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June 8-11, 2023. Save the dates! More details to come ...


[ Edited by Hurricane Hayward on 2023-02-28 17:25:02 ]

Tickets and hotel rooms are available now for the 20th anniversary edition of The Hukilau on June 8-11 in South Florida. Go to TheHukilau.com to reserve your event pass and room at the oceanfront Beachcomber Resort in Pompano Beach.

Special guest speakers include Jeff "Beachbum" Berry, David Wondrich, Matt Pietrek, Garret Richard, Spike Marble, and Tiki Tom-Tom.


Among the performing bands: The Hula Girls, The Intoxicators, The Disasternauts, The Swingin' Palms, Shorty's Swingin' Coconuts, Skinny Jimmy Stingray, and Dan Cunningham as Elvis.

The East Coast's longest-running Polynesian Pop event will feature live music, symposiums, guest bars, pool parties, Tiki Treasures Bazaar, plus more!

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The Hukilau 2023 preview: 20th Tiki weekender in June is nirvana for cocktail fanatics


The Hukilau 2023, coming June 8-11 to the Beachcomber Resort in Pompano Beach, is shaping up to be a Tiki cocktail lover's dream event. In addition to sampling drinks from more than a dozen top bartenders from around the world, guests can learn from some of the industry's preeminent experts - including Jeff "Beachbum" Berry and David Wondrich.

Also expect sponsored nightly parties, rum tastings, and more spirited fun, all complimentary with an event pass.

Check out The Atomic Grog's comprehensive event preview at TheAtomicGrog.com or http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2023/03/27/the-hukilau-2023-preview-20th-tiki-weekender-in-june-is-nirvana-for-cocktail-fanatics/

Do you know if there will be volunteer opportunities?

Mahalo in advance,

Yes, most definitely.

Go to the contact page on the website and choose "Volunteer" as your interest to fill out a form and apply ...


LATEST NEWS: The Hukilau announces lineup of 15 guest Tiki bar teams at June 2023 event


As if symposiums and cocktails from luminaries including Jeff “Beachbum” Berry and David Wondrich weren’t enough, The Hukilau has added a flamboyant garnish to its 20th Tiki weekend: An all-star lineup of 15 guest bars that will serve tasty tropical drinks throughout the June 8-11 event on the South Florida oceanfront.

Click here for the story on The Atomic Grog: http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2023/05/03/the-hukilau-announces-lineup-of-15-guest-tiki-bar-teams-at-june-2023-event/

The list includes some historic names (The Mai-Kai, Don the Beachcomber, Tonga Hut), key bars in the modern Tiki revival (Dirty Dick, Hidden Harbor, Inferno Room), plus many returning favorites (Esotico Miami, Tiki Tatsu-ya, Tiki Underground). All will be crafting drinks throughout the four days of pool and beach parties, symposiums, nightly bungalow parties, plus more.


Click here for the full lineup of pop-up bars and bartenders: http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2023/05/03/the-hukilau-announces-lineup-of-15-guest-tiki-bar-teams-at-june-2023-event/#bars

Also confirmed this week is a list of 28 artists and vendors who will be selling their wares in the Tiki Treasures Bazaar. They range from noted artists (Kymm! Bang, Robert Jimenez, Tom Fowner), to longtime Tiki merchants (Aloha Art and Alligators, The Modern Historic), to event newcomers (Bamboo Betty Wear, Trader Van’s).


Click here for the latest confirmed lineup at the Tiki Treasures Bazaar: http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2023/05/03/the-hukilau-announces-lineup-of-15-guest-tiki-bar-teams-at-june-2023-event/#bazaar

The Hukilau 2023 – June 8-11 at the Beachcomber Resort & Club in Pompano Beach. Featuring live music (The Hula Girls, The Intoxicators, The Disasternauts, Shorty’s Swingin’ Coconuts, The Swingin’ Palms, Skinny Jimmy Stingray, Dan Cunningham), symposiums (Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, David Wondrich, Matt Pietrek, Garret Richard, Spike Marble, Tiki Tom-Tom), guest bars, rum tastings, pool parties, beach parties, Tiki Treasures Bazaar, plus more. Official website: https://www.thehukilau.com/


Bonus cocktail recipe: Passport to Martinique from VenTiki

Tucked away near the entrance to the Friday night luau at The Hukilau 2022 was a hidden gem of a cocktail served up the friendly folks from VenTiki. This popular Ventura, Calif., bar and restaurant has a loyal and enthusiastic following, and now we on the eastern seaboard know why.


Okole maluna!

[ Edited by Hurricane Hayward on 2023-05-04 20:01:23 ]

There's a preparty coming up on May 25 ...


Check out my story on the event, plus Pooch's new mugs from Tiki Farm ...


The Hukilau 2023 countdown: Full schedule and updates as 21st Tiki weekender approaches


The 21st live version of the East Coast's largest Tiki weekender blows ashore like a Category 5 storm on June 8-11, featuring some top names in the tropical cocktail world, noted live surf and exotica bands, a marketplace featuring more than 30 vendors, educational symposiums, plus more.

NEW at AtomicGrog.com: Check out the full schedule and preview all of next week's events! http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2023/06/02/the-hukilau-2023-countdown-full-schedule-and-updates-as-21st-tiki-weekender-approaches/

SEE THE FULL SCHEDULE: http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2023/06/02/the-hukilau-2023-countdown-full-schedule-and-updates-as-21st-tiki-weekender-approaches/#schedule

Before and after parties: http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2023/06/02/the-hukilau-2023-countdown-full-schedule-and-updates-as-21st-tiki-weekender-approaches/#parties

Official mug revealed: http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2023/06/02/the-hukilau-2023-countdown-full-schedule-and-updates-as-21st-tiki-weekender-approaches/#mug

A taste of The Mai-Kai: http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2023/06/02/the-hukilau-2023-countdown-full-schedule-and-updates-as-21st-tiki-weekender-approaches/#mai-kai

Berry & Wondrich symposiums: http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2023/06/02/the-hukilau-2023-countdown-full-schedule-and-updates-as-21st-tiki-weekender-approaches/#beachbum-berry

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The Hukilau highlights: Photos and memories from Tiki weekender


The 21st annual event featured four days of nonstop music, cocktails and education on modern and historic Polynesian Pop at the oceanfront Beachcomber Resort in South Florida.

Check out The Atomic Grog for photos and video: http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2023/06/12/the-hukilau-highlights-photos-and-memories-from-2023-tiki-weekender-in-south-florida/

The link above has been updated numerous times with new photos, plus I recently added a second URL that compiles a bunch of social media posts (mostly Instagram and YouTube) from other folks ...


And in case you missed it, I joined Garret Richard on Spike's Breezeway, recording live on the final day ...



Okole maluna!

The Music of The Hukilau


Check out the playlist featuring The Hula Girls, Shorty's Swingin' Coconuts, The Intoxicators, and The Swingin' Palms: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2PlVjKSwCHAvnnfYlj74ek

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