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 March 8, 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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JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER


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 AM - 12:00 Noon

(Further details to come)

Mt. Prospect Public Library
Meeting Room A

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


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

Ticket Prices to be Announced in April 2019

All Tickets are General Admission - No reserved seating

This is a rare opportunity for the general public to see our 2019 To-Be-Announced 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

Concert Flier and Ticket Order Form to come in April 2019

 


JULY EVENTS


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


Saturday, July 6, 2019
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


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


AUGUST EVENTS


 

Public performances for this month are currently being scheduled


SEPTEMBER EVENTS


 

Public performances for this month are currently being scheduled


OCTOBER EVENTS


 

Public performances for this month are currently being scheduled

 


NOVEMBER EVENTS


Thursday, November 28, 2019
Uncle Dan's Thanksgiving Day Parade
(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.  

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

 


DECEMBER EVENTS


 

Public performances for this month are currently being scheduled

 


 



 

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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