The Hukilau photo highlights: Friday’s Three Hour Tour Cruise, Tiki Treasures Bazaar, Main Event at Pier 66

Check out images from the third day of festivities during The Hukilau’s 14th annual Tiki weekender in Fort Lauderdale.
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PHOTOS FROM FRIDAY, JUNE 12
Jump below: Tiki Treasures Bazaar | Main Event

Symposiums: Browse the official photos from Go11 Events of syposiums by Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily (Prefab Paradise: A Look Back at Walt Disney’s World’s Original Polynesian Village), Jon Bortles and Tiki Gardener (The Story of Tiki Gardens), Domenic Priore (The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles’ Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier), and Arthur Dong (Chinese American Nightclubs).

Three Hour Tour Cruise with Dawn Wells

Hundreds of villagers eagerly await a special cruise with Dawn Wells, best known as Mary Ann on iconic 1960s sitcom Gilligan's Island. (Photo by Go11Events.com)Hundreds of villagers eagerly await a special cruise with Dawn Wells, best known as Mary Ann on iconic 1960s sitcom Gilligan’s Island. (Photo by Go11Events.com)

The line forms to gain entry to the 170-foot Lady Windridge Yacht at one of the docks at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66. (Jeff Chenault photo)The line forms to gain entry to the 170-foot Lady Windridge Yacht at one of the docks at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66. (Jeff Chenault photo)

Fortifications arrive courtesy of spirits coordinator Dean Hurst (left), and The Hukilau's bar team: George Jenkins (rear left) and Christina Jordan of the Straw Hat Barmen. (Photo by Go11Events.com)Fortifications arrive courtesy of spirits coordinator Dean Hurst (left), and The Hukilau’s bar team: George Jenkins (rear left) and Christina Jordan of the Straw Hat Barmen. (Photo by Go11Events.com)

Dawn Wells appears happy and surprised to see the large turnout of colorful villagers as she arrives with The Hukilau's Christie "Tiki Kiliki" White (left). Many guests were in stylish garb to participate in the Gilligan's Island costume contest. (Jim Masterson photo)Dawn Wells appears happy and surprised to see the large turnout of colorful villagers as she arrives with The Hukilau’s Christie “Tiki Kiliki” White (left). Many guests were in stylish garb to participate in the Gilligan’s Island costume contest. (Jim Masterson photo)

Dawn Wells leads guests aboard the Lady Windridge Yacht for a three-hour tour of Fort Lauderdale's inland waterways. (Photo by Go11Events.com)Dawn Wells leads guests aboard the Lady Windridge Yacht for a three-hour tour of Fort Lauderdale’s inland waterways. (Photo by Go11Events.com)

Villagers are welcomed by crew members serving drinks created by The Hukilau's  beverage team, including the Rapa Nui Faceplant and Professor's Downfall. (Photo by Go11Events.com)Villagers are welcomed by crew members serving drinks created by The Hukilau’s beverage team, including the Rapa Nui Faceplant and Professor’s Downfall. This is no SS Minnow! (Photo by Go11Events.com)

The Hukilau's longtime emcee, King Kukulele, and artist/performer Crazy Al Evans welcome Dawn Wells to the Three Hour Tour Cruise. (The Hukilau photo)The Hukilau’s longtime emcee, King Kukulele, and artist/performer Crazy Al Evans welcome Dawn Wells to the Three Hour Tour Cruise. (The Hukilau photo)

Villagers were thrilled to meet and get autographs from their favorite castaway, Mary Ann. (Photo by Go11Events.com)Villagers were thrilled to meet and get autographs from their favorite castaway, Mary Ann. (Photo by Go11Events.com)

The Hukilau's new partners, Mike Zielinski (left) and Richard Oneslager, are happy to be cruising with Dawn Wells. (Photo by Go11Events.com)The Hukilau’s new partners, Mike Zielinski (left) and Richard Oneslager, are happy to be cruising with Dawn Wells. (Photo by Go11Events.com)

The competitors in the costume contest await the judging by Dawn herself. (Photo by Go11Events.com)The competitors in the costume contest await the judging by Dawn herself. (Photo by Go11Events.com)

Dawn Wells joins some of the Mary Anns, Professors, Gilligans, Skippers and Mr. and Mrs. Howells for photo ops. (Photo by Go11Events.com)

Dawn Wells joins some of the Mary Anns, Professors, Gilligans, Skippers and Mr. and Mrs. Howells for photo ops (above and below). (Photos by Go11Events.com)

Dawn Wells joins some of the Mary Anns, Professors, Gilligans, Skippers and Mr. and Mrs. Howells for photo ops. (Photo by Go11Events.com)

Official photos: Browse the Three Hour Tour Cruise gallery from Go11 Events

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Tiki Treasures Bazaar

The Hukilau's vendor showcase, the Tiki Treasures Bazaar, was held in the Crystal Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66. (Atomic Grog photo)The Hukilau’s vendor showcase, the Tiki Treasures Bazaar, was held in the Crystal Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66. (Atomic Grog photo)

Sponsor Rhum Barbancourt offered tastings of its distinctive rums, plus four special cocktails mixed up daily in a tropical-themed booth. (Atomic Grog photo)Sponsor Rhum Barbancourt offered tastings of its distinctive rums, plus four special cocktails mixed up daily in a tropical-themed booth. (Atomic Grog photo)

Cesar's Punch was one of four special drinks available at the Rhum Barbancourt booth. (Atomic Grog photo)Cesar’s Punch was one of four special drinks available at the Rhum Barbancourt booth. (Atomic Grog photo)

The Hukilau merchandise table included mugs by Tiki Diablo, pendants by Perry Drake, plus glassware and T-shirts with designs by Michael Uhlenkott. (Atomic Grog photo)The Hukilau merchandise table included mugs by Tiki Diablo, pendants by Perry Drake, plus glassware and T-shirts with designs by Michael Uhlenkott. (Atomic Grog photo)

The Harold Golen Gallery booth featured the "Big Eye Spectacular" exhibit, featuring a new painting by Shag created specially for the event. (Atomic Grog photo)The Harold Golen Gallery booth featured the “Big Eye Spectacular” exhibit, featuring a new painting by Shag created specially for the event. (Atomic Grog photo)

Harold Golen and Valentina of Kawaii Universe get ready for the meet-and-greet with Dawn Wells and other special guests of The Hukilau. (Harold Golen and Valentina of Kawaii Universe get ready for the meet-and-greet with Dawn Wells and other special guests of The Hukilau. (Atomic Grog photo)

The Cocktail Kingdom booth, manned by Ethan Bailey and owner Greg Boehm, featured all the new Beachbum Berry Tiki barware, plus books and other nifty bar tools. (Atomic Grog photo)The Cocktail Kingdom booth, manned by Ethan Bailey and owner Greg Boehm, featured all the new Beachbum Berry Tiki barware, plus books and other nifty bar tools. (Atomic Grog photo)

Roadside Attraction, a store in Largo, Fla., owned by Carol Cortright and her husband, Tiki Dave, featured a large assortment of vintage merchandise. (Atomic Grog Carol Cortright and her husband, Tiki Dave, brought a large assortment of vintage merchandise from Roadside Attraction, their store in Largo, Fla. (Atomic Grog photo)

South Florida artist Tom Fowner makes creative Tiki items out of palm tree branches. (Atomic Grog photo)South Florida artist Tom Fowner makes creative Tiki items out of palm tree branches. (Atomic Grog photo)

Gubba Rum owner Steve Gubb personally presented samples of his craft rum. (Atomic Grog photo)Gubba Rum owner Steve Gubb personally presented samples of his craft rum. (Atomic Grog photo)

California artist Tiki Tony shows off a variety of mugs, pendants and artwork. (Atomic Grog photo)California artist Tiki Tony shows off a variety of mugs, pendants and artwork. (Atomic Grog photo)

Wicked Dolphin offered up samples of many of its rums, along with tasty cocktails. (Atomic Grog photo)Wicked Dolphin offered up samples of many of its rums, along with tasty cocktails. (Atomic Grog photo)

South Florida's Robert Jimenez creates distinctive artwork under the Tiki Tower name. (Atomic Grog photo)South Florida’s Robert Jimenez creates distinctive artwork under the Tiki Tower name. (Atomic Grog photo)

Georgia artist Dave "Basement Kahuna" Wolfe is a longtime vendor and coordinator at The Hukilau. (Atomic Grog photo)Georgia artist Dave “Basement Kahuna” Wolfe is a longtime vendor and coordinator at The Hukilau. (Atomic Grog photo)

The elusive Will Anders of Fort Lauderdale showed off some one-of-a-kind pieces, including a boatload of Marquesan bobbleheads. (Atomic Grog photo)The elusive Will Anders of Fort Lauderdale showed off some one-of-a-kind pieces, including a boatload of Marquesan bobbleheads. (Atomic Grog photo)

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Main Event at Pier 66

Jim Stacy from The Cooking Channel joins The Hukilau's Christie "Tiki Kiliki" White at the Panorama Ballroom for the night's entertainment. (Photo by The Tanabi Group)Jim Stacy from The Cooking Channel joins The Hukilau’s Christie “Tiki Kiliki” White at the Panorama Ballroom for the night’s entertainment. (Photo by The Tanabi Group)

The ballroom was filled with villagers awaiting an eclectic lineup of bands. (Photo by The Tanabi Group)The ballroom was filled with villagers awaiting an eclectic lineup of bands. (Photo by The Tanabi Group)

After an opening set of loungy Hawaiian music by Georgia's Kinky Waikiki, South Florida's Slip and the Spinouts turned up the volume with some roots rock and rockabilly. (Photo by The Tanabi Group)After an opening set of loungy Hawaiian music by Georgia’s Kinky Waikiki, South Florida’s Slip and the Spinouts turned up the volume with some roots rock and rockabilly. (Photo by The Tanabi Group)

The Alika Lyman Group changed things up with its vintage jazz and exotica sounds. (Atomic Grog photo) The Alika Lyman Group changed things up with its vintage jazz and exotica sounds. (Atomic Grog photo)

Mark Riddle (left) from California and Alika Lyman from Hawaii lead the Alika Lyman Group through a set of news songs and vintage classics. (Atomic Grog photo) Mark Riddle (left) from California and Alika Lyman from Hawaii lead the Alika Lyman Group through a set of news songs and vintage classics. The rest of the all-star group is Fred Ubaldo Jr. (bass), Nelson Ortiz (percussion), and Mark “Gus” Gusek (drums). (Atomic Grog photo)

Guitarist Alika Lyman makes his first East Coast appearance at The Hukilau. (Atomic Grog photo) Guitarist Alika Lyman makes his first East Coast appearance at The Hukilau. (Atomic Grog photo)

The Alika Lyman Group features a full, lush sound thanks to its veteran musicians and stellar arrangements. (Atomic Grog photo) The Alika Lyman Group features a full, lush sound thanks to its veteran musicians and stellar arrangements. (Atomic Grog photo)

Vibraphonist Make Riddle is also known as band leader Marty Lush and podcaster Digitiki (The Quiet Village). (Atomic Grog photo) Vibraphonist Make Riddle is also known as band leader Marty Lush and podcaster Digitiki (The Quiet Village). (Atomic Grog photo)

The Alika Lyman Group's performance at The Hukilau was their only scheduled U.S. mainland appearance of 2015. (Atomic Grog photo) The Alika Lyman Group’s performance at The Hukilau was their only scheduled U.S. mainland appearance of 2015. (Atomic Grog photo)

Alika Lyman is the nephew of exotica legend Arthur Lyman. The band paid tribute by performing several of his classic tunes. (Atomic Grog photo) Alika Lyman is the nephew of exotica legend Arthur Lyman. The band paid tribute by performing several of his classic tunes. (Atomic Grog photo)

The Alika Lyman Group performs songs from its debut album, Leis of Jazz, Vol. 2 (2014). (Atomic Grog photo) The Alika Lyman Group performs songs from its debut album, Leis of Jazz, Vol. 2 (2014). (Atomic Grog photo)

Alika Lyman was born in Hawaii and has an active music career on the islands. (Atomic Grog photo)Alika Lyman was born in Hawaii and has an active music career on the islands. (Atomic Grog photo)

The Alika Lyman Group closed their show by performing a tribute to the late Robert Drasnin, the exotica pioneer who passed away in May. (Atomic Grog photo) The Alika Lyman Group closed their show by performing a tribute to the late Robert Drasnin, the exotica pioneer who passed away in May. (Atomic Grog photo)

Author and exotica music expert Jeff Chenault (left) greets The Hukilau co-founder and author of an upcoming book on The Mai-Kai, Tim "Swanky" Glazner. Burlesque dancer Lila Starlet also performed between band sets. (Atomic Grog photo) Author and exotica music expert Jeff Chenault (left) greets The Hukilau co-founder and author of an upcoming book on The Mai-Kai, Tim “Swanky” Glazner. Burlesque dancer Lila Starlet also performed between band sets. (Atomic Grog photo)

Hailing from somewhere in the wilds of north-central Florida, The Disasternauts took the stage with a primal fury. (Atomic Hailing from somewhere in the wilds of north-central Florida, The Disasternauts took the stage with a primal fury. (Atomic Grog photo)

It's an instrumental surf rock onslaught from The Disasternauts. (Atomic Grog photo) It’s an instrumental surf rock onslaught from The Disasternauts. (Atomic Grog photo)

The Disasternauts are reported to be former NASA space chimps who returned to earth and assimilated themselves into society. (Atomic Grog photo) The Disasternauts are reported to be former NASA space chimps who returned to earth and assimilated themselves into society. (Atomic Grog photo)

Unable to communicate verbally, The Disasternauts let their music do the talking. (Atomic Grog photo) Unable to communicate verbally, The Disasternauts let their music do the talking. (Atomic Grog photo)

The dance floor was packed for the lively set by The Disasternauts. (Atomic Grog photo) The dance floor was packed for the lively set by The Disasternauts. (Atomic Grog photo)

The Disasternauts' performances are typically unannounced for national security reasons. (Atomic Grog photo) The Disasternauts’ performances are typically unannounced for national security reasons. (Atomic Grog photo)

The band has been a fixture at The Hukilau for nearly a decade, and also crashed the Surf Guitar 101 convention in Los Angeles in 2012. (Atomic Grog photo) The band has been a fixture at The Hukilau for nearly a decade, and also crashed the Surf Guitar 101 convention in Los Angeles in 2012. (Atomic Grog photo)

Don't tell anyone, but The Disasternauts are actually an offshoot of The Intoxicators and include lead guitarist Gary Evans and drummer Brian Crum. (Atomic Grog photo) Don’t tell anyone, but The Disasternauts are actually an offshoot of The Intoxicators and include lead guitarist Gary Evans and drummer Brian Crum. (Atomic Grog photo)

Official photos: Browse the Friday Main Event gallery from Go11 Events

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The Hukilau: June 10-14, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 and The Mai-Kai restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Special guest: Dawn Wells. Musical guests and performers: Alika Lyman Group, The Intoxicators, Gold Dust Lounge, Pablus, Slip and the Spinouts, Kinky Waikiki, Skinny Jimmy Stingray, King Kukulele, Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid, Lila Starlet, DJ James Brown’s Sweat. Symposium presenters: Arthur Dong, Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily, Domenic Priore, Jeff Chenault, Jon Bortles and Tiki Gardener. Guest bartenders: Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, Brian Miller, Martin Cate, Paul McGee, Dean Hurst, the Straw Hat Barmen.
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A professional journalist and Florida resident for more than 30 years, Jim "Hurricane" Hayward shares his obsession with Polynesian Pop and other retro styles on his blog, The Atomic Grog. Jim's roots in mid-century and reto culture go back to his childhood in the 1960s, when he tagged along with his parents to Tiki restaurants and his father's custom car shows. His experience in journalism, mixology, and more than 20 years as an independent concert promoter make him a jack-of-all-trades in the South Florida scene. A graduate of the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications, Jim is a longtime web producer for The Palm Beach Post. In his spare time, he has promoted hundreds of rock, punk, and indie concerts under the Slammie Productions name since the early 1990s. In 2011, he launched The Atomic Grog to extensively cover events, music, art, cocktails, and culture with a retro slant. Jim earned his nickname by virtue of both his dangerous exotic drinks and his longtime position producing The Post's tropical weather website.
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One Response to The Hukilau photo highlights: Friday’s Three Hour Tour Cruise, Tiki Treasures Bazaar, Main Event at Pier 66

  1. Kevin says:

    Good stuff Jim! Thanks for the photos (and info).

    Kevin

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