Get ready for an Exotic Experience you’ll never forget…
Plan to be a part of The Hukilau™ 2015! We are currently working on our Sponsorship Packages and will announce them in October 2014! If you would like to get a head start and get involved NOW please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch asap!
Whether you love a fine Tiki cocktail, you’re a lover of vintage lifestyle or are a true Tiki lover, The Hukilau™ is your weekend getaway from your every day life! We are entering our 14th year and are planning the event of a lifetime!
A Hukilau [hoo kee lau’] is a traditional Hawaiian festival held in the fishing villages of old. A large net is cast into the sea to herd fish then the villagers slowly pull the net to the shore. The feast that follows is meant to emphasize the spirit of family and community, or ‘ohana. TheHukilau™ as you know it is a metaphorical net thrown out to the entire world, bringing lovers of “Polynesian Pop” or “Tiki”culture together for our own special celebration.
The Hukilau™ began in 2002, and has grown from a small gathering into an international event, drawing close to 1,200 visitors from all over the globe to our special weekend in Ft. Lauderdale. Based at the historic Bahia Mar Beach Resort and culminating at THE Tiki Mecca, The Mai-Kai, The Hukilau™ is a special weekend that our guests return to year after year.
The Hukilau™ has braved hurricanes, brought in legendary performers, symposiums, art shows, demonstrations, craftsmen, vendors & mixologists, each year being better than the last (which is hard for our guests to imagine!). Our Final Aloha will be the grandest event of all.
The Hukilau™ is more than an event. It is a gathering and a celebration. For four days each summer, we treat our guests to an experience they will never forget. We celebrate Aloha spirit, great music and good rum. We reminisce about a past golden age that many of us never experienced. We dance, we shop, we sport our best Aloha wear. We forge new friendships that last a lifetime. We share drink recipes and watch mermaids swim in the Wreck Bar. We marvel at the beauty of The Mai-Kai. We escape into our own tropical paradise.
We can’t wait for The Hukilau™. And we would LOVE for YOU to be a part of it.
The Hukilau™ is proud to be a part of the preservation and the greater awareness of the Mai-Kai – the greatest Polynesian Pop Palace in the entire world.