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
Relive the year’s top happenings with photos and video, social media posts, plus promotional artwork and links to official sites.
2023 EVENTS CALENDAR
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
ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR
LIVE EVENTS CALENDAR
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.
Monthly – HardCore Tiki MarketPlace at The Bamboo Club in Long Beach, Calif.
Feb. 3-5 – Winter Surf Festival weekender in Long Beach, Calif.
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.
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.
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.
June 8-11 – The Hukilau in Fort Lauderdale.
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 23-25 – Exotikon in Los Angeles
June 22-25 – Ohana: Luau At The Lake at The Tiki Resort, Lake George, N.Y.
June 22-25 – Surfer Joe Summer Festival in Livorno, Italy.
June 30-July 2- Tiki Kon in Portland, Ore.
July 22-23 – Hoike Hawaii Hula Competition in Orlando.
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.
2023 PAST EVENTS
Jan 20-22 – Inuhele: Atlanta’s Tiki Weekend.
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.
>>> FULL EVENT PREVIEW
Jan. 21 – The Original Tiki Market Place in Garden Grove, Calif.
Jan. 21 – Rockabillaque Florida at the Seminole Casino Hotel in Immokalee.
2022 EVENTS ARCHIVE
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.
SEE THE FULL LIST
2021 EVENTS ARCHIVE
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.
SEE THE FULL LIST
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
2020 EVENTS ARCHIVE
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.
SEE THE FULL LIST
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.
2019 EVENTS ARCHIVE
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!
SEE THE FULL CALENDAR HERE
2018 EVENTS ARCHIVE
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.
SEE THE FULL CALENDAR HERE
2016-2017 NEWS & EVENTS ARCHIVE
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).
July 2017: Tales of the Cocktail takes over
August 2017: Tiki Oasis, surf guitar and hot summer events
November 2017: Rum fests, bar tours and art shows across the globe
December 2017: Spirited holiday happenings in California and beyond
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.
The Year in Tiki 2015
Legends lost, but revival becomes renaissance with new bars, music, art and more