Lonely Planet Writer

Big Island to host 53rd annual Merrie Monarch Festival Parade

The highlight of the Merrie Monarch Festival, a yearly celebration on the Big Island of Hawaii, will take place this Saturday in Hilo.

Downtown Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii.
Downtown Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii. Image by Ken Lund / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Merrie Monarch Royal Parade will begin and end on Pauahi St and will feature floats and traditional Hawaiian costumes and dancing. The parade begins at 10:30am. Read more: westhawaiitoday.com