Celebrate the life, beauty, food and culture of Hawai'i!
The Merrie Monarch Festival is dedicated to the memory of King David La‘amea Kalākaua, known as the “Merrie Monarch” for his flamboyant and fun-loving ways. Kalākaua was elected king of the Hawaiian Nation in 1874, and reigned until his passing in 1891. He was a patron of the arts, especially music and dance.
Events include guided field trips and pelagic boat tours aboard Fair Wind's Hula Kai, Saturday Bird Fair with educational booths, local arts and crafts, birdwatching optics store and showcase, kids corner, educational talks and panel discussions. An evening presentation, The Seabirds of Traditional Hawaiian Navigation, will include storytelling, hula and Hawaiian song.
More at birdfesthawaii.org.
October 15-19, 2020
Times vary based on day and event