Join us for a fun-filled day at the 9th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival as we celebrate the legacy of Don the Beachcomber and the Mai Tai. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public. Scrip will be sold at the event for food and some beverage purchases. Certain drinks and food will be sold via cash and credit.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Battle of the BBQ at the Luau Grounds (Free Entry)
Local restaurants/chefs compete for title of the World’s Best BBQ. Taster plates are available for purchase and you get to vote for People’s Choice. Voting open from 11:00am-1:30pm – with winner announced at 1:45pm. Scrip will be sold for tasters at many of the food booths competing for the Battle of the World’s Best BBQ. Some booths will accept credit cards.
Mai Tai Marketplace at the Luau Grounds (Free Entry)
Come browse as local vendors and artisans from across Hawaii display and sell their handcrafted items, delicious local produce and food.
Poolside Party (Free Entry)
Join us poolside for one and a half hours of live music. Kick back or boogie down with a Mai Tai as we enjoy the island rhythms of local Hawaiian performers.
Mai Tai Mix-off (Free Entry)
Over 20 Bartenders from across the globe compete for the coveted title of World’s Best Mai Tai and cash prizes. First place receives $10,000, second gets $5,000, and third draws $2,500. You will be amazed at the creative and inspired Mai Tais while you are entertained by our emcee who will keep you laughing and engaged for this 3-hour spectacular.
The Party’s Not Over…
Don’s Mai Tai Bar is still open – stick around to relax and relish in this fabulous day!