How to Watch the 2017 Merrie Monarch Festival Live Stream

Here’s the full schedule to tuning into the hula competition online.
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It’s the hottest ticket in Hawaii—the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii Island this week.

Beginning with Easter Sunday, a week of festivities will culminate with amazing hula performances under the bright lights of the Edith Kanakaole Stadium for three nights of competition (all Hawaii Standard Time):

Miss Aloha Hula: Thursday, April 20, 6 to 11:30 p.m.
Hula Kahiko (ancient style): Friday, April 21, 6 p.m. to midnight
Hula Auana (modern style): Saturday, April 22, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Local station KFVE will be airing the competition, but if you’re not going to be in the Islands to tune in, you can still partake in the action: This is the official live stream link to watch the 2017 Merrie Monarch Festival.

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Photo courtesy: Merrie Monarch Festival

In addition to those three evenings, KFVE is also streaming a pre-contest backstage program of this year’s Merrie Monarch on Wednesday, April 19, 8 to 9 p.m.

With more than 25 halau (groups) participating from across the Hawaiian Islands, programming is akin to any other high-adrenaline sporting event—long and grueling affairs you won’t be able to tear your eyes off of. So, get comfy on the couch and don’t miss a single step.

For the full TV program schedule, visit here.

Categories: Arts + Culture, Culture, Hawai‘i Island, Merrie Monarch