Photo Diary: Tiki Caliente in Palm Springs, CA

Tiki Caliente is an annual Tiki event that takes place at the Caliente Tropics Hotel. This year it’s taking place the dates of May 17-20.

Tiki is based on an American 1950’s – 1960’s pop culture theme of mid-century modern influenced by Polynesian culture. It includes Tiki statues and carvings of deified ancestors of Polynesian culture, mugs, Tiki bars, hula girls, pineapples, exotic rum drinks, drink umbrellas and more.

You will usually see Tiki-aficionado’s decked out in their best vintage Hawaiian shirts or vintage 1960 inspired dresses.

Tiki Caliente is an annual Ohana (family) celebration   Tiki Caliente is a place where Tiki-aficionado’s come together to celebrate all things Tiki, have fun, share their arts and love of the Polynesian Culture.  There are live bands, pool parties, room parties, educational seminars, dinners, art shows, vendors, Tiki Bar crawls, and of course tropical libations.

Its a magical time for all who participate, and then next best thing to a trip on a tropical island.

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