Tiki Kon gets its inspiration from the highly-stylized Polynesian-themed restaurants and lounges that were popular in the decades after World War II. Those Tiki temples ushered in a whole genre of art, fashion, architecture, music and mixology that swept the nation. It was the era of the Tiki bar.
As part of the resurgence of Tiki culture, Tiki Kon started with a home bar crawl between friends. It now welcomes guests from the Pacific Northwest and across North America and has grown to become an exciting weekend gathering for fans of Tiki bars, vintage travel, fashion, live entertainment, classic cocktails and socializing. The event also features vending, symposiums, cocktail classes, fashion show, luau-style banquet and more. The finale is the Tiki Kon home bar tour—it’s the longest-running bar crawl of its kind!
In 2014, Tiki Kon: Mysteries of the Deep took guests under the sea with an underwater theme tied together with graphics, merchandise and decor. In 2015, Tiki Kon Airways takes off for its 13th outing, with a vintage 60s airline vibe that promises to take guests on an international flight of fancy.