The 51st annual Merrie Monarch Festival kicks off tonight in Hilo

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The 51st annual Merrie Monarch Festival is in full swing. Thousands of people will ascend upon Hilo this week for events throughout the community, prior to the hula competition. Ho'ike took place yesterday. Tonight we will see the Miss Aloha Hula competition, followed by Kahiko night on Friday and 'Auana night and Awards on Saturday.

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