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World Fireknife Championships

at The Polynesian Cultural Center

Competitors from around the world will descend on the North Shore of Oahu. But only one will leave as the World Fireknife Champion.

Tickets

27th Annual World Fireknife Championships at the Polynesian Cultural Center

Women

$10/Night

  • May 6, Women's Preliminaries
  • Hale Ohana, 8:00 pm
  • May 7, Women's Finals
  • 7:00 pm | Hale Aloha
  • Call +1 (800) 293-3333 for Ticket Information

Men & Jr

$10/Night

  • May 7, Men's Preliminaries
  • May 8, Jr & Intermediate
  • May 8, Men's Semi-finals
  • 7:00 pm | Hale Aloha
  • Call +1 (800) 293-3333 for Ticket Information

We Are Samoa

$10

  • May 9
  • High School Festival
  • Pacific Theater
  • 9:00 am
  • Call +1 (800) 293-3333 for Ticket Information

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CHAMPIONS

Falaniko Penesa

Falaniko Penesa

2017, 2019

Mikaele Oloa

Mikaele Oloa

2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2016

Event Schedule

Wednesday, May 6th

8:00 PM

Women's Open Division Preliminaries - Hale Ohana

The Women's Open Division Preliminaries are open to any woman 19 years of age or older. It is anticipated that the preliminary competition will be held on the first night of the event (Wednesday). A minimum of 6 competitors is required to hold the event.

Thursday, May 7th

07:00 PM

World Fireknife Men's Open Division Preliminaries & Women's Open Division Finals - Hale Aloha

The Wednesday night competition consists of the following: World Fireknife Men's Open Division Preliminaries, where six semifinalists will be selected. Women's Open Division Finals are, where three finalists will compete and a champion will be selected.

Friday, May 8th

07:00 PM

World Fireknife Junior & Intermediate Division & Men's Open Division Semi Finals - Hale Aloha

Junior (6-11 yrs) and Intermediate (12-17 yrs) Division competitions are held on Thursday. All registrants compete and the winners are announced. The Men's Open Division Semi-Finals (Top 6) are also held. The top three competitors who will then move on to the finals will be selected.

Saturday, May 9th

09:00 AM

27th Annual High School Cultural Festival - Pacific Theater

The We Are Samoa Festival was established to perpetuate the values and traditions of the Samoan culture through learning and performance, thereby increasing knowledge, harmony, and respect for self and others. Local high schools showcase their Samoan cultural skills in chiefly oratory, cultural games and in the song and dance presentation. The participating schools are Kahuku High School, Radford High School, Waianae High School, Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH).

7:30 PM

2019 WORLD FIREKNIFE CHAMPIONSHIPS - PACIFIC THEATER

Final Competition for the 2019 WORLD FIREKNIFE CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held on the final night of the competition (Saturday). Three finalists will compete during intermission of the "Ha: Breath of Life" evening show. The awards will be presented immediately following the show.