MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL IN HILO (51ST ANNUAL)
Hawaii Island (Hilo)
Edith Kanakaole Tennis Stadium
350 Kalanikoa Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
April 20, 2014 to April 26, 2014 5:45pm - 11:30pm
See festival website for complete information on all events and times.
Hawaii’s most venerable hula celebration and competition with week-long festivities including exhibitions, musical entertainment, arts and crafts fairs and the Miss Aloha Hula Competition, kahiko (ancient) and auana (modern) hula competitions.
Sunday, April 20: community hoolaulea at Afook Chinen Auditorium, 9 to 4. (free)
Wednesday, hula demonstrations at Edith Kanakaole Stadium, 5:30 p.m. to pau, no charge, but seats are first come first serve, and limited.
Edith Kanakaole Stadium is the site of the competitions: Thurday (Miss Aloha Hula), Friday (Hula Kahiko-ancient hula), Saturday (Hula Awana, modern hula). Tickets required for competition nights and available by mail. Web site has detailed instructions, but requests must be postmarked December 26, 2013 or later or they will be returned.
Contact InfoLuana Kawelu
Merrie Monarch Hula Festival