Schedule of Events


Thursday, June 29

7:00 - 9:00 PM
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Hale Pele, NE Portland
Hale Pele Mug Release Party
Celebrate Tiki Kon's 15th year with a commemorative edition of the Hale Pele A'a'po'e mug. Join us for a private seating at one of the country's top tiki bars, and mingle with guests from around the country. Shuttle bus for Seating 1 departs the Red Lion lobby at 6:45, shuttle for Seating 2 departs at 9:45, or provide your own transportation. Advance purchase, reserved seatings only. Not included in any weekend or combo pass. Will Call at the Hale Pele door.

Friday, June 30

3:00 - 6:00 PM
Red Lion Lobby
Guest Check-In and Welcome
Visit the check-in table when you arrive, to pick up tickets and event information. After 6:30 PM, guests may check-in at the door of the Friday night show. Merchandise pick-up is on Saturday only.
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Red Lion guest suite #216
VIP Welcome Reception, presented by Hale Pele
VIP Pass holders are invited to a special reception. VIP Weekend Pass holders only.
7:00 - 11:00 PM
Red Lion Grand Ballroom, East Salon
Friday Night Surf & Turf Show featuring The 'Verb, presented by The Alibi
Tiki Kon kicks off with four hours of surf and party music, DJ, dancing and cocktails on our main stage. Featuring The 'Verb (Seattle), with The Delstroyers (Seattle), The Wanna Be-52's (Portland), and DJ AM GoldIncluded with any weekend pass, or $20 at the door.

Saturday, July 1

11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Red Lion Grand Ballroom, West Salon

Island Marketplace (vending)
Vendors and artisans from near and far are bringing their treasures for your shopping pleasure. Don't miss the Tiki Kon merchandise booth, selling exclusive event souvenirs. Grab a cocktail from our event bar and sip while you shop. FREE, open to the public.

Registered hotel guests may enter the vending area one hour early at 10:00 AM and get first pick of our vendors' unique and wonderful wares.

Meet the Artists!

VanTiki - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Sven Kirsten - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Charles Phoenix - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Martin & Rebecca Cate - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:30 - 3:30 PM
Red Lion Grand Ballroom, West Salon

The Men from S.U.R.F.
Come to the Island Marketplace for "fun in the sun" surf and hot rod hits of the 1960s while you shop, and join the Secret Underground Retro Fraternity. FREE, open to the public.

11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Red Lion Grand Ballroom Prefunction Lobby

Guest Check-In and Merchandise Pickup
Look for the Tiki Kon merchandise and registration booth. All ticket and merchandise pre-purchases may be picked up at this time.

11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Red Lion Timberline Room

Symposiums, presented by BG Reynolds
A series of entertaining and informative presentations. Included with any weekend Pass, open seating on a first-come basis, please arrive early. Tickets are not available at the door.

11:00-Noon, Timberline Room
Storytelling in Design, with Blair Reynolds and Brandon Kleyla
Blair Reynolds (BG Reynolds) and Brandon Kleyla (Trader Sam's) walk through the history and development of Trader Sam's. Featuring never before seen photos, stories only the "father of Trader Sam's" could tell, and how to develop and display your own story to bring to your home tiki bar to life.

1:00-2:00 PM, Timberline Room
Our Man in Havana: A Visual Tour of the City's Faded Charms, with Sven Kirsten
Sven was lucky enough to spend altogether two months in Havana, first to photograph for Pete Moruzzi’s Havana Before Castro book in 2007, then in 2015 to film a German TV movie. It is heaven for any urban archeologist, offering a plethora of untouched, patina-covered examples of mid-century modern and tropical art deco architecture, all surrounded by vintage American cars. He could fill three lectures with his photos—join him to see the best!

2:30-3:30 PM, Timberline Room
Pop/CounterPop: Tiki Hits Today's Pop Culture, panel discussion

Join panelists Brandon Giraldez (GeekiTikis), Sven Kirsten (Tiki Modern), Brandon Kleyla (Trader Sam's) and moderator Blair Reynolds (BG Reynolds) in a lively and in-depth discussion on the rise of tiki culture in the modern era, the merge tiki culture and particularly tiki mugs into today's pop culture and media, and the importance of today's torch bearers as tiki moves mainstream.

12:30 - 2:00 PM
Red Lion Grand Ballroom, East Salon

Rum Class with Martin Cate - SOLD OUT
A rumbustious journey through the islands learning about the raw material, production, and aging differences in the world of Caribbean rums...and then taste the differences for yourself! Not included with any pass, must be purchased separately due to limited seating. 21+ only.

4:30 - 5:30 PM
Red Lion Grand Ballroom, East Salon

Banquet Dinner and Show, featuring Lushy - SOLD OUT
Join us for a luscious dinner and live music by Lushy (Seattle). They're lounge-y and danceable with hints of exotica and a touch of electronica…nutty and hip…intriguing and soothing–must see live! Included with VIP Weekend Pass, Deluxe Weekend Pass or Banquet Combo Pass. ADVANCE PURCHASE ONLY.

5:00 - 6:00 PM & 10:00 PM - Close
Red Lion guest suite #216

Tacoma Cabana Hospitality Hour
Come meet the Tacoma Cabana crew, voted Best Cocktails in Western Washington four years in a row!

6:00 PM - Close
Guest suite, location TBA, ask at registration table

BG Reynolds Hospitality Suite
Need a taste of your favorite elixirs but can't make it to your local watering hole? BG Reynolds brings you drinks made famous by southern California tiki bars, and of course beverages featuring BG Reynolds Orgeat and Falernum. Mingle with BG Reynolds, Brandon Kleyla, and other magic makers. Open to Tiki Kon guests, 21+ only.

6:30 - 7:45 PM
Red Lion Grand Ballroom, East Salon

Charles Phoenix ALOHALAND - SOLD OUT
The Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, super charges the classic living room slide show into a laugh-out-loud “dream vacation” to Hawaii in vintage Kodachome slides, taken by tourists in the 50s & 60s. 
Included with any weekend pass or combo pass.

8:00 - 11:00 PM
Red Lion Grand Ballroom, East Salon

Saturday Night Gala Show, featuring MELAO DE CUBA
Our big show features traditional Cuban orchestra Melao de Cuba (Portland), with The Tikigraphs (Seattle), in an evening of Tiki exotica, salsa-inspired beats and Afro-Cuban rhythms, dance performances by The Starella Sisters, music by DJ Switched on Audrey, cocktails, dancing, fashion, prizes and more! Select vendors will remain open in our lounge throughout the evening.
Included with any weekend pass, combo pass or purchased separately, or $20 at the door.


Sunday, July 2

9:30 - 5:00 PM
Buses depart from Red Lion lobby

Sunday Brunch and Bar Deluxe Tour, presented by Plantation Rum and Burnt Bridge Cellars - SOLD OUT
Join us for a hearty brunch and an all-day Tiki tour of some of Portland's best home and commercial bars. Shhhh...the locations are a secret! Included with VIP Weekend Pass only.

NOTE: The Alibi tiki lounge in N Portland, and Hale Pele in NE Portland, will both be closed to accommodate our bar tour. The Alibi will re-open at 12:00 noon, and Hale Pele will reopen at 5:00 pm.

All Day

For guests not on the Sunday bar tour, this is a great opportunity to relax by the pool, enjoy some tax-free shopping and dining at the nearby Jantzen Beach Center, or get out and explore Portland, before joining us for the finale farewell party. The Red Lion provides complimentary shuttle service to the nearby light rail station. Please contact the hotel front desk for details.

5:30 - 7:30 PM
House Spirits Distillery, SE Portland, transportation from Red Lion provided

Aloha Oe Finale Party, presented by House Spirits Distillery
Join us for a final cocktail, live music and fond farewells until next year. Featuring live music by The Men from S.U.R.F. Included with any weekend pass. Round trip transportation from the Red Lion provided. Shuttles run every 30 minutes on the quarter hour starting at 5:15 pm. Look for the yellow bus!


Times, locations and performers subject to change without notice.

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