Hilo Merrie Monarch Festival
The next Merrie Monarch Hula Festival is scheduled for
March 31 - April 2, 2005 
in Hilo, Hawaii. 

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March 31 - April 2  -- 42nd Annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival Hilo, Hawai'i. 
A week-long festival of cultural events including Hawaii's most prestigious hula competition at Edith Kanaka`ole Stadium. The festival begins with a Ho`olaule'a on Moku Ola (Coconut Island) on Easter Sunday in Hilo with lots of music, food and fun. On Wednesday there is a free hula exhibition night at the stadium that begins at 6:30 pm.; Thursday is the solo Miss Aloha Hula competition; Friday & Saturday are the group Kahiko (ancient) and Auana (modern) hula competitions. A grand parade winds through Hilo-town on Saturday morning. Requests for tickets for the 2004 festival will be accepted after December 26, 2003. Dorothy Thompson or Luana Kawelu at  808 935-9168

Merrie Monarch Festival Video / DVD

Hula is not only a gift from Hawai‘i’s past. It is truly a legacy—ho‘oilina. We have inherited a living treasure, and we must keep it more than merely alive. On this videotape, you will see the kumu hula and hula halau care for Hawaii’s priceless hula inheritance, so that this gift—this makana—can grow and live forever. 
(click here for more info or to order)

For more information about the Merrie Monarch Festival and ticket inquiries, please contact:

Merrie Monarch Festival
c/o Hawaii Naniloa Resort
93 Banyan Drive
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Phone:(808) 935-9168 - CALLING IS THE BEST WAY IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION!! ***Ask for the Merrie Monarch office.  Best to call between 10 am - 2 pm Hawaii time.

Email of Naniloa Resort: hinan@aloha.net  
  Please note that the committee for the Merrie Monarch Festival does have and "office" in the Naniloa Hotel, but they do not have their own email.  The Naniloa Hotel is so nice to let their email address be used and will forward all email to the Merrie Monarch Committee.  However, as they do not send email answers PLEASE include your phone number and address so the Merrie Monarch people can get back in touch with you. 

Dates of the Hula Competition:

Thursday : Miss Aloha Hula
Friday: Group/Hula Kahiko
Saturday: Group/Hula `Auana

Ordering Tickets:
Tickets are only available via mail order; no phone requests will be taken.  

Requests should include a self-addressed, stamped legal-size envelope, and payment either by money order or cashier's check, made payable to "The Merrie Monarch Festival."

 Please state in your request whether you would accept an alternate section or General Admission if your request for Reserved Seating cannot be met.

Only request postmarked December 26 or later, will be accepted. Requests postmarked prior Dec 26, 2004, will not be accepted. Request will be worked on and sent back the last week in January or beginning of February.

Send requests to:
Merrie Monarch Festival
c/o Hawai`i Naniloa Resort
93 Banyan Drive
Hilo HI 96720

Ticket purchases are limited to two (2) sets per envelope, and only one (1) envelope per person.  You will generally receive your tickets (or refund) by the end of February.

Reserved Seating Ticket Prices:

Reseserved seating $15 - $25, general admission $5 (Miss Aloha Hula), 1 set (Fri + Sat) $10

(Please see seating chart for section locations)

Sections: E, F, G, H, I, J  1 set (Tickets for 3 nights):  

Sections: A, B, C, D, K, L, V  1 set (Tickets for 3 nights):  

Sections: M, M, NR (Floor area around stage)  1 set (Tickets for 2 nights – Hula Kahiko & `Auana):

General Admission Ticket Prices:
(Non-Reserved Floor Area)

1 ticket, Miss Aloha Hula:  

1 set (Tickets for 2 nights - Hula Kahiko & `Auana):  

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Seating Map - Click on picture for larger view



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