Hukilau Is Thriving and Taking It "to the Next Level" at Mai Kai Again

South Florida's premiere event for tiki-lovers, the Hukilau, returns, bigger and even more retro this year, offering one more day of activities. The schedule has gone from four to five days, starting today through Sunday, with more live acts, symposiums, and even mermaids (of the fire-eating variety). And as the added umbrella garnish to your cool tropical concoction, it turns out this will not be the grand finale of the annual celebration as we had originally reported back in January.

We spoke to event organizer and co-founder Christie White who tells us that due to a influx of support (both financial and logistical) she received from two unnamed Hukilau supporters, she will not be drawing the curtain on this beloved event. So don't throw out your pomade and Hawaiian shirts just yet.

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Alex Rendon