Merrie Monarch Week: Day 1

Ramsay reports live from Hilo
Ramsay reports live from Hilo

HILO (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Merrie Monarch Festival is an annual tradition that honors the legacy left by King David Kalaukaua. While hula is the star of the show, events leading up to the competition bring in lots of tourists and locals alike to Hilo.

Ramsay Wharton reports live from Naniloa Volcanoes Resort in Hilo.

Part 1: Brudda Walter Aipulani

Part 2: Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi

Part 3: Ken Fujiyama, Chairman/CEO, Naniloa Volcanoes Resort

Part 4: Kumu Hula Johnny Lum Ho, 2001 Miss Aloha Hula Natasha Oda and Na Hoku nominee Mark Yamanaka

Live coverage of the Merrie Monarch Festival begins Thursday night on K5.

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