Hawaii is the largest island in the chain of islands that make up the state of Hawaii. The Big Island as it is known locally is not as populated as Oahu even though it is bigger. Hawaii has more land mass than all of the other Hawaiian islands combined.
Hawaii is home to two of the world’s most active Volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa. These active volcanoes are constantly adding new land to the islands of Hawaii. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the most popular tourist attraction in the state of Hawaii.
Hilo is an old sugar town and houses Hawaii's largest historic core of buildings dating back to the turn of the century and is Hawaii's second largest city (ranked second in size and population to Honolulu).
Hilo hosts the annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival and Competition. The festival celebrates the memory of the 'Merrie Monarch' David Kalakaua, the last king of the Hawaiian Islands. The Merrie Monarch Festival is a week-long cultural event and festivities start on Easter Sunday and culminate with the hula competition events at Edith Kanaka'ole Tennis Stadium -- Miss Aloha Hula on Thursday, Hula Kahiko on Friday, and Hula 'Auana on Saturday.