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Aloha mai kākou, we hope you and your ‘ohana are healthy, safe, and taking these challenging times in stride.  As a reminder, the deadline to submit your tickets for a refund is next Tuesday, June 30th.  We ask that all individuals who would like a refund for tickets purchased from the festival for the 2020 hula competition kōkua mai by doing the following:

          1. Whether you are requesting a refund or donating, please return the original tickets issued to you to the address listed below.

            • We will only honor refunds for original tickets. No copies or pictures will be accepted.
          2. If you would like a refund, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your tickets.

            • The refund request needs to be post-marked by June 30, 2020. After that date we will be focusing on preparations for the 2021 festival (April 4 – 10), which we are optimistically planning for.
      1. We would like to thank those of you who have already sent in your refund request since our announcement at the end of March, as well as those of you who have indicated that you will donate your monies to the hālau.

          If you have questions, please call our office at 808-935-9168 and leave a message. While we have closed our office for the time being, we are checking messages weekly and one of our volunteers will contact you as soon as we are able.

            Again, mahalo nui loa for your understanding and your continued love of hula and Hawaiian culture.

              Me ke aloha,
              Luana Kawelu, President
              Merrie Monarch Festival

                Mailing address:
                Merrie Monarch Festival
                865 Pi‘ilani Street
                Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720