April 27, 2011 at 5:06 PM HST - Updated June 23 at 5:30 PM
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. Check out all the video!