Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Merrie Monarch 2012 - Activities & Events

Merrie Monarch 2012 - Activities, Events & Performances

Stay at Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast and visit Hilo and the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, - only 30 minutes away:

Official 2012 Merrie Monarch Poster
Haku Leis - worn around the head
During the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, which always takes place in the week right after Easter (April 8 - 14, 2012), Hilo is transformed into a magical place with bustling activities, events and free performances all over town and in surrounding cultural centers like Volcano.

Ipu - Hawaiian Gourds
Craft Fairs are one of the highlights during the Merrie Monarch week and show case a broad spectrum of exquisite works from Hawaiian artists. The arts & craft fairs take place from Wednesday (April 11) to Saturday (April 14). The largest of these exhibitions are at the Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium, Hilo Shopping Center, Hilo Farmers Market and Sanga Hall. During Merrie Monarch the air is filled with the smell of flowers and leis, Hawaiian music is played everywhere and people are dressed in their finest Aloha wear.

Hilo venues: event schedules, products & supplies

Immiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo

Niihau Shell Leis
Basically Books - Hawaiian Bookstore on Bayfront in Hilo

High Fire Hawaii - Art Gallery on Bayfront in Hilo (see Latest News & Events)

Volcanoes National Park - Cultural Activities

Volcano Art Center - Art Gallery in the Volcanoes National Park (see Calendar of Events)

Hawaiian Wood - Bowls
Na Makua - Hawaiian Clothes Designs in Hilo Downtown

Sig Zane - Hawaiian Clothes Designs in Hilo Downtown

Hana Hou - Hula Supplies in Hilo Downtown

Discount Fabric Warehouse - Greatest Selection on Hawaiian Print Fabrics and Patterns

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