Merrie Monarch 2014 festival event schedule

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The week-long Merrie Monarch Festival runs April 20-26.

Free Mid-day Entertainment

Daily (Monday through Friday) entertainment at the Hawaii Naniloa Volcanoes Resort (12 p.m.), and the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (1 p.m.).

Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 23 through Friday, April 25, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 26th, at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.

An annual favorite, this free event features local artists, crafters, and entertainment.

Hoike Performances

5:45 pm, Wednesday, April 23 at the Edith Kanakaole Stadium. An exhibition night of hula and folk dance from around the Pacific. The performances are free to the public, no tickets required.

Miss Aloha Hula

5:45 pm, Thursday, April 24 at the Edith Kanakaole Stadium. Individual competition for the title of Miss Aloha Hula with contestants performing hula kahiko, hula auana and oli (chanting).

Group Hula Kahiko

5:45 pm, Friday, April 25 at the Edith Kanakaole Stadium. Halau hula perform ancient style dances.

Group Hula Auana & Awards

5:45 pm, Saturday, April 26 at the Edith Kanakaole Stadium. Halau hula perform modern style dances with an awards presentation for all group winners.

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade

10:30 am, Saturday, April 26. 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.).

Event Locations

* Edith Kanakaole Tennis Stadium

350 Kalanikoa Street

Hilo, Hawaii 96720

* Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium

323 Manono Street

Hilo, Hawaii 96720

* Merrie Monarch Festival Office

865 Piilani St.

Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Miss Aloha Hula 2014 Entries



1. Kilioulaninuiamamaohoopiiwahinekapualokeokalaniakea Lai

Keolalaulani Halau Olapa O Laka

Kumu Hula: Aloha Dalire

2. Melia Kauikeonalani Carmen Taganas

Halau Na Lei Hiwahiwa O Kuualoha

Kumu Hula: Sammye Ann Kuualoha Young

3. Nicole Nalani Ishibashi

Halau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leinaala

Kumu Hula: Leinaala Pavao Jardin

4. Sarah Kapuahelani Sterling

Halau Mohala Ilima

Kumu Hula: Mapuana de Silva

5. Leiomalama Tamasese Solomon

Beamer-Solomon Halau O Poohala

Kumu Hula: Hulali Solomon Covington

6. Kealohilani Tara Eliga Serrao

Ka La Onohi Mai O Haaehae

Na Kumu Hula: Tracie and Keawe Lopes

7. Tiana Makanaokealiimakamae Kuni

Halau Hiiakainamakalehua

Na Kumu Hula: Robert Keano Kaupu & Lono Padilla

8. Amber Kanoelani Rosenberg

Halau Na Mamo O Puuanahulu

Na Kumu Hula: William Kahakuleilehua Haunuu “Sonny” Ching & Lopaka Igarta-De Vera

9. Jessica Hiiakaikalikookeaalii Osorio

Halau O Lilinoe

Na Kumu Hula: Sissy Kaio & Lilinoe McCormack

10. Alyssa Marie Kuulaniopuu Mitsuko Akiyama

Halau Hula Olana

Na Kumu Hula: Olana and Howard Ai

11. Asia Leolani Haaheooluaipo Makaawaawa

Hula Halau O Kamuela

Na Kumu Hula: Kauionalani Kamanao and Kunewa Mook

12. Kamalani Kaleimomi Kahalepoli Kawaa

Halau Kekuaokalaaualailiahi

Na Kumu Hula: Iliahi and Haunani Paredes

13. Hulali Kaimiaina Ciera De Lima

Halau Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka

Kumu Hula: Napua Greig

— Find out more:

www.merriemonarch.com