monarch Festival’s Royal Parade is set to begin at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2019, through Downtown Hilo.
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Merrie Monarch Festival: Saturday, April 27, Parade, Group ʻAuana

The Merrie Monarch Royal Parade begins at 10:39 a.m.; Group ʻAuana at 6 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 2019

PHOTOS: Merrie Monarch Festival: Group Hula Kahiko

The Group Hula Kahiko is set for 6 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2019, at Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium.
Friday, April 26, 2019

VIDEOS & PHOTOS: Merrie Monarch Festival: Group Hula Kahiko, Arts Fair, Entertainment

The Merrie Monarch Festival continues with a week-long schedule of cultural events and activities through Saturday. Group Hula Kahiko will be featured tonight.
Friday, April 26, 2019

VIDEO & PHOTOS: ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center Celebrates Merrie Monarch

Performances celebrating the Merrie Monarch Festival will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019, at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center is Hilo.
Thursday, April 25, 2019

PHOTOS: Taizha Keakealani Hughes-Kaluhiokalani is New Miss Aloha Hula

Taizha Keakealani Hughes-Kaluhiokalani won the title of Miss Aloha Hula Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium in Hilo, Hawa‘i.
Thursday, April 25, 2019

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair Continues

The Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair takes place through Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.
Thursday, April 25, 2019

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Merrie Monarch Festival, Miss Aloha Hula, Free Entertainment, Art Fair

The Miss Aloha Hula competition will be held today, in addition to the continuing free, midday entertainment and Arts Fair.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Merrie Monarch Festival Hōʻike, April 24

An exhibition of hōʻike hula and folk dance from around the Pacific begins at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium; no tickets required.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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

The Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair begins today and the evening will feature Hōʻike performances.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

PHOTOS: Merrie Monarch Festival’s Hawai‘i Fashion Showcase

The Hawai‘i Fashion Showcase is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, at the Grand Naniloa Resort, featuring some of Hawai‘i’s most prominent designers.
Monday, April 22, 2019

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

Free Midday Entertainment at the Grand Naniloa Hotel (noon )and at the Hawaiian Hotel (1 p.m.).
Sunday, April 21, 2019

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Merrie Monarch Festival, April 22, Free Midday Entertainment

Free Midday Entertainment at the Grand Naniloa Hotel (noon) and at the Hawaiian Hotel (1 p.m.).
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