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. 

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