Merrie Monarch Festival

(redirected from Merrie Monarch Hula Festival)

Merrie Monarch Festival

March-April; week after Easter
The Merrie Monarch Festival is a week of festivities in Hilo honoring Hawaii's King David Kalakaua (1836-1891), who reigned from 1874 to 1891, and gave the United States exclusive rights to maintain a naval station at Pearl Harbor. The week's events, starting on Easter, close with the world's largest hula competition on the last three nights. The top hula schools ( hula halau ) compete in ancient and modern hula.
CONTACTS:
Big Island Visitors Bureau
250 Keawe St.
Hilo, HI 96720
808-961-5797; fax: 808-961-2126
www.merriemonarchlive.com
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It means we can offer our visitors true Hilo hospitality and show them premier attractions such as Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and the world-famous annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival.
Hilo has demonstrated its value as a premier visitor destination with nearby Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and the annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival as featured attractions, and we believe that once visitors discover Hilo, they will want to return again and again," said County of Hawai'i Mayor Billy Kenoi.