EVENT  SCHEDULE

The Barefoot Hawaiian performs a significant number of shows annually that are open to the general public.  Best of all, the majority of these shows are completely FREE or, may require at most, a small admission fee charged by the event's sponsoring organization, for entrance to their event.

If you have not yet witnessed the Barefoot Hawaiian experience, this is your opportunity to do so with no risk and little or no expense.  If you are thinking about hiring the Barefoot Hawaiian for your event, we invite you come out and see us at one of our public shows.  We are certain you will agree that we are #1 in Hawaiian Entertainment.

Saw us last year?  Then you will still want to come out and see us this year.  Remember, the Barefoot Hawaiian completely changes and puts on a new show every year.  The theme and title for the 2018 luau season show is

Paradise: Found!

(To protect the privacy of our clients, this schedule does not contain our private show schedule, which is confidential)



2018 Public Event Schedule

(Schedule Last Revised July 2, 2018)

The following is our current schedule of public shows, appearances, and special events for 2018.  Check back often since our schedule changes frequently as bookings continue to come in right up through the end of the year.

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JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER


JANUARY EVENTS


Friday, January 12, 2018
13th ‘Uniki (Hawaiian Graduation)

6:00 - 10:00 PM
Arlington Heights, Illinois

Following a tradition since the revival of the Hula by Hawaii's last king, King David Kalakaua, we celebrate the Hula Graduation (known as ‘uniki) when a boy or girl completes his or her Hula training as a young student and accomplishes a life milestone reflective of entering adulthood in Hawaiian culture.

This is a formal occasion ~ Appropriate Attire Required
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Dinner Served at 7:00 PM
Cash Bar

Event held at
The Metropolis Ballroom

6 South Vail Avenue
Arlington Heights, Illinois

Call the Barefoot Hawaiian to inquire on ticket price and to purchase


Saturday, January 27, 2018
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

5:30 - 7:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

$36.50 (per person) provides the Dinner and Show package
Dinner is a Barbeque-based dinner of Pulled Pork, 
Hawaiian rice, Chicken & Steak Kabobs, Coleslaw, and Grilled potatoes.

     Each Barefoot Hawaiian show at the Hala Kahiki is different...      

New Costumes, Different Dancers, Lots of surprises that change with each performance.

Hala Kahiki dinner seating starting at 5:30 PM
Barefoot Hawaiian show time is 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Reservations Required

Call the Hala Kahiki Lounge during their normal business hours to make your reservation 
Business hours are on their web site

Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site


FEBRUARY EVENTS


Saturday, February 24, 2018
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

5:30 - 7:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

$36.50 (per person) provides the Dinner and Show package
Dinner is a Barbeque-based dinner of Pulled Pork, 
Hawaiian rice, Chicken & Steak Kabobs, Coleslaw, and Grilled potatoes.

     Each Barefoot Hawaiian show at the Hala Kahiki is different...      

New Costumes, Different Dancers, Lots of surprises that change with each performance.

Hala Kahiki dinner seating starting at 5:30 PM
Barefoot Hawaiian show time is 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Reservations Required

Call the Hala Kahiki Lounge during their normal business hours to make your reservation 
Business hours are on their web site

Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site


MARCH EVENTS


Saturday, March 31, 2018
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

5:30 - 7:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

$36.50 (per person) provides the Dinner and Show package
Dinner is a Barbeque-based dinner of Pulled Pork, 
Hawaiian rice, Chicken & Steak Kabobs, Coleslaw, and Grilled potatoes.

     Each Barefoot Hawaiian show at the Hala Kahiki is different...      

New Costumes, Different Dancers, Lots of surprises that change with each performance.

Hala Kahiki dinner seating starting at 5:30 PM
Barefoot Hawaiian show time is 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Reservations Required

Call the Hala Kahiki Lounge during their normal business hours to make your reservation 
Business hours are on their web site

Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site


APRIL EVENTS


SORRY, THIS PERFORMANCE SOLD OUT

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

5:30 - 7:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

$36.50 (per person) provides the Dinner and Show package
Dinner is a Barbeque-based dinner of Pulled Pork, 
Hawaiian rice, Chicken & Steak Kabobs, Coleslaw, and Grilled potatoes.

     Each Barefoot Hawaiian show at the Hala Kahiki is different...      

New Costumes, Different Dancers, Lots of surprises that change with each performance.

Hala Kahiki dinner seating starting at 5:30 PM
Barefoot Hawaiian show time is 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Reservations Required

Call the Hala Kahiki Lounge during their normal business hours to make your reservation 
Business hours are on their web site

Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site

Please see our performance in May further below for next Hala Kahiki show


Sunday April 29, 2018
Dance Your Okole Off

Des Plaines, IL
1:00 - 6:00 PM

Fund-Raising Event for Samaritan's Purse and for K9s for Warriors

4-1/2 Full Hours of Workshops and Activities
8 Total Workshops
One Low Price
All profits go to the charitable organizations

Tickets
$15 - Individual, Age 12 and over
$8 - Child, Age 11 and under

The Frisbie Senior Center

52 E. Northwest Highway
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Tickets only sold by/through the Barefoot Hawaiian
Download the Event Flier & Ticket Order Form Below

Dance Your Okole Off Event Flier & Ticket Order Form  (620K)

Ticket Sales Deadlines and Details

Mail in purchases close April 21 - Must be postmarked by that date
Walk-in Sales at the Barefoot Hawaiian Store/Office ends 3:00 pm Friday, April 27
Missed the above? Tickets may be purchased at the door at time of entry - Cash Only

News Media Coverage of this event:

Click here to read about this event in The Journal
Click here to download the PDF version of The Journal's story  (40K)


MAY EVENTS


Sunday, May 20, 2018
Lombard's Lilac Festival Parade

Lombard, IL
1:30 PM - Parade Begins

The Parade starts at Main and Wilson
(at the Glenbard East High School)
This year's theme: "Musicals of Stage & Screen"

Visit the official Lombard Lilac Festival Parade Web Site


SORRY, THIS PERFORMANCE SOLD OUT

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

5:30 - 7:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

$36.50 (per person) provides the Dinner and Show package
Dinner is a Barbeque-based dinner of Pulled Pork, 
Hawaiian rice, Chicken & Steak Kabobs, Coleslaw, and Grilled potatoes.

     Each Barefoot Hawaiian show at the Hala Kahiki is different...      

New Costumes, Different Dancers, Lots of surprises that change with each performance.

Hala Kahiki dinner seating starting at 5:30 PM
Barefoot Hawaiian show time is 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Reservations Required

Call the Hala Kahiki Lounge during their normal business hours to make your reservation 
Business hours are on their web site

Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site

Please see our performance in June further below for next Hala Kahiki show


JUNE EVENTS


Saturday, June 2, 2018
Summer Reading Program Kickoff

Marengo, IL
1:00  PM

The Marengo-Union Public Library kicks off it summer reading program today, Polynesian-style, with the Barefoot Hawaiian kicking off this summer's program with Polynesian dancing and everything Hawaiian.  Registration is required for the reading program and for this kickoff event. Visit the library web site to register.

Marengo-Union Library District

19714 E. Grant Highway
Marengo, IL 60152

Marengo-Union Public Library Web Site


Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Concerts on the Commons - The Barefoot Hawaiian

Warrenville, IL
7:00 - 8:30 PM

The Warrenville Public Library District provides it "Concerts on the Commons" series, tonight featuring the Barefoot Hawaiian with music and dance of the islands.  This is a free outdoor concert.  Picnics are welcome, sans alcoholic beverages.

Warrenville Public Library District
Bob Walters Commons

(Outdoor amphitheater between the Library and City Hall) 
28 W 751 Stafford Place
Warrenville, IL 60555
630-393-1171

Warrenville Public Library District Web Site
Warrenville Library Web Page for this Event


Saturday, June 9, 2018
New Lenox Library Show

New Lenox, IL
10:30 - 11:30 AM

"The Barefoot Hawaiian, an authentic Polynesian performing troupe, will bring the South Pacific to us. The group’s performance includes the world famous Hula dance and audience participation. Ancient traditions abound in the islands’ music and dance! Dancers will explain the customs and folklore of the islands. For all ages."

Free Event for Kids
Library Card and Pre-Registration Required to Attend
Register Online at their Web Site Below
This event is part of the library's Saturday Program

New Lenox Public Library

120 Veterans Parkway
New Lenox, IL

New Lenox Public Library District Web Site


Saturday, June 9, 2018
Summer Reading Club Kickoff

Des Plaines, IL
1:00 - 3:00 PM

The Des Plaines Library writes: "Join us for an afternoon of exotic travel to exciting destinations... without ever leaving the library! Drop in between 1:00 - 3:00 PM for an afternoon of crafts, games, entertainment, and more!  Travel to 4 out of 6 stations we'll have set up, and receive a prize while supplies last."

The reading club kickoff runs from 1:00 to 3:00 PM with the Barefoot Hawaiian providing entertainment from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.  

Des Plaines Public Library
2nd Floor

1501 Ellinwood St.
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Des Plaines Public Library Web Site


Saturday, June 16, 2018
The Taste of Des Plaines

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Performing on the Family Stage
Des Plaines Library Center
1501 Ellinwood Street
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

Cost: FREE

Sponsored by the City of Des Plaines and various city event sponsors


Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Tuesday Family Festivals - Barefoot Hawaiian

Skokie, IL
7:00  PM

Come out to Oakton Park for a free Barefoot Hawaiian Show
Sponsored by the Skokie Park District
This show is part of their Tuesday Family Festivals Series

Skokie Park District
Oakton Park

4701 Oakton
Skokie, IL

Skokie Park District Web Site


ATTENTION
The following event has been cancelled

The following event has been cancelled due to rain by the event operator

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Joliet Slammers vs. Windy City ThunderBolts Baseball Game

Joliet, Illinois
6:00 PM

Come out and watch the Joliet Slammers play the Windy City Thunderbolts.  Game time is 7:05 PM.  But be sure to be out there by 6:00 PM, because around 6:00 PM or a little after, the Barefoot Hawaiian will be providing pre-game entertainment.  

Charitable Event

The Barefoot Hawaiian performance is all part of a fund-raiser in cooperation with the Joliet Slammers to raise funds for the Hawaii Disaster Relief Fund to help provide aid to families who were effected by the recent volcanic eruptions.  Two of the Slammers players are natives of Hawaii and are leading this charge to help affected families back in their home state.  Come out to help support this cause and watch a great baseball game in the process.  

Plus enjoy more fun and bargains this night:  Tonight is "Thirsty Thursday."  
"It's a Bud Light Thirsty Thursday! Bud, Bud Light, and Dr. Pepper/Snapple beverages available for just $2. 
Enjoy Jim Beam cocktails for $4. Then Post-game, kids can run the bases!"

Visit the Joliet Slammers web site to purchase tickets for this game.  

Joliet Route 66 Stadium

1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432

Joliet Slammers Web Site

The charitable cause, featuring the Barefoot Hawaiian performance
has been rescheduled and moved to the game on Sunday, June 24


Thursday, June 21, 2018
Aloha, Summer! Join the Fun!

Aurora, Illinois
6:30 - 8:00 PM

"Summer! Bring a picnic, a lawn chair and learn to hula with The Barefoot Hawaiian dancers. Make a lei to wear. We serve dessert! All ages welcome. If it rains, we picnic & hula inside!"

!!! Free Event !!!

Aurora Public Library - Santori Library Branch

101 S. River Street.
Aurora, Illinois 60506
630-264-4100

Aurora Public Library Web Site
Aurora Library Web Page for this Event


ATTENTION
The following event has been cancelled

The following event has been cancelled due to rain by the Des Plaines Park District

Friday, June 22, 2018
Movies in the Park - Moana

Des Plaines, IL
7:00 - 9:30 PM

Come out and watch the Barefoot Hawaiian providing the pre-movie entertainment with Hawaiian song and dance and then catch the delightful Disney movie "Moana" at the beautiful Lake Park Pavilion  

Movies in the Park is presented by the Des Plaines Optimist Club

Lake Park Memorial Pavilion

2200 Lee Street (at Fargo Ave.)
Des Plaines, Illinois 60126

Des Plaines Park District Web Site
Download the Des Plaines Park District 2018 Summer Playbook (12.1 MB)

A rescheduling of this event has not been provided


Saturday, June 23, 2018
Paradise: Found! Show
The 14th Annual Halau Concert

 

Des Plaines Park District
The Prairie Lakes Community Center Theater

515 East Thacker
Des Plaines, Illinois

This is a Barefoot Hawaiian Special Event
Enjoy an evening of Music, Entertainment, and More
One-Day, One-Show Only

Ticket Prices

At the door (cash only): Adults (13 and up): $19.00, Children (12 and under): $11.00

Discount for advanced purchases: Buy tickets in advance and save $1 per ticket, plus have three ways to pay
By Advanced Purchase: Adults (13 and up): $18.00, Children (12 and under): $10.00
Cash, Check, and Credit Cards accepted for tickets purchased in advance
(Infants and children under 1 year being held and not occupying a seat are free - no ticket required)
Advanced Tickets will go on sale May 23, 2018

All Tickets are General Admission - No reserved seating

This is a rare opportunity for the general public to see our 2018 Paradise Found show in indoor auditorium comfort and seating, entirely sponsored by the Barefoot Hawaiian.  All student divisions will be performing with special emphasis on our younger dancers.  This is the perfect opportunity to see what our students have learned this past school year.  The show will be supplemented with some special performances by dancers from professional dance troupe.  This complete and unabridged, "director's cut" of the show will run about 3 hours and is our best bargain of the year.

Visit our Multimedia Page to view 5-minute
summary videos of our shows from previous years.

Show Time: 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Theaters doors open at 6:00 PM
Show includes an intermission 

From 6:00 - 7:00 PM in the lobby outside the theater will be a bake and craft sale

Download the Complete Flier and Ticket Order Form (414K)
Download the Theater Seating Chart  (84K)

 


The following event is from a rescheduling of the Thursday,
June 21 game that was cancelled due to rain by the event operator

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Joliet Slammers vs. Traverse City Beach Bums Baseball Game

Joliet, Illinois
12:00 Noon

Come out and watch the Joliet Slammers play the Traverse City Beach Bums.  Game time is 1:05 PM.  But be sure to be out there by 12:00 Noon, because around that time or a little after, the Barefoot Hawaiian will be providing pre-game entertainment.  

Charitable Event

The Barefoot Hawaiian performance is all part of a fund-raiser in cooperation with the Joliet Slammers to raise funds for the Hawaii Disaster Relief Fund to help provide aid to families who were effected by the recent volcanic eruptions.  Two of the Slammers players are natives of Hawaii and are leading this charge to help affected families back in their home state.  Come out to help support this cause and watch a great baseball game in the process.  

Plus enjoy more fun at this game:  "Post-game, kids can run the bases and get full team autographs."

Visit the Joliet Slammers web site to purchase tickets for this game.  

Joliet Route 66 Stadium

1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432

Joliet Slammers Web Site


Thursday, June 28, 2018
Wood Dale Public Library Show

7:00 - 7:45 PM

"Travel to the South Pacific with the Barefoot Hawaiians, [sic] an authentic Polynesian-style performing troupe. Immerse yourself in the customs and folklore of the Samoan, New Zealand, and Tahitian islands through dance and music."

Visit the library's web site for status of available openings
and for online registration for this free event

Expand "Workshops and Events" then click on "Calendar" 
then go to the Barefoot Hawaiian show on the date for information and registration

Wood Dale Public Library

520 N. Wood Dale
Wood Dale, Illinois
630-766-6762
The event is in Auditorium "A"

The Wood Dale Public Library Web Site


Saturday, June 30, 2018
Eyes to the Skies Festival

Lisle, Illinois
3:00 - 4:00 PM

The Barefoot Hawaiian will be performing in the Kids Area of the Eyes to the Skies Festival.  The Kids Area is at the Lisle Community Park along Short Street between Ohio Street and the east Branch of the DuPage River.  

Visit the web sites and web pages below for full details.

Eyes to the Skies Festival
Kids Area

1825 Short Street
Lisle, Illinois 60532

Eyes to the Skies Festival Web Site
Eyes to the Skies Festival Kids Area Web Site
Eyes to the Skies Festival - Barefoot Hawaiian's Show Event Web Page


Saturday, June 30, 2018
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

5:30 - 7:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

$36.50 (per person) provides the Dinner and Show package
Dinner is a Barbeque-based dinner of Pulled Pork, 
Hawaiian rice, Chicken & Steak Kabobs, Coleslaw, and Grilled potatoes.

     Each Barefoot Hawaiian show at the Hala Kahiki is different...      

New Costumes, Different Dancers, Lots of surprises that change with each performance.

Hala Kahiki dinner seating starting at 5:30 PM
Barefoot Hawaiian show time is 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Reservations Required

Call the Hala Kahiki Lounge during their normal business hours to make your reservation 
Business hours are on their web site

Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site

 


JULY EVENTS


Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Des Plaines Independence Day Parade

Des Plaines, IL
10:00 AM

The Barefoot Hawaiian entertains before the parade at 10:00 AM at the TV & video zone.  Then, we announce the commencement of the parade with the official blowing of the conch shells at 10:45 AM.  Finally, catch us anywhere along the parade route as we walk and perform in our own home-town parade.   

The City of Des Plaines is proud to announce this year’s Independence Day Parade theme: 
“Through the Decades...Music, Memories and Fun!” 

The parade starts at the intersection of Wicke and Center streets, runs north on Center to Prairie Avenue, east on Prairie, and then disbands at Prairie and Pearson Streets. 

Des Plaines July 4th Parade Web Page
Des Plaines Parade Map & Additional Details Web Page


Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Carol Stream Independence Day Parade

Carol Stream, IL
10:00 AM

The Parade route runs along Lies Road
from Country Farm Road east to Hampe Park 

Carol Stream Parade Web Site


Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Rail Cats vs. Chicago Dogs Double-Header Baseball Games

Gary, IN
5:00 PM

An awesome way to spend your Fourth of July Evening.  Enjoy a double-header with the Rail Cats vs. the Chicago Dogs, First Game time is 5:00 PM.  Somewhere between 7 and 8 PM [estimated], between games, the Barefoot Hawaiian Fire Dancers will be lighting up the place with a fantastic fire show.  In addition to that is the Independence Day Fireworks Super Show, 4th of Juluau Pig Roast presented by Berey Bros, Classic Egg Toss Between Games, and “The Office” Day with Season Long Jersey Auction – “Goodbye Toby.” 

All this for tickets that range in price from just $7 to $11
Visit the Rail Cats Web Site to purchase your tickets

Rail Cats Stadium

1 Stadium Plaza
Gary, IN

Rail Cats Web Site


Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Lyons Public Library Appearance

Lyons, IL
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Please contact the library for more information on the details of the Barefoot Hawaiian appearance

Lyons Public Library

4209 Joliet Avenue
Lyons, IL 60534
708-447.3577

Lyons Public Library Web Site


Friday, July 13, 2018
Palatine Town Square Show

Palatine, IL
12:00 Noon

Sponsored by the Palatine Park District
This show will be held in the Palatine Town Square
Located in down town Palatine near the train station
To map it with mapping software, web sites, or GPS use the following address: 
40 N Brockway St, Palatine, IL 60067


Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Gail Borden Library Picnic Dinner Show

Elgin, IL
Event Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Performance Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM

"Bring a picnic dinner to the library's west lawn at 6:00 pm. Beverage and dessert will be provided by the library. At 7:00 pm, The Barefoot Hawaiians will entertain with dynamic dances, dramatic drumming, vibrant costumes and display of customs from the islands. Watch the thrilling visual Poi Balls dance from New Zealand and the famous Hula dance from Hawaii."

Event will be held
at the Outdoor Stage on the West Lawn of
Gail Borden Public Library (Main Library)

270 N Grove Ave
Elgin, IL 60120

Gail Borden Public Library Web Site
Gail Borden Library's Web Page for this Event


Saturday, July 28, 2018
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

5:30 - 7:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

$36.50 (per person) provides the Dinner and Show package
Dinner is a Barbeque-based dinner of Pulled Pork, 
Hawaiian rice, Chicken & Steak Kabobs, Coleslaw, and Grilled potatoes.

     Each Barefoot Hawaiian show at the Hala Kahiki is different...      

New Costumes, Different Dancers, Lots of surprises that change with each performance.

Hala Kahiki dinner seating starting at 5:30 PM
Barefoot Hawaiian show time is 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Reservations Required

Call the Hala Kahiki Lounge during their normal business hours to make your reservation 
Business hours are on their web site

Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site


Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday, July 29 - 31, 2018
Town of Cicero

Three days of performance events
Details to come

 


AUGUST EVENTS


Friday, August 3, 2018
Town and Country Library Show

Elburn, IL
5:00 - 7:00 PM


Friday, August 10, 2018
3rd Annual Hawaiian Luau Night

Rolling Meadows, IL
7:30 PM

Rolling Meadows Park District writes: "Bring your favorite Hawaiian shirt, a swimsuit and an empty stomach to the Nelson Sports Complex pool for our 3rd annual Hawaiian Luau Night. We will have Hawaiian dancers, open swim for event attendees only, leis, tropical music, activities, and a pulled pork dinner buffet! 
You can register as an individual for $13/$15 (R/NR) or as a family of 4 for $45/$60 (R/NR).
Pool pass holders will receive a discounted price if they register at the Community Center. $5 off for the family of 4, $3 off for an individual registration and $2 off an additional family member."

Visit the web site and pages below to register for this event

Nelson Sports Complex

3900 Owl Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Pool: 847-818-3216

Rolling Meadows Park District Web Site
Rolling Meadows Hawaiian Luau Night Event Web Page


Thursday, August 16, 2018
Live at the Lake - Paradise: Found!

Des Plaines, IL
7:00 - 9:30 PM

It's the Barefoot Hawaiian "Paradise Found" show at beautiful Lake Opeka

The Des Plaines Park District Writes:  "Their show is always the highlight of the summer performance series—and for good reason!  They thrill audiences of all ages with their dynamic dances, dramatic drumming, and beautiful, vibrant costumes and props.  When the sun goes down, the fire comes out!"

Lake Park & Lake Opeka

At the Lee Street and Touhy (Rt. 72)
Des Plaines, Illinois
Free Admission
Bring your own lawn chairs
Hosted by the Des Plaines Park District
Part of the Des Plaines Park District's Summer Concert Series

Des Plaines Park District Web Site
Download the Des Plaines Park District 2018 Summer Playbook (12.1 MB)


Saturday, August 25, 2018
6th Annual Farewell to Summer Family Luau

Winnetka, IL
4:00 - 7:00 PM


Photo courtesy of Winnetka Park District

 

The Winnetka's Tower Road Beach Farewell to Summer Family Luau is on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.  Get the family together and say goodbye to summer on Saturday , August 25, Luau style. Lifeguards will guard the water from 4:00 to 6:30 pm.  Food will be served throughout the event with the Barefoot Hawaiian providing live music from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. Then the night really gets exciting with the Barefoot Hawaiian's live luau dance and fire show from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. 

Winnetka Park District Writes:

"Mahalo! Let that cool Hawaiian breeze hit you as we wave goodbye to summer. Join us at Tower Road Beach for our sixth annual Farewell to Summer Family Luau. Enjoy dinner, swimming, and various activities with a show by The Barefoot Hawaiian dancers.

Please note: Tower Road Beach will only be open to those who have registered for the event. Elder Lane Beach will be staffed with lifeguards during the event and will be open to the public."

There is a fee required to attend and pre-registration is recommended through the Winnetka Park District, either in person or online to determine how much food will be needed for the event.  Deadline for registration is August 24.   Registration on August 26 is on-site only and all entry prices increase by $5.

Pre-Registering Farewell to Summer Luau Prices
All Beach Pass Holders:  $5
Residents w/o Beach Passes:  $10
Non-residents w/o Beach Passes:  $15

On-site Registrations: Add $5 to each of the above prices

New format for this year will feature "Cultural Stations"

The Barefoot Hawaiian will be running a “Polynesian Cultural Center”
with various stations that will be teaching Hawaiian, Tahitian, Poi, etc. 

For more information contact the Winnetka Park District via the information below.

Tower Road Beach
Located at Tower Rd. & Sheridan Road
Winnetka, IL

Winnetka Park District
540 Hibbard Rd
Winnetka, IL
847-501-2040

For your convenience we provide the following links related to this event

Winnetka Park District Web Site
Tower Road Beach Web Site
Farewell to Summer Luau Event Web Page


Saturday, August 25, 2018
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

5:30 - 7:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

$36.50 (per person) provides the Dinner and Show package
Dinner is a Barbeque-based dinner of Pulled Pork, 
Hawaiian rice, Chicken & Steak Kabobs, Coleslaw, and Grilled potatoes.

     Each Barefoot Hawaiian show at the Hala Kahiki is different...      

New Costumes, Different Dancers, Lots of surprises that change with each performance.

Hala Kahiki dinner seating starting at 5:30 PM
Barefoot Hawaiian show time is 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Reservations Required

Call the Hala Kahiki Lounge during their normal business hours to make your reservation 
Business hours are on their web site

Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site


SEPTEMBER EVENTS


Saturday, September 1, 2018
Naperville's Last Fling - Family Fun Land

2:00 - 4:30 PM
Naperville, Illinois

Put on by the Naperville Jaycees, Naperville's "Last Fling" is among the largest weekend community events in all of Chicagoland, featuring many performances, activities, food, and a great amount of things to do spread across multiple locations in the art of Naperville.

The Last Fling event runs the entire weekend of August 31 through September 2.  The Barefoot Hawaiian appearance is part of the Family Fun Land section of the event, which also runs throughout the weekend, with the Barefoot Hawaiian provided activities on Saturday from 2:00 to 4:30 PM.

Barefoot Hawaiian Schedule of Events at Last Fling
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Polynesian Show: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Hula Lessons: 3:30 - 4:30 PM

"The Family Fun Land area provides a family-friendly atmosphere with: Pony Rides and Petting Zoo, Bounce Town Bouncies, Family Entertainment Stage, Crafts Area, Food and Beverages, Family-Focused Business Expo Booths and much more!."

The Last Fling's Family Fun Land is held at the Naper Settlement. 
Visit the web sites below for more information on the event and location.

Last Fling - Family Fun Land
Naper Settlement

523 S. Webster St., Naperville, IL 60540
630.420.6010

Naperville's Last Fling Web Site
Naper Settlement Web Site

Note: At the posting of this entry (6/6/2018), the Barefoot Hawaiian appearance was not yet on the calendar of activities or on the list of events on the above web sites.  You are hearing about our appearance at the Last Fling here first.

 


Saturday, September 1, 2018
Buffalo Grove Days

1:45 PM
Buffalo Grove, Illinois

The Barefoot Hawaiian will be performing its show on the Main Stage this year !

Buffalo Grove Days 2018 is a 5-day event that runs from Wednesday, August 29 through Monday, September 3
The Barefoot Hawaiian show is on Saturday September 1 at 1:45 PM

Buffalo Grove Days is held at

Route 83 and Deerfield Parkway
in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Buffalo Grove Days Web Site
(2018 Brochure not yet available [6/6/2018])

Note: At the posting of this entry (6/6/2018), the Buffalo Grove Days web site was not yet fully updated for 2018 and did not yet have its new brochure yet available, and the Barefoot Hawaiian appearance was not yet on their program schedule.  You are hearing about our appearance at Buffalo Grove Days here first.  When we learn that their new brochure for the 2018 event is available we will try to provide here direct from our web site for your convenience.


Saturday, September 29, 2018
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

5:30 - 7:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

$36.50 (per person) provides the Dinner and Show package
Dinner is a Barbeque-based dinner of Pulled Pork, 
Hawaiian rice, Chicken & Steak Kabobs, Coleslaw, and Grilled potatoes.

     Each Barefoot Hawaiian show at the Hala Kahiki is different...      

New Costumes, Different Dancers, Lots of surprises that change with each performance.

Hala Kahiki dinner seating starting at 5:30 PM
Barefoot Hawaiian show time is 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Reservations Required

Call the Hala Kahiki Lounge during their normal business hours to make your reservation 
Business hours are on their web site

Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site

 


OCTOBER EVENTS


Saturday, October 27, 2018
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

5:30 - 7:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

$36.50 (per person) provides the Dinner and Show package
Dinner is a Barbeque-based dinner of Pulled Pork, 
Hawaiian rice, Chicken & Steak Kabobs, Coleslaw, and Grilled potatoes.

     Each Barefoot Hawaiian show at the Hala Kahiki is different...      

New Costumes, Different Dancers, Lots of surprises that change with each performance.

Hala Kahiki dinner seating starting at 5:30 PM
Barefoot Hawaiian show time is 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Reservations Required

Call the Hala Kahiki Lounge during their normal business hours to make your reservation 
Business hours are on their web site

Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site

 

 


NOVEMBER EVENTS


Thursday, November 22, 2018
McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade
(Chicago State Street Thanksgiving Day Parade)

8:00 - 11:00 AM

Barefoot Hawaiian's 20th Anniversary in this Parade!

Many Barefoot Hawaiian representatives will be performing

Professional Fire-Knife Performers
Professional Dancers
Keiki Division Dancers
Wahine Dancers
Drummers
Banner Carriers

As has been Chicago's tradition, the Barefoot Hawaiian
is the only Hawaiian Entertainment company invited
to participate in the Thanksgiving Day parade.  

Parade Position: To be announced

Watch us on Television Live on WGN-TV Channel 9
and WGN affiliate stations
Show Time: 8:00 - 11:00 AM

Visit
The Chicago Festivals Web Site


DECEMBER EVENTS


 

 




 

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