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Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park welcomes April visitors with a flurry of opportunities to celebrate the 55th annual Merrie Monarch Festival, and National Park Week.
Park programs are free, but entrance fees apply. Many programs are co-sponsored by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events, and download event flyers from the park website.
Tuesday’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 Tuesday will share ‘ahu lai (tī leaf cape making); ko‘i (Hawaiian axe demonstration); and kā makau (learn to make a Hawaiian fishhook. Enjoy live Hawaiian, Blues and Country music blends by Jennie & Kanoa. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free (park entrance fees apply).
When: Tues., April 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai
Tags: National Park Week