Friday, 28 October 2011

Merrie Monarch Festival

when: Apr 2012 (annual)
where: Hilo
cost: US$5-US$25
The week-long Merrie Monarch Festival is Hawaii's leading hula competition, based at the Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium in Hilo on Hawaii Island (also known as the Big Island). The festival features a parade, free exhibitions, concerts and competitions.

The festival begins with a Ho'olaule'a. On Wednesday there is a free exhibition night at the stadium. Thursday is the solo Miss Aloha Hula competition, while Friday and Saturday see the group Kahiko (ancient) and Auana (modern) hula competitions. A grand parade winds through Hilo town on Saturday morning.

The Merrie Monarch Festival is named after, and dedicated to King David Kalakaua, who reigned over the Hawaiian Kingdom between 1874 and 1891. A patron of the arts, he was known as the Merrie Monarch, hence the festival's name.

Related Information

Website: Merrie Monarch Festival Website

Contact Details
Name: Merrie Monarch Festival
Phone: +1 808 935 9168
Town Information: Hilo
Full Name: Hilo, USA


Post a Comment

flag counter

free counters