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The Hukilau 2019 rewind: Photos and video from social media

Updated Jan. 23, 2020

Like the daily thunderstorms that didn’t seem to dampen anybody’s spirits, The Hukilau careened through Fort Lauderdale last week for its 18th annual Tiki weekender with an exhaustive schedule of events at the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel, B Ocean Resort and the historic Mai-Kai restaurant.

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The Hukilau 2019 official artwork by Baï
The Hukilau 2019 official artwork by Baï.

The host Pier Sixty-Six shut down immediately after the event for several years of expansion and renovations, so it was a bittersweet party. But that didn’t stop The Hukilau’s villagers from throwing their cares to the wind while enjoying a seemingly limitless supply of Tiki cocktails, educational symposiums, mixology and craft classes, dozens of live music performances, vintage mermaid swimshows, all-day pool parties, dinner and shows at The Mai-Kai, plus a whole lot more.

Photos: 10 highlights from The Hukilau 2019 in Fort Lauderdale NEW

Photos: 10 highlights from The Hukilau 2019 in Fort Lauderdale
Take a look back at the five days of festivities at Pier Sixty-Six and The Mai-Kai with dozens of photos and many memorable moments, plus two bonus cocktail recipes.

Look for more upcoming posts with photos and special reports on events including the Tiki Tower Takeover and our Rums of The Mai-Kai class and symposium. Here’s a look back at all the fun via social media posts …

The Hukilau: Wednesday through Sunday, June 5-9, 2019, at the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina, B Ocean Resort and The Mai-Kai restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Featuring Tikiyaki Orchestra, Tikiyaki 5-0, Surfer Joe, The Volcanics, The Hula Girls, The Intoxicators, Gold Dust Lounge, Skinny Jimmy Stingray, The Swingin’ Palms, Slowey and the Boats, King Kukulele, Brother Cleve, Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid, Ian “Rum Ambassador” Burrell, and 25 top Tiki bars and bartenders from around the world.
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The Hukilau 2019: Women of Tiki take over the tower
The Tiki Tower Takeover at The Hukilau 2019
Thursday, June 6, was tropical cocktail heaven during the opening festivities of The Hukilau at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina in Fort Lauderdale. The signature Tiki Tower Takeover cocktail party included eight of the world’s top female Tiki bartenders. Between sampling all the delicious drinks, hanging out with friends and enjoying the gorgeous views from the 17th-floor Pier Top Lounge, we managed to snap a few photos. Coming soon, a blog recap featuring more photos plus cocktail reviews and ratings.

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?@golddustlounge rocked @the_maikai_restaurant tonight to kick off @thehukilau #tiki #maikai #hukilau #hukilau2019 ?

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Well, that was fun, and that’s a wrap to #hukilau2019 @thehukilau #theintoxicators #thedisasternauts #golddustlounge

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My favorite discovery of #hukilau2019 is @sloweyandtheboats from Philly. Check ‘em out! @thehukilau

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Guess who is at @thehukilau ?

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The Intoxicators on stage at the High Tide Party. #hukilau2019

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Ahhh I will always remember the mermaids… #tikibar #thewreckbar #thewreckbarmermaids #hukilau #hukilau2019 #tikilife

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Hukilau 2019 was a success! Met a ton of tiki friends and had a tiki drink or two to boot. Commemorating it and kicking off Dallas Tiki Week with a Tiki of the Weeki featuring the official 2019 Hukilau mug and shirt. The Hukilau . . 2 oz ?? Juice 1.5 oz Lime Juice 1.5 oz ?? Juice 1 oz Grapefruit juice 0.5oz Honey Syrup 1.5 oz Passion Fruit Syrup 2 oz Plantation 3 ?? 2 oz Appleton Estate Rare Blend 0.5 oz Mariano’s Mix #7 (see @theatomicgrog) Mix with 12oz of crushed ice and flash blend until frothy. Pour onto crushed ice. Garnish: ?? Frond ?? and Hukilau 2019 Straw . Glass: Official 2019 Hukilau Mug . Source: The Atomic Grog Blog . . . . . . #hukilau2019 #dallastikiweek #dallastikiweek2019 #hukilau #tiki #tikifiles #tikituesday #tikitiki #rum #rumsugarlime #soursweetstrongweak #appleton #plantationrum #pier66 #maikai #tikitogether #tikigemutlichkeit #texastiki

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The Intoxicators play Friday night's High Tide party at Pier 66 during The Hukilau 2019. (Photo by Hukilau Mike)
The Intoxicators play Friday night’s High Tide party at Pier 66 during The Hukilau 2019. (Photo by Hukilau Mike)

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More recaps coming soon.

Preview coverage on The Atomic Grog
* Final preview, updates
* The Atomic Grog presents new class and symposium at The Hukilau
* Tiki Tower Takeover cocktail party sold out – Preview, photos and complete history
* Last party at Pier Sixty-Six? Events sell fast as new cocktail classes added
* 100 Days to The Hukilau: Weekend events at The Mai-Kai feature The Surfrajettes
* Tickets on sale, book your room now for June 5-9 bash in Fort Lauderdale
* Hotel room parties are back, plus preview events, more
* First official announcement promises enhancements, same vintage experience

The Hukilau past coverage
* 2018 recap: Photos and video from social media | More 2018 coverage
* 2017 daily recaps, news, photos and video | More 2017 coverage
* More recaps: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2002-2008

3 Replies to “The Hukilau 2019 rewind: Photos and video from social media”

  1. Do you know if the dates for The Hukilau 2020 are decided yet? Or do you think we will have to wait for the announcement of the new location?

    1. Matt, a recent survey sent to villagers included this info …

      “Stay tuned for dates and details for UKi-Lau 2019 in London, and our announcement for the location of The Hukilau 2020!”

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