Tiki Oasis was conceived in 2001 as a fundraiser to support the rehabilitation of the mid-century Palm Springs Caliente Tropics Motel which attracted a small gathering of tikiphiles. The event moved to San Diego in 2006 and has since grown to include two locations, three hotels, over 30 symposiums, 100 vendors, numerous sponsors, a slew of talent including live bands, disk jockeys, burlesque and go-go dancers, visual artist and carvers, guitar and ukulele instructors, vintage cars, mixology experts and well over 3,000 attendees. This year’s Tiki Oasis has the theme “Party on Monster Island” and guests are encouraged to embrace the flare of their favorite monster.
Tickets to Tiki Oasis always sell out in advance. Weekend passes start at $90. For more information, a full schedule of events, and to purchase tickets, visit tikioasis.com.