Merrie Monarch

Friday, April 06, 2018

PHOTO, VIDEO, APRIL 6: Hawaiian Arts Fair, ‘Imiloa Programming, Group Hula Kahiko 

Merrie Monarch Hawaiian Arts Fair, free mid-day entertainment, KAPA Radio, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center cultural enrichment programming, Group Hula Kahiko…
Thursday, April 05, 2018

VIDEO, PHOTO UPDATE, APRIL 5: Miss Aloha Hula, Free Entertainment, Fashion, ‘Imiloa Programming

Miss Aloha Hula, free entertainment, fashion, ‘Imiloa programming…
Wednesday, April 04, 2018

APRIL 4 UPDATE: Merrie Monarch Arts Fair, Hōʻike Performances, ‘Imiloa Programs 

KAPA Radio, Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center’s Cultural Enrichment Programming and Hōʻike performances…
Wednesday, April 04, 2018

UPDATE: Project Runway Stars Shine at Merrie Monarch Festival Fashion Show

Hawai‘i’s top fashion designers held Preview Fashion Show during Merrie Monarch Festival week at Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo.
Monday, April 02, 2018

PHOTOS: APRIL 3: Merrie Monarch Mid-Day Entertainment Continues

Monday through Friday, April 2–6: Free entertainment at the Grand Naniloa Hotel at noon and at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel at 1 p.m.
Monday, April 02, 2018

1976 Hōkūleʻa Crew to Be Honored at Merrie Monarch

Hōkūleʻa sailed into Hilo Bay this morning and arrived at the Grand Naniloa Hotel pier, where the legendary canoe was greeted with a cultural welcome ceremony.
Monday, April 02, 2018

VIDEO, PHOTOS: APRIL 2: Merrie Monarch Free Mid-Day Entertainment

Monday through Friday, April 2–6: Free entertainment at the Grand Naniloa Hotel at noon and at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel at 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 01, 2018

VIDEO, PHOTO UPDATE, PM: APRIL 1: Merrie Monarch Festival Hoʻolauleʻa

Merrie Merrie Monarch Hoʻolauleʻa, Sunday, April 1, at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. Free admission to watch performances by local hālau.
Sunday, April 01, 2018

VIDEO, PHOTO UPDATE, AM: APR 1: Merrie Monarch Festival Hoʻolauleʻa

Malika Judd conducts an exclusive interview with Aunty Luana Kawelu, president of the Merrie Monarch Festival.
Friday, March 30, 2018

‘Ōhiʻa Quarantine Alert for Merrie Monarch Festival Attendees

Movement of ʻōhiʻa from Hawai‘i Island is restricted.
Friday, March 30, 2018

2018 Merrie Monarch Readies Stage, Parking

The dancers have practiced long and hard, the stage is set and the parking lot has been striped for the start of the Merrie Monarch Festival on Sunday, April 1.
Thursday, March 29, 2018

2018 Merrie Monarch Festival Traffic Patterns

In conjunction with the 55th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kalanikoa Street in Hilo.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

‘Imiloa to Offer Merrie Monarch Cultural Enrichment Programs

In celebration of the 55th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center will host three days of cultural enrichment programming, Wednesday through Friday, April 4 through April 6, 2018.
Sunday, April 23, 2017

An Exquisite Day for Hilo’s Iconic Parade

The parade marks the end of the week-long Merrie Monarch hula festival.
Sunday, April 23, 2017

2017 Merrie Monarch Winners Announced

Ka Lā ‘Ōnohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e, under the direction of Nā Kumu Tracie and Keawe Lopes, won the overall title in the 2017 Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition.
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Merrie Monarch Parade: It’s All in the Details

Missy Kaleohano “inherited” the position of Merrie Monarch Festival parade coordinator, a job she is well-qualified for…
Friday, April 21, 2017

Miss Aloha Hula 2017 Results!

It all began with 10 beautiful wahine, each taking her turn on the Merrie Monarch stage…
Friday, April 21, 2017

Merrie Monarch Festival: The Royal Court

More important than just its visual impact, the Royal Court plays a vital role in the festival.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

PHOTO UPDATE: Merrie Monarch Hoike Night

The evening’s Hōʻike performances are an exhibition of hula and folk dance from around the Pacific.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Merrie Monarch Festival Craft Fairs

From food, crafts and artwork to clothing and entertainment, there is something for everyone among the many Merrie Monarch craft fairs around Hilo.
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