Thursday’s Special Merrie Monarch Festival Events. Join us as we celebrate and honor Hawaiian culture and the 55th Merrie Monarch Festival, the annual hula competition of Hilo. Practitioners on Thursday will share demonstrations on kapa (traditional Hawaiian bark cloth), konane (Hawaiian checkers), and nā lei (lei making). Enjoy live Hawaiian music by Kenneth Makuakāne. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free (park entrance fees apply).
When: Thurs., April 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai