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 2017 luau season show is

“HUAKA’I….HAWAII” (Journey to Hawaii)

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

2017 Public Event Schedule

(Schedule Last Revised January 15, 2017)

The following is our current schedule of public shows, appearances, and special events for 2015.  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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Sunday, January 22, 2017
Forest Park Public Library Show

Forest Park, IL
2: 00 - 3:00 PM


Friday, February 3, 2017
13th Annual Magical Ice Festival
7th Annual Fire and Ice Party 

St. Joseph, MI
9:00 and 10:30 PM

Barefoot Hawaiian Fire Dancers will be performing for the 7th Annual Fire and Ice Party, which is part of the 13th Annual Magical Ice Festival at Shadowland on Silver Beach.  The party will be held in the Shadowland Ballroom in the resort.

Our spectacular fire performances will be on a live video feed on the resort's 13-foot screen.

Fire Dancers Earl Famanas and Andrea Mattson performing at the 2015 Fire & Ice Party
Photos courtesy of Joshua Nowicki of Shadowland on SIlver Beach


Adult party for ages 18 & up runs from 8:00 PM to 12:00 Midnight.
The Barefoot Hawaiian will be doing two fire performances at 9:00 and 10:30 PM
Cover Charge to Enter Party
Ladies get in free before 9:00 PM

Shadowland on Silver Beach

333 Broad St.
St. Joseph, MI

Saturday, February 4, 2017
13th Annual Magical Ice Festival
Waikiki Weekend 

St. Joseph, MI
2: 00 and 3:00 PM

Barefoot Hawaiian Hula Dancers will be performing for Waikiki Weekend, which is part of the 13th Annual Magical Ice Festival at Shadowland on Silver Beach. 

Waikiki Weekend runs on both Saturday and Sunday.
The Barefoot Hawaiian will be doing two hula performances on Saturday at 2:00 and 3:00 PM

Photo of Barefoot Hawaiian Hula Dancers from 2015 Waikiki Weekend courtesy of Joshua Nowicki of Shadowland on Silver Beach

Shadowland on Silver Beach

333 Broad St.
St. Joseph, MI

Saturday, February 11, 2017
KeyLime Cove

7:00 - 9:00 PM
Gurnee, Illinois

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

1700 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031

KeyLime Cove Waterpark Web Site

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Musical Performance at the RV Show

Rosemont, IL
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Listen to the Barefoot Hawaiian band play Hawaiian favorites in the lobby of the
Rosemont Convention Center for the RV Show

Saturday, February 25, 2017
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

5:30 - 6:45 PM
River Grove, Illinois

$30 (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.

The title of this show is "Up Close and Personal - A Hang Loose Hawaiian Show"

$15 (per person) provides show only

Show time is 5:45 - 6:45 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

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site


Saturday, March 11, 2017
KeyLime Cove

7:00 - 9:00 PM
Gurnee, Illinois

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

1700 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031

KeyLime Cove Waterpark Web Site


Saturday, April 1, 2017
KeyLime Cove

7:00 - 9:00 PM
Gurnee, Illinois

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

1700 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031

KeyLime Cove Waterpark Web Site


Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Fox Lake District Library Show

Fox Lake, IL
7:30 - 8:30 PM



Saturday, June 17, 2017
The 12th 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
Ticket Prices to Be Announced and will go on sale in April
General Admission

This is a rare opportunity for the general public to see our 2017 HUAKA’I….HAWAII 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

Flier and Ticket Order Form to come Spring 2017

Download the Theater Seating Chart  (84K)


Friday, June 28, 2017
Brown Country Public Library Show

Green Bay, WI
10:00 AM and 1:30 PM

There are two shows for this event at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM

Brown County Public Library
515 Pine Street
Green Bay, WI


Monday, July 4, 2017
Rail Cats Baseball Luau

Gary, IN
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Tickets range from $5 to $10 and will go on sale in March

Rail Cats Stadium
1 Stadium Plaza
Gary, IN

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
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

Friday, July 7, 2016
Bensenville Park District Show

Bensenville, IL
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Barefoot Hawaiian show from 6:00 to 7:00 PM
This is a ticketed event.
Please contact the Bensenville Park District Pool for prices and purchase details.

Bensenville Park District Pool
1000 W. Wood Street
Bensenville, IL

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Adventure Afternoon

Des Plaines, IL
1:00 - 2:00 PM

For children ages 5 through 15, learn Hula and Tahitian Dance taught by one of our hula instructor, at the Des Plaines Historical Society.  This is a FREE event.

Friday, July 14, 2016
Palatine Town Square Show

Palatine, IL
12:00 Noon

Sponsored by teh 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

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Lake Park & Lake Opeka Show

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

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


Sunday, August 27, 2017
Farewell to Summer Family Luau

Winnetka, IL
4:00 - 7:30 PM

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 Sunday, August 27, Luau style. Lifeguards will guard the water from 4 to 6 pm.  Food will be served throughout the event with the Barefoot Hawaiian providing live music from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Then the night really gets exciting with the Barefoot Hawaiian's live luau dance and fire show from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

There is a fee required to attend and pre-registration is required 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 21 at 5 pm.

Please Note: Tower Road Beach will be open only to those who have registered for the event.  Maple Street Beach will be staffed with lifeguards during the event and will be open to the public.

Farewell to Summer Luau Prices
Child:  to be announced
Adult:  to be announced

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

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

Winnetka Park District Web Site
Tower Road Beach Web Site











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Please note that we provide the information on this web page as a service to the many followers, patrons, and audience members of the Barefoot Hawaiian.  We also provide this information as an added-value public relations service to our clients at no additional charge in an effort to help them promote their event.  Since our web pages are frequently scanned by all major search engines and receive good rankings, this contributes to increased success to our client.

In providing this service however, we must advise all our web visitors and patrons that event schedules, timetables, and certain entertainment details of an event may be changed by our client or the event's promoter — sometimes with little to no notice.  In some rarer cases, an event may be cancelled.

For events listed here that are run by or sponsored by the Barefoot Hawaiian, you have our assurance that we will make every effort to notify our customers of significant changes and to post them here immediately on this web site and keep our customers satisfied and returning.

For events listed here that are not run by us but instead are run by, sponsored by, or promoted by our client entirely, which represents most of the entries on this page, the Barefoot Hawaiian has no control or involvement in that event other than being hired entertainment.  Once we have been informed of a significant change or cancellation, we make every effort to post that information here promptly — usually within 24 hours.  For that reason, we suggest you check back with this web page often and especially a day or two before the event you were planning to attend.  You should also be checking with the event's promoter via telephone, email, or their web site for possible changes that may affect you.

Beyond this public information service, the Barefoot Hawaiian has no control, authority, or ability to handle matters or arrangements that were made between you and the event's manager.   For these, please contact the event promoter/manager/sponsor directly to resolve any business, arrangement, or issue you may have with them, or to forward all feedback to them whether complimentary or complaint.  If however,  you have a complaint of significance that you feel we should know about, see the feedback section of our Contact Page on providing us this feedback. 

For more information, call The Barefoot Hawaiian® at (847) 699-7336
Bringing Hawaii to the Mainland for More Than 40 Years