57th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival
Hula Competition
Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium
April 16-18, 2020
Hilo, Hawaii
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2020 Hula Competition Home

The 57th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival (2020) hula competition that was previously scheduled from April 16-18, 2020 has been cancelled due to the threat posed by the ongoing Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The 2020 Merrie Monarch Festival cancellation notice was posted on Facebook and Instagram on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Ticketholders can check the 2020 Merrie Monarch Ticket Returns and Refunds page on the official website for more info.


K5 Merrie Monarch Festival Culture Week

K5 Programming Schedule (from Zap2It TV Listings)

The Merrie Monarch Festival was supposed to have started this week, but it was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.Though it won't happen this year, Hawaii News Now is offering another way to enjoy the spirit of hula: with Culture Week!

Date Time (HST)
(subject to change)
Program
Monday, April 13, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Best of Merrie Monarch 2016
Monday, April 13, 2020 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Best of Merrie Monarch 2017
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Best of Merrie Monarch 2018
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Best of Merrie Monarch 2019
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM Talk Story with McKenna Maduli: “Hula is Life Part 1”
[Video 1 | Video 2 | Video 3]
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Pop-Up Mākeke
[Streaming also available on Facebook Live @popupmakeke]
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM HI Now Culture Week
Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM Talk Story with McKenna Maduli: “Hula is Life Part 2” [with Hālau Hiʻiakaināmakalehua]
[Video 1 | Video 2 | Video 3 | Video 4]
Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Best of the Best: Miss Aloha Hula
Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM What is Ola?
Friday, April 17, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM Talk Story with McKenna Maduli: “Hula is Life Part 3” [with Mark Kealiʻi Hoʻomalu]
Friday, April 17, 2020 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Best of the Best: Hula Kahiko
Saturday, April 18, 2020 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM E Kanikapila Kākou Hula Hou
[Facebook Event | Facebook Live Video]
Saturday, April 18, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM Talk Story with McKenna Maduli: “Hula is Life Part 4” [Walaʻau Sesh]
[Video 1 | #MMMoments | Video 2 | Video 3 | Pop-Up Mākeke | Video 4]
Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Best of the Best: Hula ʻAuana
Sunday, April 19, 2020 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM Talk Story with McKenna Maduli: “Hula is Life Part 1” [Retelecast]
Sunday, April 19, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM Talk Story with McKenna Maduli: “Hula is Life Part 2” [Retelecast]
Sunday, April 19, 2020 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM Talk Story with McKenna Maduli: “Hula is Life Part 3” [Retelecast]
Sunday, April 19, 2020 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM Talk Story with McKenna Maduli: “Hula is Life Part 4” [Retelecast]
Sunday, April 19, 2020 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Ka Huakaʻi: The Journey to Merrie Monarch presented by Hawaiian Airlines
(Exclusive Movie Premiere on K5)
[Trailer]
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Ka Huakaʻi: The Journey to Merrie Monarch
[Retelecast on KHNL (NBC)]


K5 Viewing Options

Note: Some shows may have limited options available.

  • Cable: Spectrum Channels 22 and 1022
  • Cable: Hawaiian Telcom Channels 13 and 1013
  • Over-the-Air (OTA) Digital Television: Antenna Channel 13.2 (Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • Web Streaming: HawaiiNewsNow.com/MerrieMonarch
  • Over-the-top (OTT) Streaming: Roku and Amazon Fire TV with the Hawaii News Now app (regional restrictions may apply)


Merrie Monarch Festival 2020 Links