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


News and Updates

2023 Merrie Monarch Hawaiian Arts and Crafts Fair

Aloha kākou! It’s that time again. We’re happy to announce the return of the Merrie Monarch Hawaiian Arts & Crafts Fair April 12-15 2023, at the Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium & Butler Buildings in Hilo:Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9 AM – 5 PMSaturday 9 AM – 4...

read more

Festival & Parade Traffic Pattern

For Immediate ReleaseApril 11, 2022 For more information:Merrie Monarch Festival Office / 935-9168 59TH ANNUAL MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL The Merrie Monarch Festival would like to inform residents and visitors of upcoming road closures to occur during the festival on April...

read more

Craft Fair

The official Merrie Monarch Arts & Crafts Fair is happening April 20-23, 2022 at the Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium & Butler Buildings in Hilo. Mahalo for supporting Hawaiʻi Artisans and Creators! “The Arts and Crafts Fair logo was designed to pay homage to the...

read more

Royal Parade – Entry Form

Hulō! We are excited to announce the 59th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival Royal Parade will be happening and in-person!  The festival will be held April 17-23, 2022 with the Royal Parade scheduled for Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 10:30 AM.     We would like to take this...

read more

Wednesday Night Hōʻike Ticket Sales

 The Merrie Monarch Festival is pleased to provide details on the sale of our 2022 Wednesday night Hōʻike tickets. We normally present our world class line-up of dance performances free to the public, but in consideration of the long lines that event goers usually...

read more