NEW: Tiki Marketplace offers a taste of The Mai-Kai
The July 18 event featured vintage art and collectibles, food trucks, plus authentic Mai-Kai cocktails and entertainment.
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Just in time to break up South Florida’s summer doldrums, The Mai-Kai comes to the rescue with another Tiki Marketplace in the parking lot of the historic Polynesian restaurant on Sunday, July 18.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests can browse more than 20 booths containing an eclectic assortment of items while enjoying authentic Mai-Kai cocktails and three unique food options, plus live Tiki Bingo. Entertainment will be provided by musicians and performers from The Mai-Kai’s Polynesian Islander Revue, the longest-running authentic South Seas stage show in the United States, including Hawaii.
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The Mai-Kai has made a few adjustments following the overwhelming success of the first Tiki Marketplace on April 17. Guests should be aware that the one and only entry point will be via the main entrance porte-cochère at 3599 N. Federal Highway. Once inside the marketplace, you’ll be able to check out the vendors and relax under the shade of the thatched roof with a beverage and small bite. There is also plenty of entertainment on tap all day.
The Mai-Kai Tiki Marketplace schedule
* 11 a.m.-4 p.m. – Vendor marketplace, food and drinks
* Noon – Samoan Fire Knife Dance by the Polynesian Islander Revue
* 1 p.m. – Tiki Bingo hosted by the Fraternal Order of Moai
* 1:30 p.m. – Samoan Fire Knife Dance
* 2-4 p.m. – Live entertainment by Mai-Kai musicians
* 3 p.m. – Samoan Fire Knife Dance
* 4 p.m. – Tiki Bingo
The final Tiki Bingo game will be followed by a raffle featuring four signature mugs and a snifter from The Mai-Kai collection.
Just like the April event, a stellar lineup of classic Mai-Kai cocktails will be available (by the quart): Barrel O’ Rum, Mai Tai, Jet Pilot and Black Magic. Also available: Beer, wine, water and soft drinks.
Bring a cooler so you can grab a quart to take home. No advance sales will be available, but fans of The Mai-Kai’s famous tropical drinks will be happy to hear that another round of take-home quarts (and gallons) will be offered on Friday-Saturday, July 23-24. Email Pia Dahlquist, The Mai-Kai’s director of public relations, for more information. You can also sign up for the email list to get news and announcements on future events, plus cocktails to go.
To beat the summer heat, a cool and refreshing item will be available Sunday: Tropical shaved ice from Kona Ice. The two local food trucks that served up tasty treats in April will return. M.C.K. Fusion from Mobile Culinary Kitchens (Colombian and Latin fusion) and Inspir-Asian (Chinese street food) will provide everything from tacos and quesadillas, to shrimp and fried rice.
We’re honored to once again be a sponsor of the event, along with the Gumbo Limbo Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Moai, the premier fraternal organization and social network for Tiki culture and Polynesian pop enthusiasts. Many vendors are also returning from the first marketplace, selling everything from Tiki and retro-inspired art and collectibles, to clothing, glassware and much more.
The Mai-Kai Tiki Marketplace vendors, July 2021
The Mai-Kai Trading Post has been constantly updating its offerings, so look for new as well as classic items for sale. A wide selection of clothing and glassware has been offered over the past several months. Leftover stock may be available in the online store, but popular items sell out, so don’t be late.
Many of the booths from the April event will be back, along with a selection of new artists and businesses:
NEW: ALOHA ARTS – Native South Seas artist Kealoha Pa creates tropical art on wood batik, including jewelry, gift boxes, furniture, and screens. His works have been exhibited at various venues throughout Hawaii.
ART BY ROBERT KORHONEN – The quick sketch portraits by this South Florida artist hang in homes and galleries around the world.
DECO DERMOT – Browse Tiki mugs, postcards, hula girl figures, bric-a-brac, and Hawaiian shirts.
NEW: BEAD MAMA – Guarigione Alleanza makes healing bracelets, allowing customers to design their own stone/charms.
NEW: IMPRESSED JUICE CO. – Cold-pressed coffee and juices are the specialty of this Pompano Beach-based small business.
NEW: KONO SURF ART – Original art prints, pillows and nautical jewelry with an emphasis on animals and beach life.
LIP SMACKING GOOD HONEY – Honey, infused honey bee pollen, hive products, elderberry.
NEW: LONE PALM STUDIO – Tiki sculptures.
NEW: LUAU LADS – A Jacksonville-based duo of mixologists who cater special events and provide their own signature syrups, glassware, stickers, and more.
NEW: MIMI’S BAUBLES – An eclectic mix of vintage items, including tablecloths and linens, retro clothing, home decor, and more.
NAUTICAL WHEELER – Tiki items and surfboards.
NEW: NICE WORK BY LAZ – Tiki carvings
NEW: N! SATTERFIELD – Original artwork (acrylic spray on wood), printed T-shirts, stickers, vintage barware/glassware, vintage Hawaiian shirts, and more from this longtime South Florida artist.
SANDBAR SAUCE – Craft cocktail mixer kits and bar tools.
SEW – Sewn purses, cloth masks, pet clothing, placemats, kitchen towels, kimonos, and scarves.
SUSTAINING STACEY – Reusable beeswax wraps and snail-shell jewelry.
THE MODERN HISTORIC – Records, vintage clothing, and housewares are available from this West Palm Beach-based shop.
As usual, we advise arriving early for the best selection of goods. Also note that The Mai-Kai has announced that all guests are expected to continue to follow all state and local coronavirus guidelines.
The Mai-Kai official sites and social media
* MaiKai.com | MaiKaiTradingPost.com
Twitter | Facebook: Official page | Friends of The Mai-Kai group
Instagram: Restaurant | The Molokai bar | Trading Post
Past Atomic Grog coverage
The Mai-Kai hosts first Tiki Marketplace featuring vendors, entertainers, cocktails, rum tasting and more
The historic restaurant may be closed for repairs, but a new event took advantage of the large parking lot for a safe and fun-filled day featuring the generous spirit of ‘ohana. A second marketplace is already in the works.
Thousands of fans unite to show support for The Mai-Kai during closing
Previous coverage: More than 10,000 have signed a petition and thousands are flooding social media channels as the historic restaurant plans events, take-home cocktails while potential partners/owners are sought.
* Fundraisers, online sales aid The Mai-Kai during closure
* The Mai-Kai celebrates Hulaween 2020 with drive-in movie party
* The Mai-Kai re-releases signature rum, glassware, spirits menu
* Virtual events honor The Hukilau, help those in need
* Cocktail quarts join gallons as The Mai-Kai expands takeout menu
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