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Dallas

Tiki

Week

June 10th-16th 2024

Welcome to Dallas!

Bamboo Ben and Son!

If you have been into a Tiki Bar lately, you have more than likely seen the work of, “Bamboo Ben” Bassham. This tropical interior guru continues the tradition of his grandfather, Eli Hedley, an Oklahoma native who moved west to California and made huts and houses out of found materials along the beach. This upbringing shaped Ben's understanding for creating tropical spaces and fueled a passion for escapism through design which everyone experiences when stepping into one of his thoroughly decorated spaces. As a fourth generation now continues the tradition, his son joins him in this design endeavor, bringing people delight with his creativity and knowledge. Texas has it's own stamp of Bamboo Ben and Son at Hugman's Oasis in San Antonio!

We welcome Bamboo Ben and Son to Dallas Tiki Week!

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Rum, Education, Classes, Shopping and more!

Dallas Tiki Week 2024 Schedule

Sunday June 9th

Dallas Tiki Week Pre Party at East Dallas Vintage

East Dallas Vintage, Dallas, 3pm-6pm

Sip on complimentary Liquid Alchemist and Andalusia Rum cocktails and Shop vintage treasures! Find the perfect outfit for the Dallas Tiki Week or art piece for your home bar!

Listen to the exotic sounds of DJ Bunny and let's sip and shop!

Monday June 10th

Balcones Rum and Whiskey Tasting 

Algiers Club, Dallas, 12pm

Explore Texas Made Rums and Whiskeys and learn about the history behind the Balcones distillery located in Waco, TX.

RSVP Below

 Worthy Park Master Class 

Algiers Club, Dallas, 2pm

Explore the world of Worthy Park Rum through taste and a presentation by Chris Dempsey.

RSVP Below

Worthy Park Bartender Competition

Algiers Club, Dallas, 3pm

Bartenders of any skill set can apply to compete in this awesome 3 round competition. Competitors will be chosen based on recipe submissions. Cocktail submissions must include at least 1.5oz of Worthy Park Rum and at least .5 Giffard's Liqueur or syrups of your choice. All tools, juices and homemade ingredients must be brought to the competition the day of the eventEntry to compete is now closed  

Dallas Tiki Week Happy History Hour

with Don Q

Algiers Club, Dallas, 5pm-8pm

Learn about the history of Tiki cocktails with Tiki Pete.

Sip along and enjoy Don Q Tiki classic cocktails prepared by Tarantula's Steven Steward.

After, enjoy a history lesson on Ren Clarke and the old Polynesian Village in Ft. Worth with Zahiki Tiki.

RSVP Below

Tuesday June 11th

Deadhead Rum Cocktail Competition

Algiers Club, Dallas, 12pm

Dead Head is known for its work with charities and the theme of this competition is their current focus: Ocean Conservation. Submit a Deadhead Rum Cocktail using planet friendly ingredients and compete for a chance to win a TRIP TO THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN

Submit your recipe HERE

 

Deadhead Rum: Taste of Mexico Class

Algiers Club, Dallas, 3pm

Sip on exclusive rums and distillates from the Chiapas, Mexico region from Master Blender Jorge Perez Rafael and take a tour of flavor through the region featuring many expressions including Aguardiente, White Rum, Sacred Traditional Distillates and more.

RSVP Below

Tiki Tuesday at Tarantula 

Tarantula, Ft. Worth, 6pm

Sip and Shop with a fashion show! Check out Dallas Tiki wear and shop with vendors for clothing, accessories, and art in the outdoor market! Sip on Mount Gay Cocktails and listen to the tropical DJ all night long! 

Wednesday June 12th

 

Liquid Alchemist Mocktail Experience

with Kayla McDowell

Apothecary, Dallas, 1:30-4:00 

Learn how to create thoughtful craft tiki drinks without the headache or hangover! This class will teach you how to use non-alcoholic alternatives and premium craft syrups to build zero-proof tropical treats! RSVP Includes a welcome Mocktail and light bites.

RSVP Below

Tiki Bar Bus Tour

Swizzle , Tarantula, and 4 Kahunas, DFW, 5pm

Your favorite event is back! Join us for this fabulous event! 

TWO Dallas buses available this year. 

Bus 1: The Robocop Movie Tour Bus hosted by Kyle West: Head to filming locations of Robocop before heading to the tiki bars (longer tour time) 6pm-Midnight

Bus 2: Tiki Bar bus tour leaving from Dallas 6pm-11pm

Head to Swizzle at 5pm for a buffet before the tour (included with ticket)

Enjoy Don Q Rum cocktails at each bar!

UBER to the event! Uber codes will be given to each guest to for a free ride home. 

Seating is VERY limited! Every Bus ticket gets entered into our raffle! 

Purchase Tickets Below

Thursday June 13th

The Sugarcane Cheat Sheet 

with Russell Theode of Lei Low

Apothecary, Dallas, 1pm

A simple guide to Rum styles with our friends from Lei Low of Houston.

RSVP Below

Chairman's Home Bartender Contest

Swizzle, Dallas, 3pm

 Join us for our fourth annual Home Bartender Competition! If you have a tiki bar in your home and specialty recipes that only your family and friends have tried, then its time for you to take center stage behind a working bar and show Dallas what you've got! Prepare your own creative Chairman's cocktails for our judge panel and win big prizes! 

Space is limited! Entry to compete is now closed  

Dominos with Bounty Rum

Single Wide, Dallas, 7pm

Sip on Bounty Rum cocktails prepared by Russell Theode of Lei Low, Houston. 

In trying to bring the experience of St. Lucia to Dallas, we will be playing dominos! Sign up to play! Winners of each game will play other winners. The final winner will receive an awesome prize! Sign Up Here!

Sail Away with Sailor Solomon

Swizzle, Dallas, 10pm 

A night of musical splendor with Sailor Solomon.

Designer of this year's Dallas Tiki Week glass. He has been lost at sea for years but now he is back with tunes and tales from exotic places. Enjoy Denizen cocktails in an exclusive Swizzle DTW Mai Tai glass!

Friday June 14th

History and spirit traditions of Haiti

With Andy Arrington

Milli, Dallas, Time 12pm

Take a deep dive into the spirit traditions of Haiti through taste and education with host Andy Arrington. RSVP Below

Velvet Painting Class

with the Boozy Doodler

Halcyon, Dallas, 3pm

Learn from the talented Texas artist, The Boozy Doodler, how to make your own Velvet Painting. Paint along with Jason and sip on Deadhead Rum and Liquid Alchemist cocktails too!  Keep your painting and hang it up in your home bar as a great souvenir from Dallas Tiki Week 2024

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Entertainment Extravaganza

Sons of Herman Hall, Dallas, 8pm

Play games and win awesome prizes!

Enjoy Burlesque by Mary Lynn Mahem, Vixie St Claire and Roxie Mae Rumble.

Listen to LIVE music by the Mid-Centurions, exotica and tiki favorites.

 Purchase Tickets Below

Saturday June 15th

Swizzle’s Waipuna Tiki Flea

Ervay Event CenterDallas, 10am-3pm

The 7th Annual Waipuna Tiki Flea featuring your favorite local and national Tiki Artists! 

SHOP carvings, paintings, prints, clothing, pins, home decor, Tiki mugs and more!

We have great new artists for you to shop with this year! 

Families Welcome! Free Entry! $10 parking (free parking across the street)

This Year's Vendors are:

Sailor Solomon  *  BoDo and Bengaloh Tiki Traders  * The Boozy Doodler

Tiki66 Boutique  *  Flint  *  Freaky Deaky Tiki. *  Tom Rye

Space Bazaar  *  Sandy in Stitches  *  Toxique Tiki

Heyday Apparel  *  Nathanael Ross Smith   *   Juliette LTD

Sparkle and Sprinkles  *  Creations by Eriann  *  First Man Jewelry

 Andy Roff  *  Zahiki Tiki  *. Slewis Curious *  and many more!

The GO-GO RILLAS

4 Kahunas, Arlington, Time TBA

No bananas are safe! The GO-GO Rillas have escaped the confines of the zoo and are aimed to throw a tropical Banana Party! Where's the Banana Party? At Dallas Tiki Week!

Dallas' famous surf and garage rock band featuring Bingo, Bango, Bongo and Fred are with us for special evening of cocktails, music and fun! So grab a banana, a Planteray Rum cocktail, and let’s GO-GO!

Sunday June 16th

Andalusia Rum Launch Party

SwizzleDallas, 11am

Come to the Andalusia Rum and All Spice Drm LAUNCH PARTY!

Explore the world of this Texas made Rum in this exclusive class.

Be the first to try their NEW Allspice Dram! Enjoy light bites too!

Q&A With Bamboo Ben and SON 

4 Day Weekend, Dallas, 1pm

Join us for a very special Headliner event featuring BAMBOO BEN AND SON! If you have been to a tiki bar lately, you have probably seen the handy work of these talented tiki bar builders. Ask the questions you've always wanted to know about bar build-outs and gain knowledge from these tropical interior gurus. Ticket include an Andalusia Rum welcome cocktail AND will be entered into the raffle to WIN A BAR MADE BY BAMBOO BEN AND SON (using Oceanic Arts pieces!)

Don't miss the opportunity to win a piece of tiki history!

Purchase Tickets Below

Swimmin' with Sazon

Virgin Hotel, Dallas, 4pm

Pool Party with the USBG Dallas Chapter and Sazon Tepache! Sip and swim at this luxurious hotel and enjoy Worthy Park cocktails and Sazon Tepache! Bring your mermaid fins and floaties it's sure to be a fun time! 

Day Passes for the Virgin Hotel pool are $40.

Tickets are unaffiliated with Dallas Tiki Week

and can be purchased upon arrival at the hotel pool.

Monday June 17th

Heard Hospitality Tea-Ki Experience

An Industry Night Event

Swizzle, Dallas, 6pm

Service Industry Game Night! Mix and match your teas of choice with various spirits and make your own cocktails. Play the HEARD game, a service industry card game that will have you laughing out loud. Dress up and win prizes!

 

 

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