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VIDEO & PHOTOS: Merrie Monarch Festival: April 21, Hoʻolauleʻa

The Merrie Monarch Festival kicks off on Sunday, April 21, with a Hoʻolauleʻa (celebration) at 9 a.m. at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.

Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka Wins Overall 2018 Merrie Monarch Title

The Group Hula ʻAuana & Awards were held on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium, where ālau hula performed modern style dances.

VIDEO, PHOTOS: APRIL 7: Merrie Monarch Royal Parade, Group Hula ʻAuana & Awards

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade Saturday, April 7, 10:30 a.m., through Downtown Hilo.

Maui Girl Captures 2018 Miss Aloha Hula Title

Maui’s Shalia Kapuau‘ionalani Kikuyo Kamakaokalani, 21, from Halau Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka under the direction of kumu hula Napua Grieg captured the 2018 title.

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…

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

Miss Aloha Hula, free entertainment, fashion, ‘Imiloa programming…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PHOTO UPDATE: Sister Cities Strengthen Ties at Merrie Monarch Festival

In April 2018, East Hawai‘i has two opportunities to celebrate its Sister City relationship with Shibukawa, Japan.

2018 Merrie Monarch Festival Participating Hālau

The Merrie Monarch Festival’s participating hālau list has been finalized, offering a great lineup for 2018.

Merrie Monarch Festival 2018 Announces Judges

Merrie Monarch Festival organizers in Hilo have announced the judges for this year’s competition, which will take place from April 1 through 7, 2018.

2018 Merrie Monarch Festival Event Lineup

The week-long festival features an internationally acclaimed hula competition, an invitational Hawaiian arts fair, hula shows and a grand parade through Hilo.

Miss Aloha Hula 2017 Results!

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

Merrie Monarch Festival: The Royal Court

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