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2018 Schedule of Events

We will be adding additional performers and presenter details as they are confirmed. Please check back for updates! Updated 3/22/2018.

 

Thursday, July 12

4:00 - 6:00 PM
7:00 - 9:00 PM

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Hale Pele, NE Portland
Hale Pele Private Mug Release Party
Sponsored by Plantation Rum
Hale Pele celebrating the release of a new special edition mug, just for Tiki Kon! Enjoy a private two-hour seating with no wait in one of the country's top tiki bars, and mingle with guests from around the world. Admission includes mug. Cash bar. Choice of 7:00 pm or 10:00 pm seatings. Shuttle buses depart the Red Lion west entrance at 3:30 PM, 6:40 PM, and 9:40 PM, or provide your own transportation. Advance purchase, reserved seatings only. Not included in any weekend or combo pass. Will Call is at the Hale Pele door. 21+ only.
 

Friday, July 13 — Horror 

 

3:00 - 10:00 PM
Red Lion Grand Ballroom Lobby
Guest Registration
Visit the check-in table when you arrive, to pick up tickets and event information. Merchandise pick-up is on Saturday only.
3:00 - 11:00 PM
Red Lion Grand Ballroom Lobby
Fantasy Island Art Show
Artists from near and far are exhibiting works for your enjoyment and purchase. Open to all ticket holders.
3:00 - 7:00 PM
Red Lion Grand Ballroom Lobby
Welcome Reception, presented by BG Reynolds
Welcome to Fantasy Island! Check in at our registration desk, enjoy a cocktail, and mingle with fellow guests in a festive setting. Live music TBA. Open to all ticket holders. Cash bar. Food is available from the hotel restaurant until 10pm. Technically all ages, but please see our FAQs. 
4:00 - 7:00 PM
Guest suite #216
VIP Lounge, presented by Hale Pele
Sponsored by Plantation Rum
VIP Pass holders are invited enjoy cocktails and catering by Hale Pele. VIP Weekend Pass holders only. 21+ only.
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Guest suite #444
Wine Tai Lounge, presented by Burnt Bridge Cellars
Learn about Burnt Bridge wines and find out why they're Tiki Kon's favorite local winery. Includes book signing by Nadia Reddy, author of Tiki ABC. All registered guests welcome. 21+ only.
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Guest suite #166
Iron Tikitender logoIron TikiTender Exclusive Club 151 Lounge
Gear up for the Iron TikiTender competition with a night of cocktails provided by the three finalists. Iron TikiTender Club 151 Membership required. 21+ only. 

7:30 - 11:00 PM (doors at 7pm)
Red Lion Grand Ballroom, East Salon
Friday Night Surf & Turf Show featuring Satan's Pilgrims, presented by Horror in Clay
Join us on Friday the 13th for a horror-infused evening of surf and 60s garage rock featuring the return of legendary Portland band Satan's Pilgrims, with The Boss Martians, and French 60s garage band Jon and the Vons. Plus DJ Web of Sound, supernatural special guests, dancing and cocktails. Included with any weekend pass, or limited tickets may be available at the door, $25. Technically all ages, but please see our FAQs. 


Saturday, July 14 — Romance 

 

10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Red Lion Grand Ballroom Lobby
Fantasy Island Art Show
Artists from near and far are exhibiting works for your enjoyment and purchase. Free and open to the public until 4:30 PM. Open to all weekend pass holders after that.
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Red Lion Grand Ballroom, West Salon

Island Marketplace, presented by Munktiki and Sputnik Housewares
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, all ages and family-friendly.

10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Red Lion Grand Ballroom 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.

10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Red Lion Timberline Room

Symposium Series, presented by BG Reynolds
A series of entertaining and informative presentations. LEARN MORE »
Included with any weekend Pass, open seating on a first-come basis, please arrive early. Tickets are not available at the door. Technically all ages, but please see our FAQs.

10:30 AM - 11:25 AM
TRADER SAM'S DEEP DIVE, with Trader Brandon

11:45 AM - 12:40 PM
BUILIDING YOUR HOME BAR, with Trader Brandon, Tiki Tony, and Ron Ferrell

1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
FLIPPING TIKI, with Jason T Smith

2:15 PM - 3:10 PM
BUILD YOUR TIKI SMALL BUSINESS, with Blair Reynolds, Jonathan Chaffin, Tiki Tony, and Brandon Giraldez

3:30 PM - 4:25 PM
THE SCIENCE OF THE SWIZZLE, presented by Angostura Rum, with Martin Tummino 

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

Meet the Artists!
Renowned artists, authors and special guests from the Tiki world will be on hand for meet & greets and signings. Times are subject to change. Please check at the registration desk for updates.

All Day
VanTiki
Meet the artist behind Tiki Kon's amazing event mugs and illustrations, and shop his latest goodies at the VanTiki booth in the Island Marketplace.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Nadia Reddy
The author and illustrator of Tiki ABC, the first ever Tiki children's picture book, will be here with copies of her gorgeous book to sign, or bring your own.

Charles Phoenix12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Charles Phoenix
Charles will be on-site to meet fans and sign your copy of his new book, Addicted to America, featuring more than 500 images celebrating classic and kitschy American life and style.

2:00 - 3:00 PM
Trader Brandon & Tiki Tony
Meet Trader Brandon and Tiki Tony as they sign copies of their new book, The Field Guide to Tiki Decorating. It's a fun look at insiders tips and simple tricks to bring your tiki bar to life! Buy a copy of the book.

12:30 - 2:00 PM
Red Lion Grand Ballroom, East Salon
Photo of Martin Cate

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: The Smooth & Creamy History of the Fern Bar, presented by Martin Cate
Fern Bars had their own culture, atmosphere, and drinks, and the genre of American taverns is credited by some as the birthplace of some of the cocktails we love to hate...the lemon drop, Harvey Wallbanger, wine spritzer, tequila sunrise, and lots of drinks with ice cream. Study and sample the drinks of the era, enjoy some smooth musuc while you mix and mingle, and make sure to wear your best polyester! Not included with any pass, tickets sold separately, advance purchase only. 21+ only.

UPDATED TIME: 4:15-5:30 PM
Red Lion Grand Ballroom, East Salon

Banquet Dinner and Show featuring Teva Oriata - SOLD OUT
Join us for a luscious tropical inspired buffet dinner and a voyage through Polynesian dance by Teva Oriata. UPDATED: All guests are welcome in a single seating, 4:15-5:30 PM. We are no longer hosting two seatings. Included with VIP Weekend Pass or Deluxe Weekend Pass. Advance purchase only. Technically all ages, but please see our FAQs. 

7:00 - 11:00 PM
Red Lion Grand Ballroom, East Salon
Iron Tikitender logo

Saturday Night Gala Show, featuring The Satin Chaps, Tikiyaki 5-0, and Iron Tikitender
Our Saturday night gala kicks off with the return of the Iron Tikitender live bartending competition, presented by BG Reynolds, and follows with live music by The Satin Chaps and Tikiyaki 5-0, plus DJ Drew Groove, dance performances by MeduSirena Marina and The Starella Sisters, cocktails, dancing, fashion, raffle prizes, vending and more! Select vendors will remain open in the lounge throughout the evening. Included with any weekend pass, combo pass or purchased separately, or limited tickets may be available at the door, $35. Cash bar. Food is available from the hotel restaurant until 10pm. Technically all ages, but please see our FAQs.


Sunday, July 15 — Adventure 

 

All Day

Adventure Time
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.

We're also working on a Tiki Tourist Guide to Portland and some Sunday workshop add-ons for those not on the bar tour. Stay tuned!

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Timberline Room (downstairs)

Tiki Kon Glassware Etching Workshop

Learn how to etch glass and make your own unique set of two rocks glasses using a variety of tiki, Tiki Kon and Fantasy Island related stencils. All materials provided. First guests to arrive get first pick of stencils. Due to limited seating, not included with any weekend pass. Advance purchase only.

10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Buses depart from Red Lion lobby

Tiki Kon Sunday Bar Tour - SOLD OUT
Board our yellow "School of Rum" buses for an all-day Tiki tour of some of the Portland area's best home and commercial bars. Shhhh...the locations are a secret! Includes starter meal from Hale Pele Catering, dinner, snacks and complimentary cocktails. Additional food and cocktails available for purchase at some locations. The final stop is the Aloha Oe Finale Party. Due to limited seating, included with the VIP Weekend Pass only. 21+ only.

NOTE: If you are joining us from out of town for the tour, we strongly suggest staying Sunday night at the Red Lion. Guests who must leave the tour early for departing flights are responsible for their own transportation back to the hotel to pick up their luggage before proceeding to the airport. It is not possible to bring luggage on the tour.

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Timberline Room (downstairs)

Paint & Sip with Clee Sobieski

 

Join renowned tiki artist Clee Sobieski (Palm Springs) to create your very own Mid-Century Masterpiece! You’ll receive all the necessary items to follow along with Clee as he leads the group in an entertaining afternoons creative diversion. Each participant will also receive one drink ticket for the cash bar in the room. Additional cocktails available for purchase. Due to limited seating, not included with any weekend pass. Advance purchase only.

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

Aloha Oe Finale Party featuring The Margraves, presented by House Spirits Distillery
Join us for a final cocktail, live music and fond farewells until next year, with live music by The Margraves. Food by the amazing Pidgin Hole and cocktails by House Spirits available for purchase. Included with any weekend pass. Round trip transportation from the Red Lion provided. Shuttles depart the Red Lion west entrance at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, and 7:00 PM. Return shuttles depart House Spirits at 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 and 8:30 PM. Departure times are approximate depending on traffic conditions. Please do not wait for the last shuttle to return, as it may be full and unable to take passengers. Look for the yellow buses! Technically all ages, but please see our FAQs. 


Times, locations and performers subject to change.

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