Welcome to Merrie Monarch

Welcome to the Merrie Monarch website. E komo mai.

Welcome, and thank you for sharing your aloha for hula and the Hawaiian culture. The Merrie Monarch Festival is a non-profit organization that honors the legacy left by King David Kalākaua, who inspired the perpetuation of our traditions, native language and arts.

Our week-long festival features an internationally acclaimed hula competition, an invitational Hawaiian arts fair, hula shows, and a grand parade through Hilo town.

2015 festival: April 5-11

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Hōʻike Tickets

For the Wednesday night Hō‘ike we return to our tradition of offering the night's performances free of charge. No tickets are required to attend the 2015 Wednesday night Hō‘ike, and seats are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. For more info...