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 May 4, 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


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


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"

Barefoot Hawaiian is unit [to be announced] in the parade

Visit the official Lombard Lilac Festival Parade Web Site


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


JUNE EVENTS


Sunday, June 3, 2018
Warrenville Public Library Show

7:00 - 8:30 PM

Warrenville Public Library

28 W 751 Stafford Place
Warrenville, IL


Wednesday, June 9, 2018
New Lenox Library Show

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

New Lenox Public Library

120 Veterans Parkway
New Lenox, IL


Wednesday, June 9, 2018
Des Plaines Library Show

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

Des Plaines Public Library

1501 Ellinwood St.
Des Plaines, IL 60016


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


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


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)

 


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
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

First, 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, we are in the parade.   More details to come.


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 Baseball Luau

Gary, IN
7:00 - 8:00 PM

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

Rail Cats Stadium
1 Stadium Plaza
Gary, IN


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
Performance Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Event Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

More information to come

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


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

 


Monday, July 30, 2018
Eyes to the Skies Festival

Lisle, Illinois
3:00 - 4:00 PM

More info to come

Eyes to the Skies Festival

Located at the Lisle Community Park
along Short Street between Ohio Street and the east Branch of the DuPage river
Lisle, Illinois

Eyes to the Skies Festival Web Site
Eyes to the Skies Festival Children's Area Web Site


AUGUST EVENTS


Friday, August 3, 2018
Town and Country Library Show

Elburn, IL
5:00 - 7:00 PM


Thursday, August 16, 2018
Lake Park & Lake Opeka Show

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

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


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 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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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 45 Years