58th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival
Hula Competition
Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium
Performed: June 24-26, 2021  /  Broadcast & Streamed: July 1-3, 2021
Hilo, Hawaii
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The Merrie Monarch Festival 2021 hula competition is officially moving forward this summer as announced on Friday, March 26, 2021 via Facebook and Instagram. Traditionally, this three-day event would have been scheduled during Easter week (April 8-10, 2021 for this year). However, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted that timeline.

The Miss Aloha Hula, Kahiko, and ʻAuana performances will take place at Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium from June 24-26, 2021 without a live audience. The competition will then be broadcast to a virtual audience on KFVE the following week from July 1-3, 2021 during which the winners will be announced.

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K5 Programming Schedule (from Zap2It TV Listings) as of June 30, 2021

Date Time (HST)
(subject to change)
Program
Thursday, June 24, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM The Best of Merrie Monarch 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2021 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM The Best of Merrie Monarch 2011
Friday, June 25, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM The Best of Merrie Monarch 2012
Friday, June 25, 2021 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM The Best of Merrie Monarch 2013
Saturday, June 26, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM The Best of Merrie Monarch 2014
Saturday, June 26, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM The Best of Merrie Monarch 2015
Saturday, June 26, 2021 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM The Best of Merrie Monarch 2016
Sunday, June 27, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM The Best of Merrie Monarch 2017
Sunday, June 27, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM The Best of Merrie Monarch 2018
Sunday, June 27, 2021 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM The Best of Merrie Monarch 2019
Monday, June 28, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ** Hawaii Fashion Showcase: A Tribute to Merrie Monarch
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM Talk Story with McKenna Maduli: “Hula is Life Part 1” (2020)
[Video 1 | Video 2 | Video 3]
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM Talk Story with McKenna Maduli: “Hula is Life Part 2” (2020) [with Hālau Hiʻiakaināmakalehua]
[Video 1 | Video 2 | Video 3 | Video 4]
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ** Hula is Life: Familiar Faces of the Festival
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 9:30 PM to 10:30 PM Hawaii Fashion Showcase: A Tribute to Merrie Monarch [Retelecast]
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM Talk Story with McKenna Maduli: “Hula is Life Part 3” (2020) [with Mark Kealiʻi Hoʻomalu]
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM Talk Story with McKenna Maduli: “Hula is Life Part 4” (2020) [Walaʻau Sesh]
[Video 1 | #MMMoments | Video 2 | Video 3 | Pop-Up Mākeke | Video 4]
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ** HI Now Ho`ike
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM ** Hula is Life: The Kumu Hula Legacy
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Hula is Life: Familiar Faces of the Festival [Retelecast on KHNL]
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM Hawaii Fashion Showcase: A Tribute to Merrie Monarch [Retelecast on KHNL]
Thursday, July 1, 2021 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM ** Pop-Up Mākeke: Miss Aloha Hula Night
[Streaming also available on Facebook Live @popupmakeke]
Thursday, July 1, 2021 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM ** The 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival: Miss Aloha Hula Competition
Thursday, July 1, 2021 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM ** Hula is Life: Miss Aloha Hula 1991, 2001, and 2011
Friday, July 2, 2021 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM ** Pop-Up Mākeke: Hula Kahiko Night
[Streaming also available on Facebook Live @popupmakeke]
Friday, July 2, 2021 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM ** The 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival: Hula Kahiko Competition
Friday, July 2, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Hula is Life: The Kumu Hula Legacy [Retelecast on KHNL]
Friday, July 2, 2021 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Hula is Life: Miss Aloha Hula 1991, 2001, and 2011 [Retelecast on KHNL]
Friday, July 2, 2021 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM Pop-Up Mākeke: Miss Aloha Hula Night [Retelecast on KHNL]
Saturday, July 3, 2021 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM The 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival: Miss Aloha Hula Competition [Retelecast]
Saturday, July 3, 2021 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM The 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival: Miss Aloha Hula Competition [Retelecast on KHNL]
Saturday, July 3, 2021 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Pop-Up Mākeke: Hula ʻAuana Night
[Streaming also available on Facebook Live @popupmakeke]
Saturday, July 3, 2021 6:00 PM to 10:35 PM ** The 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival: Hula ʻAuana Competition
Saturday, July 3, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Pop-Up Mākeke: Miss Aloha Hula Night [Retelecast on KGMB]
Saturday, July 3, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Pop-Up Mākeke: Hula Kahiko Night [Retelecast on KHNL]
Saturday, July 3, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Pop-Up Mākeke: Hula Kahiko Night [Retelecast on KGMB]
Saturday, July 3, 2021 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Pop-Up Mākeke: Hula ʻAuana Night [Retelecast on KGMB]
Sunday, July 4, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM HI Now Ho`ike
Sunday, July 4, 2021 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM The 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival: Hula Kahiko Competition [Retelecast on KHNL]
Sunday, July 4, 2021 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM The 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival: Hula Kahiko Competition [Retelecast]
Sunday, July 4, 2021 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Hi Now Culture Week
Sunday, July 4, 2021 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM The 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival: Hula ʻAuana Competition [Retelecast]
Sunday, July 4, 2021 10:30 PM to 11:30 PM Pop-Up Mākeke: Hula ʻAuana Night [Retelecast on KHNL]
Sunday, July 4, 2021 10:35 PM to 11:35 PM Hawaii Fashion Showcase: A Tribute to Merrie Monarch [Retelecast on KGMB]
Monday, July 5, 2021 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM The 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival: Hula ʻAuana Competition [Retelecast on KHNL]

** NOTE: Live streaming included

The three nights of hula competition will be re-televised on K5 and on sister station KHNL but not streamed online.



K5 (KFVE) Viewing Options

  • Cable: Spectrum Channels 6 and 1006
  • Cable: Hawaiian Telcom Channels 6 and 1006
  • Satellite: DirecTV Channel 6
  • Satellite: Dish Network Channel 8


KHNL Viewing Options

  • Cable: Spectrum Channels 8 and 1008
  • Cable: Hawaiian Telcom Channels 8 and 1008
  • Satellite: DirecTV Channel 13
  • Satellite: Dish Network Channel 13
  • Over-the-Air (OTA) Digital Television: Antenna Channel 13.2 (Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • Web Streaming: HawaiiNewsNow.com/MerrieMonarch
  • Over-the-top (OTT) Streaming: Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV with the Hawaii News Now app (regional restrictions may apply)


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