1. Hālau Hula Olana (Wahine)
`Olana & Howard A`i
2. Hālau I Ka Wēkiu (Kāne & Wahine)
Karl Veto Baker and Michael Casupang
3. Ka Pā Hula O Ka Lei Lehua (Kāne & Wahine)
4. Hālau O Ke ʻAʻaliʻi Kū Makani (Wahine)
5. Ka Pā Hula ʻO Kauanoe ʻO Waʻahila (Wahine)
Maelia Loebenstein Carter
6. Hālau O Nā Pua Kukui (Kāne)
Ed Collier, Kalihi, Oʻahu
7. Keolalaulani Hālau ʻŌlapa O Laka (Wahine)
Heʻeia, Oʻahu and Hilo, Hawaiʻi
8. Hālau Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniākea (Kāne & Wahine)
9. Hālau Hula ʻO Hōkūlani (Wahine)
Hōkūlani and Larry De Rego
10. Hālau Mōhala ʻIlima (Wahine)
Māpuana de Silva
11. Hālau Nā Mamo O Kaʻala (Wahine)
Tiare Noelani Kaʻāina
12. ʻIlima Hula Studio (Wahine)
13. Hula Hālau ʻO Kamuela (Wahine)
Kauʻionalani Kamanaʻo and Kunewa Mook
Kalihi & Waimānalo, Hawaiʻi
14. Ka Pā Nani ʻO Lilinoe (Wahine)
15. Ka Lā ʻŌnohi Mai O Haʻehaʻe (Wahine)
Tracie and Keawe Lopes
16. Kawailiʻula (Kāne & Wahine)
17. Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka Lā (Kāne & Wahine)
18. Hālau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine (Kāne & Wahine)
19. Hālau Kekuaokalāʻauʻalaʻaʻiliahi (Kāne)
ʻIliahi and Haunani Paredes
20. Hālau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leināʻala (Wahine)
Leināʻala Pavao Jardin
21. Hālau Kealiʻi O Nālani (Wahine)
Los Angeles, Caifornia
22. Hālau Hula O Kaleimomi (Wahine)
Sheldeen Kaleimomi Kaleohano Haleamau
Las Vegas, Nevada
23. Academy of Hawaiian Arts (Kāne & Wahine)
Mark Kealiʻi Hoʻomalu
2012 Festival Events
The week-long Merrie Monarch Festival runs from April 8-14, 2012.
9:00 a.m., Sunday, April 8th at the Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium. Free admission to watch performances by our local hālau.
Free Mid-day Entertainment
Daily (Monday through Friday) entertainment at the Hawaiʻi Naniloa Volcanoes Resort (12 p.m.), and the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (1 p.m.).
Arts and Crafts Fair
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 11th through Friday, April 13th, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, April 14th, at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.
An annual favorite, this free event features local artists and crafters.
6:00 pm, Wednesday, April 11th at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium. A free exhibition night of hula, international performers, and music.
Miss Aloha Hula
6:00 pm, Thursday, April 12th at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium.
Individual competition for the title of Miss Aloha Hula with contestants performing Hula kahiko, hula ʻauana and oli (chanting).
Group Hula Kahiko
6:00 pm, Friday, April 13th at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium.
Hālau hula perform ancient style dances.
Group Hula ʻAuana & Awards
6:00 pm, Saturday, April 14th at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium.
Hālau hula perform modern style dances with an awards presentation for all group winners.
Merrie Monarch Royal Parade
10:30 am, Saturday, April 14th. One of the festival's most entertaining and fun events for the entire family, the parade begins and ends at Pauahi St. and winds through downtown Hilo (Kilauea Ave. - Keawe St. - Waiānuenue Ave. - Kamehameha Ave.).
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