Tiki Event Posters
I love the annual Tiki events held around the world and thought I would celebrate them with a look back at their posters. Josh Agle has designed some of the posters for these events and attended many others. Enjoy the posters and if you know of any more series of events I should add then please let me know.
Arizona Tiki Oasis
The popular Tiki Oasis event launched a spring sister event in Arizona in April 2019. AZTO offers an island lifestyle party in the middle of the desert in sunny Old Town Scottsdale at the historic mid-century Hotel Valley Ho resort (est. 1956).
The Hukilau is an annual Tiki event based in Fort Lauderdale at the world famous Mai Kai Restaurant and Pier 66 Resort and Marina. The annual Tiki gala includes entertainers, presenters, cocktails, parties, dancing, art, and vendors for this now five day event.
The annual London Luau event ran from 2005 to 2007 across the capital’s Tiki bars, including South London Pacific, Trader Vics, Trailer Happiness, and Mahiki. The tropical Tiki-themed event was organized by Cheeky Tiki and included live music, DJs, food, cocktails, dancing, dug-out canoe racing, a marketplace, cinema, and art. Sam Gambino created the 2005 poster, Josh Agle for 2006, Dr. Alderete for 2007, and lastly, Charlie Adam created the poster for The London Luau 2008 which was unfortunately cancelled.
Modernism Week in Palm Springs celebrates mid-century architecture and design by encouraging education, preservation and sustainable modern living. The annual celebration is held every February and features more than 350 events including the Modernism Show and Sale. An annual Fall Preview weekend in October is used as a mini-Modernism Week to kick-off the social season in Palm Springs. Josh Agle agreed in 2018 to create the next five years of advertising posters for the event.
Ohana: The Luau at the Lake
Ohana: The Luau at the Lake is an action filled three day Tiki event in idyllic Lake George, New York. The event included music, cocktails, contests, vendors, auctions, prizes and food. The annual event is organized by the Fraternal Order of Moai. The 2017 poster was provided by Shag.
The annual Tiki Caliente event celebrates the art, drink, sounds and smells of old-school Hawaiian island living. It is held in Palm Springs, California and brings together music, art, cocktails, and people to enjoy Tiki culture. Tiki Caliente began in 2008 at the Caliente Tropics and returned in 2010 as an annual celebration.
Tiki Oasis is the world’s longest-running annual Tiki event and began in 2001 as a fundraiser for the Palm Springs Caliente Tropics Motel where it attracted around fifty attendees in its first year. In 2006 the event moved from the Tropics Hotel in Palm Springs to the Crowne Plaza Hotel and historic Bali Hai Restaurant in San Diego where it found it’s true home. Attendance continues to grow with over 4000 guests in 2016 attracted by a new theme selected each year for the five-day event. Except for 2001, Derek Yaniger has produced all of the posters for Tiki Oasis.