Southern California’s biggest Tiki weekender surfs towards the coast on August 14th through the 17th. “Tiki Oasis’ “Beat-Tiki” weekender offers a unique pairing of the Beatnik and Tiki ethos. Like the Beat Generation of legend and lore, today’s Tiki aficionados are drawn to primitivism and thirst to reconnect with the primal past, celebrating it in a modern context.
If that doesn’t make you want to button up your freshest Hawaiian shirt and sip on Pina Coladas with your dame for a tropical getaway in San Diego, California then we don’t know what will!
There is so much going on during this four-day event that our best suggestion is to head over to the Tiki Oasis homepage to form your personalized itinerary. From the international surf night on Thursday night to the sixth annual Tiki Oasis vintage car show, and the post-Beatnik garage rock bash–this is the perfect getaway for locals and out-of-towners alike who want to get a dose of Southern California-cool before summer’s end.
“Tiki Oasis car shows from 9:00AM – 5:00PM will feature vintage, customs & rods, live music, car show, DJ’s and marketplace. This year, on Sunday only, we will feature local mobile food trucks selling delicious cuisine. Be sure to check out the Beauty Bungalow and Tiki Oasis Cigar Lounge all out at the car show!”
Conceived in 2001 as a fundraiser to help support the preservation of the Palm Springs Caliente Tropics hotel, the folks who created the event are dedicated to the wave of Polynesian and Tropical culture that was as much a part of 50s and 60s hot rodding as the Salt Flats. In 2006 the event moved to San Diego, California in order to accommodate the growth of this successful event. Now on it’s 14th year, Tiki Oasis has grown into a vanguard of Tiki Culture and keeping the fire lit for one of America’s most nostalgic times!