2008 Merrie Monarch Parade Photos

Hilo, Hawaii

 

 

 

 

MERRIE MONARCH ROYAL PARADE

in downtown Hilo, Hawaii on April 5,2008

The parade through downtown Hilo is one of the final events of Merrie Monarch. Below are photos and videos of the 2008 Merrie Monarch parade which showcases Hilo and the Big Island's schools, police, military, county offices, Merrie Monarch hula visitors, Hawaiian groups, and numerous groups participating in the event.

The first video is of the Hawaiian Royal Entourage at the begining of the Merrie Monarch parade.

Merrie Monarch Royal Float

This is a much longer video of all the local Hilo school bands and the Hawaiian immersion language charter schools in the parade. It is about 9 minutes long.

Hilo High School Band in Merrie Monarch parade 2008

This is a video of Mayor Kim (now ex-Mayor) walking down Kamehameha Avenue in the parade followed by the County of Hawaii police force and Fire trucks.

Below are pictures of the parade in order of appearance. I was standing on Kamehameha street in downtown Hilo facing towards Hilo Bay. The parade lasted about 4 hours with long waits between the floats and bands. The crowd enjoyed the clear and warm day and everyone chatted and played while waiting and then cheered when the next portion of the parade arrived.

Start of Merrie Monarch Parade 2008

Start of Merrie Monarch Parade 2008

Hilo band in Merrie Monarch Parade 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade crowd 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade crowd 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade of Hawaiian royals Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Royalty in Parade 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade county workers Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade county floats Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade zoo float Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade county workers Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Zoomobile Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hawaii car Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade street cleaner Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade county workers Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Miss Kona Coffee Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Navy region commander Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade USS Reuben commander Hilo 2008

USS Reuben Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Navy guys Hilo 2008

Navy band Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Korean war veterans Hilo 2008

War vets Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Shriners Hilo 2008

US Army reserve Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

871 Engineer corp Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hula float Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Island rep Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade decorated island queen Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade island queen Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Waikiki bus Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade flower happy face Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Army reserve Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Army reserve Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade ROTC Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Army Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo stomp Hilo High Band 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo High Stomp Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Boys and Girls club Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Boys and Girls club Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade kids Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Community garden Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade float Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade UHH Pre-pharmacy program Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Pharmacy program UHH Hilo 2008

UHH College of Pharmacy Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Hui Okinawa Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hui Okinawa float Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Grandmother Hilo 2008

Astronomers Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Island Queen Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Pacific Gymnastics Hilo 2008

Keau Village Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hula float Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Waving Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Float Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade  Island queen Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Island beauties Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hawaiian Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade float Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hawaiian float Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hawaiian school Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade schools Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade schools Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Mrs. Centenial Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Island Queen Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade island queen Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade float Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade float Hilo 2008

Merrie Monarch Parade hula Hilo 2008

 

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