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Arizona Tiki Oasis Brings Tiki Culture to Hotel Valley Ho April 12-14

Mid-Century Beacon of Hollywood Past and Present to Host Arizona’s Premier Tiki Event

Arizona Tiki Oasis (AZTO) is excited to announce its signature island lifestyle party in the middle of the desert at sunny Scottsdale’s mid-century marvel, Hotel Valley Ho, from April 12-14, 2019. AZTO is the sister event to the long-running and beloved Tiki Oasis, which returns to San Diego this summer.

We are thrilled to introduce Tiki Oasis’ rich and varied history to Scottsdale travelers and locals. Hotel Valley Ho is the ideal location for the largest and longest-running Tiki festival in the world, as the property perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the 1950s that we celebrate through classic Tiki culture. – Tiki Oasis / AZTO organizers Otto and Baby Doe Stroheim.

Arizona Tiki Oasis Events

The weekend will kick off with the Tiki-Tiki Ho-Ho Luau, a stylish luau at Hotel Valley Ho’s hip OH Pool, complete with a traditional pig roast, fresh poke bowl station, grilled options including Crispy Cola Marinated Short Ribs, Hawaiian-themed desserts, and of course an array of delicious Tiki cocktails. The Tiki festivities continue with a bustling marketplace featuring more than 60 curated artisans. AZTO presents over 20 educational seminars with topics ranging from tropical cocktail mixology, to the history of Tiki in the Southwest. A pop-up art show will feature international Tiki artists including Japan’s Mookie Sato and Josh Agle (AKA Shag) from Los Angeles, and Scottsdale’s Fashion by Robert Black will be doing a poolside fashion show. Authors Sven Kirsten (The Book of Tiki and Tiki Pop), Beachbum Berry (Grog Log and Sippin Safari), and Shannon Mustipher (Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails) will also make appearances at weekend seminars. Evenings will be filled with rooftop parties, cocktail-lounge-style dinners and a swanky suite open to those with the evening resort pass.

In between Tiki cocktails and programming, guests can lounge poolside at the signature OH Pool, indulge in spa treatments at VH Spa and explore the city with the hotel’s new Insider Mid-Century Tour of Scottsdale. Event tickets are sold a la carte and range from $10 seminar tickets to an $80 evening hotel pass. A limited number of Tiki-Tiki Ho-Ho Luau tickets are available for purchase for $99 until April 12.

Tiki Oasis was originally founded to preserve a historic Palm Springs Tiki hotel, so it is only fitting that AZTO be hosted at one of the country’s best preserved mid-century hotels. Benefits will go to the Arizona Preservation Foundation.

More about Tiki Oasis


TIKI OASIS 18 Aug 8-12 San Diego: Free / Open to the Public Events!

Tiki Oasis 18: South Seas Cinema. August 8-12, San Diego, CA
Free and open to the public events!

Tiki Oasis 18 South Seas Cinema
This year’s Tiki Oasis weekend tickets sold out within minutes of release! However, fret not as there are lots of opportunities to attend, via these FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC events! There are also tickets available for Tiki Oasis events on Wednesday and Sunday

Tiki Oasis 18 – South Seas Cinema
Wed. August 8,
Bali Hai
2230 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

Thurs. August 9-Sunday August 12
Crowne Plaza – Hotel Circle
2270 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108

Thursday, Aug 9 Crowne Plaza
Free Events from 10am – 4pm
10am: Hula Hoop Basic w/ Miss Mia
10am: Raffia Flowers & Pom Poms w/Nicole Pacheco
10am – 5pm Tiki Oasis 10th Annual Art Show –
Grand Hanalei Ballroom Foyer, Crowne Plaza
All original artwork is for sale… Open to the public!
11am: Build Your Own Bamboo! w/Eric Hainline
1pm: Hula Dance w/ Di’Lovely
1pm: Tiki Storytelling “Tiki Pilgrimages”
1pm: Live Music: Adrian Demain’s Cheap Leis (Poolside)
3pm: Miss Tiki Oasis 2018 Poolside Strut – Meet all the finalists!
3pm: Swing Dance w/Burnie
4pm: Zenni Optical + Bombora Bombora Fashion Show by the Pool!
4pm: Bar Kindred “Permanent Vacation” Pop-Up! Angostura Swizzle Demo!
All day: DJ’s poolside

Friday, Aug 10 Crowne Plaza
10am9pm – Tiki Oasis Art Show
Grand Hanalei Ballroom Foyer, Crowne Plaza

Saturday, Aug 11, Crowne Plaza
9am – 5p – Tiki Oasis 10th Annual Car Show, Crowne Plaza Parking Lot
DJs all day, live music from Geronimo and the Scalpers 1 PM

10am – 6pm – Tiki Oasis Art Show
Grand Hanalei Ballroom Foyer, Crowne Plaza
Reception for the artists: 1pm, meet the artists and Miss Tiki Oasis 2018!

10am – 5pm – Tiki Oasis Outdoor Marketplace, both Poolside and at the Car Show featuring vendors, DJs, and more!

Sunday, Aug 12, Crowne Plaza
9am – 5p – Tiki Oasis 10th Annual Car Show, Crowne Plaza Parking Lot
DJs all day, live music from Geronimo and the Scalpers 1 PM

10am – 5pm – Tiki Oasis Art Show
Grand Hanalei Ballroom Foyer, Crowne Plaza

10am – 5pm – Tiki Oasis Outdoor Marketplace, both Poolside and at the Car Show featuring vendors, DJs, and more!


Wednesday, August 8:
Tiki Oasis is taking over the entire restaurant for this event!
5 pm-Midnight at Bali Hai
Emcee: King Kukulele
Tiki Oasis Meet & Mingle at the Historic Bali Hai on Shelter Island
Buffet dinner available
DJ’s from 5pm – close
Live Music:
6pm: Alvino and the Dwells (Lanai Stage)
7pm: The Surfbroads (Lanai Stage)
8pm: Vicky Tafoya & The Big Beat (Lanai Stage)
8pm: Pinup Girls Clothing Fashion Show (Lanai Stage)
9pm: Tremelo Beer Gut (Lanai Stage)

Sunday, August 12
Grand Hanalei Ballroom
Emcee: Otto von Stroheim
(listed in order of appearance)

6:00 PM: Doors Open
7:00 PM: Bombón
8:00 PM: The Loons: the Pretty Things
9:00 PM: The Seeds

Spinning throughout the night Tony the Tyger!


10/6: 21st Anniversary Art of Tiki Show and Book Release

21st Anniversary Art of Tiki Show
Exhibition: Oct 6-29
Book release & signing party
Friday, October 6, 8-11 PM

With Otto Von Stroheim, Sven Kirsten
& over 30 of Today’s Top Tiki Artists

The Art of Tiki is published in conjunction with the 21st Anniversary Tiki Art Exhibition curated by Otto Von Stroheim at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles.

The Art of Tiki is a passionate study of the Tiki idol as an art form. For the first time, contemporary Tiki art is united and presented equally with what inspired it; original mid-century Polynesian pop. Sven Kirsten combines his firsthand experiences in exploring the birth of Tiki style with his intimate knowledge of the Tiki Revival, painting a vivid, visually arresting portrait of a unique, always new art genre.

The Art of Tiki is written by Otto von Stroheim, Sven Kirsten, and Jordan Reicheck, with Introduction by Shag.

Artist list:
Atomikitty a/k/a Susannah Mosher, Bai, BigToe a/k/a Tom Laura, Bosko, Crazy Al Evans, Andrew Brandou, Richey Fahey, Mary Fleener, Geko, Dave Hansen, Mike Hoffman, Doug Horne, Danielle Mann, Mitch O’Connell, Eric October, Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker, Ken Pleasant, Rick Rietveld, Ken Ruzic, Mookie Sato, Scott Scheidly, Shag, Dale Sizer, Thor, Tiki Diablo, Tiki Tony, Michael Uhlenkott, Jeffery Vallance, Donella Vitale, Von Franco, Derek Yaniger.

Full preview, and book info at this link


Tiki Oasis 17 Marketplace, Open to the Public! 8/12-13 San Diego

Tiki Oasis 2017 – International Intrigue

Thursday, August 10 – Sunday, August 13, 2017
Bali Hai
Crowne Plaza

However – the Marketplace, Art Show, and Car Show are all Open to the Public!

Tiki Oasis is the crossroads of the Tiki world. Craftsmen, artists, tinkerers, and traders haul their wares to Tiki Oasis creating an Exotica emporium unmatched throughout the world. Many vendors create limited edition items specifically for the Tiki Oasis weekend shoppers. The marketplace also features DJs and live music! Marketplace vendor listing below.

Saturday, August 12: 
Indoor Marketplace: 10am – 5pm
Outdoor Marketplace: 10am- 4pm

Sunday, August 13:
Indoor Marketplace 10am – 5pm
Outdoor Marketplace 10am – 5pm

Join us for our 8th annual art show at Tiki Oasis featuring all original artwork. Curated by Tiki Oasis co-producer Baby Doe Stroheim, this art show will be open to the public all weekend long!
Friday, August 11, 10am – 9pm
Saturday, August 12, 10am – 8pm
Sunday, August 13 10am-5pm
Grand Hanalei Ballroom Foyer, Crowne Plaza
Artist Reception: TBA – stay tuned!

Enjoy the curated car show, shop the Tiki Marketplace,
listen to DJs and live music!
Saturday, August 12th – Sunday, August 13
Hours: 9am – 5pm







A Classic Paradise by SHOPVDM
Wide range of apparel for women and men inspired by travel and fashion.

A Pin Ups Closet
Pin-up, Rockabilly and Vintage inspired clothing, purses and housewares

Ains & Elke
handmade, vintage and creative goods

All The Shiny Things
Vintage costume, jewelry and accessories

Amber Ray Accoutrements
Handmade Sparkly Hair Flowers

Bachelor Pad Magazine
The New Digest of Atomic Age Culture

Badland Beads
Handcrafted jewelry using reclaimed vintage and vintage inspired materials

Bali Mantra
handmade jewelry and clothing

B. G. Reynold’s Syrups
Made in Small Batches

Big Toe Art
Tiki and Kuston Kulture inspired original art, prints, mugs and much more

Custom Tikis and mugs

Original artwork, mugs and pendants.

Boy Drinks World
Small batch bitters and cocktail extracts made by hand in San Diego 

Buzz Rhino
Tiki Lamps

Clee Sobieski
Original Art, Paintings and Prints

Clever Vintage Clothing
vintage clothing

Christine Benjamin
Paintings, Tiki Art, Dolls and More!

Coral Reef Islands Hawaiian Furniture

Cronos Style

Culture Cove Gallery
Retro surf, Tiki, Hawaiian and mid century modern themed art
Official Tiki Oasis vendor for Tiki Oasis T-shirts and Posters!

Devon Devereaux
Artist out of Portland

Dionysus Records & Featured Entertainment
An assortment of rockabilly, exotica, surf, instrumentals and garage on vinyl and CD. Throughout the weekend you can also find numerous Tiki Oasis performers selling their releases directly to their fans in the Dionysus booth.

Donnaland Vintage Variety
Wheelin’ and dealin’ vintage clothing, costume jewelry and vintage treasures from Missouri!

Eric October
Original Tiki Art

Fancy Fruits

Frog Island Tikis
Crazy cool carvings from the Pacific NW

Gecko’z South Sea Arts
Tiki Mugs and Polynesian art

Handmade Metal Pendants, Belt Buckles, Mugs and Much More!

Hawaiian Lei Bath and Body
Bath and Body Works

Aprons, Bags, Accessories

Iconic Atomic
Vintage Clothing

Johnnie Velour Ceramics
Unique handmade ceramic designs that will enhance your tiki lounge and art collection.

Laurel Canyon 1969
Vintage clothing

Little Lost Tiki
Paintings and drawings by Ken Ruzic.

Loco Lindo

Mahalo Tiki
Handmade and unique Tiki mugs and collectables

Match Accessories
Vintage inspired wooden and plastic costume jewelry

Mele Tiki Guys
Handcrafted ornaments, décor, stocking stuffers and original art


Mr. Smiley

Ms. Formaldehyde
Horns, Hair flowers, Jewelry, Hair fascinators and Hats

Polynesia Vintage Hawaiiana, Tiki, surf and beach.

Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice Cart
Italian Ice

Norm Daniels
Tikis, hula girls and old Kombis in oil paint

The Oblong Box Shop
Original Novelty Prints by Denialle Von Fitch. Novelty print apparel for Mid Century Modern connoisseurs.

Organic Jewelry by Allie
Handcrafted jewels made of natural media

Orgeat Works Ltd.
Orgeat Syrup

Pin Up Clothing
The best in vintage designed clothing and accessories

Pop Culture Explosion!
Cool vintage audio, video, and vinyl of lounge, exotica, bachelor pad, surf, hot rod, garage, rockabilly, hot guitar and more!

Popular Naughty
Trashtastic t-shirts

Poster Pop
Stickers, T-shirts, posters, prints and original paintings by our artists Shag, Aaron Marshall, Von Franco, and more!

Raw Formed Jewelry
Handmade nautical, island inspired jewelry and accessories

Retro Ruthie
Custom made in the USA – Tiki attire for men and woman.

Redhead Sadie Vintage
vintage clothing, accessories, jewelry and more

Shawn Dickinson

Shell in the Pacific
Vintage Tiki Polynesian Pop items collected since 1998 from thrift stores, flea markets and Tiki artists

Shima Ceramics

Smokin’ Tikis
Hand-carved coconut palm Tikis, masks, torches and more!

Sweet Siren Designs
Handmade vintage inspired jewelry and clothing

Switched on Designs
Vintage jewelry and clothing

Unique specialty flavors

The Art of Doug Horne
Original art and limited edition prints and tiki mugs.

Thor Stor
The artwork of Tom Thordarson

Tiki Bongos
South Seas Treasures, Apparel and Vintage Kicks

Tiki Diablo
Hand carved tikis, ceramics, and more

Tiki King
Neat handmade Tiki and Ukulele stuff since 1994

Tiki Lounge Clay and Ceramic Designs

Tiki Oasis Merchandise
Special swag made just for Tiki Oasis

Tiki Rob
Maui Made Tiki Mugs and Ceramic Pendants

Tiki Tommy
Vintage Aloha wear including a huge selection of vintage Aloha shirts!

Tiki tOny
Whimsical exotic isle paintings, limited edition Tiki Mugs, hanging driftwood tiki birds, carved Tiki signs, and handmade mugs as well as $5 ceramic Tiki necklaces!

Nautical and Tiki décor items

Tiki Paws
Accessories for your fur babies

Très Noir Optics
Hand Made Eyewear for Men and Women

intage Gal Boutique
Reproduction Hawaiian Tiki dresses brilliantly colored with tropical & floral patterns.

Vintage Surf Natural Bamboo Frames
Vintage Surf and Hawaiian Art Prints and Frames

Volcano Designs

Woody Miller Art
paintings, ceramics, wood carvings and more

Zac’s Attic
Vintage Clothing




Tiki Oasis 16: Party on Monster Island Wrap-up and Press Links

Tiki Oasis 16: Party on Monster Island – Epilogue

toSummer is over, kids are back in school and we’re looking towards Halloween and the holiday season. For the most part, most of us have recovered from our Post-Tiki Oasis Depression what with the event and everything leading up to it ending a bit over a month ago. The memory of what many of us feel is the best weekend of the year carries on via social media, especially on the very lively Tiki Oasis Facebook Group where discussions of previous and future events are an hourly occurrence (if you are posting event photos on socials, please tag them #tikio or @thetikioasis).

Event organizers Otto & Baby Doe would like to thank all the sponsors, advertisers, and vendors that participate in Tiki Oasis; the bands and room party hosts for playing long and hard; the amazing vehicles in the car show; the 170 volunteers; our symposium hosts, our core staff for all the advance planning that makes Tiki Oasis happen with special thanks to our GM Tiki Jim Giddings for keeping it running smoothly; and thank you to all of the guests who have fun and enjoy the party!


What about next year you ask? Tiki Oasis’ 2017 theme is International Espionage and will take place August 10 – 13, 2017 at the Historic Bali Hai Restaurant and Crowne Plaza Hanalei Hotel in San Diego, CA. Stay tuned!


OC Weekly – Tiki Oasis 2016 Slideshow
Mercury News – Tiki Oasis Celebrates its’ 16th Year

San Diego Living CW6 Tiki Oasis Monster Island News Segment part 1
San Diego Living CW6 Tiki Oasis Monster Island News Segment part 2

San Diego Travel Blog – San
Tiki Time in San Diego  

Tiki Takes off in San Diego
op Things to Do in San Diego – Tiki Oasis Festival 2016 Invades San Diego this weekend
San Diego Troubadour – Tiki Oasis to feature Distinctively Different Donna Loren
San Diegoville – The Biggest Tiki Party in the World Returns
San Diego Citybeat – The Ten Commandments of Drinking short Otto von Stroheim interview and TO mention
San Diego Reader – Tiki Oasis Marketplace and Car Show Preview
San Diego Reader – Club Crawler Tiki Oasis Mention
San Diego Eater – Martin Cate False Idol Bar / Tiki Oasis mention
San Diego Union Tribune – Tacky Teriffic Tiki Oasis
San Diego Union Tribune – Tiki Oasis 16 Preview
Discover SD – Watch the Top Local Bartenders Battle at Tiki Oasis 16
ee California – Tiki Oasis 16 Preview
Tiki Oasis mentioned in Three Places to get Tiki Drinks in Local POV
Full post-event coverage in Da Belly Magazine

Cartwheel Art Online Magazine – Tiki Oasis 16: Party on Monster Island Art Show Preview
Whittier Daily News – Tiki Oasis Slideshow
WFMU interview with Donna Loren (Tiki Oasis 16 headliner)
Gravediggers Local 16 “Six Foot Plus” show Tiki Oasis 16 Tribute Podcast


Lift your Spirits with this Post-Tiki Oasis Depression Cocktail 


* 1 oz. Don Q Cristal
* .5 oz. Blue Chair Bay® Coconut Rum
* 1 oz. Orange juice
* 1 oz. Pineapple juice
* .75 oz. Monin South Seas Blend cocktail syrup
* .5 oz. Falernum
* .5 oz. Fresh lime juice

Shake all ingredients together and strain into a glass. Fill with crushed ice. Swizzle.


Tiki Oasis 16 Marketplace and Car Show!


Tiki Oasis 16: Party on Monster Island, San Diego, CA August 18-21, 2016
Tiki Oasis 16 Marketplace, Car Show
and Art Show info!

Tiki Oasis 16
August 18: Bali Hai, Shelter Island
August 19-21 Crowne Plaza, Hotel Circle

Though the four-day weekend tickets are sold out, there are free and open to the public events such as the Tiki Oasis 16 Marketplace, Car Show, and Art Show! There will be some tickets available at the door for the Sunday Night closing party.

Tiki Oasis is the crossroads of the Tiki world. Craftsmen, artists, tinkerers, and traders haul their wares to Tiki Oasis creating an Exotica emporium unmatched throughout the world. Many vendors create limited edition items specifically for the Tiki Oasis weekend shoppers. You can also find new and vintage clothing, vinyl records, house furniture and accoutrements, and much more!

Tiki Oasis 16 “Party on Monster Island” Marketplace, Car Show, Art Show Schedule

Friday, August 19th
Indoor Marketplace Preview/Beauty Bungalow
Time: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Kona Coast, Lahaina, & Grand Pacific, Crowne Plaza
Note: Grand Pacific open until 9PM!

Friday Sip n’ Shop
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Poolside Vending Suites, Crowne Plaza

Please Note: Tickets are required to attend the Indoor Marketplace Preview & the Friday Sip n’ Shop

The Marketplace is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday!
Schdedule: Saturday, August 20 – Sunday, August 21
Crowne Plaza, Hotel Circle, San Diego, CA.

Indoor Marketplace/Beauty Bungalow
Time: 10am – 5pm
Location: Kona Coast, Lahaina, & Grand Pacific, Crowne Plaza

TikiO14_M (2)Outdoor Marketplace
Saturday: 10am- 4pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 5pm
Location: Courtyard, Crowne Plaza

Vendor list  (also a line listing for vendors is at the bottom of this post)

Car Show Marketplace
Time: 9am – 5pm
Location: Parking Lot, Crowne Plaza
Boss Finks performing Saturday 11am and 2pm
The Primitive Finks performing 11am and 2pm
View previous Tiki Oasis Car Show videos here

Art of Albertine

Art of Albertine

Tiki Oasis 16: “Party on Monster Island” Art Show
Free, open to the public, all ages!
Location: Grand Hanalei Ballroom Foyer, Crowne Plaza
Artist Reception: Saturday Aug 20th 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Meet the Tiki Oasis Artists and the 2016 Winner of the Miss Tiki Oasis Pageant!
View previous art show video here
View Tiki Oasis 16 art show preview here

Art Show Hours
Friday 10am – 9pm
Saturday 10am – 8pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

Eddy Crosby - The Creature from Tiki Island

Eddy Crosby – The Creature from Tiki Island

Featuring: Andre Ritter, BigToe Art, Brian Boskind, Chris Crites, Christine Benjamin, CraigR, David Krys, Dawn Frasier Sophista-tiki, Derek Yaniger, Devon Devereaux, Doug Dorr, Doug Horne, Eddy Crosby, Eric October, Erin Joy, Harry Decker, Ken “little-lost tiki” Ruzic, Kymm! Bang, Lori Herbst, Megan Besmirched, Michael Fleming (aka Tweedlebop), Michael Grider, Mike Mass, Mookie Sato , Norm Daniels, REESENIK, Robert Jimenez, Ryan Hungerford, Sandra Fremgen “Panda and Me”, Scott Saw, Susannah Mosher Atomikitty, Tiki King, Tiki tOny, TikiPops, Vestige Photography, Wendy Cevola, Woody Miller

Photograph Copyright Mitch Tobias (415) 647-0242 Tiki Oasis 13 event in San Diego, California at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and the Bali Hai Hotel. Hulabilly theme. Hawaiian. Cowboy.

Photograph Copyright Mitch Tobias (415) 647-0242
Tiki Oasis 13 event in San Diego, California at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and the Bali Hai Hotel. Hulabilly theme. Hawaiian. Cowboy.




Tiki Oasis 16 Marketplace Vendor List!

A Love For Flowers
A Pin Up’s Closet
Amber Ray Accoutrements
Aztec Graphics
Bachelor Pad Magazine
Badland Beads
Big Toe Art
Boney Betty
Boy Drinks World
Cat Scratch Clothing
Christine Benjamin
Clee Sobieski
Clever Vintage Clothing
Crafty Frida
Crazy Al
Creeps Selling Garbage
Culture Cove Gallery
Danger Factory
Desire Magneto
Devon Devereaux
Dionysus Records
Donnaland Vintage Variety
Eric October
Fab Trailers
Fancy Fruits
Femmes & Fellas
Fly Tahiti
Fox & Doll
Frog Island Tikis
Grass Shack Traders
Grider Co.
Hawaiian Lei Bath and Body
High Seas Trading Co.
Iconic Atomic
Johnnie Velour Ceramics
Jungle Modern Ceramics
Kahuna Kevin’s Tiki Cocktails
Krystyl Hernandez
Little Lost Tiki
Mahalo Tiki
Match Accessories
Maui Wowi Hawaiian
Mele Tiki Guys
Mikel Parton “MP”
Mister California
Mr. Smiley
Ms. Formaldehyde
MTKAHUNA Vintage Polynesia
Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice Cart
My Baby Jo
NORM Daniels
OB Tiki
Oblong Box Shop, The
Ohana Outpost
Organic Jewelry By Allie
Pin Up Girl Clothing
Pop Culture Explosion!
Popular Naughty
Popular Naughty
Poster Pop
Raw Formed Jewelry
Redhead Sadie Vintage
Retro Ruthie
Reverend Ray’s Relics
Romantic Rock
Ron Monster
Sex and Monsters
Shawn Dickinson
Shell in the Pacific
Sink or Swim Handbags
Smokin’ Tikis
South Sea Arts/Tiki Rob
Steady Clothing
Stiletto Pin Up Cosmetics
Sweet Siren Designs
Switched on Designs
The Anchored Rose
The Art of Doug Horne
The Goons from Goonsville
Thor Stor
Tiki Bongos
Tiki Broker
Tiki Diablo
Tiki King
Tiki Lounge Clay and Ceramic Designs
Tiki Oasis Merchandise
Tiki Paws
Tiki Republic
Tiki Swag
Tiki Tommy’s
Tiki tOny
Trader Trixie
Très Noir Optics
Vintage Gal Boutique
Vintage Surf Natural Bamboo Frames
Viva Dulce Marina
Woody Miller Art
Zac’s Attic
Zombie Sisters



Tiki Oasis 16: Party on Monster Island Tickets Going Fast!


Tiki Oasis is the largest and longest-running festival in the world for lovers of Island lifestyle and purveyors of Polynesian Pop. The event runs four nights and three days. Daytime events include DJ’s,a marketplace with 100+ vendors, educational seminars, car show, and tropical cocktails by the pool. In the evening enjoy the main stage bands and a midnight burlesque show. Each year the event has a theme – this year it is Party on Monster Island!

Don’t miss this monster event – get tickets at this link before they are gone!

Evening entertainment headliners include The Sonics, Donna Loren, The Woggles, The Alika Lyman Group (Hawaii), Phantom Four (Netherlands), The Messer Chups (Russia). A compete rundown of Tiki Oasis 16 Music and Mayhem can be found  at this link.

Download Tiki Oasis 16 banners at this link

Tiki Oasis has many volunteer positions available as well as paid positions. Volunteers receive a Thursday-Saturday pass to the event in exchange for about 8 hours of volunteer fun-work. More information at this link.

Tiki Oasis offers a wide variety of opportunities for your organization to be featured at the event! Click here for more information.

And Now a Word From Our Sponsors!

Mr. California is the premier leisurewear label for men who drink whiskey—or, perhaps, mai tais—while smoking a pipe and playing jai alai with likeminded ne’er do wells. Today’s Mr. California apparel retains the timeless qualities that made the label notorious in the ‘60’s, with knit and woven shirts, pants, jackets, pj’s and the proverbial much more. And of course, every Mr. California article is made in California, the Golden State. True to the original, updated to suit today’s handsome gentleman. Mr. California. Classic leisurewear for the modern man. Drink a bunch of Zombies!

Pusser’s Rum is a world class, award-winning aged dark rum with a distinctively smooth and well-rounded taste. The blend originates from stills in Trinidad and Guyana and is heavily influenced by wooden pot stills that were signature of the Royal Navy beginning in the 1700s and still in operation today. Pusser’s Rum is rich and aromatic with a full bodied, complex flavor. It is crafted in small batches and continues to win accolades amongst its peers. Pusser’s Rum is one of the most historic and traditional rums still available today. (Link site to graphic)

A crispy cool scorpion bowl in the glow of a Mondrian glass wall with crazy hep beats softly lulling in the background?  Don’t mind if I do!

If that sounds like a dream, keep reading!  The Cat Eye Club is a retro cocktail lounge & tiki bar located in Downtown San Diego in the heart of East Village across from Petco Park. Cat Eye Club is inspired by the late 50’s, early 60’s nightlife culture. It pays homage to mid-century cocktail trends with an emphasis on classic and tiki cocktails.



Gaucho Rum exemplifies a zest for adventure similar to what Frank Miller (Partner of Cat Eye Club Cocktail Bar and Tiki Bar) and Ray Digilio (Master Distiller of Kill Devil Spirit Co.) had in mind when they set out to create it.  What were they in pursuit of?  Perhaps it was to concoct a rum that rouses someone to strap a shark under each foot, grab a partner and water ski to that magnificent oasis in the sun.   Others speculate that their motive could have been originality; an all-out quest to formulate a signature rum that rejuvenates classic cocktails and can also be enjoyed neat.  Either way, these natives invite you to bask in the big, tropical, sweet, smooth taste of a spirit made 100% from cane to glass here in San Diego, California. (Link site to graphic)

From rubber Godzillas tearing apart the South Seas to surfin’, Go Go dancing Frankenstein and Wolfman, creatures have always been lurking in paradise. This year Tiki Oasis celebrates our monster brethren from King Kong (1939), Godzilla and Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) to the famous monsters of Hollywood (1932-1950s).

Like lovers of Polynesian Pop, many of the classic monsters we know share the Modern Primitive ethos. Some were discovered in mysterious, exotic, tropical lands but others originated in urban areas and frolicked with average humans.

While Godzilla loved to visit major metropolis’ like Tokyo  he lives on and originates from Monster Island.

The original king of the jungle King Kong was a modern primitive and could be seen cavorting on major architectural landmarks when he wasn’t picking up on chicks in his hometown.

Even the Creature from the Black Lagoon left the Amazon and visited the US.

The classic city monsters made famous in films (The Mummy, Frankenstien, Dracula, Wolfman, The Invisible Man) later got hip to the times and joined the beach/dance party scene. Not only did monsters leave their remote islands and come to the beaches, the Hollywood monster crowd threw their own shindig.

Don your rubber mask and join the monster party at Tiki Oasis 2016!

Timeline of famous monsters
1939: King Kong 1939
1954: Godzilla, Creature From the Black Lagoon
1958: Famous Monsters of Filmland
1962: Monster Mash
1931-1950s: Universal Monsters
1961-1964, 1975: Aurora Models
1967: Mad Monster Party

Recommended watching:
Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)
The Horror of Party Beach (1964)
Beach Girls and the Monster (1965)


Tiki Oasis Hotel Rooms and Tickets Go Live TONIGHT!



Go to and click on navigation links on left side

or go directly to hotel link here:

If you do not get into the Crowne Plaza you can call up our partner hotels, Kings Inn and Comfort Inn & Suites (info on the Tiki Oasis Website) and book in at our guaranteed group rate.


Tiki Oasis 16 – Party on Monster Island Aug. 18-21

Tiki Oasis 16 Party on Monster Island Graphic

Otto and Baby Doe Present
Tiki Oasis 16
Party on Monster Island
San Diego, August 18-21, 2016

Meet and Greet at Bali Hai, Shelter Island
Thursday, August 18
Main Event at Crown Plaza, Hotel Circle 
Friday – Sunday, August 19-21

Tiki Oasis on Instagram

Tiki Oasis is a family produced four-day Polynesian Pop lifestyle convention / party which takes place in Southern California each August, and is the only event of its kind on Planet Earth. Each year Tiki Oasis presents a different theme which explores, celebrates, and preserves mid-century aesthetics via entertainment, fashion, food, drink and education, while showing its relevancy in contemporary culture. Tiki Oasis attendees experience four days of mixology, live and DJ music sets, educational symposiums, book signings, marketplace shopping, art, burlesque, comedy, vintage cars, fashion, food, kids events, and more!

Tiki Oasis was conceived in 2001 as a fundraiser to support the rehabilitation of the mid-century Palm Springs Caliente Tropics Motel which attracted a small gathering of tikiphiles. The event moved to San Diego in 2006 and has since grown to include two locations, three hotels, over 30 symposiums, 100 vendors, numerous sponsors, a slew of talent including live bands, disk jockeys, burlesque and go-go dancers, visual artist and carvers, guitar and ukulele instructors, vintage cars, mixology experts and well over 3000 attendees.


From rubber Godzillas tearing apart the South Seas, to surfing, go-go dancing Frankenstein and Wolfman, creatures have always been lurking in paradise.

This year, Tiki Oasis celebrates our monster brethren from King Kong, Godzilla and Creature From the Black Lagoon, to the Famous Monsters of Hollywood (1932-1950s). Like lovers of Polynesian Pop, many of the classic monsters we know share the Modern Primitive ethos. Some were discovered in mysterious, exotic, tropical lands but others originated in urban areas and frolicked with average humans.

Tiki Oasis 16 Party on Monster Island’s live music entertainment includes The Sonics, Messer Chups (from Russia), Donna Loren & the Shindiggers, The Creepy Creeps, Deadbolt, The Mission Creeps, Creepxotica, Black Magic Beach Party, The Alika Lyman Group, The Lampshades, Jimmy Psycho Experiment, Phantom Four, The Primitive Finks, The Woggles, Screaming Lord Stax, Boss Fink, The Primitive Finks, Bradipos V, Jason Lee & RIPtides, and more!. A full list of sponsors, weekend events, symposiums, DJs, marketplace vendors will be listed on the Tiki Oasis website.

Don your rubber mask and join the monster party at Tiki Oasis 2016!

Tiki Oasis Facebook page at this link
Tiki Oasis 16 Facebook Event page at this link
iki Oasis 16 Twitter page at this link
iki Oasis TV YouTube Channel at this link

Select Tiki Oasis 15 Press Links:

Huffington Post – 15th Anniversary Edition of Tiki Oasis
The LA Beat Three Days Of The Tiki
KPBS News Radio (web article and audio)
The Atomic Grog Blog – Tiki Oasis Soars to New Heights
A Mountain of Crushed Ice – Tiki Oasis 15
San Diego Reader – Tiki Oasis 15 Art Show
San Diegoville – The Worlds Largest Rum Party Returns
Roddenbery Adventures – Tiki Oasis 15
Orange County Weekly – Tiki Oasis 15 – Tikis in Space Slideshow
San Diego.Org – Top Things to Do in San Diego
San Diego Pipeline – Tiki Oasis 15
NBC Los Angeles – Worth the drive
San Diego Troubadour – Tiki Intergalactic Summit
Eichler Network – Yesterdays Future Today
Los Angeles Beat – Tiki Oasis Conquers the Space Age
Star Honolulu Star Advertiser – Tiki Oasis Festival in California Hails All Things Polynesian
Pussers Rum – Tiki Oasis 15
See California – Festivals – San Diego Tiki Oasis
The Rum Lab – Interview with Otto von Stroheim
Video – Tiki Oasis 15 Pool Timelapse


Select Press Links – Tiki Oasis 15


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