In 2018, The Atomic Grog consolidated previous news and events coverage into a comprehensive 12-month calendar that offers dates, links and previews of all the major Tiki and rum events, plus a touch of modernism, surf music, Disney and other happenings of interest to the Tiki community. Below, you can still find the official artwork and links to the official sites. Following the events, the calendar was updated to include images and videos culled from social media, along with some of our own photos and relevant press coverage. We’ve archived this full year of coverage for posterity.
UPDATES: 2019 EVENTS CALENDAR
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THE TIKI TIMES: 2018 EVENTS RECAP
Feb. 15-25 – Modernism Week in Palm Springs, Calif.
Feb. 23 – Taste of Aloha and Art of Tiki Cocktail Showdown at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami Beach.
Feb. 24 – Inuhele: Atlanta Tiki Homebar Tour.
Feb. 24-25 – Polynesian Cultural Festival in Oakland Park, Fla.
March 4 – Adventureland Day at Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom in Disney World.
March 31 – Bamboo on The Bayou’s Bamboo Bash in Houston.
April 7 – Magical Tiki Meet Up at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World.
April 7-8 – Rhum Fest Paris.
April 14 – Chicago Rum Festival.
April 19-22 – Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekend.
May 17-20 – Tiki Caliente in Palm Springs, Calif.
May 20-22 – Dallas Tiki Week in Texas.
May 27-28 – St. Croix Rum Festival in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
May 28-31 – International Rum Conference in Madrid, Spain.
June 2 – Rum Festival Amsterdam.
June 6-10 – The Hukilau in Fort Lauderdale.
How to Mix Like The Mai-Kai: Tips and techniques from Hurricane Hayward
of The Atomic Grog for turning your home bar into a Tiki cocktail paradise.
Check out highlights from the sold-out class at The Hukilau 2018.
Photo galleries: Facebook | Flickr
Facebook page: More 2018 rum fest coverage
June 21-24 – Surfer Joe Summer Festival in Livorno, Italy.
June 28-July 1 – Ohana: Luau At The Lake at The Tiki Resort, Lake George, N.Y.
July 13-15 – Tiki Kon in Portland, Ore.
July 14 – Tiki Night 2018 – Bosko and Rolly at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.
July 17-22 – Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, La.
Spirited Awards: Tales of the Cocktail Foundation announces winners
* Congratulations to the Spirited Awards regional Top 10 lists
Coverage: A very rummy Tales of the Cocktail 2018
* Spirited Travel: The rise of rum at Tales of the Cocktail
Aug. 3-5 – Surf Guitar 101 Convention in Torrance, Calif. Coverage: Catching the wave – and some tasty guitar solos – at a surf music convention
Aug. 8-12 – Tiki Oasis in San Diego, Calif.
Aug. 11 – The Hula Hop in Columbus, Ohio.
Aug. 17-19 – Asbury Park Surf Music Festival on the New Jersey shore.
Aug. 18 – Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival in Hawaii.
Coverage: Bar Leather Apron’s Justin Park wins World’s Best Mai Tai title for third time
* World’s Best Mai Tai revealed at the Royal Kona Resort
Aug. 27 – Tiki Throwdown: Robot Uprising at 320 Main in Seal Beach, Calif.
Sept. 7-8 – Huka Pele Tiki Weekender in Las Vegas.
Sept. 8 – California Rum Festival in San Francisco.
Coverage: California Rum Festival 2018 in pictures
The California Rum Festival and the ultimate San Francisco Tiki bar weekend
Sept 10-16 – Texas Tiki Week in Austin.
Sept. 14-15 – Southern Surf StompFest in Atlanta.
Sept. 15 – Makahiki: A Night of Tiki in Indianapolis, Ind.
Sept 29 – New York Rum Festival in New York City.
Sept. 30 – Tiki Day at Disneyland.
Oct. 13-14 – German Rum Festival in Berlin.
Oct. 15-21 – London Rum Week in the UK.
Oct. 18-21 – Barbados Food and Rum Festival.
Oct. 18-21 – Circa Caliente in Palm Springs.
Oct. 18-21 – Modernism Week Fall Preview in Palm Springs, Calif.
Oct. 20 – Malihini Tiki Festival in Kansas City.
Oct. 20 – The Original Tiki Market Place Octikifest Celebration in Garden Grove, Calif.
Oct. 20-21 – The UK RumFest in London.
Oct. 26 – Hulaween 2018: Back from the Dead – 10th Anniversary Reunion at The Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale. Atomic Grog preview: The Mai-Kai is digging up old friends for 10th annual Hulaween
Photos: Facebook gallery from The Mai-Kai
Nov. 19-30 – Rum Renaissance Caribbean Cruise departing from Fort Lauderdale.
Nov. 24-27 – KonTiki Lima Tiki Fest in Peru.
Dec. 2 – Trader Santa’s TikiLand Trading Co. Marketplace in Laguna Beach, Calif.
Dec. 8 – The Original Tiki Market Place Happy Hula Days Show in Garden Grove, Calif.
Dec. 28 – The Mai-Kai 62nd Anniversary Party in Fort Lauderdale.