Ohana: Luau by the Sea, the Second One, is the second GREATEST, most action-filled, fun, value-packed, "biggest little event in tiki," second only to Ohana: Luau at the Lake! Ohana is a three-day charity event held in several locations in and around Fort Lauderdale from September 29th through 2nd, 2016. What should you expect if you decide to join us? FUN, friendship, classic cocktails (mixed RIGHT!), live music, DJs, 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 shake a stick at! And that's another thing we'll have... a bucket of sticks for you to shake at things!
The Ohana, Luau by the Sea Kick-Off Party starts the weekend off with a bang.
Enjoy some cocktails and relax pool-side. Learn to play the Ukulele with Tony Baloney in the Ukulele Class.
Friday night is 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 Review, 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!
Welcome back to our returning Sponsors and Welcome to our newest Sponsors! We couldn't do what we do without your help!
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Open from Noon until 5:00 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 April.
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 2015.
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.
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 2014 donation 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.
Your ticket to Ohana, Luau by the Sea includes:
Thursday night Kick-Off Party
Friday daytime Rum Tasting Room, Demonstrations, Souvenier Photos, 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 an evening at the historic Mai Kai Polynesian Resaturant and Lounge with a special Happy Hour including specialty Ohana Cocktails, live bands, dinner, and the logest running world famous Polyneisan Islanders Dance Review.
There is only one ticket and gives you access for the whole weekend.
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.
Reservations will be accepted starting June 13.
You can't party the ENTIRE time, you have to sleep eventually!
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 bar is well appointed and all of the bar staff are looking forward to serving some proper tropical drinks. For those of you into healthy lifestyles they have a nice workout center: And, of course, there is a very nice pool for which some of the shenanigans will be on the side of.
You didn't think this was just simple party, 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 and the E.I.F. have helped eleven people attend college on the Mainland since 2010, plus four more so far in 2015. And this year 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.
You can also help out by donating directly to the E.I.F. We focus on the scholarship awards, but they do so much more and can always use a little more help.
Email us and we can get you a shipping address for your needs.