The 61st Annual
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Official Merrie Monarch YouTube Channel

Jan 19, 2018

The Festival has been exploring different social media venues, and we now have a YouTube Channel that we would like you to visit. On our channel you will find interviews with kumu hula, as well as our 2017 Miss Aloha Hula contestants. Watch behind the scenes clips of hālau preparing for the festival competition. You can even see time-lapse video of our stage going up, just one of the steps in transforming a humble tennis stadium into a venue for outstanding hula. We not only feature stories about the hula competition, but take you to other activities during the week of festivities, such as our ever-popular Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair, and the Sunday Hoʻolauleʻa. So come and check out our channel, and enjoy the festival even when it’s not springtime in Hilo.