Events Calendar: The Tiki Times

The Tiki Times

Check out our calendar for all the major events across the world of Tiki culture, updated continually throughout the year. We’ll also keep you posted on many worldwide gatherings for fans of rum, lowbrow and mid-century modern art, surf and rockabilly music, plus some Disney events and anything of general interest to the Tiki community.
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The Year in Tiki 2022: Take a trip back to the year's top events
The Year in Tiki 2022: Take a trip back to the year’s top events
Relive the year’s top happenings with photos and video, social media posts, plus promotional artwork and links to official sites.

Updated Jan. 31, 2023
For the latest updates, please check the links below or contact the venue with specific questions and concerns. Be sure to contact us with official updates and additional events. Mahalo!
PAST EVENTS: Archive of 2023 happenings, photos and artwork | 2015-2022 event archive


Fridays – Spike’s Breezeway Cocktail Hour hosted by Matt “Spike” Marble of The Hula Girls. Pre-parties on Instagram Live, episodes on YouTube.



Note: Event dates are subject to change; check with the venue to confirm.


Through Sept. 3 – Tall Tiki Tales: Catalina as a South Seas Island, art exhibit curated by Sven Kirsten at the Catalina Museum for Art & History in Avalon, Calif.

Ongoing – Mermaids and Aquamen Burlesque Shows at The Wreck Bar at the B Ocean Resort in Fort Lauderdale featuring Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid.
Live Mermaid Shows at The Wreck Bar

Monthly – HardCore Tiki MarketPlace at The Bamboo Club in Long Beach, Calif.

Monthly – Unsteady Freddie’s Surf-Rock Shindig at Otto’s Shrunken Head in New York City.


Feb. 3-5 – Winter Surf Festival weekender in Long Beach, Calif.

Feb. 10-12 – Miami Rum Congress in Miami Beach.
* Photos, coverage of Miami Rum Congress 2022 | Past coverage
Miami Rum Congress

Feb. 12-13 – Tiki by the Sea Pop-Up Series in Miami.

Feb. 15-26 – Modernism Week in Palm Springs, Calif.

Feb. 18 – Hi-Tide Winter Holiday: Pittsburgh 2023

Feb. 24 – Art of Tiki Cocktail Showdown at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

Feb. 26 – Daiquiri-Making Master Class hosted by Cantinero Julio Cabrera and Gio Gutierrez. Part of the Eater Event Series during the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

March 2-5 – Resort-O-Rama at Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa, Calif.

March 4 – Tikiyaki Orchestra “Tropika” Record Release in Long Beach, Calif.
Tikiyaki Orchestra Tropika Record Release

March 5 – Adventureland Day at Disneyland in Anaheim.

March 5 – Adventureland Day at Disney World in Orlando.

March 11-12 – Arizona Aloha Festival at Tempe Beach Park.

March 19 – Alohana in Palm Springs.

March 22-April 16 – Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica on tour.

March 25 – Taste of Rum festival in Puerto Rico.

April 1-3 – Rhum Fest Paris.

April 15 – Floridania Fest – The Florida Memorabilia Show in Gulfport, Fla.

April 22 – Chicago Rum Festival.

April 27-30 – Arizona Tiki Oasis in Scottsdale.
Arizona Tiki Oasis

April 27-30 – Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekend.

May 6 – Oslo Rum Festival.

May 25- Taste of Rum festival in Puerto Rico.

May 4-7 – Tiki Caliente in Palm Springs, Calif.

June 2-3 – Gin & Rum Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland.

June 2-3 – Surf O Rama Festival in Valencia, Spain.
Surf O Rama Festival

June 8-11 – The Hukilau in Fort Lauderdale.

The Hukilau 2022: Daily recap, photos and video
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.

June 9 – Oslo Tiki Weekend in Norway.

June 10 – New York Rum Festival & Congress in New York City.

June 12-16 – Bonaire Rum Week
* 2022 recap from Rum Traveler

June 23-25 – Exotikon in Los Angeles

June 22-25 – Ohana: Luau At The Lake at The Tiki Resort, Lake George, N.Y.
Ohana: Luau At The Lake

June 22-25 – Surfer Joe Summer Festival in Livorno, Italy.
Surfer Joe Summer Festival

June 30-July 2- Tiki Kon in Portland, Ore.

July 22-23 – Hoike Hawaii Hula Competition in Orlando.

July 23-28 – Tales of the Cocktail and Spirted Awards in New Orleans.

Aug. 18-20 – Hi-Tide Summer Holiday in Asbury Park, N.J.

Sept. 8 – Los Angeles Rum Festival & Congress.

Sept. 16 – San Francisco Rum Festival & Congress.

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Jan 20-22 – Inuhele: Atlanta’s Tiki Weekend.

Event preview: Join us at Inuhele 2023 in Atlanta for three days of Tiki education and festivity
Join us at Inuhele for three days of Tiki education and festivity
The annual weekender on Jan. 20-22 in Atlanta is a must-do destination for Tikiphiles as the year’s first major event. It features presentations, live music, craft classes, vendors, and more.

Jan. 21 – The Original Tiki Market Place in Garden Grove, Calif.

Jan. 21 – Rockabillaque Florida at the Seminole Casino Hotel in Immokalee.


The Tiki Times: The Year in Tiki 2022


While the COVID pandemic is by no means a thing of the past, the Tiki events circuit was back to almost full capcity in 2022. Recap the year’s top happenings, including official artwork and links plus photos and video.


The Tiki Times: The Year in Tiki 2021


We started to turn the coronavirus corner in 2021, with many events returning to a live format. Recap the year’s top happenings, including official artwork and links plus photos and video.

The Mai-Kai sale, Oceanic Arts closing among top Tiki stories of 2021
The Mai-Kai sale, Oceanic Arts closing among top Tiki stories of 2021
It was a landmark year thanks to all the talented people in the Tiki community.
>>> See The Atomic Grog’s picks for the highlights of 2021
Bonus cocktail recipe: The Tiki Lover


The Tiki Times: The Year in Tiki 2020


It was a year we’d rather forget, but there were still many cool events, both virtual and in-person. Take a look back at the top happenings, featuring artwork and links plus photos and video.

Year in the rearview: The Top 9 Tiki stories of 2020
Year in the rearview: The Top 9 Tiki stories of 2020
Not all the news was negative in a year many would rather forget. See The Atomic Grog’s picks for the news highlights of 2020.


The Tiki Times: The Year in Tiki 2019


Check out photos and video plus links and coverage of top happenings around the globe, including Miami Rum Congress, Inuhele in Atlanta, Arizona Tiki Oasis, Tiki Caliente in Palm Springs, Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, The Hukilau in Fort Lauderdale, Tiki Kon in Portland, the Surf Guitar 101 Convention in California, Tiki Oasis in San Diego, the Hi-Tide Summer Holiday: Asbury Park, plus many more!


The Tiki Times: The Year in Tiki 2018


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. We’ve archived the official artwork and links to the official sites. Following 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.


The Tiki Times: Tiki Oasis 2017


In 2016 and 2017, we covered many of the major Tiki events across the country, featuring photos and social media coverage along with the latest news in the Week in Tiki (later the Month in Tiki).

January 2016: New Tikis to rise at The Mai-Kai, Lost Lake honored, Smuggler’s Cove book release, Tiki in South Beach, plus more!

January 2016: The Mai-Kai mugs and history book, The Art of Tiki updates, Shag events and art, plus more!

February 2016: Aloha to 5 new Tiki bars across the U.S., Shag at Modernism Week, Plantation Pineapple rum, plus more!

February 2016: Rum and Tiki event roundup, new Tiki bars in D.C., S.F., photos and event recaps

March 2016: Trader Vic’s Portland closes, The Hukilau and more event updates

March 2016:
Lost Lake fire and more Tiki bar news, event previews, Lemon Hart rum returning?

April 2016: The Hukilau, Tiki Caliente and more upcoming events; Miami fest’s award-winning rums; Tiki bar openings and closings, and more!

April 2016: New Beachbum Berry glassware, ‘Sippin’ Safari’ 10-year anniversary edition; plus event and Tiki bar news, more!

May 2016: Recap Tiki Caliente; preview Tiki Kon, Tales of the Cocktail and Tiki Oasis; plus Tiki bar news and more!

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

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

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

May 2017: Tiki Caliente and lots more summer kickoff parties

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

July 2017: Tales of the Cocktail takes over

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

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

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

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

December 2017: Spirited holiday happenings in California and beyond



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.

The Year in Tiki 2015

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


5 Replies to “Events Calendar: 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.

  2. To tell the truth, now I am in Hawaii and most of the time I lead a slightly passive lifestyle. Frankly, now I want to try something new and bring a little bit variety in my leisure. I think that this article is like a sign from the universe that I need to have fun. I’m so happy that I read your selection of so many amusing fascinating events in a lot of different places. It may sound frankly, but I really like drinking some unusual and varied cocktails. It is my passion and some way to relax. I try to experiment and drink some new ones. Also, I even create cocktails myself. Because of this fact I will definitely visit Tiki in Waikiki in Honolulu. I think it is a great opportunity to unwind and reboot from routine. Likewise, I adore live music because it provides you with a special unforgettable atmosphere, which you can’t feel listening to music with the aid of some electrical devices. Also, I think it is a great chance to make new contacts.

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