June 11th-18th 2023
Welcome to Dallas!
Long before his introduction to the Tiki sub-culture, Doc Parks was collaborating with Artists and Musicians to create good times.
Before moving from San Diego to the Bay Area and making a name for himself in the San Francisco Bar Scene, Doc ran a production company, curated art shows, managed tasting rooms, and played in bands. He was always a creative, and surrounded himself with like-minded people.
In 2011, craft cocktails and bar builds were his medium of choice. In the coming years, Pagan Idol and Zombie Village would be brought to fruition, with Doc Parks at the helm. Both bars commanded the attention of restauranteurs and bar owners from around the country who sought out his expertise for their own projects. This prompted Doc to found DDP Hospitality Consulting.
Some may say the bars that Doc Parks concepted and managed for the Future Bars Group in San Francisco stand as his magnum opus. He would respectfully disagree. Doc would argue that his greatest work is yet to come, and that is why he founded Doc Parks Designs. He is passionate about bringing his ideas to life, and he has A LOT of them.
Meet the man behind the creativity in Dallas! Doc Parks is on tour and on his way to our city!
" I began my spirited journey in 2007 with a modest home bar that grew out of control. I soon turned to writing, using my acclaimed skills of making complex topics accessible and fun. From distillation to cocktails, and spirit regulations to history, my ethos is going deep. Often this takes me into little known and overlooked topics.
While my portfolio covering many topics, rum is my particular passion. I am the Community Envoy for the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producer’s Association(WIRSPA) and advise a number of cane spirits brands. In late 2022 I launched the Rum Wonk Substack focused on rum writings.
Minimalist Tiki: A Cocktail Wonk Look at Classic Libations and the Modern Tiki Vanguard, a Top Four Spirited Awards finalist for Best Cocktail Book (2020).
I also write for print and online publications. My writing has received Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award nominations in four consecutive years (Best Writer, Best Publication, Best Cocktail Book.) "
Rum, Education, Classes, Shopping and more!
Dallas Tiki Week 2023 Schedule
Saturday June 10th
Dallas Tiki Week Shopping Pre-Party Sip n Shop
Savannah Hoffman Designs, Carrolton, 4pm
If you're looking for a unique caftan or retro style look that will be sure to make a splash at
Dallas Tiki Week, then join us for a little pre DTW shopping on the square in Carrolton at Savannah Hoffman Designs! Retro, Floral, Sequin, Hollywood Glam and more! Enjoy a fashion show with the ladies of Dallas Tiki and Sip and Shop with Swizzle and Savannah Hoffman Designs.
Sunday June 11th
USBG Rum and Tiki Cocktail Class
People's Last Stand, Dallas, 1pm-3pm
Join the USBG for some fun with rum in this educational class.
Sip on Texas Rum with Lockwood Distillery and learn about the rum making process!
Also, learn how to properly build a Tiki Cocktail. You don't want to miss this great and educational event!
Dallas Tiki Week Beer Launch Party
Deep Ellum Brewing Company, Dallas, 2pm-6pm
Deep Ellum Brewery loves tiki too! They wanted to release a special brew to celebrate
Dallas Tiki Week! Join the team at DEB for a special launch party for this tikitastic beer! Shop with vendors and enjoy the patio! The Dallas Tiki Week Beer is available only in the taproom so make sure to stop in all week long and get this Rum Barrel inspired beer before quantities run out!
Don Q Premium Tasting Party
Swizzle, Dallas, 8:00pm-10pm
Join Don Q Rum for an exciting opportunity to taste and enjoy their premium new cask releases!
Sip on the Don Q Reserva 7 line including the newly released Port and Zinfandel Casks. These Rum Club worthy expressions will be available all evening long, so sip and enjoy with us!
Monday June 12th
Doc Park's on Tour!
Fassionola Presentation and Mug Party
Swizzle, Dallas, 2:30pm
You may know this incredible creative from Pagan Idol, Zombie Village and most recently,
Wilfred's Lounge. Now Doc is hitting the road with swizzle and shaker in hand and Dallas is one of his stops on his US tour! Enjoy cocktails made by Doc and learn about the sweet world of Fassionola, the history and the recipe. Cocktails during the presentation will be served in the Doc Park's mug that you get to TAKE HOME with you! Q&A will follow the presentation and then it's time for pictures! Hang out with Doc all night long and enjoy a special Doc Park's cocktail menu during Swizzle's regular hours. Learn more about Doc at docparksdesigns.com
Seating is LIMITED for this very special event. Tickets Available Below.
Highland Park HIDE-Away
The History and Application of Peaty in Tiki
Hosted by Josh McEachern
HIDE, Dallas, 5pm
Scotch isn't just for wintertime on the rocks, it is also a great spirit to make a savory or summertime cocktail. Learn about the applications of Scotch in Tiki Cocktails and enjoy flights of Tiki Cocktails! Hosted by Josh McEachern.
Tuesday June 13th
Pacific Rim Spirit Traditions
Hosted by Andy Arrington
Royal 38, 2pm
Join Andy Arrington as he takes you on a tour of the Pacific Rim and explore the historic spirit traditions along the Pacific Ocean from the islands to South America. Sip along and learn the fascinating history of these indigenous spirits.
Tiki Tuesday at Tarantula
Tarantula, Ft. Worth, 6pm
Join us at Tarantula and celebrate Tiki Tuesday at your favorite Tiki Bar in Ft. Worth!
Groove to the tropical tunes of DJ Yojimbo and sip on specialty Bacardi Cocktails.
Join the raffle for some Tikitastic prizes!
Wednesday June 14th
Tiki Bar Bus Tour
Your favorite event is back! Join us and Worthy Park for this fabulous event!
*Ft worth! We are coming to you this year!*
Get bus tickets to join the bus in Dallas OR Ft. Worth!
Head to Swizzle, 4 Kahunas and Tarantula on both buses and enjoy Worthy Park cocktails at each bar! Join us for food and drinks at 6pm at Swizzle or Tarantula and take off promptly at 7pm.
PLEASE UBER TO THE EVENT. FREE UBER RIDES will be provided by Jack Daniels and Herradura Tequila after the event. Seating is VERY limited! Every Bus ticket gets entered into our raffle!
Thursday June 15th
Blending Class with Master Blender of
St. Lucia Distillers, Deny Duplessis
featuring Chairman's Legacy
HIDE, Dallas, 2:30pm
Meet Master Blender of St. Lucia Distillers, Deny Duplessis and welcome him to his first time in Dallas! This accomplished Master Blender oversses Chairman's, Bounty, and Admiral Rodney. This class will feature the deconstruction of Deny's latest blend, Chairman's Legacy. Those attending the seminar will have a chance to blend their own rum with Deny's guidance. Seats are extremely limited! RSVP today!
Chairman's Home Bartender Contest
Swizzle, Dallas, 5pm
Join us for our third 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! Sign up to participate HERE!
Friday June 16th
Meet Global Ambassador, Brian Klemm of SelvaRey Rum
Asador Restaurant, Renaissance Hotel, 3pm-5pm
Join Global Ambassador of SelvaRey Rum, Brian Klemm for an exciting seminar featuring a tasty tour of the SelvaRey brand. Sip on cocktails and taste each expression of this fantastic brand.
Space is limited. RSVP for this event here!
Dallas Tiki Week Variety Show
Sons of Herman Hall, Dallas, 8pm
TIKI THATCH GAME * LIVE *
Your favorite Rum Soaked Quarantine Game Show LIVE for the first time on stage!
YOU can be a part of the show! Answer some trivia questions to participate in Thatch Game on stage for prizes! Game Show at 8pm
and Burlesque by the UPTOWN REVUE
Tickets available below.
Saturday June 17th
Velvet Painting Class
with the Boozy Doodler
Bodega West 7th, Ft. Worth, 12pm
Learn from the talented Texas artist, The Boozy Doodler how to make your own Velvet Painting. Paint along with Jason and sip your favorite cocktails too! Keep your painting and hang it up in your home bar as a great souvenier from Dallas Tiki Week 2023
COCKTAIL WONK SYMPOSIUM AND BOOK SIGNING
Classic Tropical Recipes: What We Got Wrong and Other Surprises
with author, Matt Pietrek
Bodega West 7th, Ft. Worth, 2:00pm **
In our desire to authentically recreate Tiki’s Golden Era recipes, we often overlook that ingredients and techniques have changed over the decades. While some of the changes have been positive, others have been less successful. In this spirited seminar you will learn about classic Tropical cocktails past vs. present and Pietrek will share the numerous surprises he has found in his exploration of the best Classic Tropical Cocktails. Matt Pietrek along with wife Carrie Smith wrote and published of Modern Caribbean Rum: A Contemporary Reference to the Region’s Essential Spirit, Minimalist Tiki: A Cocktail Wonk Look at Classic Libations and Modern Tiki Vanguard. Learn more about Matt at rumwonk.com and cocktailwonk.com
4 Kahunas Luau
4 Kahunas , Arlington, 4pm
What better way to spend the weekend than at your favorite Tiki Bar in Arlington!? Sip on Plantation Rum Cocktails and learn how to hula! Enjoy a hula show after your class and stay for the Go-Go Rillas at 8pm!
The GO-GO RILLAS
4 Kahunas, Arlington, 8pm
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 Plantation Rumcocktail, and let’s GO-GO!
Sunday June 18th
Swizzle’s Waipuna Tiki Flea
The 6th 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 a lot of great new artists for you to shop with this year!
Enjoy Don Q Rum, 400 Conejos Mezcal, Insolito Tequila, Herradura Tequila and Diplomatico cocktails!
Dad Bod Cabana Suit Contest
Viva's Lounge 4pm
It's your day Dad! So show off what you got for our Dad Bod Cabana Suit Contest! Strut your stuff in your favorite cabana suit or caftan and win big prizes! This one is for the Dads, Uncles, and Godfathers! We can't wait to see you!
With The Suburban Savage, Mark A
East Dallas Vintage, 6pm-9pm
Sip, Shop and take a musical journey through the history of Exotica with DJ Mark A.
Shop with over 40 vintage vendors, Sip tiki classic cocktails and and enjoy light snacks.
(Shop open 11am-9pm June 18th )
Sparkles and Sprinkles and more!
Dallas Tiki Week 2023
Mai Tai Glass by Jay Brooks
For sale at event only * Online Sales subject to availability After the Event
Dallas Tiki Week Ticketed Events!
Most of our events are free,
but we have a few Special Event tickets for sale here!
Purchase tickets below
and let the fun begin!