The Ahi Lele Fire Show Is Back At Anaina Hou-Kilauea
With safety measures in place, the fire show in Kilauea is back. Situated in the beautiful Porter Pavilion, behind the Kilauea Mini Golf, you will “journey through Hawaiian culture and history with fire dancing, storytelling, and the exhilarating beat of Polynesian drumming.” This has always been a popular show on the north shore and it was missed during our island shut-down.
The evening starts at 6:00 with a dinner luau box, beer, wine, mai tai or light snack in the open air pavilion (beverages not included in ticket price). Then Coppin Colburn and his ohana “family” start their exciting performances at 7:00. Secure a front row seat with a VIP ticket or arrive a bit earlier and secure your own general admission seat. The pavilion is covered, rain or shine. Seating is limited so book your tickets online before arriving on island.
Wednesday and Friday Night Ticket Prices
VIP Front Row – $104
General Admission – $89
Children – $47
Kama’anina rates are available with a current Hawaii ID.
From the website: STAYING SAFE
All seats are set up in groups of two with six feet spacing between other groups. Staff on site can assist with some seat shuffling for groups of three. We kindly ask to keep seat maneuvering to a minimum.
Masks are required at all times when in the complex with the exception of when you are eating or drinking.
All attendees will have their temperature checked upon arrival.
A lot of shows in Hawaii feel commercialized when you are one of the hundreds of tourists crammed into a space. You are surrounded by strangers, and you could be sitting far in the back and unable to see much at all. This fire show is not like that. This show is at Anaina Hou, a local community center. Due to the setting and theater seating, this has a very intimate and noncommerical atmosphere. It is authentic and welcoming like the feeling of being a guest in a friend or family member’s backyard luau.
The performances by Coppin Colburn and his ohana are phenomenal. The fire dancers are impressively quick and agile, and it is mesmerizing seeing them in control of the fire – spreading it, spinning it around, eating it, and putting it out. Paired with the dances are the precise beats of the talented drummers. The fire is real, and it is hot. You will feel the heat, because one of the acts involves the dancers walking around the room with the fire. There is also an opportunity for a brave volunteer from the audience to come up to the stage and experience the fire themselves. Entertainment aside, this is also a cultural and learning experience. Coppin will share with you the Polynesian legends that are reflected in all of the dances and make you feel connected to them.
Kristina T. 12/2018
I danced with a professional award winning Polynesian group and have performed in Luaus and competitions. I’ve also also attended Luaus. I enjoy them all. The talent and showmanship of this group however is truly exceptional. You will learn about the Polynesian culture in an entertaining and authentic way. Coppin Colburn‘s Ohana does a wonderful job of bringing you in and keeping you captivated at the Porter Pavilion in Anaina Hou community park.
I highly recommend this if you want to do an evening show with kids. As a mother with a 4 and 6 year old on California time, this show is perfect. If you are staying in the Northshore, trekking kids potentially an hour each way to a show that lasts 3.5 hrs and ends at 8:30pm (11:30pm our time) seemed like a waste of money since the kids would likely sleep through the show. I know they would have fallen asleep on the way or during the slower hulas. And I didn’t want a 5-6 hr affair. This was perfectly 2 hours and the kids loved it!
Most luaus save the fire knife dance as a grand finale. Imagine a whole show filled with grand finales! The live drumming was awesome! (really made me want to dance!). Keli’i Kaneali’i from one of my favorite bands Hapa (hapahawaiimusic.com/sche… ) was there drumming too! We were there with a group of 7 kids aged 3-7 and they were engaged and excited about the whole show.
Tara M. 4/2019
Tickets available on the Anaina Hou website.
Anaina Hou is a huge asset to the north shore community providing events for both residents and visitors alike. In addition to the Fire Show, consider spending an afternoon at the Anaina Hou Mini Golf which is surrounded by a native, tropical garden. On Saturday morning, join residents for their weekly Farmers Market visit from 9:30 to 12:00 where venders offer their fresh produce, flowers, and locally produced foods. There is a wonderful playground for keiki (children) too!
From the website:
Anaina Hou Community Park is a community-gathering place on Kauai’s north shore that is rooted in our diverse history and where we honor the culture of these islands that calls us to Malama (care for) the land & sea, ourselves, and each other. To this end, we dedicate ourselves to developing public and private partnerships that benefit our greater island community through education, health and public safety, environmental stewardship, and quality entertainment.
The vision of Anaina Hou Community Park is to enrich the lives of our Kauai ohana and our visitors from around the world.
Anaina Hou Community Park
5-2723 Kuhio Highway
Kilauea, HI 96754
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