Merrie Monarch 2014: Event Schedule

HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - The week-long Merrie Monarch Festival runs through April 26. The following is a calendar list of specific events.

Free Mid-day Entertainment

Daily (Monday through Friday)

Entertainment at the Hawaiʻi Naniloa Volcanoes Resort - 12 p.m.

Entertainment at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel - 1 p.m.

Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair

An annual favorite, this free event features local artists, crafters, and entertainment.

April 23 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April 24 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April 25 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April 26 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.

Hōʻike Performances

An exhibition night of hula and folk dance from around the Pacific.  The performances are free to the public, no tickets required.

April 23 - 5:45 p.m.

Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium

Miss Aloha Hula

Individual competition for the title of Miss Aloha Hula with contestants performing hula kahiko, hula ʻauana and oli (chanting).

April 24 - 5:45 p.m.

Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium.

Group Hula Kahiko

Hālau hula perform ancient style dances.

April 25 - 5:45 p.m.

Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium.

Group Hula ʻAuana & Awards

Hālau hula perform modern style dances with an awards presentation for all group winners.

April 26 - 5:45 p.m.

Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade

One of the festival's most entertaining and fun events for the entire family.

April 26 - 10:30 a.m.

The parade begins and ends at Pauahi St. and winds through downtown Hilo (Kilauea Ave. - Keawe St. - Waiānuenue Ave. - Kamehameha Ave.).

Event Locations

Edith Kanaka'ole Tennis Stadium
350 Kalanikoa Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium
323 Manono Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Merrie Monarch Festival Office
865 Piʻilani St.
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

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