The 56th Annual
The Perpetuation of Hula Kahili and the Hawaiian Culture


News and Updates

2017 Participating Hālau & Judges

Hālau Hula Olana, Nā Kumu Olana and Howard Ai & Shelsea Ai Apana (wahine) Hālau I Ka Wēkiu, Nā Kumu Karl Veto Baker & Michael Casupang (wahine & kāne) Ka Pā Hula O Ka Lei Lehua, Kumu Snowbird Puananiopaoakalani Bento (wahine & kāne) Ka Pā Hula O...

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Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair

The 2015 Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair is a must see event during Merrie Monarch week. Besides the authentic native crafts and art, there is an amazing line-up of performers and crafting workshops. For more information, please view our poster,...

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Boxes of ticket orders are mailed back

Ticket requests to be mailed back to senders. The Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium is sold out again! In February, boxes of ticket requests for the 2010 Merrie Monarch Hula Competiion were sent back to disappointed hula fans. "We wish we could seat more people, because there...

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New Broadcast Partner

Nå Pualei O Likolehua rehearsing for 2010 competition Recently, the Merrie Monarch Festival announced changes in the statewide, televised coverage of its hula competition. The high definition TV broadcast event is moving to KFVE (channel 5). This year’s hula…

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2013 Tickets Sold Out

The Merrie Monarch Festival announced that all tickets are sold out for the 2013 Hōʻike, Miss Aloha Hula, Hula Kahiko and Hula ʻAuana shows. Due to the overwhelming volume of requests for tickets, many of you did not receive tickets this year. We send our aloha to…

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