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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! www.tikioasis.com


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 Diego.org
Tiki Time in San Diego  

Tiki Takes off in San Diego
op Things to Do in San Diego

AXS.com – 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 www.mitchtobias.com (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 www.mitchtobias.com (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! www.mistercal.com

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 www.tikioasis.com 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.


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