Look at all these participants, 1930.

FESTIVAL WILL REACH CLIMAX IN BIG PAGEANT

Flower Show Today, Old Hawaii Feature Tonight, Are Main Program Events

Spectacular Water Carnival Saturday To Bring Spring Fete To End

FINALS EVENTS

Today—”Flowers of Hawaii” exhibit, Royal Hawaiian hotel ballroom, 1 to 10:30 p.m.

Tonight—Pageant of Old Hawaii, Waialae Golf club grounds, 8:30 p.m. (Bus runs from end of Kaimuki carline from 7:30 to midnight.)

Saturday: Surfboard polo and water sports, Waikiki beach, 2:30 p.m. Continue reading

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Aloha Spring Festival, 1930.

A Hawaiian village rises at Waialae golf club grounds, and “Royal Hula Group” is ready for Pageant of Old Hawaii. This group is part of the nearly 200 participants in the pageant to be given next Friday night at 8:30 as part of the Aloha Spring Festival. Mrs. Mary K. Heanu has been training the 16 hula dancers and eight gourd beaters for weeks. The Hawaiian village has been built particularly for this pageant, under the supervision of Earl Schenck, director of the production. The pageant is under the auspices of the Daughters and Sons of Hawaiian Warriors.—Photo by Parrish.

(Star-Bulletin, 4/9/1930, p. 4)

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Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XXXVII, Number 11909, Page 4. April 9, 1930.

Close of first Merrie Monarch, 1964.

Parties Climax Hilo Festival

By WALT SOUTHWARD
Advertiser Staff Writer

HILO—A gala Merry Monarch Ball last night at three Hilo locations wrapped up one of the gayest four-day festivals ever held here.

The Merry Monarch Festival, which began Wednesday, officially ended with the ball, held at the Hilo and Naniloa Hotels and the Club Hukilau. Continue reading

Merrie Monarch Festival Pageant, 1964.

Pageant on Royalty Slated April 2 in Hilo

Past Aloha Week kings and queens of the Big Island will be honored during the Merry Monarch Festival pageant—”Hawaii’s Crowns”—April 2 at the Hilo Armory.

The pageant begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be open to the public at no cost.

“Hawaii’s Crowns” was written and staged by George Naope and will present Hawaii’s royalty from Kamehameha I to Queen Liliuokalani. Narrating will be Mrs. Elizabeth Beamer Dahlberg. Continue reading