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2022 EVENTS CALENDAR
Updated May 17, 2022
NOTICE: We’re sorry to see events canceled and postponed, but we try 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!
PAST EVENTS: Archive of 2022 happenings, photos and artwork | 2015-2021 event archive
ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR
ONGOING LIVE EVENTS
Monthly – HardCore Tiki MarketPlace at The Bamboo Club in Long Beach, Calif.
2022 LIVE EVENTS
May 20-21 – Gin & Rum Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland.
May 21 – Czech RumFest in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
May 26 – Polynesian Nights Dinner Experience at the B Ocean Resort on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
May 27-28 – Surf O Rama Festival in Valencia, Spain.
May 28 – Taste of Rum festival in Puerto Rico.
The Hukilau announces entertainment lineup as tickets go on sale for 19th Tiki weekender
The East Coast’s longest-running Polynesian Pop event will feature live music (The Surfrajettes, The Intoxicators, The Manakooras, King Kukulele), symposiums (Ian Burrell, David Wondrich), 18 guest bars, rum tastings, luau on the beach, pool parties, Tiki Treasures Bazaar, plus more on June 9-12.
Previous story: The Hukilau returns to June, oceanfront resort near Fort Lauderdale
June 12-19 – Dallas Tiki Week.
June 12-14 and 19-21 – Tiki by the Sea in Wildwood, N.J.
June 14-17 – Bonaire Rum Week
June 18 – Manchester Rum Festival in the UK.
June 18 – New York Rum Festival & Congress in New York City.
June 23-26 – Ohana: Luau At The Lake at The Tiki Resort, Lake George, N.Y.
June 25 – Atlanta Tiki Homebar Tour
June 25-26 – Bordeaux Rum Festival in France.
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 16 – Tiki Noire at The Globe Theatre in Los Angeles.
July 22-23 – Rum Show in London.
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. 19-21 – Hi-Tide Summer Holiday in Asbury Park, N.J.
* Hi-Tide Summer Holiday brings surf rock, cocktails, pool parties to Asbury Park
* Hi-Tide Summer Holiday 2022: Los Straitjackets, Southern Culture on the Skids to Headline
Aug. 26-28 – Tiki in Waikiki in Honolulu.
Aug. 27 – Shipwrecked with the Luau Lads in Jacksonville.
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. 9 – Los Angeles Rum Festival & Congress
Sept. 18 – TikiLand Day at Disneyland
Sept. 22-25 – The New England Shake-Up in Framingham, Mass.
Sept. 29-Oct. 1 – Tiki Fever in Sarasota, Fla.
Oct. 7-8 – Whisky & Rum Festival in Holland.
Oct. 8 – Southern Surf StompFest in Atlanta.
Oct. 8-9 – Salon du Rhum in Belgium.
Oct. 13-16 – Circa Caliente in Palm Springs.
Oct. 16-17 – The UK RumFest in London.
Oct. 27-30 – Barbados Food & Rum Festival.
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.
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 – Tiki Trader San Diego on Shelter Island.
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 UPDATED
* See the full schedule of 2022 rum events
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.
March 12-13 – Aloha Polynesian Culture & Seafood Festival in Oakland Park, Fla.
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 17 – Alohana in Palm Springs.
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.
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