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.

Event Schedule

4 May 2022, Wednesday

6:30 pm, Pacific Theater

Junior and Intermediate Competition

7 May 2022, Saturday

11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Pacific Theater

We Are Samoa Fealofani Day and Jerome Grey Concert

3:00 pm, Hawaiian Journey Theater

Jeri Series Film Screening

11 May 2022, Wednesday

6:30 pm, Pacific Theater

Men and Women Competition & Women's Finals

12 May 2022, Thursday

7:30 pm, Night Show, Pacific Theater

Men's Finals


Hale Motu’apuaka

2018, 2021, 2022

Falaniko Penesa

Falaniko Penesa

2017, 2019

Mikaele Oloa

Mikaele Oloa

2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2016


Jeri Galea'i: Dancing with Fire

Introducing the inspiring story of JERI, a 3-part documentary which tells the inspiring story of family, dedication and natural talent in the form of a young woman competing in the 2019 World Fireknife Championship. This docuseries will be presented on two days during this year’s We Are Samoa festivities.

Entry to the Jeri screening, in the Hawaiian Journey Theater, is free with entry to the Islands of Polynesia villages. If you are planning to attend the showing of the series, please RSVP to Shere’e Quitevis no later than May 5th to secure your spot. This is an exciting event you don’t want to miss!

Jerome Grey

Jerome Grey Performing Live!

To kick off their cross-country tour, a special performance by Jerome Grey featuring Faiva will be held at the Pacific Theater during the We Are Samoa Festival on May 7th! To reserve your seats, you can purchase tickets at 808-293-3333.