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 2019 luau season show is

"Islands in the Sun — People, Places, Stories"

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



2019 Public Event Schedule

(Schedule Last Revised November 14, 2019)

The following is our current schedule of public shows, appearances, and special events for 2019.  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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2020 EVENT PREVIEW


JANUARY EVENTS


Saturday, January 26, 2019
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 23, 2019
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


Sunday, March 10, 2019
New Dance Studio Grand Opening

2:00 - 6:00 PM
At the Barefoot Hawaiian, Des Plaines

It's the Grand Opening of
Barefoot Hawaiian's all new 
Dance Studio Center

Come and check out our all new Dance Studio.  It's not just a remodeling of the old dance studio space.  Located at the same address as the Barefoot Hawaiian, it's an all new, complete Dance Studio Center, built into a new space recently acquired by the Barefoot Hawaiian.  The center has two mirrored dance training/lesson/practice rooms, a large and spacious waiting room for students and parents, and a walk-in closet/coat/costume room.

During our new studio grand opening, enjoy live Hawaiian music performed by our band, spontaneous hula performances by our girls, snacks and beverages.   So come out and party and celebrate with us in our grand opening of our largest and most spacious dance studio in Barefoot Hawaiian history.

Grand Opening of the New Dance Studio Center
Sunday, March 10, 2019
2:00 - 6:00 PM
At: The Barefoot Hawaiian

1401 E. Oakton St.
Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-699-7336


SORRY, THIS PERFORMANCE SOLD OUT

Saturday, March 30, 2019
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 April further below for next Hala Kahiki show


APRIL EVENTS


Saturday, April 27, 2019
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


MAY EVENTS


Saturday, May 18, 2019
Asian Pacific Heritage Event

Mt. Prospect, IL
11:00 - 11:45 AM

"Dance over to the Library to enjoy an engaging performance by talented members from local Hawaiian entertainment company, The Barefoot Hawaiian, Inc. You will encounter visually-striking costumes, dramatic dances, and traditional Hawaiian instruments such as the ipu, uli uli, and the puili. Be ready to clap and move! This program is sponsored by the Mount Prospect Library Foundation in celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month."

Mt. Prospect Public Library
Meeting Room A, Room 154

10 S. Emerson St.
Mt. Prospect, IL 60527

Event Details Web Page
Mt. Prospect Library Web Site


Saturday, May 25, 2019
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


Friday, June 7, 2019
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


Thursday, June 13, 2019
Live at the Lake - Islands in the Sun — People, Places, Stories

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

It's the Barefoot Hawaiian "Islands in the Sun — People, Places, Stories" show at beautiful Lake Opeka

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


Saturday, June 15, 2019
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


Saturday, June 22, 2019
"Islands in the Sun — People, Places, Stories"
The 15th 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): $19.50, Children (12 and under): $11.50

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): $18.50, Children (12 and under): $10.50
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 are now on sale through the Barefoot Hawaiian

All Tickets are General Admission - No reserved seating

This is a rare opportunity for the general public to see our 2019 Islands in the Sun — People, Places, Stories 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 (420K)
Download the Theater Seating Chart  (84K)

 


Saturday, June 29, 2019
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


Thursday, July 4, 2019
Des Plaines Independence Day Parade

Des Plaines, IL
10:00 AM

The Barefoot Hawaiian is proud once again, for the second consecutive year, to be the chosen local company to signal the official start of the city's Fourth of July Parade.  We will do so with the official blowing of the conch shells at 10:00 AM.  Will will then be among the first groups in the parade.  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: 
“Hometown Spirit” 

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


Thursday, July 4, 2019
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 12, 2019
Blackberry Farm's Summer Luau

Aurora, IL
6:00 - 8:00 PM

It's Fox Valley Park District's Summer Luau held at their Blackberry Farm location

About this event they write:

"Aloha! Join Moana at Blackberry Farm for a tropical evening filled with dancing, dinner, and rides! (Menu items: Chicken & Pineapple Kabobs, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Island Macaroni Salad, Fresh Fruit, Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Water & Juice)"

About Blackberry Farm they write:

"Blackberry Farm is a living history museum where pioneer life is re-created through educational demonstrations and hands-on fun. Admission to Blackberry Farm includes unlimited rides on the train, hay wagon, pedal tractors, paddle boats, carousel and ponies."

This event is run and sponsored by the Fox Valley Park District
The cost for the Summer Luau is $20
Visit their web site to purchase tickets
The Summer Luau is under their "Special Events" 

The Summer Luau event runs from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
The Barefoot Hawaiian show is from 7:00 to 8:00 PM

Fox Valley Park District
Blackberry Farm

100 S. Barnes Road
Aurora, IL
630-892-1550

Blackberry Farm Web Site


Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Tuesday Family Festivals - Barefoot Hawaiian

Skokie, IL
7:00 - 7:45 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


Friday, July 19, 2019

Lincolnwood, IL
6:00 - 7:00 PM

 

Village of Lincolnwood, IL


Sunday, July 21, 2019
Summer in the Park

Town of Cicero, IL
6:30 - 8:15 PM

Throughout the summer, the Town of Cicero hosts it's "Summer in the Park" series at various locations in Cicero, with a wide range of fun activities and themed weeks for every interest in Cicero.

Today, Sunday, this event occurs at the Cicero Community Park and looks at Hawaiian culture and features a show by the Barefoot Hawaiian running an hour and 45 minutes.  The full evening of activities runs from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with the Barefoot Hawaiian show running from 6:30 to 8:15 PM.

This is a free event.  Bring your blankets and/or chairs and enjoy the show

Cicero Community Park

34th Street and Laramie Avenue
Town of Cicero, IL


Monday, July 22 , 2019
Summer in the Park

Town of Cicero, IL
5:30 - 8:30 PM

Throughout the summer, the Town of Cicero hosts it's "Summer in the Park" series at various locations in Cicero, with a wide range of fun activities and themed weeks for every interest in Cicero.

Today, Monday, this event occurs at the Cicero Municipal Center and ooks at Hawaiian culture and features a show by the Barefoot Hawaiian running an hour and 45 minutes.  The full evening of activities runs from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with the Barefoot Hawaiian show running from 6:30 to 8:15 PM.

This is a free event.  Bring your blankets and/or chairs and enjoy the show

Cicero Municipal Center

4949 W. Cermak Rd.
(50th St. & Cermak Rd.)
Town of Cicero, IL


Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Summer in the Park

Town of Cicero, IL
5:30 - 8:30 PM

Throughout the summer, the Town of Cicero hosts it's "Summer in the Park" series at various locations in Cicero, with a wide range of fun activities and themed weeks for every interest in Cicero.

Today, Tuesday, this event occurs at the Cicero Campus Park and ooks at Hawaiian culture and features a show by the Barefoot Hawaiian running an hour and 45 minutes.  The full evening of activities runs from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with the Barefoot Hawaiian show running from 6:30 to 8:15 PM.

This is a free event.  Bring your blankets and/or chairs and enjoy the show

Cicero Campus Park

18th Street and Laramie Avenue
Town of Cicero, IL


Thursday, July 25, 2019
2019 Summer Reading Program - Show Time at the Colona Library

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM
Colona, Illinois

It's show time at the Colona Library run as part of the library's 2019 Summer Reading Program.  Today will feature the Barefoot Hawaiian performing traditional dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, and other Polynesian islands.  Visit the library web site for more information.

Colona Public Library

911 1st Street
Colona, IL 61241
(309) 792-0548

Colona Public Library Web Site


Thursday, July 25, 2019
Show Time at the Geneseo Library - Special Programming

2:00 - 3:30 PM
Genoseo, Illinois

In connection with the library's Summer Reading Program for 2019 and their "Show Time at Your Library" Family Entertainment, Barefoot Hawaiian Dancers will be performing under the Special Programming performances. Visit the library web site for further details.

Geneseo Public Library District

805 N Chicago St.
Geneseo, IL 61254
309-944-6452

Geneseo Public Library District Web Site


Saturday, July 27, 2019
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


Saturday, July 27, 2019
80's Themed Hawaiian Luau

6:30 - 8:30 PM
Hoffman Estates, Illinois

The Hideaway Brew Garden and Bar is featuring a 1980's themed Hawaiian Luau (with an emphasis on the Magnum PI character).  The full event runs from 7:00 - 11:00 PM, with Lei greeting carried out by two beautiful Barefoot Hawaiian lei greeters from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  Plus, Scottie the Parrot will also be there greeting and mingling with guests starting at 7:00 PM.

The 80's Hawaiian Luau is sponsored by the Sears Arena and the Village of Hoffman Estates

Hideaway Brew Garden and Bar

5510 Prairie Stone Parkway
Hoffman Estates. IL 60192

Hideaway Brew Garden Web Site


AUGUST EVENTS


Note: The following is a corrected event from it's original posting for this day

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Main Township's "National Night Out 2019"

Unincorporated Main Township, Illinois
6:30 - 9:00 AM

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Main Township's program is one of the oldest celebrations of National Night Out.

About the Main Township National Night Out, Tom Robb of Journal and Topics wrote on July 29, 2019,

"National Night Out is a national event which takes place in local communities across the country. It was founded as the National Night Out Against Crime in 1984 as a way for people to interact with police in a positive way. The event has become popular in Maine Township. Local officials consider it a way to promote “community unity.

"Highlights include the announcement of poster contest winners, a helicopter fly by, by Cook County Sheriff’s police, performances by the Barefoot Hawaiian dance troupe of Des Plaines, sheriff’s police K-9 unit officers with their dogs, firefighters, carnival games, balloon artists and face painters. 

"The evening’s events kickoff at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation of colors by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, who will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.  Kids will be able to take part in carnival games and a bounce house between about 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. when Barefoot Hawaiian takes stage, showing off their hula moves and getting kids involved with the show.

"At about 8:15 p.m. Peter Gialamas, Maine Township clerk and Maine Township National Night Out committee chairman, said poster contest winners will be announced.  Maine Township received more than 80 entries from first through seventh graders, most from East Maine School Dist. 63 schools. At least one winner from each grade would be announced, along with some honorable mentions, Gialamas said.  Organizers said they expect a “fly by” of the sheriff’s helicopter, but did not have an exact time when that is expected to take place. Sheriff’s police are also expected to show off their new hostage rescue team armored vehicle."

Don't miss this fun and free community-service event!
The full evening's event runs from 6:30 to 9:00 PM. 
The Barefoot Hawaiian will be performing for you from 7:30 - 8:30 PM.  

Golf Main Park District
Dee Park

9229 W. Emerson St.
in (unincorporated) Des Plaines / Main Township, IL
847-297-3029


Thursday, August 8, 2019
6th Annual Farewell to Summer Family Luau

Winnetka, IL
4:00 - 8:00 PM


Photo courtesy of Winnetka Park District

Winnetka Park District Writes:

"Mahalo! Let the cool Hawaiian breeze hit you as we celebrate another great summer. Enjoy pulled pork, fish, grilled pineapple, corn on the cob, salad, and Hawaiian meatballs from Catering by Chef Phil.".

"From 5:30 to 7pm, interactive Polynesian stations will be set up across the beach. From 7 to 8pm, The "Islands in the Sun" performance will conclude the evening as we wave goodbye to summer!"

Farewell to Summer Luau Prices
All Beach Pass Holders:  $5
Residents w/o Beach Passes:  $10
Non-residents w/o Beach Passes:  $20

Registration Deadline: August 1

5:30 - 7:00 PM
The Barefoot Hawaiian will be running a “Polynesian Cultural Center”
with various stations that will be teaching Hawaiian, Tahitian, Poi, etc. 

7:00 - 8:00 PM
Barefoot Hawaiian Luau Show
"Island in the Sun"

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


Sunday, August 11, 2019
14th ‘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 year we are proud to be honoring and recognizing two graduates

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
Tickets go on sale in June


ALL NEW VENUE AND RECURRING SHOW
STARTING TONIGHT WITH DEBUT PERFORMANCE

Friday, August 16, 2019
Chef Shangri-La Dinner Show

8:00 - 9:00 PM
North Riverside, Illinois

Enjoy a FREE Barefoot Hawaiian show with your Dinner
Generally held the third Friday of each month

No prix fixe menu or price 
Simply order what you want from the large selection dinner menu
and enjoy the complimentary Barefoot Hawaiian show - no additional charge

Barefoot Hawaiian show time is 8:00 - 9:00 PM

Reservations Strongly Encouraged

Call Chef Shangri-La during their business hours to make your reservation 
Reservations not required but recommended in case restaurant is busy
Strongly recommended to get a table with good show viewing

Chef Shangri-La
Asian Fusion Cuisine and Tropical Drinks

7930 W. 26th St.
North Riverside, IL
708-442-7080

Chef Shangri-La Web Site


Saturday, August 17, 2019
New ! Aloha Arlington - "Get Lie'd Luau"

Arlington Heights, IL
1:00  - 5:00 PM

"Get lei’d as Arlington turns tropical for the day. Experience live racing action & a Hawaiian Luau. Aloha Arlington is free with General Admission, but to experience the event with the best value, purchase a VIP ticket...
...Luau Fun: Barefoot Hawaiian Hula Dancing Instruction and Performances, Special Photo Opportunities, Flamingo Ring Toss, Bamboo Jenga."

Look for the Barefoot Hawaiian Performances near the concession stands.

Gates Open 12:00PM,   First Race 1:30PM, 
Aloha Arlington VIP Ticket: $45
General Admission: 
$8 Adult Purchased Online ~ $10 Adult Purchased at the Gate  ~ $4 Youth

Friends of the Barefoot Hawaiian Special Online Discount
Get $2 Off the regular General Admission price
with Special Online Promo Code "
BAND817"

Arlington International Racecourse

2200 W. Euclid Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL 60006

Arlington Park Web Site
Arlington Park "Aloha Arlington" Web Page


Saturday, August 31, 2018
Buffalo Grove Days

1:45 -2:15 PM
Buffalo Grove, Illinois

The Barefoot Hawaiian show will performed on the Main Stage at 2:00 PM

Buffalo Grove Days is held at

Route 83 and Deerfield Parkway
in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Buffalo Grove Days Web Site


Saturday, August 31, 2019
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


Friday, September 20, 2019
Chef Shangri-La Dinner Show

8:00 - 9:00 PM
North Riverside, Illinois

Enjoy a FREE Barefoot Hawaiian show with your Dinner
Generally held the third Friday of each month

No prix fixe menu or price 
Simply order what you want from the large selection dinner menu
and enjoy the complimentary Barefoot Hawaiian show - no additional charge

Barefoot Hawaiian show time is 8:00 - 9:00 PM

Reservations Strongly Encouraged

Call Chef Shangri-La during their business hours to make your reservation 
Reservations not required but recommended in case restaurant is busy
Strongly recommended to get a table with good show viewing

Chef Shangri-La
Asian Fusion Cuisine and Tropical Drinks

7930 W. 26th St.
North Riverside, IL
708-442-7080

Chef Shangri-La Web Site


Saturday, September 28, 2019
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


ALL NEW AND RECURRING MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
STARTING TONIGHT WITH DEBUT PERFORMANCE

Friday, October 4, 2019
Chef Shangri-La Live Island & Tropical Music Night

7:00 - 9:00 PM
North Riverside, Illinois

Enjoy the beautiful sounds of live background island & tropical music performed by the 
Barefoot Hawaiian Band as you enjoy your dinner and/or drinks this evening.

The music is all-island-style and tropical music, often referred to [on XM Radio] as Margaritaville music.  
Be entertained as the very versatile Barefoot Hawaiian band plays the songs, style, and sounds of 
Jimmy Buffett, Jack Jackson, Beach Boys, and others noted for their island and tropical music flare.

Starting tonight and then generally held the first Friday of each month

No cover or extra charges to enjoy this live performance.
Simply order what you want from the dinner and/or drink menu

The Barefoot Hawaiian Band performs from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Reservations Accepted

Chef Shangri-La
Asian Fusion Cuisine and Tropical Drinks

7930 W. 26th St.
North Riverside, IL
708-442-7080

Chef Shangri-La Web Site


Friday, October 18, 2019
Chef Shangri-La Dinner Show

8:00 - 9:00 PM
North Riverside, Illinois

Enjoy a FREE Barefoot Hawaiian show with your Dinner
Generally held the third Friday of each month

No prix fixe menu or price 
Simply order what you want from the large selection dinner menu
and enjoy the complimentary Barefoot Hawaiian show - no additional charge

Barefoot Hawaiian show time is 8:00 - 9:00 PM

Reservations Strongly Encouraged

Call Chef Shangri-La during their business hours to make your reservation 
Reservations not required but recommended in case restaurant is busy
Strongly recommended to get a table with good show viewing

Chef Shangri-La
Asian Fusion Cuisine and Tropical Drinks

7930 W. 26th St.
North Riverside, IL
708-442-7080

Chef Shangri-La Web Site


Saturday, October 26, 2019
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


Friday, November 1, 2019
Chef Shangri-La Live Island & Tropical Music Night

7:00 - 9:00 PM
North Riverside, Illinois

Enjoy the beautiful sounds of live background island & tropical music performed by the 
Barefoot Hawaiian Band as you enjoy your dinner and/or drinks this evening.
Generally held the first Friday of each month

The music is all-island-style and tropical music, often referred to [on XM Radio] as Margaritaville music.  
Be entertained as the very versatile Barefoot Hawaiian band plays the songs, style, and sounds of 
Jimmy Buffett, Jack Jackson, Beach Boys, and others noted for their island and tropical music flare.

No cover or extra charges to enjoy this live performance.
Simply order what you want from the dinner and/or drink menu

The Barefoot Hawaiian Band performs from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Reservations Accepted

Chef Shangri-La
Asian Fusion Cuisine and Tropical Drinks

7930 W. 26th St.
North Riverside, IL
708-442-7080

Chef Shangri-La Web Site


Friday, November 15, 2019
Chef Shangri-La Dinner Show

8:00 - 9:00 PM
North Riverside, Illinois

Enjoy a FREE Barefoot Hawaiian show with your Dinner
Generally held the third Friday of each month

No prix fixe menu or price 
Simply order what you want from the large selection dinner menu
and enjoy the complimentary Barefoot Hawaiian show - no additional charge

Barefoot Hawaiian show time is 8:00 - 9:00 PM

Reservations Strongly Encouraged

Call Chef Shangri-La during their business hours to make your reservation 
Reservations not required but recommended in case restaurant is busy
Strongly recommended to get a table with good show viewing

Chef Shangri-La
Asian Fusion Cuisine and Tropical Drinks

7930 W. 26th St.
North Riverside, IL
708-442-7080

Chef Shangri-La Web Site


Thursday, November 28, 2019
Chicago State Street Thanksgiving Day Parade

8:00 - 11:00 AM

Barefoot Hawaiian's 21st Appearance in this Parade!

Above Photo is from the 2018 Parade

Barefoot Hawaiian will be having representatives in the parade and 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 Chicago Thanksgiving Day parade.  

The parade runs along State Street from Congress to Randolph

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 Thanksgiving Day Parade Web Site


Saturday, November 30, 2019
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


DECEMBER EVENTS


Friday, December 6, 2019
Chef Shangri-La Live Island & Tropical Music Night

7:00 - 9:00 PM
North Riverside, Illinois

Enjoy the beautiful sounds of live background island & tropical music performed by the 
Barefoot Hawaiian Band as you enjoy your dinner and/or drinks this evening.
Generally held the first Friday of each month

The music is all-island-style and tropical music, often referred to [on XM Radio] as Margaritaville music.  
Be entertained as the very versatile Barefoot Hawaiian band plays the songs, style, and sounds of 
Jimmy Buffett, Jack Jackson, Beach Boys, and others noted for their island and tropical music flare.

No cover or extra charges to enjoy this live performance.
Simply order what you want from the dinner and/or drink menu

The Barefoot Hawaiian Band performs from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Reservations Accepted

Chef Shangri-La
Asian Fusion Cuisine and Tropical Drinks

7930 W. 26th St.
North Riverside, IL
708-442-7080

Chef Shangri-La Web Site


Thursday, December 12, 2019
"Hawaii comes to Chicago" at the 25th Annual Christkindlmarket

Chicago, IL
2:00 - 3:00 PM

"Inspired by the Christkindlesmarket in Nuremberg, Germany, which began in 1545, the Christkindlmarket Chicago brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Chicago. Chicago's largest open-air Christmas festival was first held on Pioneer Court in 1996."

The 25th Annual Christkindlmarket Chicago runs continuously from November 15 through December 24.  The Barefoot Hawaiian will be bringing "Hawaii comes to Chicago" at the 25th Annual Christkindlmarket on this date at the following location.

Daley Plaza
At the Richard J. Daley Center
50 W. Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602
312-603-2526

Christkindlmarket Web Site


Friday, December 20, 2019
Chef Shangri-La Dinner Show

8:00 - 9:30 PM
North Riverside, Illinois

Enjoy a FREE Barefoot Hawaiian show with your Dinner
Generally held the third Friday of each month

No prix fixe menu or price 
Simply order what you want from the large selection dinner menu
and enjoy the complimentary Barefoot Hawaiian show - no additional charge

Barefoot Hawaiian show time is 8:00 - 9:00 PM

Reservations Strongly Encouraged

Call Chef Shangri-La during their business hours to make your reservation 
Reservations not required but recommended in case restaurant is busy
Strongly recommended to get a table with good show viewing

Chef Shangri-La
Asian Fusion Cuisine and Tropical Drinks

7930 W. 26th St.
North Riverside, IL
708-442-7080

Chef Shangri-La Web Site

 


Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Chef Shangri-La New Year's Eve Dinner Show

8:00 - 9:30 PM
North Riverside, Illinois

!!! Special New Year's Eve Dinner Show !!!

Don't pay for over-priced NYE packages at other places
Chef Shangri-La is providing you New Year's Eve dining at everyday prices
+++ Plus, a FREE Hawaiian Show +++

No prix fixe menu or price 
Simply order what you want from the large selection dinner and drink menu
and enjoy the complimentary Barefoot Hawaiian show - no additional charge

The Barefoot Hawaiian show runs from 8:00 to 9:30 PM
— This is a special extended 1-1/2 hour show for New Year's Eve —

Reservations Required for this Special Night

Call Chef Shangri-La during their business hours to make your reservation 
Unlike the regular Barefoot Hawaiian monthly shows
(where reservations are recommended but not required)
Reservations are a must for this night.

Chef Shangri-La
Asian Fusion Cuisine and Tropical Drinks

7930 W. 26th St.
North Riverside, IL
708-442-7080

Chef Shangri-La Web Site


2020 EVENTS PREVIEW


2020 Will Be Truly Exciting

The Title of the 2020 Shows will be

“ENVISION ~ HAWAI’I”

Check out what is already scheduled for next year:


Sunday, January 5, 2020
Ukulele Jam Session

Des Plaines, Illinois
12:00 Noon - 3:00 PM

A Jam Session by the Na Kupuna Ukeulele Club of Chicago

Free Event - Open to All

Come out to the Barefoot Hawaiian Sunday, January 5, 2020 from Noon to 3:00 PM for a spectacular afternoon of musical fun and excitement.  Enjoy a ukulele jam session performed by the Na Kupuna Ukulele Club of Chicago under the direction of Kaleo Lee.  This event is free and open to the public.  It is an open-house event.  Come out an enjoy all or any part of of the ukulele jam.  Free parking in the back parking lot.

The above jam  will be held at

The Barefoot Hawaiian

1401 E. Oakton St.
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Download the Event Flier  (899K)

Strictly optional after the jam:

After the jam, all will have the opportunity to stay for a 45-minute Ukulele and Tahitian Drumming class taught by Kaleo.  If you plan to stay for this, you must register for just this class portion of the afternoon in advance.  There is a  small fee for the class.  Visit the Dance Studio page, Satellite Classes, for more details.


Discount Ticket Purchase Deadline Extended

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Chicago Wolves Hawaiian Night
Hockey Game with the Milwaukee Admirals

Rosemont, Illinois
7:00 PM Game Time

Purchase tickets by September 27 through
the Barefoot Hawaiian at discounted prices.

Come out and watch the Chicago Wolves play the Milwaukee Admirals.  Game time is 7:00 PM.  Enjoy pre-game indoor fireworks and Barefoot Hawaiian dance performances (performance details to be announced) at this special home game where the Chicago Wolves go Hawaiian. 

Normal Ticket Prices: $20 each
Barefoot Hawaiian Discounted Ticket Prices: $15 each

(Through September 27, 2019)

Discounted tickets only available through the special order form.

After September 27 visit the Chicago Wolves web site
to purchase tickets for this game at the regular price.

Allstate Arena

6920 N. Mannheim Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

Download the Complete Flier and Ticket Order Form for the special pricing for this event  (433K)
Chicago Wolves Web Site

Note: The flier shows the deadline as September 20.  Ignore that. The deadline has been extended to September 27.

 


Friday, January 24, 2020
Rainforest Rhythms at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Madison, Wisconsin
10:30 AM & 1:30 PM Shows

"The Rainforest Rhythms series celebrates cultures in rainforest (tropical and sub-tropical) regions around the world with authentic performances of music and dance. The series offers performances for all ages and includes free admission to Olbrich’s tropical Bolz Conservatory.

"While exploring the Bolz Conservatory before or after the performance, pick up an I Spy activity sheet and search for unique plants in the Bolz Conservatory! Families will have fun learning about plants related to the culture highlighted during the day's performance. "

Barefoot Hawaiian will be performing two shows,
the first at 10:30 AM and the second at 1:30 PM.

Ticket Prices

Adults (13 & up) - $5 
Child (12 & under) - $3 
2 & under - FREE 

Admission includes entry to Olbrich's tropical Bolz Conservatory 
Doors open to the performance space approximately 30 minutes prior to each performance.


Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership
between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society. 

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

3330 Atwood Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
608-246-4550

Olbrich Botanical Gardens Web Site
Rainforest Rhythms Event Web Page


 

 



 

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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
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