Tiki Festival Draws Hundreds
The Royal Kona Resort was where the action was at during day one of the First Annual Tiki Festival, Hawai‘i Island, held on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The festival concluded on Saturday, Nov. 18 at The Shops at Mauna Lani.
Entertainer and Promoter Paul “Kozy” Kozak was Thursday night’s master of ceremonies and fans will get a chance to be dazzled by him on the final nights of the festival.
Hundreds of tiki lovers from all over the island got a chance to meet, greet and purchase tiki art from some of the globally renowned artists that were on hand, such as Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker.
Fans got to relax at the Don the Beachcombers Lounge at the resort while listening to the music of Grammy-nominated musician Henry Kapono.
Celebrity Chef Sam Choy was on hand as well. Samples of his world-famous poke were quickly snatched up by festivalgoers.
World famous Tattoo Artist Rockwood Ricc was on-hand.
The high-profile mainland tiki artists at the festival were Doug Horne, Ken Ruzic and “Big Toe.”
“It’s an honor to be able to bring these high-profile artists to the island for all to enjoy,” said Tiki Shark Parker.
The festival continued on Saturday at The Shops at Mauna Lani, where attendees enjoyed vendors, tiki bars, food, dance, two bands, art sales and demonstrations.