EVENT  SCHEDULE



2016 Public Event Schedule

The following was our schedule of public shows, appearances, and special events for 2016.

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JANUARY EVENTS


Saturday, January 16, 2016
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

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

$30 (per person) provides the Dinner and Show package
Dinner is a Barbeque-based dinner of Pulled Pork, 
Hawaiian rice, Chicken & Steak Kabobs, Coleslaw, and Grilled potatoes.

$15 (per person) provides show only

Show time is 5:30 - 6:45 PM

Reservations Required

Call the Hala Kahiki Lounge during their normal business hours to make your reservation 
Business hours are on their web site

Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site


Sunday, January 17, 2016
Glenview Public Library Adults Enrichment Program

Glenview, IL
2:00 - 3:00 PM

This event is part of the library's Adult Program.  "Experience a little piece of Paradise... and we even dare you to try the hula" the library writes regarding this event.  Attendance is free, but advanced registration is required.  You may register for this event either through their web site (link below), by phone (number and extension provided below), or in person at the Reader Services Desk. 

This event is held in the "Community Room" at

Glenview Public Library

1930 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL 60025
847-729-7500 ext. 7600

Glenview Public Library - Adult Programs - Web Site


FEBRUARY EVENTS


Friday, February 5, 2016
12th Annual Magical Ice Festival
6th Annual Fire and Ice Party 

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

Barefoot Hawaiian Fire Dancers will be performing for the 6th Annual Fire and Ice Party, which is part of the 12th Annual Magical Ice Festival at Shadowland on Silver Beach.  The party will be held in the Shadowland Ballroom in the resort.

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




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

 

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

Shadowland on Silver Beach

333 Broad St.
St. Joseph, MI


Saturday, February 6, 2016
12th Annual Magical Ice Festival
Waikiki Weekend 

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

Barefoot Hawaiian Hula Dancers will be performing for Waikiki Weekend, which is part of the 12th Annual Magical Ice Festival at Shadowland on Silver Beach. 

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


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

Shadowland on Silver Beach

333 Broad St.
St. Joseph, MI


Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Flossmoor Public Library Show

6:30 PM

Free Show

Flossmoor Public Library
Helen Wilson Meeting Room - Lower Level
1000 Sterling Ave
Flossmoor, Illinois

Flossmoor Public Library Web Site


MARCH EVENTS


SORRY, THIS PERFORMANCE SOLD OUT

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

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

$30 (per person) provides the Dinner and Show package
Dinner is a Barbeque-based dinner of Pulled Pork, 
Hawaiian rice, Chicken & Steak Kabobs, Coleslaw, and Grilled potatoes.

$15 (per person) provides show only

Show time is 5:45 - 6:45 PM

Reservations Required

Call the Hala Kahiki Lounge during their normal business hours to make your reservation 
Business hours are on their web site

Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site

Due to the fantastic response for this show and its sell out,
a second performance for this month has been scheduled.
Please go to the March 19 performance further below.


Saturday, March 12, 2016
KeyLime Cove

7:00 - 9:00 PM
Gurnee, Illinois

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

1700 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
224-656-8685

KeyLime Cove Waterpark Web Site


SORRY, THIS PERFORMANCE SOLD OUT

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

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

$30 (per person) provides the Dinner and Show package
Dinner is a Barbeque-based dinner of Pulled Pork, 
Hawaiian rice, Chicken & Steak Kabobs, Coleslaw, and Grilled potatoes.

$15 (per person) provides show only

Show time is 5:45 - 6:45 PM

Reservations Required

Call the Hala Kahiki Lounge during their normal business hours to make your reservation 
Business hours are on their web site

Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site

Please see our performance in May further below for next Hala Kahiki show


Monday, March 21, 2016
KeyLime Cove

7:00 - 9:00 PM
Gurnee, Illinois

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

1700 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
224-656-8685

KeyLime Cove Waterpark Web Site


Monday, March 28, 2016
KeyLime Cove

7:00 - 9:00 PM
Gurnee, Illinois

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

1700 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
224-656-8685

KeyLime Cove Waterpark Web Site


APRIL EVENTS


Friday, April 1, 2016
12th ‘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.

On this ‘uniki we honor graduates Gabrielle Juskey and Andres Mejia

Both have been in Hula training since age 5

This is a formal occasion ~ Appropriate Attire Required
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Dinner Served at 7:00 PM
$35 per person (adult or child)
Cash Bar

Advance Tickets required and are purchased through the Barefoot Hawaiian only
Deadline for ticket purchase is March 25

Event held at
The Metropolis Ballroom

6 South Vail Avenue
Arlington Heights, Illinois

Download the Uniki Flier (4.1M)


Thursday, April 28, 2016
Hala Kahiki Lounge Midwest RumFest

7:30 - 9:30 PM
River Grove, Illinois

The Hala Kahiki is a sponsor of the 2016 Midwest RumFest
Tonight is a RumFest Launch and Pre-Party
Come out and start your RumFest celebrating early

Barefoot Hawaiian show is 7:30 - 9:30 PM

No Reservations Required!
Just come on in and party RumFest style

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, April 30, 2016
KeyLime Cove

7:00 - 9:00 PM
Gurnee, Illinois

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

1700 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
224-656-8685

KeyLime Cove Waterpark Web Site


MAY EVENTS


SORRY, THIS PERFORMANCE SOLD OUT

Saturday, May 14, 2016
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

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

$30 (per person) provides the Dinner and Show package
Dinner is a Barbeque-based dinner of Pulled Pork, 
Hawaiian rice, Chicken & Steak Kabobs, Coleslaw, and Grilled potatoes.

     Each Barefoot Hawaiian show at the Hala Kahiki is different...      

New Costumes, Different Dancers, Lots of surprises that change with each performance.

$15 (per person) provides show only

Show time is 5:45 - 6:45 PM

Reservations Required

Call the Hala Kahiki Lounge during their normal business hours to make your reservation 
Business hours are on their web site

Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site


 

Sunday, May 15, 2016
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: "Oh, the places you will go"

Barefoot Hawaiian is unit #9 in the parade

Visit the official Lombard Lilac Festival Parade Web Site


Friday, May 20, 2016
ALOHA!  The Beat Goes On...
The 12th Annual Halau Concert

Des Plaines Park District
The Prairie Lakes Community Center Theater

515 East Thacker
Des Plaines, Illinois

This is a Barefoot Hawaiian Special Event
Enjoy an evening of Music, Entertainment, and More
One-Day, One-Show Only

Ticket Prices
$16.50 per person age 14 years and up
$8.50 per child ages 5 through 13
Children 4 years and under Free
General Admission

This is a rare opportunity for the general public to see our 2016 "ALOHA!  The Beat Goes On..." 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 5:00 - 6:00 PM in the lobby outside the theater will be a bake and craft sale

Download the Complete Flier and Ticket Order Form (257K)
Download the Theater Seating Chart  (84K)

 


Saturday, May 21, 2016
DeKalb Public Library Honors Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

DeKalb, IL
3:00 - 4:00 PM

"Join us in celebrating Asian-Pacific Heritage Month! The Barefoot Hawaiian, a authentic Polynesian performing troupe, will bring the South Pacific to us. The group’s performance includes the world famous Hula dance and audience participation. Ancient traditions abound in the islands’ music and dance! Dancers will explain the customs and folklore of such islands as Samoa, New Zealand, and Tahiti. This FREE event is open to all! No registration required!  
For additional information, please contact Edith at edithc@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 1700.
Categories: Adults, All Ages, Children, Family, Special Performance, Teens, Tween, Walk-in/Drop-in"

DeKalb Public Library
Yusunas Meeting Room
309 Oak Street
DeKalb, IL 60115

DeKalb Public Library Web Site
DeKalb Public Library Web Page for this Specific Event


JUNE EVENTS


Thursday, June 9, 2016
Countryside Park Show

City of Countryside, IL
8:15 PM

Free Show

Countryside Park
630 61st Street
Countryside, Illinois


Friday, June 17, 2016
Palatine Town Square Show

Palatine, IL
12:00 Noon

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


Saturday, June 18, 2016
The Taste of Des Plaines

5:00 - 5:45 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 11, 2016
KeyLime Cove

7:00 - 9:00 PM
Gurnee, Illinois

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

1700 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
224-656-8685

KeyLime Cove Waterpark Web Site


SORRY, THIS PERFORMANCE SOLD OUT

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

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

$30 (per person) provides the Dinner and Show package
Dinner is a Barbeque-based dinner of Pulled Pork, 
Hawaiian rice, Chicken & Steak Kabobs, Coleslaw, and Grilled potatoes.

     Each Barefoot Hawaiian show at the Hala Kahiki is different...      

New Costumes, Different Dancers, Lots of surprises that change with each performance.

$15 (per person) provides show only

Show time is 5:45 - 6:45 PM

Reservations Required

Call the Hala Kahiki Lounge during their normal business hours to make your reservation 
Business hours are on their web site

Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site


JULY EVENTS


Sunday, July 3, 2015
Eyes to the Skies Festival

Lisle, Illinois
2:00 - 3:00 PM

The Eyes to the Skies Festival, a festival benefiting charities, runs July 1-3 and is paired with a carnival that is operating June 29 to July 3.  On July 3 at 1:00 PM, the Barefoot Hawaiian will be entertaining in the Children's Area of the Festival. 

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


Sunday, July 3, 2016
City of Warrenville Independence Day Parade

Warrenville, IL
3:00 PM

The parade begins at the intersection of Curtis and Warren Avenues, traveling south on Warren Avenue,
west on Warrenville Road, south on Curtis Avenue, and will disband at Woodland Road. 

City of Warrenville Web Site


Monday, July 4, 2016
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


Monday, July 4, 2016
Glen Ellyn Independence Day Parade

Glen Ellyn, IL
12:00 Noon

New Parade Route For This Year

New Parade route in Downtown Glen Ellyn, 
starting on Ellyn Ave
going west on Crescent Blvd, 
then north on Main St 
and east on Linden Ave to Lake Ellyn. 

 

 

Glen Ellyn July 4th Web Site


Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Golf Mill Shopping Center Kids Club Luau Day

Niles, IL
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

"Golf Mill Shopping Center Kids Club returns every Tuesday this summer starting June 7th through August 9th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The mall has a full schedule of fun, educational and interactive activities planned for children ages 12 and under. Summer Kids Clubs will be held in Center Court, where there will be live performances, arts and crafts giveaways and more.

"Golf Mill Shopping Center provides engaging and educational events to school-aged children and their families throughout the year. Kids Club is free and no registration is required. Golf Mill Shopping Center requires that all children be supervised by an adult during these events."

On July 5, Kids Club will be having "Luau Day" featuring a performance by the Barefoot Hawaiian from 12:00 Noon to 1:00  PM.

Golf Mill Shopping Center

239 Golf Mill Center
(at Golf Rd. & Milwaukee Ave.)
Niles, IL 60714
847-699-1070

Golf Mill 2016 Kid's Club Web Site


Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Hazel Brown Leicht Library Show

West Salem, WI
12:30 PM

Presented by the La Crosse County Library System, this is part of the La Crosse County Library World-Wide Entertainment for Kids Tour.  The Barefoot Hawaiian is touring all locations of this library system in La Crosse County Wisconsin.  Visit the La Crosse Country Public Library Web Site or call the specific library phone number for additional information.

Today at this time, the Barefoot Hawaiian is at:

Hazel Brown Leicht Memorial Library

201 Neshonoc Rd.
West Salem, WI 54669
608-786-1505

La Crosse County Public Library Web Site


Wednesday, July 6, 2016
F.J. Robers Library Show

LaCrosse, WI
3:30 PM

Presented by the La Crosse County Library System, this is part of the La Crosse County Library World-Wide Entertainment for Kids Tour.  The Barefoot Hawaiian is touring all locations of this library system in La Crosse County Wisconsin.  Visit the La Crosse Country Public Library Web Site or call the specific library phone number for additional information.

Today at this time, the Barefoot Hawaiian is at:

F. J. Robers Library

2548 Lakeshore Dr.
La Crosse, WI 54603
608-783-0052

La Crosse County Public Library Web Site


Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Onalaska Library Show

Onalaska, WI
6:30 PM

Presented by the La Crosse County Library System, this is part of the La Crosse County Library World-Wide Entertainment for Kids Tour.  The Barefoot Hawaiian is touring all locations of this library system in La Crosse County Wisconsin.  Visit the La Crosse Country Public Library Web Site or call the specific library phone number for additional information.

Today at this time, the Barefoot Hawaiian is at:

Onalaska Public Library

741 Oak Ave. S.
Onalaska, WI 54650
608-781-9568

La Crosse County Public Library Web Site


Thursday, July 7, 2016
Onalaska Library Show (Encore Presentation)

Onalaska, WI
12:30 PM

Presented by the La Crosse County Library System, this is part of the La Crosse County Library World-Wide Entertainment for Kids Tour.  The Barefoot Hawaiian is touring all locations of this library system in La Crosse County Wisconsin.  Visit the La Crosse Country Public Library Web Site or call the specific library phone number for additional information.

Today at this time, the Barefoot Hawaiian is at:

Onalaska Public Library

741 Oak Ave. S.
Onalaska, WI 54650
608-781-9568

La Crosse County Public Library Web Site


Thursday, July 7, 2016
John Bosshard Library Show

Bangor, WI
3:30 PM

Presented by the La Crosse County Library System, this is part of the La Crosse County Library World-Wide Entertainment for Kids Tour.  The Barefoot Hawaiian is touring all locations of this library system in La Crosse County Wisconsin.  Visit the La Crosse Country Public Library Web Site or call the specific library phone number for additional information.

Today at this time, the Barefoot Hawaiian is at:

John Bosshard Memorial Library

1720 Henry Johns Blvd.
Bangor, WI 54614
608-486-4408

La Crosse County Public Library Web Site


Thursday, July 7, 2016
Holmen Area Library Show

Holmen, WI
6:30 PM

Presented by the La Crosse County Library System, this is part of the La Crosse County Library World-Wide Entertainment for Kids Tour.  The Barefoot Hawaiian is touring all locations of this library system in La Crosse County Wisconsin.  Visit the La Crosse Country Public Library Web Site or call the specific library phone number for additional information.

Today at this time, the Barefoot Hawaiian is at:

Holmen Area Library

103 State St.
Holmen, WI 54636
608-526-4198

La Crosse County Public Library Web Site


Friday, July 8, 2016
Bensenville Park District Show

Bensenville, IL
5:00 - 6:00 PM

Barefoot Hawaiian show from 5:00 to 6:00 PM
This is a ticketed event.
Please contact the Bensenville Park District Pool for prices and purchase details.

Bensenville Park District Pool
1000 W. Wood Street
Bensenville, IL
630-766-7015


Saturday, July 9, 2016
LCSRA Hawaiian Luau & Fundraiser

Bolingbrook, IL
1:30 - 3:15 PM

Come to the Pelican Harbor Aquatic Park the afternoon of July 9 for a Barefoot Hawaiian performance and help benefit the Lily Cache Special Recreation Association Scholarship fund.  The full event runs from Noon to 6:00 PM, with the Barefoot Hawaiian performance from 1:30 to 3:15 PM.

 

"On Saturday, July 9, Pelican Harbor Indoor/Outdoor Aquatic Park will open its doors in support of Lily Cache Special Recreation Association (LCSRA). The annual fundraiser will take place during open swim hours, from Noon-6:00 pm. Barefoot Hawaiian will once again return to perform. Raffles and prizes will be awarded throughout the day, including a chance to win four (4) Chicago Cubs tickets.

"Barefoot Hawaiian will entertain the crowd with authentic Hawaiian cultural music, dance and even fire dancing. In addition, guests will enjoy everything Pelican Harbor has to offer, including their newly painted water slides, lazy river, diving well and Parkie's Oasis. In addition, there will be raffles and prizes throughout the event to benefit LCSRA.


"Admission for the day is just $15. However, for Bolingbrook and Plainfield residents with ID, admission will be just $9 for this event only. Portion of public swim proceeds benefit LCSRA's scholarship fund, which helps individuals with disabilities attend programming they may normally not be able to afford."

Reprinted from Chicago Tribune article, July 5, 2016, by Community Contributor Vargas

For more information and to purchase tickets, call the number provided below.

Admission Prices
$15 — General Admission for the Day
$9 — For Plainfield & Bolingbrook residents (ID required) for the Day 

Pelican Harbor Aquatic Park
Bolingbrook Park District
200 Lindsey lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
630-739-0272

Pelican Harbor Aquatic Park Web Site

Download the LCSRA 2016 Summer Guide (8.1M)


Saturday, July 9, 2016
Luau at Kemmerling Pool

Roselle, IL
6:30 - 9:30 PM

"Aloha! Come enjoy a night at the Kemmerling Pool and experience a Hawaiian Luau.  The evening will include Island food, drink, live music, hula and fire dancers. Don’t miss this spectacular event!"

The Barefoot Hawaiian brings the luau to life with its professional dance troupe.  Drummers and live music will recreate sounds of the islands, while professional dancers provide the visual experience.  The evening comes to a close after sunset with the spectacular fire dance.

Luau Prices for Advanced Ticket Sales
Pool Pass Holders — Contact Roselle Park District  ***
Resident Non-Pool Pass Holders — Contact Roselle Park District  ***
Non-Resident Non-Pool Pass Holder — Contact Roselle Park District  ***

At the door for everyone — Contact Roselle Park District  ***
So purchase in advance and save.

Event open to all ages ~ Children under 3 are free!

Luau held at 
Kemmerling Pool
Roselle Park District
400 S. Prospect St.
Roselle, Illinois

Register in advance at the 
Roselle Park District
555 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Roselle, Illinois 60172
(630) 894-4200

Visit the web site below for more information and to register online
Kemmerling Pool News Web Site

*** As of our latest lookup in July regarding this event, we did not find the
ticket prices to post here.  Please contact the Roselle Park District.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Wheaton Public Library's "Concert on the Park"

Wheaton, Illinois
7:00 - 8:00 PM

"The Barefoot Hawaiian returns to WPL to bring the music and dance from Hawaii to the mainland.  Members of the famous group will perform traditional dances in exotic costumes accompanied by two musicians, plus a fire act.  Concerts are held outdoors on the West Plaza. In the event of rain, concerts will be held in the lower level large meeting room. Limited seating provided, please feel free to bring your own blankets or chairs."

Wheaton Public Library
225 N. Cross St.
Wheaton, IL 60187
690-668-1974

Wheaton Public Library Web Site


   THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER   

Friday, July 15, 2016
Lincolnwood Pool Party

Lincolnwood, IL
7:00 PM

Lincolnwood Park District Pool

7055 N. Kostner
Lincolnwood, IL

THE EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 5


Saturday, July 16, 2016
Binny's Liquors

Lincolnwood, IL
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Promotion for Kona Brewing Craft Brew

Binny's Liquors

7175 N. Lincoln
Lincolnwood, IL


Saturday, July 16, 2016
Tommy Bahama Birthday Bash

Oak Brook, IL
1:00 - 5:00 PM

At the Tommy Bahama store in the Oak Brook Shopping Center


Saturday, July 16, 2016
Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival

Evanston, Illinois
5:00 - 5:45 PM

"Each July, the Festival transforms the idyllic lakefront Dawes Park into a global village. Surrounded by the flags of more than 100 nations honoring the diversity of our planet, attendees experience the colors, sounds, and aromas of world cultures. Every continent is represented in song, dance, spoken word, visual arts and food.  There is live music, dance performances and art and craft work of juried artists."

The Barefoot Hawaiian will be representing the culture of Hawaiian dance at this festival

The full festival runs from Noon to 7:00 PM on Saturday & Sunday, July 16-17
Barefoot Hawaiian show at 5:00 PM on Saturday at the Children's Stage

Admission is Free

The festival is held at
Dawes Park

Located at the lakefront between the lake and Sheridan road and between Dempster & Church streets
Visit the Festival Web Site for map and more information

 

The Ethnic Arts Festival is sponsored by the City of Evanston Cultural Arts Division
and partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival Web Site


Sunday, July 17, 2016
Hala Kahiki Lounge Rum Event

6:00 - 7:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

The Hala Kahiki is featuring a "Rum Event" this evening

Barefoot Hawaiian show is 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Featuring 1 Hula Dancer and 1 Fire Dancer

No Reservation Required!
Just come on in and party and drink a new rum

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


Friday, July 22, 2016
Barefoot Hawaiian 33rd Year Open House & 50% Off Sale

3:00 - 8:00 PM
Des Plaines, Illinois

The Barefoot Hawaiian
celebrates its 33rd Anniversary on July 23
and we're having an open house on July 22

We began as a performing arts company in 1973, providing Hawaiian entertainment to the Chicago area and Midwest.  With now 43 years of providing Hawaiian entertainment to the world, that company still remains under the operation of the original owner, Gwen Keaké akamai Kennedy.

In 1983, Gwen moved her performing arts company to Des Plaines, Illinois, and on July 23, 1983 officially incorporated it (in Illinois), and named her corporation, "The Barefoot Hawaiian."  Since then, the Barefoot Hawaiian has become a recognized name in the world of Hawaiian entertainment, and in 2005 that name was granted status as registered trademark in the United States and Canada.  There is only one "Barefoot Hawaiian."

On July 23, 2016 the Barefoot Hawaiian, with now 43 years of experience in performing arts, celebrates 33 years in name and as a Hawaiian entertainment corporation.

We vow to you, our wonderful public, to make this our best year yet in providing the finest Hawaiian Entertainment that you can get anywhere in the world.

Happy Birthday to us!

Stop in between 3:00 - 8:00 PM on Friday, July 22 for our celebratory open house and sale.  We will have coffee, cupcakes, and cookies and a 50 % off sale on nearly everything in the store.  Nearly all regularly priced merchandise will be 50% off.  Sale excludes consignment items and already marked down sale merchandise.

The Barefoot Hawaiian Shop

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


   THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN   

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Lake Park & Lake Opeka Show

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

At the Lee Street and Touhy (Rt. 72)
Des Plaines, Illinois
Free Admission
Bring your own lawn chairs
Hosted by the Des Plaines Park District
Part of the Des Plaines Park District's Summer Concert Series

THE EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 4


AUGUST EVENTS


Thursday, August 4, 2016
Lake Park & Lake Opeka Show

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

At the Lee Street and Touhy (Rt. 72)
Des Plaines, Illinois
Free Admission
Bring your own lawn chairs
Hosted by the Des Plaines Park District
Part of the Des Plaines Park District's Summer Concert Series

This is an event that was rescheduled from July 28 due to rain


Friday, August 5, 2016
Lincolnwood Pool Party

Lincolnwood, IL
7:00 PM

Lincolnwood Park District Pool

7055 N. Kostner
Lincolnwood, IL

This is an event that was rescheduled from July 15 due to rain


Saturday, August 6, 2016
Peanuts Luau

Naperville, IL
7:30 - 9:00 PM

This is a promotion for Kona Brewing Craft Brew

Visit the Peanuts Bar & grill in Naperville on August 6 for
Lei Greeters, Live Music, Prizes and Great Kona Brewing Company Specials

Peanuts Bar & Grill

22 W. Chicago Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 369-5200

Peanuts Bar & Grill Web Site
Event Information Page on Facebook


(A previous entry here for a Hala Kahiki Dinner Show on August 6
was cancelled by the Hala Kahiki due an event conflict and has been removed. 
Our next Dinner Show at this venue has not yet been scheduled but will be.  Please check back. 
The Barefoot Hawaiian and the Hala Kahiki apologize for any disappoint this has caused.)


Monday, August 8, 2016
Waterfront Cafe Hawaiian Luau

Chicago, IL
7:00 -9:00 PM

This is a special event on the Waterfront Cafe 2016 Event Schedule ~ a Hawaiian Luau with the Barefoot Hawaiian performing from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.  This is a ticketed event, advanced ticket sales available for this special event.   Visit the web site for more information and call the number below for prices and to purchase tickets.

Waterfront Cafe

Chicago Berger Park
6219 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL
773-761-3294

Waterfront Cafe Chicago Web Site


Saturday, August 13, 2016
KeyLime Cove

7:00 - 9:00 PM
Gurnee, Illinois

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

1700 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
224-656-8685

KeyLime Cove Waterpark Web Site


Tuesday, August 23, 2016
21st Annual Senior Lifestyle Expo

Oakbrook Terrace, IL
10:30 - 11:30 AM

The mission of the Senior Lifestyle Expo is to bring seniors together with the products and services that are invaluable to maintaining their quality of life.  The 2016 Expo will feature over 100 booths, an entertainment stage, health and wellness info, interactive activities and educational seminars.  The Barefoot Hawaiian will be one of the entertainers performing on the Main Stage.

Expo Runs: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Barefoot Hawaiian Show: 10:30 - 11:30 am

Cost:

$3.00 at the door per person
But get in for only $2 with a $1 Off Web Coupon
that we are providing here for your convenience

Click image below to download coupon and print and clip

The 21st Senior Lifestyle Expo will be held at

Drury Lane Theatre & Conference Center

100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Visit the Expo Web Site for More Details
Senior Lifestyle Expo Web Site


Wednesday, August 24, 2016
21st Annual Senior Lifestyle Expo

Oakbrook Terrace, IL
10:45 - 11:45 AM

The mission of the Senior Lifestyle Expo is to bring seniors together with the products and services that are invaluable to maintaining their quality of life.  The 2016 Expo will feature over 100 booths, an entertainment stage, health and wellness info, interactive activities and educational seminars.  The Barefoot Hawaiian will be one of the entertainers performing on the Main Stage.

Expo Runs: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Barefoot Hawaiian Show: 10:45 - 11:45 am

Cost:

$3.00 at the door per person
But get in for only $2 with a $1 Off Web Coupon
that we are providing here for your convenience

Click image below to download coupon and print and clip

The 21st Senior Lifestyle Expo will be held at

Drury Lane Theatre & Conference Center

100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Visit the Expo Web Site for More Details
Senior Lifestyle Expo Web Site


Saturday, August 27, 2016
Farewell to Summer Family Luau

Winnetka, IL
4:00 - 7:30 PM

The Winnetka's Tower Road Beach Farewell to Summer Family Luau is on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.  Get the family together and say goodbye to summer on Saturday, August 27, Luau style. Lifeguards will guard the water from 4 to 6 pm.  Food will be served throughout the event with the Barefoot Hawaiian providing live music from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Then the night really gets exciting with the Barefoot Hawaiian's live luau dance and fire show from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

There is a fee required to attend and pre-registration is required through the Winnetka Park District, either in person or online to determine how much food will be needed for the event.  Deadline for registration is August 21 at 5 pm.

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

Farewell to Summer Luau Prices
Child:  $5 for resident and $10 for non-resident
Adult:  $10 for resident and $20 for non-resident

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
Farewell to Summer Luau Online Registration Page


SEPTEMBER EVENTS


Thursday, September 3, 2016
Buffalo Grove Days

3:30 - 4:15 PM
Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Look for more photos from previous years in our
"Community" Photo Gallery on our Multi-Media Page

Note: New Location this Year...

Buffalo Grove Days is held at

Route 83 and Deerfield Parkway
in Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Find the Barefoot Hawaiian show in the Craft Area


Sunday, September 18, 2016
Romeoville Founder's Day "Beach Party" Parade

2:00 PM
Romeoville, Illinois

This year's theme for the Romeoville Founder's Day Parade is "Beach Party"
and the Barefoot Hawaiian will be contributing to that theme with their participation.

The Barefoot Hawaiian will be parade position #39

Parade Route

Parade starts at the corner of Newland Avenue and Belmont Drive.
It runs up Belmont Drive, into Montrose Drive, along Arlington Drive, then finishing along Dalhart Avenue
The parade ends in Uptown Square at Alexander Circle & Townhall Drive
A complete map of the parade's route can be found on the Romeoville web site.

Romeoville Founder's Day Parade Web Site


Saturday, September 24, 2016
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

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

$30 (per person) provides the Dinner and Show package
Dinner is a Barbeque-based dinner of Pulled Pork, 
Hawaiian rice, Chicken & Steak Kabobs, Coleslaw, and Grilled potatoes.

     Each Barefoot Hawaiian show at the Hala Kahiki is different...      

New Costumes, Different Dancers, Lots of surprises that change with each performance.

$15 (per person) provides show only

Show time is 5:45 - 6:45 PM

Reservations Required

Call the Hala Kahiki Lounge during their normal business hours to make your reservation 
Business hours are on their web site

Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site


OCTOBER EVENTS


Saturday, October 8, 2016
KeyLime Cove

7:00 - 9:00 PM
Gurnee, Illinois

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

1700 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
224-656-8685

KeyLime Cove Waterpark Web Site


Saturday, October 22, 2016
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

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

$30 (per person) provides the Dinner and Show package
Dinner is a Barbeque-based dinner of Pulled Pork, 
Hawaiian rice, Chicken & Steak Kabobs, Coleslaw, and Grilled potatoes.

     Each Barefoot Hawaiian show at the Hala Kahiki is different...      

New Costumes, Different Dancers, Lots of surprises that change with each performance.

$15 (per person) provides show only

Show time is 5:45 - 6:45 PM

Reservations Required

Call the Hala Kahiki Lounge during their normal business hours to make your reservation 
Business hours are on their web site

Hala Kahiki Lounge & South Seas Gift Shop

2834 River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
708-456-3222
info.halakahiki@yahoo.com

Hala Kahiki Lounge Web Site


NOVEMBER EVENTS


Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Special Advance Showing of Disney's Moana
Princeton, IL

6:00 PM

The Barefoot Hawaiian dances for a special advanced showing of Disney's new animated movie "Moana" at the Apollo Theatre in Princeton.  The movie officially opens November 23, but you can catch a special early and advance showing of Moana on November 22 at the Apollo Theatre.  Catch both the movie at 7:00 PM and a performance by the Barefoot Hawaiian at 6:00 PM in the lobby of the theatre.

Moana is the story of an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

If you are going to see this movie, don't miss this special opportunity
to see it with a special Barefoot Hawaiian performance.

Apollo Theatre

455 S. Main St..
Princeton, IL 61356
815-875-1707

Apollo Theatre Web Site


Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Opening of Disney's Moana & Wounded Warrior Project Drive
Park Ridge, IL

6:00 PM

The Barefoot Hawaiian dances for the opening of Disney's new animated movie "Moana" at the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge.  Catch both the movie and a lead-in performance by the Barefoot Hawaiian at this showing.

Plus, this special event is being run in cooperation with a drive for the Wounded Warrior Project.  The Barefoot Hawaiian is a major supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project and is working with the Pickwick Theatre to provide to you this special combination event. 

Catch the Barefoot Hawaiian show at 6:00 PM and the showing of Moana at 7:00 PM at the normal ticket price and a portion of the ticket sales will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Moana is the story of an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

If you were planning to see this movie, don't miss this special opportunity to see it at very this special engagement 
which includes the special Barefoot Hawaiian performance and a contribution to the Wounded Warrior Project.
All this at no additional cost to you
Book your advanced tickets online.

Pickwick Theatre

5 South Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
847-825-5800

Pickwick Theatre Web Site
Download the Special Event Flier (2.80M)


Thursday, November 24, 2016
McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade
(Chicago State Street Thanksgiving Day Parade)

8:00 - 11:00 AM

Over 75 Barefoot Hawaiian representatives will be performing
Making this our largest showing yet at the Thanksgiving Day parade

Professional Fire-Knife Performers
Professional Dancers
Keiki Division Dancers
Mahine Dancers
Drummers
Banner Carriers

Barefoot Hawaiian's 18th Year in the Parade!

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: #4
In places us in the very special early part of the parade

Don't tune away before the televised end of the parade

The Barefoot Hawaiian has been invited to be in the Televised Finale at the end of the parade. 
This year they are featuring Ferris Bueller’s Twist & Shout in honor of the 30th Anniversary.

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


Saturday, November 26, 2016
Opening of Disney's Moana
Woodridge, IL

11:00 AM

The Barefoot Hawaiian dances for the opening of Disney's new animated movie "Moana" at the Hollywood Blvd Cinema.  Catch both the movie and a lead-in performance by the Barefoot Hawaiian at this showing.

Moana is the story of an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

If you are going to see this movie, don't miss this special opportunity
to see it preceded by a special Barefoot Hawaiian performance.
Book your advanced tickets online.

Hollywood Blvd Cinema, Bar, & Eatery

1001 W. 75th Street
Woodridge, IL 60517
630-427-1880

Hollywood Blvd Cinema Web Site


DECEMBER EVENTS


Saturday, December 3, 2016
KeyLime Cove

7:00 - 9:00 PM
Gurnee, Illinois

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

1700 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
224-656-8685

KeyLime Cove Waterpark Web Site


Friday, December 9, 2016
"Hawaii comes to Chicago" at the 21th Annual Christkindlmarket

Naperville, 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 21th Annual Christkindlmarket runs from November 18 through December 24.  The Barefoot Hawaiian will be bringing "Hawaii comes to Chicago" at the 21th Annual Christkindlmarket on this date at the following location.

Naper Settlement
523 S Webster St,
Naperville, IL 60540 

Visit us at Naper Settlement, which is located 28 miles west of Chicago, close to interstates 88, 355 and 55. The outdoor museum is situated two blocks south of Jefferson Avenue, two blocks west of Washington Street, at the southwest corner of Aurora Avenue and Webster Street and across from the City of Naperville Municipal Center. In the center square of Naper Settlement you will find the Chrisktindmarket with its rich selection of gifts and beverages and holiday cheer. Enter through the main building or the gate on Aurora Street.

If you are in Chicago, be sure to check out the performance at the Daley Plaza on December 15

Christkindlmarket Web Site


   THE BAREFOOT HAWAIIAN PERFORMANCE FOR THE FOLLOWING
EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DANGEROUSLY COLD WEATHER   

Due to the dangers and health hazards of single-digit temperatures to dancers in Hawaiian attire, the "Hawaii comes to Chicago" portion of the December 15, 2016 Christkindlmarket held in Chicago (a strictly outdoor event), originally scheduled to be performed and presented by the Barefoot Hawaiian, has been cancelled. 

We apologize for any disappointment you may have had over the expectation to seeing this Christmas performance

Thursday, December 15, 2016
"Hawaii comes to Chicago" at the 21th 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 21th Annual Christkindlmarket runs from November 18 through December 24.  The Barefoot Hawaiian will be bringing "Hawaii comes to Chicago" at the 21th 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

If you are closer to the western suburbs, be sure to check out the performance in Oak Brook on December 9.

Christkindlmarket Web Site


Saturday, December 31, 2016
KeyLime Cove New Year's Eve Hawaiian Party

7:30 - 9:30 PM
Gurnee, Illinois

Get wet, get wild, get Hawaiian.  What better way to bring in the new year with the entire family than spending it with the Barefoot Hawaiian at the KeyLime Cove Indoor Water Park Resort.  It may be cold outside that night, but it will be Hawaiian 70's temperature inside, and we'll help warm you up even more with our spectacular New Year's Eve show.

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

1700 Nations Drive
Gurnee, IL 60031
224-656-8685

KeyLime Cove Waterpark Web Site


 



 

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