Hawaii Events | Merrie Monarch Festival
The Merrie Monarch Festival is a fun, family-friend Event on the Big Island.
This week-long Hawaii Event includes many Activities and is popular with both locals and visitors to the Big Island.
About the Merrie Monarch Festival:
The Merrie Monarch Festival is an Event on the Big Island that pays homage to King David Kalakaua. Kalakaua worked to keep the traditions and culture of Hawaii alive, and this Hawaii Event honors his memory by doing the same.
Many Events take place during the Merrie Monarch Festival, and there is something to interest attendees of all ages. The Merrie Monarch Royal Parade wraps things up on April 2nd, but there is plenty to enjoy before that. Some of the Hawaii Events that take place during the festival are:
- Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair
- Miss Aloha Hula
- Group Hula Kahiko
- Hoike Performances
- And many more!
The Event on the Big Island kicks off on March 27th with a celebration at the Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium. Admission to this Event on the Big Island is free and includes performances by the local halau. During each day of the Merrie Monarch Festival, free entertainment is offered at the Hilo Naniloa Hotel at noon and at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel at 1 p.m.
One of the popular parts of this Hawaii Event is the Miss Aloha Hula contest. Contestants take part in chanting, hula kahiko, and hula ‘auana. The winner is crowned Miss Aloha Hula. Other Events, like the hula competitions are also popular with all ages.
Most the Activities during this Event are free and open to the public. The hula competition, however, does require a ticket. Those wishing to attend may purchase two tickets by sending in the ticket request form found on the Event website.
If you’ll be visiting at the end of March then consider attending some of the Events associated with the Merrie Monarch Festival. This Hawaii Event is sure to be one of the highlights of your visit to the Big Island.