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2018 EVENTS CALENDAR
Updated Dec. 8, 2018

See below: Past 2018 events | 2019 calendar
2017 archive | The Year in Tiki 2015 plus top artists, bands, bars, rums and more

Dec. 8 – The Original Tiki Market Place Happy Hula Days Show in Garden Grove, Calif.

Dec. 28 – The Mai-Kai 62nd annual Customer Appreciation Party in Fort Lauderdale.

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2018 PAST EVENTS

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. Atlanta Tiki Home Bar 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. Magical Tiki Meet Up

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. Tiki Caliente

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.

The Hukilau 2018

The Hukilau 2018 photos by The Atomic Grog Atomig Grog recap: Images from the whirlwind Tiki weekend in Fort Lauderdale
Full Atomic Grog coverage

Okole Maluna Cocktail Academy: How to Mix Like The Mai-Kai

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

Ian Burrell and Ed Hamilton at The Hukilau 2018 More photos: Hukilau Mike on Flickr | The Hukilau Facebook page

June 9-10 – Rum Renaissance Festival in Fort Lauderdale. [Atomic Grog past coverage]
Rob’s Rum Guide: 2018 RumXP and Consumer Rum Jury award winners

Rum Renaissance Festival 2018 Flickr galleries: Browse all of the official photos
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. Ohana: Luau At The Lake

July 13-15 – Tiki Kon in Portland, Ore. Tiki Kon

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. Surf Guitar 101 Convention Coverage: Catching the wave – and some tasty guitar solos – at a surf music convention

Aug. 8-12 – Tiki Oasis in San Diego, Calif. Tiki Oasis 2018

Aug. 11 – The Hula Hop in Columbus, Ohio.

Aug. 17-19 – Asbury Park Surf Music Festival on the New Jersey shore. Asbury Park Surf Music Festival

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. 18 – Exotica Moderne Launch Party at the Tonga Hut in Los Angeles.

Aug. 19 – The Tiki Throw Down at the New York Cocktail Expo in Queens.

Aug. 27 – Tiki Throwdown: Robot Uprising at 320 Main in Seal Beach, Calif. Tiki Throwdown: Robot Uprising

Sept. 7-8 – Huka Pele Tiki Weekender in Las Vegas. Huka Pele Tiki Weekender

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. 8 – Tiki Island Expo and Escape To Tiki Island in Santa Ana, Calif. Escape To Tiki Island Photos: Tiki Island Expo at Original Mike’s

Sept 10-16 – Texas Tiki Week in Austin.

Sept. 14-15 – Southern Surf StompFest in Atlanta. Southern Surf StompFest

Sept. 15 – Makahiki: A Night of Tiki in Indianapolis, Ind. Makahiki: A Night of Tiki

Sept. 29-30 – 13th annual Parking Lot Sale at Forbidden Island in Alameda, Calif.
13th annual Parking Lot Sale at Forbidden Island

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. Circa Caliente

Oct. 18-21 – Modernism Week Fall Preview in Palm Springs, Calif.

Oct. 20 – Malihini Tiki Festival in Kansas City. Malihini Tiki Festival

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. Hulaween 2018: Back from the Dead - 10th Anniversary Reunion Atomic Grog preview: The Mai-Kai is digging up old friends for 10th annual Hulaween Hulaween 2018: Back from the Dead - 10th Anniversary Reunion at The Mai-Kai
Photos: Facebook gallery from The Mai-Kai

Oct. 28 – Monsters and Mai Tais VII Halloween art show and parking lot sale at at the Tonga Hut in Los Angeles. Monsters and Mai Tais VII at Tonga Hut

Oct. 31 – Shipwrecked Mahaloween Party at The Polynesian in New York City. Shipwrecked Mahaloween Party

Nov. 18 – 60th Birthday Party & Mug Release at Tonga Hut in Los Angeles. Tonga Hut 60th Birthday Party & Mug Release

Nov. 19-30 – Rum Renaissance Caribbean Cruise departing from Fort Lauderdale.

Nov. 24-27 – KonTiki Lima Tiki Fest in Peru. KonTiki Lima Tiki Fest

Dec. 2 – Trader Santa’s TikiLand Trading Co. Marketplace in Laguna Beach, Calif.

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2019 EVENTS CALENDAR

Feb. 8-9 – Miami Rum Congress in Miami Beach. Miami Rum Congress<

Feb. 14-24 – Modernism Week in Palm Springs, Calif.

Feb. 15-17 – Inuhele: Atlanta Tiki Homebar Tour.

Feb. 22 – Taste of Aloha and Art of Tiki Cocktail Showdown at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami Beach.

Feb. 23-24 – Polynesian Cultural Festival in Oakland Park, Fla.

April 5-6 – Magical Tiki Meet Up at Disney World.

April 12-14 – Arizona Tiki Oasis in Scottsdale. Arizona Tiki Oasis

April 18-21 – Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekend.

April 27 – Chicago Rum Festival.

May 16-19 – Tiki Caliente in Palm Springs, Calif.

May 17-18 – Rum Renaissance Festival in Miami. [Atomic Grog past coverage] Rum Renaissance Festival

May 23-26 – Nashville Boogie vintage weekender and car show.

June 5-9 – The Hukilau in Fort Lauderdale. [Atomic Grog past coverage] The Hukilau 2018

June 15 – New York Rum Festival in New York City.

June 27-30 – Ohana: Luau At The Lake at The Tiki Resort, Lake George, N.Y.

July 5-7 – Tiki Kon in Portland, Ore.

July 16-21 – Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, La.

Aug. 7-11 – Tiki Oasis in San Diego, Calif. Tiki Oasis 2019

Sept. 7 – California Rum Festival in San Francisco.

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2017 EVENTS ARCHIVE

n 2017, we listed many of the major Tiki events across the country, featuring photos and social media coverage. Check back to see the highlights of an action-packed year.

December 2017: Spirited holiday happenings in California and beyond

November 2017: Rum fests, bar tours and art shows across the globe

October 2017: Historic art show in L.A., world’s biggest rumfest in London, Circa Caliente in Palm Springs, Halloween happenings

September 2017: Texas goes Tiki, Deep South surf rock, rum fests from coast to coast

August 2017: Tiki Oasis, surf guitar and hot summer events

July 2017: Tales of the Cocktail takes over

June 2017: Summer season heats up with The Hukilau, Ohana: Luau At The Lake, Tiki Kon and more

May 2017: Tiki Caliente and lots more summer kickoff parties

April 2017: Surf and rockabilly, Miami Rum Festival, Chicago Area Tiki Tour

March 2017: Shag art shows, Tiki bars and festivals, surf rock and more

February 2017: Bar openings and closings, cocktail competitions, Modernism Week

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2015 NEWS ARCHIVE

Thoroughout 2015, The Atomic Grog spotlighted the latest news and information on the Polynesian Pop revival and the wide world of retro-themed entertainment. We reviewed and recapped events held every week of the year. This feature, originally known as The Week in Tiki, covered all the major happenings across the world, with a focus on our home base, Florida and the U.S. East Coast.
Past coverage: See all the Week in Tiki blogs

The Year in Tiki 2015
Legends lost, but revival becomes renaissance with new bars, music, art and more

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REGULAR FEATURES
History is a big part of today’s Tiki scene. Legends of the past inspire and provide a template for a new generation of creative individuals. Included in our weekly/monthly profiles are artists, musicians and Tiki locations no longer with us (noted in italics).
Artist | Band/music | Bar | Website | Rum | Cocktail

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ARTIST

May 2016

* Mark Ryden

April 2016

* Paul Roe

* Clee Sobieski

Von Franco

Von Franco

March 2016

* Von Franco

* Milan Guanko

February 2016

* Michelle Bickford

* Tom Fowner

January 2016

* Robert Williams

* Sam Gambino

Big Toe, aka Tom Laura

Big Toe, aka Tom Laura

December 2015

* Edgar Leeteg

November 2015

* Big Toe (Tom Laura)

* Scott “Flounder” Scheidly

* Munktiki

October 2015

* Gecko

* Pooch

Wayne Coombs

Wayne Coombs

September 2015

* Wayne Coombs

* Eekum Bookum

August 2015

* Christine Benjamin

* The Pizz

July 2015

* Ken Ruzic

* PopTiki

Bamboo Ben poses with one of the iconic moai that his grandfather, Eli Hedley, carved for the Aku Aku at the Stardust hotel in Las Vegas

Bamboo Ben

June 2015

* Barney West

* Squid

* VanTiki

May 2015

* Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker

* Miss Fluff (Claudette Barjoud)

* Mookie Sato

* Bamboo Ben

Crazy Al Evans

Crazy Al Evans

April 2015

* Thor

* Doug Horne

* Dawn Frasier

* Basement Kahuna

March 2015

* Robert Jimenez

* Crazy Al Evans

* Eric October

* N! Satterfield

* Tiki Tony

Shag

Josh Agle, aka Shag.

February 2015

* Eli Hedley

* Shag

* Tiki Diablo

* LeRoy Schmaltz of Oceanic Arts

January 2015

* Surf Soul Tiki (Jeff Chouinard)

* Bosko

* Derek Yaniger

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BAND/MUSIC

May 2016

* “The Sound of Tiki”

April 2016

* Voodoo Organist

* Korla Pandit

Ding Dong Devils

Ding Dong Devils

March 2016

* Jason Lee and the R.I.P. Tides

* King Kukulele

February 2016

* The Exotics

* Arthur Lyman

January 2016

* The Madeira

* Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica

Man or Astro-man?

Man or Astro-man?

December 2015

* Ding Dong Devils

November 2015

* The Disasternauts

* Laramie Dean

* The Ventures

October 2015

* The Jimmy Psycho Experiment

* Slip and the Spinouts

Los Straitjackets

Los Straitjackets

September 2015

* Cutback Surfband

* 9th Wave

August 2015

* Tikiyaki Orchestra

* The Revomatics

July 2015

* Davie Allan and the Arrows

* Man or Astro-man?

Dick Dale at Respectable Street in West Palm Beach, April 21, 2012.

Dick Dale

June 2015

* Skinny Jimmy Stingray

* The Waitiki 7 and Waitiki

* The Hula Girls

May 2015

* Martini Kings

* El Capitan & the Band with No Name

* Los Straitjackets

* Surf Rock Radio

The Intoxicators at The Mai-Kai during The Hukilau in June 2013

The Intoxicators

April 2015

* Martin Denny

* Dick Dale

* Kinky Waikiki

* Tiki Joe’s Ocean

March 2015

* Ìxtahuele

* Gene Rains

* Gold Dust Lounge

* The Intoxicators

* Kenny Sasaki & The Tiki Boys

The Alika Lyman Group

The Alika Lyman Group.

February 2015

* Elliot Easton’s Tiki Gods

* The Crazed Mugs

* Koop Kooper’s Cocktail Nation

* Double Crown Records

January 2015

* Stolen Idols

* The Tiki Delights

* Alika Lyman Group

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BAR

May 2016

* Tonga Hut (Palm Springs)

April 2016

* Trader Vic’s (Emeryville, Calif.)

* Don the Beachcomber (Chicago)

Foundation Tiki Bar

Foundation Tiki Bar

March 2016

* Luau (Miami Beach)

* La Mariana Sailing Club (Honolulu)

February 2016

* The Happiest Hour and Slowly Shirley (New York City)

* Lei Low (Houston)

January 2016

* The Rum Line (Miami Beach)

* Fort Defiance (Brooklyn)

Otto's Shrunken Head

Otto’s Shrunken Head

December 2015

* Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar (Anaheim)

November 2015

* Foundation Tiki Bar (Milwaukee)

* Porco Lounge & Tiki Room (Cleveland)

* The Golden Tiki (Las Vegas)

October 2015

* Otto’s Shrunken Head (New York City)

* The Shameful Tiki Room (Vancouver)

Bali Hai

Bali Hai

September 2015

* Bootlegger Tiki (Palm Springs, Calif.)

* Kreepy Tiki Lounge (Fort Lauderdale)

August 2015

* Tonga Hut (Los Angeles)

* Chef Shangri-La (Chicago)

July 2015

* Grass Skirt Tiki Room (Columbus, Ohio)

* Bali Hai (San Diego)

The Tiki Ti

The Tiki Ti

June 2015

* The Molokai lounge at The Mai-Kai (Fort Lauderdale)

* Tiki-Ti (Los Angeles)

* Don the Beachcomber (Huntington Beach)

May 2015

* Trader Vic’s (Atlanta)

* Forbidden Island (Alameda, Calif.)

* Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge (Minneapolis)

* The Wreck Bar (Fort Lauderdale)

Smugger's Cove

Smugger’s Cove

April 2015

* Kon Tiki (Tucson)

* Lost Lake (Chicago)

* The Broken Shaker (Miami Beach)

* Longitude (Oakland)

March 2015

* The Castaways (Miami Beach)

* Smuggler’s Cove (San Francisco)

* Tambu Lounge (Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort)

* Three Dots and a Dash (Chicago)

* Tonga Room (San Francisco)

Latitude 29, New Orleans

Latitude 29

February 2015

* Aku Aku (Orlando)

* Trader Vic’s (New York City)

* Frankie’s Tiki Room (Las Vegas)

* Hale Pele (Portland)

January 2015

* Latitude 29 (New Orleans)

* The Kahiki (Columbus, Ohio)

* Hala Kahiki (Chicago)

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WEBSITE

May 2016

* Modern Tiki Lounge

April 2016

* The Rum Trader

* Mai-Kai: History & Mystery

Ooga-Mooga

Ooga-Mooga

March 2016

* RumJourney.com

* Rum Minute

February 2016

* Ooga-Mooga

* Surf Guitar 101

January 2016

* Imbibe magazine

* Poly Hai

Cocktail Kingdom

Cocktail Kingdom

December 2015

* Cocktail Wonk

November 2015

* Tales of the Cocktail

* Vintage Roadside

* Professor Cocktail

October 2015

* Rated R Cocktails

* Shag the Store

Beachbum Berry

Beachbum Berry

September 2015

* Ministry of Rum

* Cocktail Kingdom

August 2015

* Luxuria Music

* Punch

July 2015

* Dionysus Records Empire

* Charles Phoenix

The Mai-Kai's Mystery Drink bowl by Tiki Farm

The Mai-Kai’s Mystery Drink bowl by Tiki Farm

June 2015

* Beachbum Berry

* Fraternal Order Of Moai

* B.G. Reynolds

May 2015

* A. Panda’s Tiki Lounge

* Retro Roadmap

* Southern Surf Stomp!

* Tiki Farm

Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid

Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid

April 2015

* The Floating Rum Shack

* Inu a Kena

* Bahama Bob’s Rumstyles

* Exotic Tiki Island

March 2015

* Digitiki and The Quiet Village

* The Tiki Chick

* Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid

* Tikiman’s Polynesian Village Resort Pages

* Robert Burr’s Rum Guide

Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily

Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily

February 2015

* Kevin Kidney’s Miehana blog

* Zen Tiki Lounge

* Critiki

* The Pegu Blog

January 2015

* 5 Minutes of Rum

* A Mountain of Crushed Ice

* Tiki Central

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RUM

May 2016

* Santeria

April 2016

* Clément V.S.O.P.

* Ron Diplomático Reserva

Kilauea Iki featuring Plantation Pineapple Stiggins' Fancy. (Photo by Hurricane Hayward, February 2016)

Kilauea Iki featuring Plantation Pineapple Stiggins’ Fancy

March 2016

* Don Q Cristal

* Sailor Jerry

February 2016

* Plantation Pineapple Stiggins’ Fancy

* Flor de Caña Grand Reserve 7

January 2016

* R.L. Seale’s 10-year-old

* Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva 15

Unisphere featuring Koloa Gold rum

Unisphere featuring Koloa Gold rum

December 2015

* El Dorado 5

November 2015

* Clément Select Barrel

* Koloa Gold

* Seven Tiki spiced

October 2015

* Hamilton 86 (Guyana)

* Appleton Estate 12

Allspicy Daiquiri featuring Plantation 3 Stars

Allspicy Daiquiri featuring Plantation 3 Stars

September 2015

* Coruba Original (aka Dark)

* Cockspur Fine Rum

August 2015

* Koloa Dark

* Plantation 3 Stars

July 2015

* Denizen Merchant’s Reserve

* Angostura 5

Vicious Virgin #3 featuring The Real McCoy 3

Vicious Virgin #3 featuring The Real McCoy 3

June 2015

* Rhum Barbancourt 3 Star

* Rhum Barbancourt 5 Star

* El Dorado 8

May 2015

* The Real McCoy 3

* Gubba Silver and Gold

* Wicked Dolphin Silver

* Wicked Dolphin Florida Spiced

Rebel With a Cause

Rebel With a Cause featuring Denizen aged white rum

April 2015

* Flor de Caña white

* Plantation Original Dark

* Pusser’s British Navy

* Plantation Barbados 5-year-old Grande Reserve

March 2015

* Denizen white

* Plantation Jamaican

* Mount Gay Eclipse

* El Dorado 12

* Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum

La Floridita Daiquiri featuring The Real McCoy 5 rum

La Floridita Daiquiri featuring The Real McCoy 5 rum.

February 2015

* Angostura 7

* Koloa Coconut

* Tanduay

* Ron Zacapa 23

January 2015

* Havana Club Anejo 3 Años

* The Real McCoy 5

* Appleton Estate V/X (aka Signature Blend)

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COCKTAIL

May 2016

* Koko Kahuna

April 2016

* Broken Storm

* La Guildive

Demerara Flip. (Photo by Hurricane Hayward, December 2015)

Demerara Flip

March 2016

* Val’s Daiquiri

* Wicked Wahine

February 2016

* Kilauea Iki

* Hotel Nacional Special

January 2016

* Winter Daiquiri

* Pineapple Express

Guyanese Zombie featuring Hamilton 86 and 151 rum from Guyana

Guyanese Zombie featuring Hamilton 86 and 151 rum from Guyana

December 2015

* Demerara Flip

November 2015

* Three Dots and a Dash

* Unisphere

* Devil’s Island Daiquiri

* Hapa Holidaze

October 2015

* Guyanese Zombie

* Pampanito

Planter's Punch featuring Coruba Original dark Jamaican rum

Planter’s Punch featuring Coruba Original dark Jamaican rum

September 2015

* Planter’s Punch

* Moonkist Coconut

August 2015

* Escape Pod

* Blue Ricardo

* Allspicy Daiquiri

July 2015

* Merchant’s Mai Tai

* The Morning After

1862 Rhum Punch

1862 Rhum Punch

June 2015

* Tahitian

* 1862 Rhum Punch

* Demerara 80 Swizzle

May 2015

* Vicious Virgin #2 and #3

* Molokai Mike

* Piña Colada

* Henry & John

Captain's Blood featuring Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica Rum

Captain’s Blood featuring Smith & Cross

April 2015

* Pieces of Eight

* Tutu Rum Punch

* Painkiller

* Plantation Mai Tai

March 2015

* Rebel With a Cause

* Red Tide

* The Monaco

* El Dorado Mai Tai

* Captain’s Blood

Lost Lake featuring Appleton V/X rum

Lost Lake featuring Appleton V/X rum.

February 2015

* Jungle Bird

* Restless Native

* Shark’s Tooth

* Zacapa Hurricane

January 2015

* Daiquiri (classic)

* La Floridita Daiquiri

* Lost Lake

2 Responses to The Tiki Times

  1. Aloha… In your calendar I didn’t see the Original Tiki market Place listed? Our next event is this Saturday September 8th and also happens to be the 54th Tiki Market Place since we started in January of 2012.

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