Merrie Monarch competition will take place in June with no live audience

  • Tribune-Herald file photo Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leina’ala performs at the 56th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival during hula ‘auana night in 2019 at Edith Kanaka’ole Multi-Purpose Stadium in Hilo.

The 57th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival will take place June 24-26 at the Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium in Hilo, festival President Luana Kawelu confirmed Thursday afternoon.