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The Perpetuation of Hula Kahili and the Hawaiian Culture

2021 Festival

The 58th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival

July 1–3, 2021

After having to forego the festival in 2020 due to the pandemic, we are excited to be able to celebrate this tradition with our ʻohana hula here in Hawaiʻi and around the world. The week-long festivities typically include an arts and crafts fair with some of the most sought after Native Hawaiian artisans and designers, cultural demonstrations, hula exhibitions, and a parade that showcases the many cultures of Hawaiʻi.

In an effort, however, to mālama our kumu, ʻōlapa, judges, and the greater community in lieu of the lingering impacts of COVID-19, the 2021 hula competition will not be a public, in-person, event. It will, however, be broadcasted — on Hawaiʻi News Now’s KFVE on July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd — and streamed worldwide from — beginning each night at 6:00pm HST.

Watch the 58th Annual Merrie Monarch Hula Competition on Hawaiʻi News Now each night beginning at 6:00pm HST on July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

Broadcast Information

2021 Miss Aloha Hula Competition

July 1, 2021 | 6pm HST–10:00pm HST on KFVE
Encore: July 3, 2021 | 1pm HST–5pm HST on KHNL
Encore: July 3, 2021 | 1pm HST–5pm HST on KFVE

2021 Kahiko Competition

July 2, 2021 | 6pm HST–10:30pm HST on KFVE
Encore: July 4, 2021 | 12:30pm HST–5pm HST on KHNL
Encore: July 4, 2021 | 1pm HST–5:30pm HST on KFVE

2021 ʻAuana Competition

July 3, 2021 | 6pm HST–10:30pm HST on KFVE
Encore: July 3, 2021 | 1:00pm HST–5pm HST on KHNL
Encore: July 5, 2021 | 6:00pm HST–10:30pm HST on KFVE



Channel 6 on Spectrum, Hawaiian Telcom, and Direct TV
Channel 8 on Dish TV



Channel 8 on Spectrum and Direct TV
Channel 13 on Hawaiian Telcom and Dish TV

Sponsors and Partners


Festival Sponsors


Production and Website Partners

Broadcast Producers

  • Pilina First, LLP


  • Hawaii News Now – KFVE

Official Photographer

  • Extreme Exposure

Website Design and Management

  • Upspring

Website Content Support

  • Pilina First, LLP

Website Archival Images

  • Bishop Museum