Mai Tai Festival Tickets & Schedule of Events Information

Join us for a fun-filled day at the 11th 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 17, 2019

Battle of the BBQ at the Luau Grounds (Free Entry)
Groove to the signature island-inspired rock and blues sound of Tavana from 11am-1pm as you sample local restaurants and chefs best barbecue offerings as they 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)
Kick back or boogie down poolside with a Mai Tai as we enjoy island rhythms from legendary performer, Henry Kapono and his band.

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 and from 8pm-10pm listen to award-winning slack-key guitarist and vocalist, Sean Na'auao - stick around to relax and relish in this fabulous day!