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.
JUMP BELOW: Ongoing and special online events | Live and rescheduled events
Social media: News and updates on Facebook and Twitter
Photos and announcements on Instagram and Pinterest
UPDATES: Support Tiki bars online – Buy merch, contribute to fundraisers
2020 recap: Take a look back at the top events and news stories UPDATED

2021 EVENTS CALENDAR
Updated Jan. 26, 2021
CORONAVIRUS UPDATES: We’re sorry to see events canceled and postponed, but we’re trying to keep up with all the changes and list them below. Please check directly with the event if you have specific questions or concerns. And please email us if you know of any additional updates. Mahalo!
See below: Photos, video recaps of past events
Looking for more events? Check out the Tiki Trail

ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR

ONGOING EVENTS

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

Tuesdays – Tiki By the Sea industry discussions with special guests.

Tuesdays – Tiki Trail Live on Zoom.

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UPCOMING LIVE EVENTS
2021 calendar coming soon

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

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Feel free to share events via email or Facebook message (special events only, no regular band gigs or general bar promotions).
Looking for more events? Check out the Tiki Trail

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2021 PAST EVENTS

Jan. 10 – Filipino Bartenders’ Influence on Tropical Drinks, hosted by Adrian Eustaquio of Inside the Desert Oasis Room for Tiki Oasis TV
Filipino Bartenders' Influence on Tropical Drinks

Jan. 17 – Tiki Music & Culture Vol. 2
Tiki Music & Culture Vol. 2

Jan. 22 – Tiki Fever Mug Release Party at Bahi Hut in Sarasota.

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The Tiki Times: The Year in Tiki 2020

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
NEW: 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.

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The Tiki Times: The Year in Tiki 2019

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

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The Tiki Times: The Year in Tiki 2018

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

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The Tiki Times: Tiki Oasis 2017

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).

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

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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.

The Year in Tiki 2015

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

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SPECIAL SPOTLIGHTS

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

* BG 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 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.

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