It's The Annual Grand Opening 2010 weekend in Solomons Island highlighted by the opening of the famous Tiki Bar. This year is the Anniversary of 30 years and still going strong! People flock to the Tiki Bar and Solomons Island from all around the world. Us locals think of it as a mini Mardi Gras in New Orleans! Come be part of the experience.
Solomons Island Tiki Bar opened in 1980, and is a more 80s-style Tiki Bar -- it's open-air, heavy on the party, and light on the Tiki. There have been more additions of Tikiness starting in early 2006, of particular note is the addition of many Bosko carvings and a couple large moai. It's open seasonally, from April through October, and opening day is a major event, drawing up to 10,000 people.
The bar started as an addition to the Island Manor Hotel, by original owners John and Kathy Taylor. New owners in 2005 have removed the hotel to expand the bar into a restaurant, and to accommodate the Tiki Bar's massive weekend crowds; these new owners are responsible for the stronger emphasis on tiki. A small store has been added that sells t-shirts, sweatshirts and mass-produced modern tiki items. Humuhumu's description
View photo's of previous Events and Openings: Tiki Photo's Become a VIP if the Island Gods! The famous Mai Tai (Signature Drink) Plan your trip for this weekend or anytime you have the Tiki Fever: Directions!
Date: 30TH TIKI OPENING - Fri, April 16, 2010, 12:00 pm