EVENT  SCHEDULE



2011 Public Event Schedule

The following was our schedule of public shows, appearances, and special events for 2011.

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


JANUARY EVENTS


Saturday & Sunday, January 1 & 2, 2011
Aloha, Kanani Girl of the Year® 2011

Water Tower Place, Downtown Chicago
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (both days)


Don't miss American Girl's newest Girl of the Year, Kanani — she loves to share the spirit of her tropical island home. Your girl can be among the first to learn about this new character's world.

Visit American Girl Place on the above dates for hula dancing by the Barefoot Hawaiian, crafts, and free giveaways.  This event is free and open to the public.  Recommend ages: 8 and up.

"There’s so much to explore and celebrate at American Girl Place Chicago, located at the famous Water Tower Place.  Girls can meet all of the American Girl dolls — from historical characters to our contemporary Girl of the Year collection.  Together, you’ll experience the whole world of each of these inspiring characters as you explore beautiful rooms filled with outfits and accessories.  Plus, discover our specialty shops on Avenue AG!  Then it’s off to our Cafe, where your girl will delight in our selection of gourmet dishes.  There’s even a spot for her doll to dine!  All of the day’s fun can be captured at our entertaining Photo Studio.  Girls can even share the spotlight with American Girl characters on the Celebration Screen, an exclusive Chicago experience. Call 877-247-5223 or go to americangirl.com to plan your next visit."

- American Girl Place Chicago Store

American Girl Store Chicago Web Site
Aloha, Kanani Girl of the Year 2011 Web Page

Chicago's Water Tower Place is located at 835 N. Michigan Avenue

"Kanani" and "Girl of the Year" are trademarks and registered trademarks, respectively, of American Girl, LLC


Saturday & Monday, January 15 & 17, 2011
Aloha, Kanani Girl of the Year® 2011

Water Tower Place, Downtown Chicago
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Saturday)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Monday)


Don't miss American Girl's newest Girl of the Year, Kanani — she loves to share the spirit of her tropical island home. Your girl can be among the first to learn about this new character's world.

Visit American Girl Place on the above dates for hula dancing by the Barefoot Hawaiian, crafts, and free giveaways.  This event is free and open to the public.  Recommend ages: 8 and up.

"There’s so much to explore and celebrate at American Girl Place Chicago, located at the famous Water Tower Place.  Girls can meet all of the American Girl dolls — from historical characters to our contemporary Girl of the Year collection.  Together, you’ll experience the whole world of each of these inspiring characters as you explore beautiful rooms filled with outfits and accessories.  Plus, discover our specialty shops on Avenue AG!  Then it’s off to our Cafe, where your girl will delight in our selection of gourmet dishes.  There’s even a spot for her doll to dine!  All of the day’s fun can be captured at our entertaining Photo Studio.  Girls can even share the spotlight with American Girl characters on the Celebration Screen, an exclusive Chicago experience. Call 877-247-5223 or go to americangirl.com to plan your next visit."

- American Girl Place Chicago Store

American Girl Store Chicago Web Site
Aloha, Kanani Girl of the Year 2011 Web Page

Chicago's Water Tower Place is located at 835 N. Michigan Avenue

"Kanani" and "Girl of the Year" are trademarks and registered trademarks, respectively, of American Girl, LLC


FEBRUARY EVENTS


The Barefoot Hawaiian performed no shows in February that were open to the general public.


MARCH EVENTS


Saturday, March 5, 2011
Aloha Get-Ready-For-Spring Half-Price Store Sale

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Come to the Barefoot Hawaiian Shop Saturday, March 5 for our giant 50% off Aloha Get-Ready-For-Spring Sale.  50% Off prices include Hawaiian Aloha Shirts, Dresses, Pareos, Keiki Clothing, and more. Stock up now for the luau season; it will be here before you know it.


Saturday, March 19, 2011
Hawaiian Spring-Into-Spring Half-Price Store Sale

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The spring season starts March 21 and we're dancing into it with hips moving. So move your hips too and come to the Barefoot Hawaiian Shop Saturday, March 19 for our giant 50% off Hawaiian Spring-Into-Spring Sale.  50% Off prices include Hawaiian Aloha Shirts, Dresses, Pareos, Keiki Clothing, and more. The luau season is just about here.  Are you ready for it?


APRIL EVENTS


The Barefoot Hawaiian performed no shows in April that were open to the general public.


MAY EVENTS


Sunday, May 1, 2011
Aloha, Kanani Girl of the Year® 2011

Water Tower Place, Downtown Chicago
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM



Don't miss American Girl's newest Girl of the Year, Kanani — she loves to share the spirit of her tropical island home. Your girl can be among the first to learn about this new character's world.

Visit American Girl Place on the above date for hula dancing by the Barefoot Hawaiian, crafts, and free giveaways.  This event is free and open to the public.  Recommend ages: 8 and up.

"There’s so much to explore and celebrate at American Girl Place Chicago, located at the famous Water Tower Place.  Girls can meet all of the American Girl dolls — from historical characters to our contemporary Girl of the Year collection.  Together, you’ll experience the whole world of each of these inspiring characters as you explore beautiful rooms filled with outfits and accessories.  Plus, discover our specialty shops on Avenue AG!  Then it’s off to our Cafe, where your girl will delight in our selection of gourmet dishes.  There’s even a spot for her doll to dine!  All of the day’s fun can be captured at our entertaining Photo Studio.  Girls can even share the spotlight with American Girl characters on the Celebration Screen, an exclusive Chicago experience. Call 877-247-5223 or go to americangirl.com to plan your next visit."

- American Girl Place Chicago Store

American Girl Store Chicago Web Site
Aloha, Kanani Girl of the Year 2011 Web Page

Chicago's Water Tower Place is located at 835 N. Michigan Avenue

"Kanani" and "Girl of the Year" are trademarks and registered trademarks, respectively, of American Girl, LLC


JUNE EVENTS


Saturday, June 11, 2011
"Rhythms of Polynesia"
The 8th 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-Night, One-Show Only

Only $16 per person (adult or child)
General Admission
Tickets are now on sale at the Barefoot Hawaiian Shop
or by mail using the flier and ticket order form below

This is a rare opportunity for the general public to see our 2011 "Rhythms of Polynesia" 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 select 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 6:30 PM
Show includes an intermission

Download the Complete Flier and Ticket Order Form (86K)
Download the Theater Seating Chart  (84K)

 


Saturday, June 11, 2011
Chicago Beachathlon

8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

 North Avenue Beach 
1600 N Lake Shore Drive 
Chicago, IL 60614 

Barefoot Hawaiian dancers in Tahitian Costumes will be cheering on the runners taking part in the event's 4-mile race along the lakefront.

Official Chicago Beachathlon Web Site


Saturday, June 25, 2011
Chicago Summerfest

Lincoln Park - Chicago, IL
3:00 - 7:00 PM

Lincoln Park gets festive with live music, beer, arts and crafts, fine art for sale and kids' entertainment.  The Barefoot Hawaiian is proud to be one of the featured entertainers at this festival.  This is a benefit event for Mid North Association.  Donation: $5.

The event will be held at

Lincoln Park
2045 N. Lincoln Park W
Chicago, IL 60614

Event Phone Number

773-665-4682

Event Website

Official Chicago Summerfest Web Site

Please note that even though the appearance of the Barefoot Hawaiian is not reflected on the Chicago Summerfest Web Site, the Barefoot Hawaiian is scheduled to perform. 


JULY EVENTS


Sunday, July 3, 2011
Village of Bensenville LibertyFest Independence Day Parade

Bensenville, IL
2:00 PM

The festival is at Redmond Park in Bensenville with the parade running on York Road

Visit the official Bensenville 2011 Independence Day Festival & Parade Web Site


Monday, July 4, 2011
Lake Bluff Independence Day Parade

Lake Bluff, IL
10:00 AM

Download the Lake Bluff 2011 July 4 Parade Flier  (1,570K)

Visit the official Lake Bluff 2011 July 4th Web Site


Monday, July 4, 2011
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 


Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Lake Park & Lake Opeka Show

7:00 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


Friday, July 15, 2010
Cultural and Civic Center Show

Round Lake Beach, IL
11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Show will be held at the Outdoor Stage of the
Cultural and Civic Center of Round Lake Beach


Friday, July 15, 2010
Geneva Park Show

Geneva, IL
7:30 PM

Show will be held at and by the Geneva Park District


Saturday, July 16, 2011
Aloha, Kanani Girl of the Year® 2011

Water Tower Place, Downtown Chicago
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM



Don't miss American Girl's newest Girl of the Year, Kanani — she loves to share the spirit of her tropical island home. Your girl can be among the first to learn about this new character's world.

Visit American Girl Place on the above date for hula dancing by the Barefoot Hawaiian, crafts, and free giveaways.  This event is free and open to the public.  Recommend ages: 8 and up.

"There’s so much to explore and celebrate at American Girl Place Chicago, located at the famous Water Tower Place.  Girls can meet all of the American Girl dolls — from historical characters to our contemporary Girl of the Year collection.  Together, you’ll experience the whole world of each of these inspiring characters as you explore beautiful rooms filled with outfits and accessories.  Plus, discover our specialty shops on Avenue AG!  Then it’s off to our Cafe, where your girl will delight in our selection of gourmet dishes.  There’s even a spot for her doll to dine!  All of the day’s fun can be captured at our entertaining Photo Studio.  Girls can even share the spotlight with American Girl characters on the Celebration Screen, an exclusive Chicago experience. Call 877-247-5223 or go to americangirl.com to plan your next visit."

- American Girl Place Chicago Store

American Girl Store Chicago Web Site
Aloha, Kanani Girl of the Year 2011 Web Page

Chicago's Water Tower Place is located at 835 N. Michigan Avenue

"Kanani" and "Girl of the Year" are trademarks and registered trademarks, respectively, of American Girl, LLC


Thursday, July 28, 2011
Lake in the Hills Show

7:00 - 8:00 PM
Indian Trail Beach Park
Free Admission
Hosted by the Village of Lake in the Hills


AUGUST EVENTS


Performance Cancelled/Rescheduled

The following August 2 scheduled performance of the Wilmette Aloha Night was cancelled at 8:00 PM that night by the Wilmette Park District due to rain and weather-related poor turnout.  The Wilmette Aloha Night is rescheduled to Thursday, August 4.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Wilmette Aloha Night

8:00 PM

Starlight Theatre
At the Wallace Bowl in Gillson park
Wilmette, Illinois
Cost: FREE

Seating Availability and Suggestions:

Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy a close up view of the show from the lawn directly in front of the stage and to enjoy the show from a more comfortable seat.  You will need to arrive early - at least an hour before show to secure a place for your chair in this prime location.  This show is among the most popular and attended of our public annual shows.  For everyone else, stadium bench seating a little further back is provided by the park district.  Please note that these are permanent bench-style hard seats without seat backs, so you may wish to bring a blanket, cushion, or cushion seat with back to be more comfortable during the show.

Sponsored by the Wilmette Park District
(Rain Date: Thursday, August 4, 8 pm)

Starlight Theatre Web Site

Visit our Multi-Media Center to see videos from previous shows
CLICK HERE TO JUMP TO THE VIDEO GALLERY

This show marks the 34th consecutive year


Rescheduled Performance

The following is a reschedule performance of the originally scheduled August 2 show of the Wilmette Aloha Night.

Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wilmette Aloha Night

8:00 PM

Starlight Theatre
At the Wallace Bowl in Gillson park
Wilmette, Illinois
Cost: FREE

Seating Availability and Suggestions:

Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy a close up view of the show from the lawn directly in front of the stage and to enjoy the show from a more comfortable seat.  You will need to arrive early - at least an hour before show to secure a place for your chair in this prime location.  This show is among the most popular and attended of our public annual shows.  For everyone else, stadium bench seating a little further back is provided by the park district.  Please note that these are permanent bench-style hard seats without seat backs, so you may wish to bring a blanket, cushion, or cushion seat with back to be more comfortable during the show.

Sponsored by the Wilmette Park District
(Rain Date: Thursday, August 4, 8 pm)

Starlight Theatre Web Site

Visit our Multi-Media Center to see videos from previous shows
CLICK HERE TO JUMP TO THE VIDEO GALLERY

This show marks the 34th consecutive year


Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Veterans Park District Show

Melrose Park, IL
7:00 PM

Veterans Park District
1601
Hirsch Street
Melrose Park, IL


Thursday, August 11, 2011
Norridge Park District Aloha Night

7:00 - 8:30 PM

Norridge Community Park
4631 N. Overhill Avenue
Norridge, Illinois
Free Admission
Food available for purchase at this event
Suggestions: Bring your own lawn chair
Sponsored by the Norridge Park District


Saturday, August 20, 2011
Aloha, Kanani Girl of the Year® 2011

Water Tower Place, Downtown Chicago
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM



Don't miss American Girl's newest Girl of the Year, Kanani — she loves to share the spirit of her tropical island home. Your girl can be among the first to learn about this new character's world.

Visit American Girl Place on the above date for hula dancing by the Barefoot Hawaiian, crafts, and free giveaways.  This event is free and open to the public.  Recommend ages: 8 and up.

"There’s so much to explore and celebrate at American Girl Place Chicago, located at the famous Water Tower Place.  Girls can meet all of the American Girl dolls — from historical characters to our contemporary Girl of the Year collection.  Together, you’ll experience the whole world of each of these inspiring characters as you explore beautiful rooms filled with outfits and accessories.  Plus, discover our specialty shops on Avenue AG!  Then it’s off to our Cafe, where your girl will delight in our selection of gourmet dishes.  There’s even a spot for her doll to dine!  All of the day’s fun can be captured at our entertaining Photo Studio.  Girls can even share the spotlight with American Girl characters on the Celebration Screen, an exclusive Chicago experience. Call 877-247-5223 or go to americangirl.com to plan your next visit."

- American Girl Place Chicago Store

American Girl Store Chicago Web Site
Aloha, Kanani Girl of the Year 2011 Web Page

Chicago's Water Tower Place is located at 835 N. Michigan Avenue

"Kanani" and "Girl of the Year" are trademarks and registered trademarks, respectively, of American Girl, LLC


SEPTEMBER EVENTS


Saturday, September 3, 2011
Buffalo Grove Days

3:30 - 4:30 PM
At Church and Lake Cook Road
In the Craft Area
Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Look for more photos from last year's parade in our
"Community" Photo Gallery on our Multi-Media Page


   EVENT CANCELLED   

Please Note:  The following grand opening of Mowi Wowi that included a
Barefoot Hawaiian performance has been rescheduled to Friday, October 7, 2011. 

Friday, September 30, 2011
Maui Wowi Coffee House Grand Opening

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffee & Smoothies
Belmont Station
945 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 
312-738-3610

Visit the Maui Wowi Web Site


OCTOBER EVENTS


Sunday, October 2, 2011
JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Performance

9:00 AM
Busse Woods Forest Preserves
Performance will be at Ned Brown Grove
Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Hosted by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)


Friday, October 7, 2011
Maui Wowi Coffee House Grand Opening

4:00 - 6:00 PM

This is a rescheduled event.
Rescheduled from the original grand opening date of September 30, 2011

Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffee & Smoothies
Belmont Station
945 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 
312-738-3610

Visit the Maui Wowi Web Site


NOVEMBER EVENTS


Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Trader Joe's 

Arlington Heights, IL
4:00 - 7:00 PM

Come to Trader Joe's Arlington Heights location where Barefoot Hawaiian
performers will be dancing and meeting and greeting guests and patrons.

Trader Joe's
17 W Rand Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847-506-0752
Trader Joe's Web Site


Thursday, November 24, 2011
Thanksgiving Day Pre-Parade Fire Performance

5:45 AM

Before the Thanksgiving Day parade at 5:45 AM (You'll be up starting your cooking, right?) catch the Barefoot Hawaiian Fire Knife Dancers performing live on NBC-5 and ABC-7 TV.


Thursday, November 24, 2011
McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade
(Chicago State Street Thanksgiving Day Parade)

8:00 - 11:00 AM

Many Barefoot Hawaiian representatives comprising
Professional Fire-Knife Performers
Professional Dancers
Keiki Division 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: 4B
This puts us very early in the parade.

Catch 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


The Barefoot Hawaiian performed no shows in December that were open to the general public.


 



 

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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.

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