Friday, April 13, 2012
One of the highlights of the week is the Arts and Crafts Fair at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, Wednesday through Saturday. Some of the finest local artists and crafters present their wares, ranging from woven lauhala items, feather art, carvings, tapa, lei and more. Last night, the annual Miss Aloha Hula took place at Edith Kanaka‘ole Stadium, to be followed tonight and Saturday by the group hula competitions. If you didn't get your tickets for the headlining events, you can always attend the Merrie Monarch Royal Parade on Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. Featuring beautiful pa‘u riders on horseback, the parade winds through downtown Hilo along Kilauea and Kamehameha avenues. If you're not in town to see all the festivities first hand, you can watch on KFVE-TV here in Hawai‘i, or online at the station's live stream.
During your stay at Holualoa Inn, you can book a private hula lesson with an authentic hula dancer, who will teach you basic moves and give you a complimentary music CD as a memento of your lesson. As you plan your next romantic Hawaiian vacation, your Holualoa Inn ohana invites you to make our Kona bed and breakfast your home base during Merrie Monarch week.
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Posted by Cassandra Hazen at 10:27 AM