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2022 EVENTS CALENDAR
Updated Oct. 3, 2022
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ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR
Monthly – HardCore Tiki MarketPlace at The Bamboo Club in Long Beach, Calif.
LIVE EVENTS CALENDAR
Oct. 7-8 – Whisky & Rum Festival in Holland.
Oct. 8 – Southern Surf StompFest in Atlanta.
Oct. 8-9 – Salon du Rhum in Belgium.
Oct. 10-17 – 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-Sept. 3, 2023 – 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.
Oct. 23 – Haunted HulaWeen – A Creepy Tiki Bazaar in Long Beach, Calif.
Oct. 27-30 – Barbados Food & Rum Festival.
Oct. 29 – Haunted Harbor 2022 in Pittsburgh.
— Bamboo Ben (@BambooBen) September 14, 2022
Oct. 31-Nov. 5 – The Barbados Rum Experience
Nov. 4-5 – Danish Rum and Whisky Festival in Denmark.
Nov. 12-13 – Miami Rum Renaissance Festival in Coral Gables.
Photos, recap: Miami festival reunites rum family for one-day tasting event
Our highlights from the 2021 Rum Renaissance Tasting Event, including photos and our favorite sips of the day.
Nov. 13 – Alohana in Palm Springs.
Nov. 27 – Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival.
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2022 PAST EVENTS
Jan. 7-9 – The Rhythm Collision Weekend #8 in Riverside, Calif.
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.
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 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 Vintange 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 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.
The Mai-Kai’s new owner reveals renovation plans during The Hukilau
Tiki enthusiasts get preview of refurbishment of the 65-year-old landmark during discussion at annual event in June.
June 12-14 and 19-21 – Tiki by the Sea in Wildwood, N.J.
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 – 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 – Third Coast Surf Fest in Waukegan, Ill.
July 9-10 – Aloha Polynesian Culture And Seafood Festival in Oakland Park, Fla.
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 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. 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.
* The Alibi Tiki Lounge to celebrate 75th anniversary
Aug. 27 – Castaway with the Luau Lads in Jacksonville.
Aug. 27 – Tiki Inferno in Hell, Mich.
Aug. 27-28 – German Rum Festival in Berlin.
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
— 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 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.
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
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).
* Paul Roe
* The Pizz
* 9th Wave
* Tonga Hut (Palm Springs)
* Trader Vic’s (Emeryville, Calif.)
* Don the Beachcomber (Chicago)
* La Mariana Sailing Club (Honolulu)
* The Happiest Hour and Slowly Shirley (New York City)
* The Rum Line (Miami Beach)
* Fort Defiance (Brooklyn)
* Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar (Anaheim)
* Foundation Tiki Bar (Milwaukee)
* Porco Lounge & Tiki Room (Cleveland)
* The Golden Tiki (Las Vegas)
* Otto’s Shrunken Head (New York City)
* The Shameful Tiki Room (Vancouver)
* Bootlegger Tiki (Palm Springs, Calif.)
* Kreepy Tiki Lounge (Fort Lauderdale)
* Tonga Hut (Los Angeles)
* Chef Shangri-La (Chicago)
* Grass Skirt Tiki Room (Columbus, Ohio)
* Bali Hai (San Diego)
* The Molokai lounge at The Mai-Kai (Fort Lauderdale)
* Tiki-Ti (Los Angeles)
* Don the Beachcomber (Huntington Beach)
* Trader Vic’s (Atlanta)
* Forbidden Island (Alameda, Calif.)
* Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge (Minneapolis)
* The Wreck Bar (Fort Lauderdale)
* Kon Tiki (Tucson)
* Lost Lake (Chicago)
* The Broken Shaker (Miami Beach)
* Longitude (Oakland)
* 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)
* Aku Aku (Orlando)
* Trader Vic’s (New York City)
* Frankie’s Tiki Room (Las Vegas)
* Hale Pele (Portland)
* Latitude 29 (New Orleans)
* The Kahiki (Columbus, Ohio)
* Hala Kahiki (Chicago)
* Poly Hai
* Appleton Estate V/X (aka Signature Blend)
* Red Tide