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Schedule of Events

Times, locations and presenters/performers subject to change, and additional items may be added. Please check back for late breaking updates.

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Thu 4 July
Fri 5 July
Sat 6 July
Sun 7 July
 
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CANCELLED: 4th of July Block Party

Presented by Hale Pele

Unfortunately, this just isn't going to happen. We're so overloaded redesigning Tiki Kon to work in the new hotel location, we haven't had the time to pull together the party in a way that we feels would do it justice, with performers, vendors and fun decor.The good news is that there's plenty of fun stuff to do in Portland, including some fun holiday activities. Check out our Local Guide for some of our personal recommendations.

Location: NE 32nd Ave & Broadway
Admission: Pass Not Required

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Check-In Desk

Check in, pick up wristbands and get information about the weekend's activities. Check in early to avoid the rush on Friday!

Location: Reception Lobby, Doubletree
Admission: Pass Not Required

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Hale Pele Mug Release Party 4pm Seating

Presented by Hale Pele

Enjoy a private two-hour seating with no wait in the country's top rated tiki bar. Ticket price includes a special edition of the Hale Pele mug for 1 or 2 guests. The mug is exclusively available to Tiki Kon guests. Shuttle service is available from the DoubleTree, or Hale Pele is 20 minute walk for a short rideshare or cab ride. Due to limited seating, this is a separate ticket, not included with any pass. This is not the release party for the Tiki Kon mug. This is a special edition Hale Pele mug.

21+ only

Location: Hale Pele
Admission: Hale Pele Mug Release Party 4PM Ticket

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Hale Pele Mug Release Party 7pm Seating

Presented by Hale Pele

Enjoy a private two-hour seating with no wait in the country's top rated tiki bar. Ticket price includes a special edition of the Hale Pele mug for 1 or 2 guests. The mug is exclusively available to Tiki Kon guests. Shuttle service is available from the DoubleTree, or Hale Pele is 20 minute walk for a short rideshare or cab ride. Due to limited seating, this is a separate ticket, not included with any pass.This is not the release party for the Tiki Kon mug. This is a special edition Hale Pele mug.

21+ only

Location: Hale Pele
Admission: Hale Pele Mug Release Party 7PM Ticket

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Hale Pele Mug Release Party 10pm Seating

Presented by Hale Pele

Enjoy a private two-hour seating with no wait in the country's top rated tiki bar. Ticket price includes a special edition of the Hale Pele mug for 1 or 2 guests. The mug is exclusively available to Tiki Kon guests. Shuttle service is available from the DoubleTree, or Hale Pele is 20 minute walk for a short rideshare or cab ride. Due to limited seating, this is a separate ticket, not included with any pass.This is not the release party for the Tiki Kon mug. This is a special edition Hale Pele mug.

21+ only

Location: Hale Pele
Admission: Hale Pele Mug Release Party 10PM Ticket

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Check-In Desk

Check in, pick up wristbands and get information about the weekend's activities.

Location: Reception Lobby, Doubletree
Admission: Pass Not Required

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Tiki Kon Tiki Lounge

The tiki bar is open! The Tiki Kon Lounge will be open Friday and Saturday with a cash bar offering cocktails, beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks. This is also the location of the Tiki Kon Art Show. It's a great spot to meet friends and grab a drink between shows and symposiums.

21+ only

Location: Morrison Room, Doubletree
Admission: Pass Not Required

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Tiki Kon Art Show

Artists from near and far are exhibiting works for your enjoyment and purchase. 

Location: Morrison Room, Doubletree
Admission: Pass Not Required

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Voodoo Doll Designs Make-n-Take Hair Flower Workshop

Featuring Liza Voodoo Doll

In this 90 minute workshop, learn from one of the top hair flower designers in the country how to create your very own fabulous hair flower! Liza will also show you tricks to secure your finished piece in a variety of hair lengths and types. An assortment of flowers, greenery, fasteners, hot glue guns and glue will be provided for you to create a hair flower to keep! Participants are welcome to bring their own items to personalize their creation.

Location: Weidler Room, Doubletree
Admission: Make-n-Take Hair Flower Workshop Ticket

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Tiki Kon Gift Shop

Shop our exclusive line of Tiki Kon merchandise designed and illustrated by VanTiki. Pre-ordered merchandise available for pickup.

Location: Reception Lobby, Doubletree
Admission: Pass Not Required

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Symposium: Festivals of the Pacific

Featuring Christopher and Christine Lonie

Christopher and Christine have focused their travels on cultural festivals across the Pacific. You will learn about the various cultural practices they have witnessed in Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia. From topless dancing at Yap Days, tattooing and tiki carvings in the Marquesas Islands, and mystical wigmen and crocodile clans of Papua New Guinea, this one hour "Pacific Pageant" is sure to be an awesome adventure! You will even learn about the Hawaiian “Merrie Monarch” and how Rapa Nui decides who to crown each year as King and Queen.

General admission, seating on a first-come basis. Wristband required.

Location: Pacific Northwest Ballroom, Doubletree
Admission: Super Deluxe Weekend Pass with Bar Tour, Deluxe Weekend Pass, Standard Weekend Pass

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Welcome Reception

Presented by Fez-O-Rama

Featuring Kana'iaupuni

Mix and mingle with Tiki aficionados from around the world while you enjoy live music and a jovial atmosphere, featuring Francis Doo of Kana'iaupuni and a hula dancer. Don't miss art and cocktails from the Tiki Kon Tiki Lounge. The guest check-in desk and gift shop will be open. Avoid the lines and check-in earlier in the day, or on Thursday.

Location: Reception Lobby, Doubletree
Admission: Super Deluxe Weekend Pass with Bar Tour, Deluxe Weekend Pass, Standard Weekend Pass

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VIP Hospitality Suite

Presented by Hale Pele

Hale Pele offers full-service catering, including food, drinks and plenty of aloha! Super Deluxe Weekend Pass holders are invited to stop by on Friday afternoon to experience the flavors and hospitality of one of the top tiki bars in America! Pass holder admission includes one complimentary drink ticket. Super Deluxe Weekend Pass wristband required. Room number TBA.

21+ only

Location: Presidential Suite, Doubletree
Admission: Super Deluxe Weekend Pass with Bar Tour

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Symposium: Clippermania

Featuring Dr. Bill Clapp

The enchantment of the South Pacific has been around for centuries but exploded to epic proportions during the 1930's when it was opened up to travelers with the introduction of the clipper flying boats. Pan American Airways made it possible to reach the remote islands of the South Pacific in a mere 5 days instead of the typical 30 days when traveling by ship. We will only be in the air for 59 hours traveling at a miraculous 180 miles per hour. General admission, seating on a first-come basis. Wristband required.

Location: Pacific Northwest Ballroom, Doubletree
Admission: Super Deluxe Weekend Pass with Bar Tour, Deluxe Weekend Pass, Standard Weekend Pass

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Film: Bosko and the Rebirth of Tiki

A documentary about Bosko's art and role in the Tiki revival. 32 min running time. Screening will be followed by a question and answer session with Bosko. General admission, seating on a first-come basis. You can also find him in our Island Marketplace on Saturday, July 6, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

General admission, seating on a first-come basis. Wristband required.

Location: Pacific Northwest Ballroom, Doubletree
Admission: Super Deluxe Weekend Pass with Bar Tour, Deluxe Weekend Pass, Standard Weekend Pass

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Friday Surf & Turf Show featuring the Insect Surfers

Featuring Insect Surfers, Don & the Quixotes, King Ghidora

Our Friday night kickoff show is a wet and wild, high energy sonic feast of live instrumental surf music. Featuring the planet's longest running modern surf band, the Insect Surfers. Plus, Don & the Quixotes, King Ghidora, dancing, DJ, and a rocking and rolling good time. We know you're going to party hard the first night, and we've got just the lineup for it.

Parental discretion advised General admission, seating on a first-come basis. Doors open at 7:00 PM.

Location: Tiki Kon Showroom (Lloyd Center Ballroom), Doubletree
Admission: Super Deluxe Weekend Pass with Bar Tour, Deluxe Weekend Pass, Standard Weekend Pass

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Island Marketplace (Vending)

Presented by Sputnik Housewares, Munktiki

Vendors and artisans from near and far are bringing their treasures for your shopping pleasure. Admission is included with any weekend pass, or you may purchase a ticket at the door. Admission for the general public is $10/person and includes 1 drink ticket for an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage (weekend pass admission does not include drink ticket). Not child-friendly

Location: Exhibit Hall, Doubletree
Admission: Island Marketplace Ticket (General Public), Pass Not Required, Super Deluxe Weekend Pass with Bar Tour, Deluxe Weekend Pass, Standard Weekend Pass

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Check-In Desk

Check in, pick up wristbands and get information about the weekend's activities.

Location: Reception Lobby, Doubletree
Admission: Pass Not Required

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Tiki Kon Gift Shop

Shop our exclusive line of Tiki Kon merchandise designed and illustrated by VanTiki. Pre-ordered merchandise available for pickup.

Location: Reception Lobby, Doubletree
Admission: Pass Not Required

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Symposium: Miguel Covarrubias’ Pageant of Polynesian Pop with Sven Kirsten

Featuring Sven Kirsten

The art of Miguel Covarrubias has had an influence on Polynesia Americana for generations. His “Pageant of the Pacific” wall murals inspired Don The Beachcomber and countless other Tiki watering holes, eventually gracing the end pages of the Book of Tiki. His “Art of the South Seas” illustrations were adopted by Trader Vic, and his work for Melville’s “Typee” ranks among the most evocative portrayals of Polynesian island idylls. Follow urban archeologist Sven Kirsten in an exploration of the luscious eye candy world created by this seminal artist.

General admission, seating on a first-come basis. Wristband required.

Location: Pacific Northwest Ballroom, Doubletree
Admission: Super Deluxe Weekend Pass with Bar Tour, Deluxe Weekend Pass, Standard Weekend Pass

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Tiki Kon Art Show

Artists from near and far are exhibiting works for your enjoyment and purchase.

Location: Morrison Room, Doubletree
Admission: Pass Not Required

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Symposium: The Birth of Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise with David Marley

Featuring David Marley

David Marley is a former Jungle Cruise skipper and author of Skipper Stories: True Tales from Disneyland’s Jungle and its brand new sequel, More Skipper Stories, these books are the first oral history of a Disneyland attraction. In this seminar Marley will share stories around the birth and construction of the Jungle Cruise and Adventureland, and the role that Tiki culture played into the creation of the ride. He will also share snippets from never before shared interviews from Jungle Cruise Skippers!

General admission, seating on a first-come basis. Wristband required.

Location: Pacific Northwest Ballroom, Doubletree
Admission: Super Deluxe Weekend Pass with Bar Tour, Deluxe Weekend Pass, Standard Weekend Pass

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Tiki Kon Tiki Lounge

The tiki bar is open! The Tiki Kon Lounge will be open all weekend with a cash bar offering cocktails, beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks. This is also the location of the Tiki Kon Art Show. It's a great spot to meet friends and grab a drink between shows and symposiums.

21+ only

Location: Morrison Room, Doubletree
Admission: Pass Not Required

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Special Presentation: Rum Tasting with Martin Cate

Featuring Martin Cate

Join Martin Cate as he takes you back in time to the world of rum as seen and tasted by Donn Beach and Trader Vic.  What drew them to this magical spirit? What rums were they drinking and mixing with and why?  Understand the important role Donn and Vic played in rum’s history, and how their rum legacy continues in tiki bars today. 90 minutes, includes rum tasting. This is a special presentation not included with any weekend pass. Tickets available May 1, at 6:00 p.m. PST. Please see our Tickets page for details.

21+ only Advance purchase only. Special presentation, not included with any weekend pass.

Location: Tiki Kon Showroom (Lloyd Center Ballroom), Doubletree
Admission: Rum Tasting with Martin Cate Ticket

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Symposium: Get Your Garnish Game On with Tiki Lindy

Featuring Tiki Lindy

A quality tiki drink deserves proper garnishing. Here to teach you some tricks for fast and impressive tiki garnishing is Tiki Lindy, long time private events bartender and most notably the author of Tiki Lindy's Field Guide to Pupus, Tidbits & Exotic Provisions, an adventure cookbook. In this demonstration based presentation, she'll walk you through step by step building garnishes that are unique, efficient and perfect for both the home bar enthusiast and professional bartender! She'll even cover modern methods for accomplishing feats of visual magic in your drinks.

General admission, seating on a first-come basis. Wristband required.

Location: Pacific Northwest Ballroom, Doubletree
Admission: Super Deluxe Weekend Pass with Bar Tour, Deluxe Weekend Pass, Standard Weekend Pass

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Panel Discussion: Tiki Origin Stories

Join Bosko, Sven, and Martin Cate for a discussion of the origins of Tiki and their own personal origin stories. Moderated by Craig "Colonel Tiki" Hermann.

General admission, seating on a first-come basis. Wristband required.

Location: Pacific Northwest Ballroom, Doubletree
Admission: Super Deluxe Weekend Pass with Bar Tour, Deluxe Weekend Pass, Standard Weekend Pass

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Kon-Tiki Banquet Dinner & Polynesian Floor Show

Featuring Teva Oriata

Enjoy a luscious buffet dinner inspired by the menu from Steve Crane's Kon-Tiki restaurant, which used to be located on hotel grounds when it was the Sheraton. Menu selections include vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Only available with the Deluxe and Super Deluxe Weekend Pass. Teva Oriata returns with a live Polynesian floor show while you dine.

Location: Tiki Kon Showroom (Lloyd Center Ballroom), Doubletree
Admission: Super Deluxe Weekend Pass with Bar Tour, Deluxe Weekend Pass

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Saturday Night Gala Show with Tony Starlight, presented by Lemba Rum

Presented by Lemba Rum

Featuring Tony Starlight, The Libertine Belles, The Starella Sisters

Tony Starlight brings his unique brand of music and comedy to the Tiki Kon main stage with a Saturday night variety show themed to the 1930s and beyond, chock full of tropical notes and special guests like The Libertine Belles, The Starella Sisters, MeduSirena Marina, and more.

General admission, seating on a first-come basis

Location: Tiki Kon Showroom (Lloyd Center Ballroom), Doubletree
Admission: Super Deluxe Weekend Pass with Bar Tour, Deluxe Weekend Pass, Standard Weekend Pass

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Sunday Bar Tour Check-In

All Sunday Bar Tour guests must check in on Sunday morning at the Check-In Desk located in the Reception Lobby right outside the Lloyd Center Ballroom (the same place you picked up wristbands). You may check in before or after brunch, but you must check in and board by 10:00 a.m. Please give yourself plenty of time in case lines are long. If you are not checked and on board by 10:00 a.m., your seat will be awarded to a guest in the standby line, and no refund will be provided.

Location: Reception Lobby, Doubletree
Admission: Super Deluxe Weekend Pass with Bar Tour

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Sunday Bar Tour Brunch

Your Super Deluxe Weekend Pass includes a buffet style Sunday brunch in the Pacific Northwest Ballroom. Menu TBA. Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

Location: Pacific Northwest Ballroom, Doubletree
Admission: Super Deluxe Weekend Pass with Bar Tour

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Sunday Bar Tour

Presented by Hale Pele

An exclusive, private all-day Tiki tour of some of the secret watering holes of the Portland tiki community. Seating is limited, and these tickets will sell out fast! We're still working on the details, but the tour typically includes stops at 2 commercial tiki bars, a distillery, and 3-4 home bars. Includes brunch to get you started, snacks along the way, and a buffet dinner at the end, at the start of the Sunday Aloha Oe Finale Party.

21+ only

Location: Reception Lobby, Doubletree
Admission: Super Deluxe Weekend Pass with Bar Tour

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Black Velvet Paint & Sip Workshop with Tiki tOny

Featuring Tiki tOny

A hands-on painting workshop with Tiki tOny Murphy and booze, what could be more fun on a lazy Sunday? Includes one drink ticket and all the art supplies you'll need. 90 minutes. Only 30 seats available in this popular workshop.

Location: Weidler Room, Doubletree
Admission: Black Velvet Paint & Sip Workshop Ticket

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Aloha Oe Finale Party presented by Plantation Rum

Presented by Plantation Rum

Featuring Kana'iaupuni

A final cocktail, live music and fond farewells until next year. Featuring live traditional, hapa haole, and contemporary Hawaiian music by Kana'iaupuni.

All ages, Family friendly

Location: Pacific Northwest Ballroom, Doubletree
Admission: Super Deluxe Weekend Pass with Bar Tour, Deluxe Weekend Pass, Standard Weekend Pass