While the COVID pandemic is by no means a thing of the past, the Tiki events circuit was back to almost full capacity in 2022. This also includes many rum and surf music events around the world that we also documented on The Tiki Times, The Atomic Grog’s ongoing event guide. It was great to see many old standby events back in full force, while new happenings also made their mark. Check below for artwork and links to official sites, plus images and videos from social media.
THE TIKI TIMES 2023: Latest upcoming live and virtual events
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THE TIKI TIMES: 2022 EVENTS RECAP
Fridays – Spike’s Breezeway Cocktail Hour hosted by Matt “Spike” Marble of The Hula Girls. Pre-parties on Instagram Live, episodes on YouTube.
2022 LIVE EVENTS
Jan. 7-9 – The Rhythm Collision Weekend #8 in Riverside, Calif.
Jan. 12 – Dram of the Dead: The Bum on his new Zombie rum
Jan. 22 – The Original Tiki Market Place 10th Anniversary in Garden Grove, Calif.
Jan. 22 – “The Suite of the Future” Fine Art Print Release Party at the Shag Store in Palm Springs, Calif.
Jan 28-30 – Inuhele: Atlanta’s Tiki Weekend.
* Past coverage
Feb. 19-20 – Rockabillaque Florida at the Seminole Casino Hotel in Immokalee.
Feb. 24 – Trader Vic’s Tonga Fundraiser
Feb. 25 – The Art of Tiki Cocktail Showdown at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami Beach.
* Cheers all around: 21st annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival® is a wrap!
Feb. 17-27 – Modernism Week in Palm Springs, Calif.
March. 11-12 – Miami Rum Congress in Miami Beach.
Miami Rum Congress 2022 kicks off full schedule of worldwide rum events
Industry VIPs and rum enthusiasts gather for seminars, tastings and special events at the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach.
Social media recap: Photos, coverage of Miami Rum Congress 2022
March 12 – Aloha Fest 5 in the Netherlands.
March 12 – Sixth Anniversary Luau at The Honu in Dunedin, Fla.
March 12-13 – Arizona Aloha Festival at Tempe Beach Park.
April 2-4 – Rhum Fest Paris.
April 3 – Lowbrow Aloha art show and sale at Hala Kahiki in Chicago.
April 2, 9, 10, 16, 17 – Aloha Oa! 65 years of Oceanic Arts Celebration in Whittier, Calif.
April 14-17 – Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekend.
April 23-24 – The Oceanic Arts Vintage Tiki Collection Auction in Whittier, Calif.
April 28-May 1- Arizona Tiki Oasis in Scottsdale.
April 29-May 1 – Retro Cocktail Hour 25th anniversary reception and concerts in Lawrence, Kan., and Pittsburg, Kan.
April 30 – Chicago Rum Festival.
May 7 – Oslo Rum Festival.
May 8-10 – The Rum Day in Milan, Italy.
May 11 – Tiki Cocktail Party with Sven Kirsten at Tonga Hut in Los Angeles.
May 12-15 – Tiki Caliente in Palm Springs, Calif.
May 14 – Brisbane Rum Revolution in Australia.
May 16 – The Enchanted Tiki-Ko Takeover: Blue Hawaii at the Bakersfield Fox Theater.
May 20-21 – Gin & Rum Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland.
May 20-22 – Nashville Boogie vintage weekender and car show.
May 21 – Czech RumFest in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
May 27-28 – Surf O Rama Festival in Valencia, Spain.
May 28 – Taste of Rum festival in Puerto Rico.
June 5 – The RumBellion in Singapore.
June 9-12 – The Hukilau in Fort Lauderdale.
* Facebook: Page and Group | Instagram
The Hukilau 2022: Daily recap, photos and video
The 19th Tiki weekender featured four days of live music, educational seminars, cocktails and rum tastings, plus lots more.
>>> FULL DAILY COVERAGE
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June 12-14 and 19-21 – Tiki by the Sea in Wildwood, N.J.
June 14-17 – Bonaire Rum Week
* Event recap from Rum Traveler
June 18 – Manchester Rum Festival in the UK.
June 18 – New York Rum Festival & Congress in New York City.
June 12-19 – Dallas Tiki Week.
June 23-26 – Ohana: Luau At The Lake at The Tiki Resort, Lake George, N.Y.
June 25 – Atlanta Tiki Homebar Tour
June 25 – Jamaica Rum Festival
* Worthy Park Estate, Pure Chocolate square up at Jamaica Rum Festival
June 25 – The Original Tiki Market Place Summer Kickoff in Garden Grove, Calif.
June 25-26 – Bordeaux Rum Festival in France.
July 1-3 – Tiki Kon in Portland, Ore.
July 2 – Tiki Trader San Diego on Shelter Island.
July 7-9 – Viva East Rockabilly Weekender and Custom Car Show in Westborough, Mass.
July 9 – Luau on the Hill in Indianapolis.
July 9-10 – Aloha Polynesian Culture And Seafood Festival in Oakland Park, Fla.
July 10 – Atomic Tiki Bazaar at Max’s South Seas Hideaway in Grand Rapids, Mich.
July 16 – Tiki Noire at The Globe Theatre in Los Angeles.
July 17 – Escape To Secret Island – Tiki Expo & Bazaar in Long Beach, Calif.
July 22-23 – Honey Diver Tiki Weekender in Sarasota, Fla.
July 22-23 – Rum Show in London.
July 23 – The Original Tiki Market Place Summer Extravaganza in Garden Grove, Calif.
July 23-24 – Hoike Hawaii Hula Competition in Orlando.
July 24 – Tiki Bazaar and Brunch at Trader Vic’s in Emeryville, Calif.
July 25-29 – Tales of the Cocktail and Spirted Awards in New Orleans.
July 30 – Big Kahuna Bash 4 at Grumpy’s Bar & Grill in Roseville, Minn.
July 31 – Surf Guitar 101 Convention in Hollywood, Calif.
Aug. 3-7 – Tiki Oasis in San Diego, Calif.
Aug. 5-7 Oslo Tiki Weekend in Norway.
Aug. 6 – Aloha Fest Toronto
Aug 7 – Lowbrow Aloha art show and sale at Hala Kahiki in Chicago.
Aug. 11-14 – Space City Luau in Houston.
Aug. 13 – Brooklyn Rum Festival.
Aug. 13 – Tiki Bash 2022 in San Diego.
Aug. 14 – Rum-Tiki Social in Long Beach, Calif.
Aug. 19-21 – Hi-Tide Summer Holiday in Asbury Park, N.J.
Aug. 25 – Shag Store Las Vegas official grand opening and print release party for “High Roller Suite” at the Palms Casino Resort.
Aug. 22-27 – Mobile Tiki Week in Alabama.
Aug. 26-28 – Tiki in Waikiki in Honolulu.
Aug. 27 – Alibi 75th Anniversary Luau in Portland, Ore.
Aug. 27 – Castaway with the Luau Lads in Jacksonville.
Aug. 27 – Tiki Inferno in Hell, Mich.
Aug. 27-28 – German Rum Festival in Berlin.
Aug. 28 – Mai Tai Day 2022 at Trader Vic’s in Emeryville, Calif.
Sept. 2 – Seattle Rum Festival.
Sept. 2-3 – Nordic Rum Festival in Copenhagen.
Sept. 4 – San Francisco Rum Festival & Congress.
Sept. 8-9 – Orlando Tiki Fest.
Sept. 9 – Los Angeles Rum Festival & Congress.
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— TheRumLab (@therumlab) September 13, 2022
Sept. 10 – Makahiki: A Night of Tiki at The Inferno Room in Indianapolis, Ind.
Tikiyaki 5-0 dedicated their set to @BrotherCleve at this weekend’s Makahiki in Indianapolis. It was was good to be with friends and the community that day, lots of memories to share.
RIP my friend. You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/E5Vwn1EgSm
— Beachbum Berry (@BeachBumBerry) September 12, 2022
Sept. 11 – 10th Anniversary Ho’ike in Plantation, Fla.
Sept. 14 – Tiki Underground reopening party with DJ Hi Tide.
Sept. 17 – Endless Summer Marketplace at Kahuna Tiki Tu in Valley Village, Calif.
Sept. 17 – An Evening With Colonel Beach in Anaheim, Calif.
Sept. 17 – Tiki Night at The Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles
Sept 16-18 – Texas Tiki Week in Austin.
Sept. 22 – Print Release Party for “Delphine” at The Shag Store in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Sept. 22-25 – The New England Shake-Up in Framingham, Mass.
Sept. 24 – Print Release Party for “Benedict Canyon” at The Shag Store in Palm Springs, Calif.
Sept. 24 – Superstition Village Tiki Marketplace in Queen Creek, Ariz.
Sept. 25 – TikiLand Day at Disneyland
Sept. 29 – End of Summer Luau at Ogden’s Own Distillery in Ogden in Utah.
Oct. 1 – The LuWow presents Zombie Canni-Ball in Brunswick, Australia.
Oct. 2 – Secret Island’s 3-Hour Tour in Newport Beach, Calif.
Oct. 7-8 – Whisky & Rum Festival in Holland.
Oct. 8 – Southern Surf StompFest in Atlanta.
Oct. 8-9 – Salon du Rhum in Belgium.
Oct. 10 – A Toast To Brother Cleve at Wusong Road in Cambridge, Mass.
Our tribute to @BrotherCleve, who I only met a few times but who made space and time in his life for me. Wusong Road’s event is sweet and lovely and has a mai tai fountain. pic.twitter.com/tis2VH48H1
— KeviDON’Tly (@Kevidently) October 10, 2022
Oct. 10-17 – London Rum Week and The UK RumFest.
Oct. 13-16 – Circa Caliente in Palm Springs.
Oct. 13-16 – Modernism Week Fall Preview in Palm Springs, Calif.
Oct. 15 – Mai Tai Domination Cocktail Party in Palm Springs, Calif.
Oct. 22 – The South Seas Film Fest in San Francisco.
Oct. 23 – Haunted HulaWeen – A Creepy Tiki Bazaar in Long Beach, Calif.
Oct. 23 – Monsters & Mai Tais parking lot sale and art show at Tonga Hut in Los Angeles.
Oct. 29 – Haunted Harbor 2022 in Pittsburgh.
Oct. 27-30 – Barbados Food & Rum Festival.
Oct. 31-Nov. 5 – The Barbados Rum Experience
Nov. 1-6 – St Barth Rum Festival and Caribbean Rum Awards
* Photos and full coverage: Caribbean Rum Awards – Not your typical rum festival (Rum Traveler)
Nov. 4 – Max’s South Seas Hideaway 3-year Anniversary Party in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Nov. 4-5 – Danish Rum and Whisky Festival in Denmark.
Nov. 6 – Atomic Tiki Bazaar at Max’s South Seas Hideaway in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Nov. 6 – Trader Vic’s Holiday Bazaar, Brunch & Tiki Diablo Mug Release at Trader Vic’s in Emeryville, Calif.
Nov. 12 – Rockabillaque Charleston in South Carolina.
Nov. 12-13 – Miami Rum Renaissance Festival in Coral Gables.
Miami festival fills weekend with rum seminars, tastings
Event includes two full days featuring some of the world’s best spirits, premiere industry experts, and a friendly gang of easy-going rum enthusiasts.
PAST COVERAGE: 2021 photos, recap | Rum fest history, memories
Nov. 13 – Alohana in Palm Springs.
Nov. 20 – Googie World Expo in in Van Nuys, Calif.
Nov. 27 – Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival.
Dec. 4 – Lowbrow Aloha art show and sale at Hala Kahiki in Chicago.
Dec. 18 – Winter Wonderland 15 at Tonga Hut in Los Angeles.
Past event recaps
2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018
Previous coverage: News and events from 2015-2017
UPDATES: The Mai-Kai turns 66 as work progresses on multiple renovation projects
There are many reasons to be hopeful that the 67th anniversary in 2023 will be the first since 2019 when we’ll once again be able to gather inside the historic Fort Lauderdale restaurant to appreciate its grandeur and beauty.
>>> Get the inside scoop on the refurbishments at The Mai-Kai
UPDATES: The Tiki Times: Exclusive events guide
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