The 61st Annual

Join us for the 61st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival Royal Parade!

Here we go Hilo! It’s that time of year again! The 61st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival Royal Parade, a cherished tradition that has been captivating audiences for decades. This iconic event not only celebrates the vibrant Hawaiian culture through hula and heritage of Hilo town but also shares its unique charm with the world.


Event Details:

Festival Dates: March 31 – April 6, 2024.

Royal Parade Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 10:30 AM


If you or your organization is interested in participating, please complete the parade entry form, which is due by Wednesday, March 20, 2024.


Registration Information:

Registration opens: December 1, 2023

Deadline for Parade Entry Forms: March 20, 2024.


Your prompt registration is crucial for our planning efforts and to ensure we can easily communicate with your organization. Once we receive your entry form, a confirmation email will be sent, confirming your participation in the parade. You can also expect to receive a parade guidelines packet with vital information for participants in advance of the parade date.


For any inquiries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Kanoe and/or Koral at [email protected]. Alternatively, you may reach us by phone at the Merrie Monarch Festival office at (808) 935-9168.