In a moving ceremony, all 12 living original crew members of the Polynesian Voyaging Society canoe Hokule‘a were honored Wednesday night at the Merrie Monarch Festival’s free Ho‘ike hula exhibition.
Daisy Kamohai and Lori Veincent model the 2018 Merrie Monarch Festival shirts while displaying a tote bag and poster Wednesday afternoon at the Merrie Monarch Festival Office in Hilo. The merchandise is available at the office, 865 Piilani St. in Hilo. Shirts range in price from $13 for a youth T-shirt to $43 for an embroidered crested sweatshirt. Tote bags are $18, and posters are $5. The Merrie Monarch Festival kicks off Sunday, April 1.
Halau gym stays halted: Kim cites code violations, suggests Merrie Monarch groups use Mauna Kea facilities
Big Island Mayor Harry Kim has informed the Merrie Monarch Festival it no longer will be allowed to house halau competing in the festival’s hula competition in county gymnasiums.
KAILUA-KONA — Big Island visitors traveling via the popular home sharing website Airbnb this past week for the 54th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival were expected to generate $5.2 million in economic activity through guest spending and host earnings, according to
Here is the list of winners at the 54th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival Hula Competition, Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium, Hilo:
Moments after her hula sister, Kayli Ka‘iulani Carr of Halau Hi‘iakainamakalehua performed her final dance as Miss Aloha Hula 2016, Kelina Kiyoko Ke‘ano‘ilehua Tiffany Eldredge of the same Kalihi Kai, Oahu, halau was announced the 2017 winner of hula’s most
Thousands descended Wednesday upon the Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium for the Merrie Monarch Festival Ho‘ike, a free exhibition of hula and cultural dance from around the Pacific Basin.
Arelative few are fortunate enough to snag coveted stadium seats to witness in person the Merrie Monarch Festival’s three-night hula competition at the Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium.