7 Upcoming SoCal Tiki Events That We're Excited To Attend

Wow!  There is a LOT going on for us in the upcoming months and our schedule has become increasingly chock-full of tiki events.  Want to know where we're excited to be headed?  Here's what we've got on the calendar: 

JULY 25 - ARTIST SHOWCASE WITH SHAG 
WonderGround Gallery, Downtown Disney - Anaheim, CA

Artwork by shag; IMAGE COURTESY of disneyparksmerchandise.com

We love love love Adventureland & the Jungle Cruise so snagging this print is a must for us. We've been collecting some other Disney art of Shag's, like the Tiki Room ones he did two years ago, so this new piece, "A Perilous Adventure," is going to look great in our collection.  You can bet we're swinging by Trader Sam's after picking one up!

www.disneyparksmerchandise.com


JULY 25 - INTERNATIONAL TIKI MARKETPLACE
Don the Beachcomber - Huntington Beach, CA

Image Courtesty of donthebeachcomber.com

This one is a "maybe" for us right now given the print release happening in the morning and other plans later in the evening.  Nonetheless, it would be great to check out the vendors at this event again (we went to one earlier this year).  And we do need to desperately pick up some new gear for alllll of the upcoming events we have! 

www.donthebeachcomber.com


AUGUST 11 - TAHITIAN TERRACE DIAMOND LUAU
Trader Sam's, Disneyland Hotel - Anaheim, CA

image courtesty of disney parks blog

We missed out on the last big Trader Sam's event (Mahaloween) so we're happy to be able to attend the upcoming Tahitian Terrace Diamond Luau.  It's happening August 10 & 11 and we'll be there the second night.  The exclusive mug (pictured to the right) looks great and we can't wait to see what they have in store for other commemorative items, food, entertainment, and drinks! 

www.disneyland.com


AUGUST 14-15 - TIKI OASIS 
The Crowne Plaza - San Diego, CA

IMAGE COURTESY OF TIKIOASIS.com

This is our FIRST Tiki Oasis and we're super excited to be able to head down to San Diego for two days of it.  This event runs from August 13-16 and offers all sorts of fun & informative tiki symposiums, live bands & entertainment, vendors, lots of drinks, and a room crawl that's sure to be a blast!  So far we've signed up for the following talks: Honolulu Modern: Architecture in Paradise (Darren Bradley), Countdown to a Spectacular Celebration (Kelly Patterson - Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en), and Treasures of Tiki Archaeology (Sven Kirsten).  Now, where to find space-age-inspired tiki gear...

www.tikioasis.com


AUGUST 17 - THE COCONUT CLUB
Highland Park, CA

Earlier this year, we attended an event hosted by The Coconut Club.  It was a big multi-course dinner with all sorts of great drinks and we wrote about it in our article about LA's underground tiki supper club.  It was so entertaining and delicious that we knew we would have to try out the latest thing they've got up their sleeves!  This upcoming event seems a little less involved but it looks like there's going to still be a variety of inventive cocktails and food.  Yum! 

www.thecoconutclubla.com


FALL 2015 - LA SHAG STORE OPENING
8443 Melrose Ave - West Hollywood, CA

Artwork by SHAG

Since we definitely don't get out to Palm Springs nearly enough and we LOVE Josh Agle's work, we're happy to know that a Shag Store will be opening more locally!  The official date still hasn't been set but we're hoping a party will be thrown in its honor.  Can't wait to check it out, but having a store THIS close might be bad news for our wallets... 

www.shagthestore.com


OCTOBER 8-11 - MOD PALM SPRINGS 
Caliente Tropics - Palm Springs, CA 

ARTWORK BY SHAG; Image Courtesy of mod-palmsprings.com

This year will mark the third annual Mod Palm Springs event and we've been to all of them so far.  The weekend will be filled with drinks, live music & entertainment, all day pool-parties, vendors, exclusive Shag merchandise, and room crawls.  We've had lots of fun attending in the past and we can't wait to see it hosted in its new location at the Caliente Tropics!  

www.mod-palmsprings.com


Anyone else heading to these events as well?  We'd love to meet up!  Know of anything else happening in the coming months?  Please share - we might be able to squeeze in another event or two!