HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The 51st annual Merrie Monarch Festival is in full swing. Thousands of people from all over the world are in Hilo this week for events throughout the community, prior to the hula competition. Ho'ike kicked off Wednesday night, followed by the Miss Aloha Hula competition last night. Tonight is Kahiko night and tomorrow you will see 'Auana night and Awards.
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