Merrie Monarch 2017

The time for cultural celebration has arrived! ‘Ōlapa Ka ‘Ūwila (flash of lightning) represents the symbolic representation of Hawaiian knowlege and traditions as they are passed down from kumu to ‘ōlapa. To honor the time-honored arts of our kūpuna, MANAOLA illuminates Hawaiian creativity through hula, music and Hawaiian craftsmanship. Join us in Hilo for the 2017 Merrie Monarch Festival and support our extraordinary local artists. For more information contact and click HERE for Japanese translation.