Is Tiki Kon an all-ages event?
Yes and no. Some of our weekend activities, such as symposiums with alcohol or the Sunday home bar tour, are strictly 21+ only. Our nighttme performances are technically all-ages but may portray adult themes that we make no effort to censor, such as burlesque performances and blue humor. The Saturday vending hall is the one part of the weekend that we can confidently say is family friendly.
We believe Tiki Kon is best enjoyed by adults, just like a Tiki bar, and many of our guests use this event as an opportunity for a romantic, child-free weekend. If you do bring children, we ask that they be monitored at all times and well-behaved, or be taken away from the venue for a time-out if they are causing a disruption. There is no charge for babies in arms, but otherwise, all guests who attend our shows must have valid admission.
Do I have to wear a Hawaiian shirt or dress? What is the dress code?
You do not need to dress in aloha wear to attend, though the majority of our guests really get into the spirit of Tiki Kon and wear their best vintage Hawaiian attire. There is no dress code, but we do encourage guests to "dress up" for the banquet Saturday night show at least. If you are looking to expand your wardrobe, there are multiple vendors in our Saturday Island Marketplace that sell vintage shirts and dresses.
Are hotel accommodations included with admission?
No. We do not bundle admission and lodging together, since some of our guests live nearby and choose to not stay at the hotel overnight. Even if you do live in the area, a room at Tiki Kon is a great way to enjoy a relaxing weekend. Room sales start the same day as ticket sales, on March 15, at 6:00 p.m.
Are separate tickets available for the Sunday bar tour?
No. Due to space limitations and high demand, the Sunday bar tour is only offered as part of the VIP Weekend Pass. Please see our Tickets page for a breakdown of what's included in each package.
If the VIP passes are sold out, do you have a waiting list?
Yes! If you purchase a Music & Symposium Pass, you may put your name on the waiting list for a VIP upgrade. If the passes become available due to cancellations, we will send you an upgrade link. You will be charged the difference between pass levels.
If there are no more seats on the bar tour bus, can you tell me the locations so I can drive myself, or can I follow the bus?
No, this is strictly not allowed. Aside from the liability of allowing guests to drink and drive on our bar tour, we need to make sure we have enough provisions at each stop for our pass holders. Admission passports are required to board the bus and may be required at each stop. Thank you for your understanding.
I live in Portland and have already been to most of these home bars or know the owners. Why should I pay so much money to join the tour?
Frankly, you probably shouldn't! Unless your really want to join your out-of-town friends on one of the party buses, you should consider volunteering at one of the home bars. If you are an experienced member of the Portland Tiki ohana, and have been on the bar tour several times before, you are a perfect candidate to serve as ambassador to our new guests from around the country. It's a great way to contribute and still be a part of the party. We need volunteers to help deliver supplies to the home bars, serve as greeters and ushers, and to help serve refreshments. Contact us at email@example.com to sign up.
I used to attend the Tiki Kon home bar tour, but I can't afford it now that it's a deluxe, full weekend experience. What can I do?
Tiki Kon is still a fun weekend! Our basic Weekend Pass includes the Friday and Saturday night shows, Saturday symposiums, and Sunday finale party. Plus, our Island Marketplace on Saturday is free and open to the public, and our Saturday pool party is free to all hotel guests. You'll have time to mingle with Tiki aficionados from around the country, lounge by the pool, enjoy dining at the hotel or nearby restaurants, visit our event bars, explore Hayden Island, visit some room parties, and get out to explore Portland if you're feeling adventurous.