JOIN US AUGUST 18TH-21ST IN SUNNY SAN DIEGO FOR THE 2016 TIKI OASIS!!
read the Tiki Oasis Program
Get ready for the weekend by checking out our program with schedule of events and maps of vending areas
Meet Tim "Swanky" Glazner
Tiki Oasis is proud to announce the national premiere of the book, "Mai-Kai, History and Mystery of the Iconic Tiki Restaurant" by Tim "Swanky" Glazner will be available for pick up at the booksigning Saturday, August 20 11-12:30
That's right, you can be the first person to get your hands on this historic tome! Not only that, you can get it signed by Swanky AND Nani Maka, one of the original Mystery Girls and long time Mai-Kai dancer. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to get your book signed by the author and a legend featured in the book.
What is Tiki Oasis?
Tiki Oasis is the largest and longest-running festival in the world for lovers of Island lifestyle and purveyors of Polynesian Pop. The festival is a series of events over 4 nights and 3 days. Thursday night opens at the historic Bali Hai. Friday – Sunday at the Crowne Plaza offers daytime events such as dj’s, 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 - on Saturday night guests dress to match the theme and compete in a costume contest. To learn more about the history of Tiki Oasis go here
Tiki Oasis Monster Island Show Print!
Get your limited edition Serigraph. Available ONLY at the Culture Cove Gallery booth on Thursday night at Bali Hai or Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Tiki Oasis vending
Each one of these beauties is a limited edition signed and numbered serigraph created by the Official Tiki Oasis artist Derek Yaniger!
Available at the VERY special show price of only $40.
Theme: party on Monster Island
How do Monsters and Tiki go together?
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 (1933), 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.
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 U.S. 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.