Join us at the fabulous Mai-Kai for the Hukilau 2011 10th anniversary Countdown Party on Friday, May 20. In addition to the normal happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. there will be a special late-night happy hour with music for dancing (and drinking) starting at 9 p.m. Half-price drink specials run from 10 p.m. until midnight.
There will be prizes and giveaways from The Hukilau and The Atomic Grog will be on hand to give away tickets to Dick Dale’s upcoming South Florida concerts in June.
Come early and stay late as we start to get in The Hukilau spirit for this year’s 10th anniversary and also the upcoming 55th anniversary of The Mai-Kai.
The Hukilau, founded in 2002 in Atlanta and moved to Fort Lauderdale in 2003, has grown to become the premiere event on the East Coast for Tiki devotees worldwide. The Hukilau features live music and themed entertainment, informative seminars, acclaimed artisans and vendors plus dining and cocktails at one of the world’s great Polynesian restaurants, The Mai-Kai.
The Mai-Kai is one of the nation’s last true meccas from Tiki’s mid-century heydey. Opened in 1956 by two brothers from Chicago, Bob and Jack Thornton, The Mai-Kai grew over time to be quite a spectacle. It includes eight dining rooms, a bar that on its own would stand as perhaps the best Tiki bar in the world, tropical gardens with walking paths and waterfalls, a stage in the center to showcase the distinctive Polynesian floor show, sarong-clad waitresses and of course, an extensive gift shop.
“Still going strong, The Mai-Kai is the most perfectly preserved and beautifully appointed Polynesian palace left in America. A must if you’re anywhere in the Southeastern seaboard.” – Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, author, speaker and Tiki cocktail expert.
Click here for the Facebook event.
The Mai-Kai is at 3599 N. Federal Highway.
Go to TheHukilau.com for the full schedule and to buy tickets now.