Big Island Performing Arts

Merrie Monarch Festival

  • 350 Kalanikoa St. Map It
  • Hilo
  • Festivals
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 09/02/2015

Fodor's Review

The mother of all Hawaii festivals, the Merrie Monarch celebrates all things hula for one fantastic week a year in Hilo with activities, parades and more. The esteemed event honors the legacy of King David Kalakaua, the man responsible for reviving fading Hawaiian cultural traditions including hula. The three-day hula competition is staged at the Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium during the first week following Easter Sunday. Hula halau (studios) worldwide come to perform both kahiko (ancient) and auana (modern) dance styles. You should reserve accommodations up to a year in advance. Ticket requests must be mailed and postmarked after December 26 of the preceding year.

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Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa St., Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, United States

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  • Apr.

Published 09/02/2015


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