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2021 Merrie Monarch Festival television schedule: When and where to watch

File photo of the 2018 Merrie Monarch Festival at the Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium in Hilo.
File photo of the 2018 Merrie Monarch Festival at the Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium in Hilo.(Bruce Omori | Bruce Omori)
Published: Jun. 25, 2021 at 5:59 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After the world’s most popular hula event was postponed in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival is set to make its return to television on Thursday, July 1 ― and there are more ways than ever to watch!

Here’s a full list of the dates and times to watch the 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival and the rest of our jam-packed slate of programming, including the encore presentations of this yearʻs festival action.

For more information on all the different ways to watch the 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival, including how to livestream every minute of the competition, click here.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

TIME (HST)BROADCASTTV
7pmHI Now Ho’ike
A behind-the-scenes look at the Merrie Monarch Festival with the partners who help make it possible. Hosted by Kainoa Carlson and Lacy Deniz.
K5 & Online
8pmHula Is Life: The Kumu Hula Legacy
Kumu Hula Sonny Ching, Lōpaka Igarta-De Vera and Vicky Holt Takamine join McKenna Maduli to share stories of their hula legacy.
K5 & Online

Thursday, July 1, 2021

TIME (HST)BROADCASTTV
5pmPop-Up Mākeke: Miss Aloha Hula Night
An online marketplace established to support Hawaii’s small businesses struggling during the pandemic.
K5 & Online
6pm**The 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival: Miss Aloha Hula**
The first night of competition from the 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival.
K5 & Online
10pmHula Is Life: Miss Aloha Hula 1991, 2001 & 2011
Former Miss Aloha Hula winners Kapua Dalire, Natasha Oda and Tori Hulali Canha join McKenna Maduli.
K5 & Online
Friday, July 2, 2021
TIME (HST)BROADCASTTV
5pmPop-Up Mākeke: Hula Kahiko Night
An online marketplace established to support Hawaii’s small businesses struggling during the pandemic.
K5 & Online
6pm**The 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival: Hula Kahiko**
The second night of competition from the 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival.
K5 & Online
10:30pmMana I Mauli Ola
OHAʻs 15-year strategic plan for 2020-2035.
K5 & Online

Saturday, July 3, 2021

TIME (HST)BROADCASTTV
1pmEncore Presentation - 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival: Miss Aloha Hula
An encore presentation of the first night of competition from the 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival.
KHNL
5pmPop-Up Mākeke: Hula ʻAuana Night
An online marketplace established to support Hawaii’s small businesses struggling during the pandemic.
K5 & Online
6pm**The 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival: Hula ʻAuana**
The third and final night of competition from the 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival.
K5 & Online

Sunday, July 4, 2021

TIME (HST)BROADCASTTV
12:30pmEncore Presentation - 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival: Hula Kahiko
An encore presentation of the second night of competition from the 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival.
KHNL

Monday, July 5, 2021

TIME (HST)BROADCASTTV
6pmEncore Presentation - 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival: Hula ʻAuana
An encore presentation of the final night of competition from the 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival.
KHNL

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