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  • See a hula extravaganza in Hawaii this spring

    2012-02-27

    If baby boomers are looking to make plans for some family travel to a tropical locale, they could consider a vacation in Hawaii. Tourists who head to the islands this April can participate in the Merrie Monarch Festival, hosted by the city of Hilo on the Big Island. This unique celebration of culture and tradition will feature many activities and sights to see, with the highlight being a massive three-day hula dance competition.

    According to the event's website, this thrilling affair embodies the spirit of the Hawaiian people by welcoming travelers to the island to experience all this locale has to offer. For one week in mid-April, each day will bring new things to see and do, with most revolving around the art of hula. Guests may attend special demonstrations of dance and music or enjoy the Miss Aloha Hula contest at the Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium. Throughout the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, there will be an arts and crafts fair where travelers can pick up their own grass skirt or souvenirs.

    While in Hilo, travelers can check out some other great attractions as well, such as the scenic Nani Mau Gardens or the local Hawaiian choir at the Haili Church, according to Fodor's.

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