March, 2021

This is a repeating event

2021Fri12Mar7:00 pmSiva Afi Festival 2021Auckland Arts Festival 20217:00 pm Aotea Square, 291-297 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Culture,Festival,FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages


Event Details

The Siva Afi Festival will follow Alert Level 2 protocol on Friday 12 March and hopes to operate at Alert Level 1 Saturday 13 March. If Level 2 remains, the event will continue Saturday with the same protocol.

Ignite the night with performers of this traditional, exhilarating Samoan art form as they showcase their talents and compete for glory, setting alight the Festival with the fire of Polynesia at Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku on Friday 12 March and Sunday 13 March.

Feel the heat, sense the excitement and marvel at the skill of Polynesian warrior men and women as they demonstrate their battle prowess by mastering the fire knife dance.

Experience the phenomenon of siva afi ailao as South Auckland hosts a fire knife competition between local secondary schools alongside a free festival of wāhine toa afi performances, which are sure to light up Tāmaki Makaurau this summer.

And on International Women’s Day (Mon 8 March), head over to Aotea Square at 7.20pm for a free, special demonstration performed by wāhine fire knife dancers.

Health Guidelines for this Event

Event will go ahead at Alert Levels 1 and 2


FREE – Gold Coin Donation suggested


Auckland Arts FestivalA globally recognised celebration of art and culture, Auckland Arts Festival is a place for ambitious ideas by storytellers, provocateurs and creators and reflects Auckland's contemporary, cosmopolitan city with its many communities.Phone: 09-309 0101 Level 5, Wellesley Centre, 44–52 Wellesley Street, Auckland City, 1010