Ohana: Luau by the Sea, the Second One, is the second greatest, most action-packed, fun-packed, value-packed, that's a lot of packing, "biggest little event in tiki," second only to Ohana: Luau at the Lake! Ohana, Luau by the Sea, is a three-day charity event held in several locations in and around Fort Lauderdale starting September 29th and goes through October 2nd, 2016.
What should you expect if you decide to join us? Fun, friends both old and new, classic cocktails (mixed RIGHT!), live music, an awesome Kick-Off party, contests, vendors, auctions, prizes, food and a live Polynesian show! And that’s just the start of it! Fort Lauderdale itself is a wonderful slice of Americana with a mix of weird roadside attractions, old mom & pop theme motels, and more entertainment than you can handle. You're going to need a vacation to recover from how much fun you're going to have on vacation!
It's a Throw-Back-Thursday!
80's Fashion, 80's Dancing Music, Big Hair, Shoulder Pads, and one thing the 80's didn't have..... some good drinks!
Come dressed in your favorite 80's outfit and win bragging rights for having the best 80's outfit!
There will be something in the air tonight with DJ's Nik and Tony all night long.
This is a separate tickted event.
Enjoy some cocktails and relax by the pool.
Learn to play the Ukulele with Tony Baloney in the Ukulele Class.
Enjoy special presentations and rum tastings from our generous Sponsors.
Learn about a very special, if a little odd, local landmark the Londonaire/Cosmic Muffin Planeboat.
Learn how to invent Tiki Drinks.
And many more interesting and informative presentations from informative and interesting people.
Then..... The Ohana Luau!
A magical evening including dinner and dancing, some great bands, and all of your friends both old and new!
Saturday enjoy shopping for treasures in the Ohana Marketplace, enjoy some pool-side games, music, delicious cocktails, and several tasting events from some of our generous sponsors. And then.......
Saturday evening is dinner and a show at the World-Famous Mai Kai Polynesian Restaurant and Bar!
A special happy hour for Ohana from 5 - 7 pm in both the Molokai Lounge and on the Lanai. Then dinner and a show by the Polynesian Islanders Revue, the world's longest running show of its kind! After dinner and stroll through the gardens there will be even more entertainment in the Molokai Lounge and on the Lanai!
We'll provide the entertaintment at the Mai Kai, your dinner and bar tab are yours.
9th Wave is back with their diverse combination of surf, exotica & hot rod music that makes them Official Band of Ohana!
With their unique and signature style, 9th Wave has recorded six full-length CDs of original music.
The 9th Wave sound is made up of Mike “Staccato” Rosado on lead surf guitar, Negative Ed on bass, Phred Rawles on drums, and Sandy Rosado on Farfisa organ, rhythm guitar, flute, and saxophone.
9th Wave and the Rosados are also champions of East Coast Surf Music, and are the founders and directors of The North East Surf Music Alliance, the largest network of surf bands in the world.
See more at 9th Wave Surf
Providing vibrant, high-energy and authentic Polynesian entertainment the Aloha Islanders Polynesian show will take you on a journey through Polynesia with pulsating drums and beautiful Hula dancers. Their Polynesian show is an action packed non-stop revue of dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa and New Zealand with beautiful costumes and Lots of fun filled audience participation! They will have you dancing the Hula and shaking your hips to the Tahitian drums!
See more at Aloha Islanders Polynesian Revue
The very talented, and very handsome, Tony Baloney is going to teach you how to play the Ukulele. An hour to learn, a lifetime of fun and entertainment! If you have a uke, bring it. If you need to borrow a uke, he'll have some extras. If you want to buy a uke, he'll tell you how, where, and how much.
The Cosmic Muffin, A Fort Lauderdale icon!
Many of you have seen photos of Marina the Fire-Eating Mermaid paddleboarding by the World-Famous Planeboat, made from Howard Hughes’ prized Boeing B-307! Hear the story behind Howard Hughes’ former ‘flying office’ and how it was rescued from the landfill by Fort Lauderdale Realtor and pilot Kenneth W. London and how it was transformed into an exotic houseboat- and a Fort Lauderdale icon!
This seminar will be hosted by Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid.
Tiki Drinks, That Is
Impress your friends with these easy-to-make delicious and exotic tropical libations at your own home bar -- featuring readily-available fresh ingredients and simple techniques to ensure your success as a great host at your next gathering.
Hosted by the Fraternal Order of the Moai, Gumbo Limbo Chapter.
Click here to purchase your tickets.
(it will open a new window into our ticketing system)
Thursday night Kick-Off Party, Ohana Vice, starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10 and will also be available at the door.
Ohana, Luau by the Sea tickets are $95 and include:>
Friday daytime Rum Tasting Room, Demonstrations, Souvenir Photos from our good friends at Go 11, and intersting and informative Seminars hosted by informative and interesting people.
Friday evening is the Ohana Luau! including dinner and dancing with all of your friends both old and new!
Saturday daytime pool-side shenanigans, the Ohana Marketplace, the Ohana Charity Gift Shop and Silent Auction, and Drink Specials throughout the day.
Saturday evening at the historic Mai Kai Polynesian Resaturant and Lounge with a special Okole Maluna Hour including specialty Ohana Cocktails, live bands, dinner, and the logenest running world famous Polynesian Islanders Dance Revue.
Thursday Kick Off Party Tickets will be sold in advance and will be available at the door
Event Tickets must be purchased in advance, tickets will not be available for same-day sales.
No reservations, no dinner.
Call the Mai Kai to make reservations for dinner. Tell them you are coming to Ohana and want to make reservations for dinner on Saturday October 1st.
Tell them how many people will be in your group.
Tell them if you have any birthdays or anniversaries or other special dates in your group.
Call now for Reservations Phone - 954-563-3272
You can't party the ENTIRE time, you have to sleep eventually!
You can still use the good old fashioned telephone to book your room.
Call Embassy Suites at 954-527-2700 and tell them you are coming for Ohana and need rooms. Thursday, September 29th through Sunday, October 2nd.
Or they have a pretty spiffy website to make your reservations.
The hotel is an Embassy Suites Hotel. That means you get with your room a cooked-to-order breakast every morning.
The hotel is a Hilton property so those of you that are frequent travelers you can get some points or green stamps or whatever you guys get being frequent travelers. No we’re not jealous of you jet-setter types. Much.
The hotel has AAA rates, AARP rates, and Military discounts so if you are a member of any of those groups do let them know when you make your reservations.
The hotel bar is both beautiful and well appointed and all of the bar staff are looking forward to serving some proper tropical drinks.
The pool is heated. The hotel is near several dozen restaurants and shops. There is a Sun Trolley stop near by if you want to hit the beach.
And the hotel is pet friendly so you can even bring Fido along for the trip.
Welcome back to our returning Sponsors and Welcome to our newest Sponsors! We couldn't do what we do without your help!
We LOVE our sponsors! And we think you’ll love them, too! Please show your appreciation for their help by supporting these companies. Click on the logo to view each sponsor’s web site. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Find out more!
Open from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. Admission is Free. There is a fee for parking.
In addition to the Ohana Silent Auction, there will be the Ohana Gift Shop offering unique, fun, and collectible items to purchase and enjoy.
Just like items in the Ohana Silent Auction, all the proceeds from the Ohana Gift Shop will go directly to the Easter Island Foundation.
The Ohana Marketplace is officially open. Vendor applications will be reviewed and acceptance information will be sent at the beginning of July.
Help us help Easter Island by donating to the Ohana Luau at the Lake & Ohana Luau by the Sea Silent Auction! All proceeds of the Silent Auction will help us make another generous donation to our national charity, The Easter Island Foundation. You can read more about our 2015 donations here.
Every year we have a staggering array of items up for auction, from a host of generous donors, and we’re going to try to repeat that again this year at both Ohana Luau at the Lake & Ohana Luau by the Sea. Please let us know if you are able to donate an item. We’ll take anything cool & fun: mugs, jewelry, art, clothing, ephemera—last year we even had full-size bar and a Trader Vic’s tiki in the auction!
Note: Donations are tax deductible!!
Interested in donating to the silent auction? Contact Us for more information.
The Ohana Luau is three days, the Ohana Magazine is even longer!
You are invited to be part of this very special souvenir publication, celebrating Ohana -Luau by the Sea 2016.
This beautiful keepsake magazine is artistically designed in a traditionally vintage format of the 1950’s. The magazine’s design as a “souvenir publication” assures that your ad or message will be seen over and over again for many years to come!
Advertise your business, personal art, website, group or affiliation in Ohana Magazine. Our graphic artist is standing by to help you create your advertisement, in this fun and vintage format.
Choose the ad size that is right for your business. Space is limited so be sure to act fast.
You didn't think all this was just and excuse to throw a party and hang out at the Mai Kai, did you?
No.... Ohana, Luau by the Sea is a Party with a Purpose!
The Easter Island Foundation aims to build a solid endowment to assure the continuation of its projects, for example, the publication of the Rapa Nui Journal, the only scientific journal dedicated to Easter Island and our college scholarship program, which has assisted 37 students of Rapa Nui ancestry since 2002 with the annual cost of their education. Your contributions are needed and appreciated. Please join us in helping to preserve this unique isolated island, its archaeological treasures and its living culture.
While we were all having some fun we were also raising money for the E.I.F. through the Silent Auction. The generosity of our Sponsors helps very much as well, we couldn't do it without them. And all the money raised allows the F.O.M. to work with the E.I.F. to deliver more, and larger, scholarships to the citizens of Rapa Nui. Ohana, Luau at the Lake, Ohana Luau by the Sea, The Hot Rod Hula Hop, and the E.I.F. together have helped twenty one people attend college since 2010. And this year again there are TWO Ohana's, one at the Lake and one by the Sea, so next year's scholarship awards should be even bigger!
You can help us help them by shopping in the Ohana Giftshop located in the Ohana Marketplace. You can also bid generously on items in the Ohana Charity Auction. All of the monies raised in the Giftshop and Auction go directly to the Easter Island Foundation. Any profits from the event will also go to the E.I.F.
You can also help out by becoming a member of the E.I.F. We focus on the scholarship awards, but the organization does so much more and can always use a little more help.
Email us and we can get you a shipping address for your needs.