Visiting Hilo during the annual Merrie Monarch Festival is a wonderful opportunity to explore and enjoy traditional Hawaiian hula, arts and crafts, music, and fun local events.
Discover Hilo Art, Culture and History
When considering things to do on Hawaii’s big island, we should note how Hilo is home to incredible artists and a rich tradition of Hawaiian culture, it offers a great opportunity to experience all that makes the Big Island special. A visit to Hilo is the perfect opportunity to travel back in time with numerous museums and historic sites around the city. The city is the largest on the Big Island, but remains a true Hawaiian community through and through with traditional Hawaiian art, dance and traditions regularly celebrated at numerous local events.