One of the biggest Pacific Islands Festival is just around the corner, from April 20 to April 26 in Hilo, Hawaii. The festival honors the legacy left by King David Kalākaua, who inspired the perpetuation of Hawaiian traditions, native language and the arts. This week-long festival features an internationally acclaimed hula competition, a crafts fair, an art show, hula shows, and a grand parade through Hilo town.
If you love to hula, or love to watch hula dancers (and how can you not?), then this festival is for you! The Merrie Monarch Festival is an international Hula competition. The festival starts with the Ho’olaule’a (Music Festival) on Easter Sunday at the Civic Auditorium and ends with a parade through Hilo town and final evening competition on Saturday.
Don’t miss out!
Checkout the schedule for the week-long event. The link will also take you to the official Website for more information.