Don’t Miss the 7th Annual Fire Knife Competition at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

April 13, 2017

Welcome to the 7th Annual “Si’a Le Afi…Ignite the Fire” Maui Fire Knife Competition, presented by Tihati Productions, on April 28 and April 29, 2017 at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa.

The fire knife is a traditional Samoan cultural tool that is used in ceremonial dances.

A machete with towels wrapped on both ends was originally used as the implement.

Tribal performers of fire knife dancing (or Siva Afi or even “Ailao Afi” as it is called in Samoa) dance while twirling the knife and doing other amazing stunts.

The towels are set afire during the dances thus explaining the name.

The Samoan fire knife dance is a tradition that has been passed from generation to generation, with each adding a new  styles and skill.

On Friday, April 28, competitors will perform in the preliminary round, with the top three highest-scoring individuals advancing to the finals.Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with opening ceremonies and introductions at 5:00 p.m., followed by a luau buffet dinner, signature performances from the Maui Nui Luau, and round one of the competition.

Attendees on Saturday, April 29 will watch the three finalists fight for the title.Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and guests will enjoy cocktails, a luau buffet dinner and complete Maui Nui Luau show before the three finalists face off with breathtaking displays of skill and courage.

The first place winner will receive a grand price of $5,000 cash, with second place receiving $2,000, and third place winning $1,000.

Tickets (per night)

  • $111 for adults or $121 for premium seating
  • $63 for children or $73 for premium seating

Tickets (per night) for show only

  • $39 adults ages 21 and over
  • $22 teens ages 13 through 20
  • $17 children 12 and under

To purchase tickets, call Tihati Productions’ Maui office at 808-877-7627. 

Join us, RESERVE a room now for April 28-30, 2017.

Kamaaina Deals

Marriott Resorts Hawaii is proud to offer special rates to kamaaina Hawaii residents.

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

On Kaanapali Beach at legendary Black Rock, this seaside resort boasts guest rooms with fresh-air lanais and views plus a sumptuous spa.

First Time in Hawaii

"E Komo Mai" is one of many expressions of "welcome" you may hear as a first time visitor to the Hawaiian Islands.

Happening in Hawaii Web Series Episode 2: See You At The Splash Bar!

We sent our host Yasmin Dar to checkout Sheraton Princess Kaiulani's Splash Bar.

Smart Packing Tips for Ladies Visiting The Royal Hawaiian

Traveling to Hawaii? Make sure you dress the part! If you’re visiting a resort like The Royal Hawaiian in Waikiki, then chances are you’ll spend more time outdoors than indoors.

Discover Hawaii


Book direct with Marriott Bonvoy™

Our most comprehensive list of perks are yours when you book directly with us. From peace of mind to more places to stay, you’ll start benefiting the moment you book. There’s more reason than ever to go nearly anywhere from here. Join Now

marriott bonvoy logo

shield icon

Best Rate Guarantee

wifi icon

Free Wi-Fi

cell phone icon

Mobile Check-in

bed icon

Enjoy Free Nights