The 61st Annual
The Perpetuation of Hula Kahili and the Hawaiian Culture

Art of Hula:

Language

of the Heart

"Hula is the Language of the Heart. Therefore the Heartbeat of the Hawaiian People." — Kalākaua Rex Merrie Monarch

Welina Mai Kākou

Welcome, and thank you for sharing your aloha for hula and the Hawaiian culture.

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The Merrie Monarch Festival is a non-profit organization that honors the legacy of 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.
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Kahili

Merrie Monarch Festival 2024

The week-long Merrie Monarch Festival runs
MARCH 31st- APRIL 6th, 2024

 

MISS ALOHA HULA 2023

Agnes Renee Leihiwahiwaikapolionāmakua Thronas Brown

Ka Lā ʻŌnohi Mai O Haʻehaʻe

Nā Kumu: Tracie & Keawe Lopes

Ka Lā ʻŌnohi Mai O Haʻehaʻe

1st Place Wahine Kahiko,4th Place Wahine ʻAuana & 1st Place Wahine Overall, 1st Place Overall

Kumu Hula :
Tracie & Keawe Lopes

Award Recipients

2023 Miss Aloha Hula

Agnes Renee Leihiwahiwaikapolionāmakua Thronas Brown — Ka Lā ʻŌnohi Mai O Haʻehaʻe Nā Kumu Hula Tracie & Keawe Lopes Miss Aloha Hula 2023
Breeze Ann Kalehuaonālani Vidinha Pavao —Hālau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leinā‘ala Kumu Hula Leinā‘ala Pavao Jardin 2nd Place

 

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2023 Kahiko

Ka Lā ʻŌnohi Mai O Haʻehaʻe Nā Kumu Hula Tracie & Keawe Lopes Hula Kahiko Winner — Wahine
Hālau Kekuaokalā‘au‘ala‘iliahi Nā Kumu Hula Haunani & ‘Iliahi Paredes Hula Kahiko Winner — Kāne

 

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2023 ʻAuana

Hālau Hiʻiakaināmakalehua Nā Kumu Hula Robert Keʻano Kaʻupu IV & Lono Padilla Hula ʻAuana Winner — Wahine
Hālau Hiʻiakaināmakalehua Nā Kumu Hula Robert Keʻano Kaʻupu IV & Lono Padilla Hula ʻAuana Winner — Kāne

 

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2022 Miss Aloha Hula

Pi‘ikea Kekīhenelehuawewehiikekau‘ōnohi Lopes — Ka Lā ʻŌnohi Mai O Haʻehaʻe Nā Kumu Hula Tracie & Keawe Lopes Miss Aloha Hula 2022
Auliʻionāpualokekūonaona Jon-Marie Hisayo Faurot — Hula Hālau ‘O Kamuela Kumu: Kunewa Mook & Kau‘ionālani Kamana‘o 2nd Place

 

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2022 Kahiko

Hālau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leinā‘ala Kumu Hula Leinā‘ala Pavao Jardin Hula Kahiko Winner — Wahine
Hālau Kekuaokalā‘au‘ala‘iliahi Nā Kumu Hula Haunani & ‘Iliahi Paredes Hula Kahiko Winner — Kāne

 

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2022 ʻAuana

Hālau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leinā‘ala Kumu Hula Leinā‘ala Pavao Jardin Hula ʻAuana Winner — Wahine
Hālau Kekuaokalā‘au‘ala‘iliahi Nā Kumu Hula Haunani & ‘Iliahi Paredes Hula ʻAuana Winner — Kāne

 

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2021 Miss Aloha Hula

Rosemary Kaʻimilei Kamoai-Strickland— Ka Lā ʻŌnohi Mai O HaʻehaʻeNā Kumu Hula Tracie & Keawe LopesMiss Aloha Hula 2021
Ashley Kilioulaninuiamamaohoʻopiʻiwahinekapualokeokalaniākea Lai— Ka Liko Pua O KalaniākeaKumu Hula Kapua Dalire-Moe2nd Place

 

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2021 Kahiko

HiʻiakaināmakalehuaNā Kumu Hula Robert Keʻano Kaʻupu IV & Lono PadillaHula Kahiko Winner — Wahine
KawailiʻulāKumu Hula Chinky MāhoeHula Kahiko Winner — Kāne

 

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2021 ʻAuana

Hālau KekuaokalāʻauʻalaʻiliahiNā Kumu Hula Haunani & ʻIliahi ParedesHula ʻAuana Winner — Wahine
KawailiʻulāKumu Hula Chinky MāhoeHula ʻAuana Winner — Kāne

 

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2019 Miss Aloha Hula

Taizha Keakealani Hughes-Kaluhiokalani— Hālau HiʻiakaināmakalehuaNā Kumu Robert Keʻano Kaʻupu IV & Lono Padilla Miss Aloha Hula 2019
Lindsey Kahiehielaunaʻole Miwa Ching— Ka Lā ʻŌnohi Mai O HaʻehaʻeNā Kumu Hula Tracie & Keawe Lopes 2nd Place

 

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2019 Kahiko

Hula Hālau ʻO KamuelaNā Kumu Hula Kunewa Mook & Kauʻionālani KamanaʻoHula Kahiko Winner — Wahine
Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka LāKumu Hula Kaleo TrinidadHula Kahiko Winner — Kāne

 

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2019 ʻAuana

Hālau KekuaokalāʻauʻalaʻiliahiNā Kumu Hula Haunani & ʻIliahi ParedesHula ʻAuana Winner — Wahine
Hālau Hula ʻO KahikilaulaniKumu Hula Nāhōkūokalani GaspangHula ʻAuana Winner — Kāne

 

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2018 Miss Aloha Hula

Shalia Kapuauʻionālani Kikuyo Kamakaokalani— Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O UkaKumu Hula Nāpua Greig Miss Aloha Hula 2018
Ecstasy Jetta Laverne Kamakalikolehua Ligon— Ka Lā ʻŌnohi Mai O HaʻehaʻeNā Kumu Hula Tracie & Keawe Lopes 2nd Place

 

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2018 Kahiko

Hālau HiʻiakaināmakalehuaNā Kumu Hula Robert Keʻano Kaʻupu IV & Lono PadillaHula Kahiko Winner — Wahine
Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka LāKumu Hula Kaleo TrinidadHula Kahiko Winner — Kāne

 

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2018 ʻAuana

Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O UkaKumu Hula Nāpua GreigHula ʻAuana Winner — Wahine
Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka LāKumu Hula Kaleo TrinidadHula ʻAuana Winner — Kāne

 

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2017 Miss Aloha Hula

Kelina Kiyoko Keʻanoʻilehua Tiffany Eldredge— Hālau HiʻiakaināmakalehuaNā Kumu Hula Robert Keʻano Kaʻupu IV & Lono Padilla Miss Aloha Hula 2017
Juleyn Machiko Kaloke Kaluna— Hula Hālau ʻO KamuelaNā Kumu Hula Kunewa Mook & Kauʻionālani Kamanaʻo 2nd Place

 

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2017 Kahiko

Hālau HiʻiakaināmakalehuaNā Kumu Hula Robert Keʻano Kaʻupu IV & Lono Padilla Hula Kahiko Winner — Wahine
KawailiʻulāKumu Hula Chinky Māhoe Hula Kahiko Winner — Kāne

 

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2017 ʻAuana

Ka Lā ʻŌnohi Mai O HaʻehaʻeNā Kumu Hula Tracie & Keawe Lopes Hula ʻAuana Winner — Wahine
Hālau I Ka WēkiuNā Kumu Hula Karl Veto Baker & Michael Casupang Hula ʻAuana Winner — Kāne

 

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2016 Miss Aloha Hula

Kayli Kaʻiulani Carr— Hālau HiʻiakaināmakalehuaNā Kumu Hula Robert Keʻano Kaʻupu IV & Lono Padilla Miss Aloha Hula 2016
Brylyn Noelani ʻAiwohi— Hālau Ka Lei Mokihana o LeināʻalaKumu Hula Leināʻala Pavao Jardin 2nd Place

 

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2016 Kahiko

Hālau O Ka Ua KanilehuaKumu Hula Johnny Lum Ho Hula Kahiko Winner — Wahine
Hālau Hula ʻO KahikilaulaniKumu Hula Nāhōkūokalani Gaspang Hula Kahiko Winner — Kāne

 

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2016 ʻAuana

Hālau O Ka Ua KanilehuaKumu Hula Johnny Lum Ho Hula ʻAuana Winner — Wahine
Hālau Nā Mamo O PuʻuanahuluNā Kumu Hula William Kahakuleilehua Haunuʻu “Sonny” Ching & Lōpaka Igarta-De Vera Hula ʻAuana Winner — Kāne

 

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2015 Miss Aloha Hula

Jasmine Kaleihiwa Dunlap— Hula Hālau ʻO KamuelaNā Kumu Hula Kunewa Mook & Kauʻionalani Kamanaʻo Miss Aloha Hula 2015
Abby Claire Haliʻahauola Resulta— Hālau HiʻiakainamakalehuaNā Kumu Hula Robert Keʻano Kaʻupu IV & Lono Padilla 2nd Place

 

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2015 Kahiko

Hula Hālau ʻO KamuelaNā Kumu Hula Kunewa Mook & Kauʻionālani Kamanaʻo Hula Kahiko Winner — Wahine
Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka LāKumu Hula Kaleo Trinidad Hula Kahiko Winner — Kāne

 

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2015 ʻAuana

Hālau Hula Ka Lehua TuahineKumu Hula Kaʻilihiwa Vaughan-Darval Hula ʻAuana Winner — Wahine
Hālau Nā Kamalei O LīlīlehuaKumu Hula Robert Uluwehionāpuaikawēkiuokalani Cazimero Hula ʻAuana Winner — Kāne

 

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Sponsors and Partners

 

Festival Sponsors

                   .                 

Production and Website Partners

Broadcast Producers

  • Ponoi Productions LLC

Broadcaster

  • Hawaii News Now - KFVE

Official Photographer

  • Extreme Exposure

Website Design and Management

  • Upspring

Website / Social Media
Content Support

Pacific Pro-Tech Services Corp.

Website Archival Images

  • Bishop Museum