THE MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL

Contact Info
Luana Kawelu
808-935-9168
luana@merriemonarchfestival.org
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This is the premiere cultural event in the Hawaiian Islands. Held each year in Hilo, Hawaii, the Festival honors King Kalakaua, and his contributions to the Hawaiian people. It includes crafts, food, cultural demonstrations, a parade, art exhibits, live music and features three nights of Hula Competition in the Edith Kanakaole Stadium. Halau come from all the islands as well as some from the continental United States. This unusual competition is about sharing and aloha, a feature of Hawaiian cultural values.

THE MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL