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 2022 luau season show is

"The Return of Paradise"

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



2022 Public Event Schedule

(Schedule Last Revised December 2, 2022)

The following is our current schedule of public shows, appearances, and special events for 2022.  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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Event Schedule Quick Links to Desired Month:

JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER
2023 EVENT PREVIEW


JANUARY EVENTS


No public shows were scheduled for this month.


FEBRUARY EVENTS


No public shows were scheduled for this month.


MARCH EVENTS


No public shows were scheduled for this month.


APRIL EVENTS


No public shows were scheduled for this month.


MAY EVENTS


YES - IT'S BACK! - STARTING THIS MONTH
~ THE HALA KAHIKI DINNER AND SHOW ~
And continuing on each last Saturday of every month

Saturday, May 28, 2022
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

5:30 - 7:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

Enjoy a traditional Hawaiian Dinner by the Hala Kahiki and a show by the Barefoot Hawaiian

     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

Call the Hala Kahiki or visit their web site for the current price of this dinner/show combo

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


Thursday, June 9, 2022
Concerts on the Commons - The Barefoot Hawaiian

Warrenville, IL
7:00 - 8:00 PM

The Warrenville Public Library District provides it "Concerts on the Commons" series, tonight featuring the Barefoot Hawaiian with music and dance of the islands.  This is a free outdoor concert.  Picnics are welcome, sans alcoholic beverages.

Warrenville Public Library District
Bob Walters Commons

(Outdoor amphitheater between the Library and City Hall) 
28 W 751 Stafford Place
Warrenville, IL 60555
630-393-1171

Warrenville Public Library District Web Site


Saturday, June 11, 2022
Wheaton Public Library's "Concert on the Park"

Wheaton, Illinois
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Concerts are held outdoors on the West Plaza. The Barefoot Hawaiian band will be performing live music from 1:00 to 2:00 PM, followed by a dance performance from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.  The dance performance will feature 3 dancers and a fire-knife performance.

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

Wheaton Public Library Web Site


Saturday, June 18, 2022
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


SORRY, THIS PERFORMANCE SOLD OUT

Saturday, June 25, 2022
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

5:30 - 7:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

Enjoy a traditional Hawaiian Dinner by the Hala Kahiki and a show by the Barefoot Hawaiian

     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

Call the Hala Kahiki or visit their web site for the current price of this dinner/show combo

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

Consider booking for the July 30 Dinner Show (below) and book early!


Thursday, June 30, 2022
Schaumburg Township Library Show

Schaumburg, Illinois
7:00 - 7:45 PM

Schaumburg Township Library

130 S. Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL
The show will be in the park across the street from the library


JULY EVENTS


Monday, July 4, 2022
Des Plaines Independence Day Parade

Des Plaines, IL
10:00 AM

The Barefoot Hawaiian is performing at the review stand located at Thacker and Center from 10:00 - 10:30 AM only. We are NOT walking in the parade, so if you want to see us, you will have to do so at the location indicated.

For those interested in the parade itself, it starts at Center Street and Wicke Avenue, proceeds north on Center to Prairie Ave, then east on Prairie ending at Pearson St.

Des Plaines July 4th Parade Web Page


Friday, July 22, 2022
Aquatic Center Show

Village of Antioch, IL
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration required. $5 Admission for non-members. First 150 registrations get a free give-away.
The Barefoot Hawaiian band will be playing from 7:00 - 9:00 PM, and a dance performance will be from 8:00 - 8:45 PM.

Antioch Aquatic Center 

739 Main Street
Antioch, IL 60002


Saturday, July 23, 2022
Musicians at the Forge

Lemont, IL
5:00 - 7:00 PM

The Barefoot Hawaiian band will be playing music in the dining area. No admission to enter the public park, but tickets will need to be purchased to enter the dining area where the band will be playing.

The Forge Lemont Quarries 

1001 Main Street
Lemont, IL 60439


Sunday, July 24, 2022
Park Street's Luau Party

Mundelein, IL
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Full Luau runs from 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Barefoot Hawaiian show featuring an Emcee and 2 dancers is 6:00 - 7:00 PM
$50/person
Open to everyone

Park Street Restaurant Writes...

Let's party!!! Park Street Restaurant is throwing a Luau Party on Sunday July 24th from 5 to 8pm! Price is $50/Person.  Get your friends and make your reservations now! You don't want to miss this event! 
[Call] 847.949.1900 or [visit] www.parkstreetrestaurant.com.

Here is what you get for the $50 price: 
- Hors D'oeuvres
- Birch Cocktails & Selected Beers
- Grand DJ Entertainment
- Janelle Rominski Photography
- Full 1-hour Barefoot Hawaiian show with audience participation

Visit their website or facebook event page for complete information

The Park Street Restaurant 

14 E. Park Street
Mundelein, IL 60060

Park Street Restaurant Web Site
Park Street Luau Party Event Page on Facebook


SORRY, THIS PERFORMANCE SOLD OUT

Saturday, July 30, 2022
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

5:30 - 7:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

Enjoy a traditional Hawaiian Dinner by the Hala Kahiki and a show by the Barefoot Hawaiian

     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

Call the Hala Kahiki or visit their web site for the current price of this dinner/show combo

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

Consider booking for the August 27 Dinner Show (below) and book early!


AUGUST EVENTS


Friday, August 5, 2022
Pool & Park Show

Elgin, IL
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Wing Park Pool 

Elgin, IL


Saturday, August 20, 2022
Firewater Saloon Show

Chicago [Edison Park area], Illinois
4:00 - 7:00 PM

Visit the Firewater website for additional information on location, menu, drinks, and more.

Firewater Saloon

Edison Park Location
6689 N. Oliphant Ave.
Chicago, IL 60131

Firewater Saloon Edison Park Web Site


SORRY, THIS PERFORMANCE SOLD OUT

Saturday, August 27, 2022
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

5:30 - 7:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

Enjoy a traditional Hawaiian Dinner by the Hala Kahiki and a show by the Barefoot Hawaiian

     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

Call the Hala Kahiki or visit their web site for the current price of this dinner/show combo

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

Consider booking for the September 24 Dinner Show (below) and book early!


SEPTEMBER EVENTS


Saturday, September 10, 2022
Firewater Saloon Show

Chicago [Mount Greenwood location], Illinois
4:00 - 7:00 PM

Visit the Firewater website for additional information on location, menu, drinks, and more.

Firewater Saloon

Mount Greenwood Location
3908 W. 111th Street
Chicago, IL 60655

Firewater Saloon Mount Greenwood Web Site


Saturday, September 24, 2022
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

5:30 - 7:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

Enjoy a traditional Hawaiian Dinner by the Hala Kahiki and a show by the Barefoot Hawaiian

     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

Call the Hala Kahiki or visit their web site for the current price of this dinner/show combo

For your convenience we have also provided a direct link to where you can buy tickets for this event

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

Purchase Tickets to the Hala Kahiki Dinner With Barefoot Hawaiian Show


OCTOBER EVENTS


SORRY, THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED

The Performance shown below has been cancelled by the Hala Kahiki Lounge.  

Saturday, October 29, 2022
Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show

5:30 - 7:00 PM
River Grove, Illinois

Enjoy a traditional Hawaiian Dinner by the Hala Kahiki and a show by the Barefoot Hawaiian

     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

Call the Hala Kahiki or visit their web site for the current price of this dinner/show combo

For your convenience we have also provided a direct link to where you can buy tickets for this event

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

Purchase Tickets to the Hala Kahiki Dinner With Barefoot Hawaiian Show

Additional Information Regarding the Cancellation

Notice of Cancellation: October 26, 2022:

The Hala Kahiki Lounge Dinner & Show originally scheduled as shown above was cancelled independently by the Hala Kahiki Lounge and was a decision not under the control of the Barefoot Hawaiian.  This engagement is not being rescheduled and this cancellation now results in the previous September Dinner/Show having concluded the Hala Kahiki Dinner/Shows shows for the remainder of the year and throughout the coming Winter season.  Please look for a possible return of the Dinner/Show engagements in the Spring of 2023.

Mahalo:

The Barefoot Hawaiian thanks its many fans and followers for having attended the five (5) previous Dinner/Shows that ran from May through September and having made them so very successful, particularly with three (3) of them having been completely sold out performances.  Many Thanks.

Refunds:

The Hala Kahiki has indicated that anyone who has already purchased tickets for this event will be contacted directly by the lounge to inform them of the cancellation and to have their purchase price refunded, presumably as a refund to the method used to purchase the tickets originally (e.g., credit card).  If you have not or do not see a refund to your account or have any questions regarding your refund, please contact the Hala Kahiki directly at 708-456-3222.  Please note that the Barefoot Hawaiian has nothing to do with the reservation or sales of Hala Kahiki Dinner/Show tickets.

The Barefoot Hawaiian apologizes for any disappointment and inconvenience


NOVEMBER EVENTS


Thursday, November 24, 2021
Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade

8:00 - 11:00 AM

This is the 88th Year of the Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade
This is Barefoot Hawaiian's 23rd Appearance in this Parade!

Above Photo is from the 2018 Parade

The Barefoot Hawaiian will be having its usual 
representatives in the parade this year 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 Barefoot Hawaiian is listed as a "Specialty Unit" in the parade.  

The parade runs along State Street from Ida B. Wells Drive to Randolph

Parade Position: Unit #25

Broadcast Information (New for 2022)

Watch the Entire Parade Live over-the-air on Digital Channel 26.1 WCIU (CW26)
You may also catch it over the following Cable/Satellite/Streaming services
XFINITY 183|1026, RCN 6/606, WOW 10/207,
Dish 26, Direct TV 26, Spectrum Charter 22/616 and U-Verse
(If you are out of the Chicago area please check the local listings for your provider)

Encore Presentation

Watch the Entire Parade again on CAN TV
CAN TV is in every cable household in Chicago on AT&T, Comcast, Astound, and WOW
Also check out cantv.org on the web and on the CAN TV Roku channel.
Encore Presentation
Monday, November 28, 2022
7:00 - 10:00 PM

The Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade Web Site


DECEMBER EVENTS


No Public Performances are currently scheduled for December


2023 EVENTS PREVIEW

Title for Next Year's Show:

"BALI HAI"

"BALI HAI" is a location in Tahiti that means Mystical, Distant Island.

This show title has been chosen in recognition, that in 2023, we will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary of bringing "Hawaii to the Mainland," and celebrating our 40th Anniversary of doing so incorporated under the name, 
"Barefoot Hawaiian."

"BALI HAI" is a throw-back and recreation of the original show we did in our first year of production 40 years ago, in 1983, as the "Barefoot Hawaiian."

We invite you to celebrate with us all year long in 2023, 40 years of Barefoot Hawaiian and 50 years (under a previous name) of our bringing Hawaii to Chicago, the Midwest, and the entire Mainland. 


Saturday, January 7, 2023
Jewel Osco's World's Fare Themed Event

1:00 - 2:00 PM
Chicago, Illinois

The Barefoot Hawaiian will be performing a show with two musicians and two dancers as part of a World's Fare Themed Event sponsored and operated by Jewel Osco.  The full event starts at 11:00 AM, with the Barefoot Hawaiian representing the Hawaiian Islands at this World's Fare with a 1 hour show from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. 

Jewel Osco

4660 W. Irving Park Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60641

Jewel Osco World's Fare Web Site
Note: At the time of this posting,
the above web site had not yet been updated for 2023
and was still showing the 2022 World's Fare.


 

 



 

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Where available and related, we provide links to other web sites where our visitors can go to obtain more information about a particular event.  Please note that we provide this as a courtesy to our visitors.  When you click on one of those links you are leaving the domain of the Barefoot Hawaiian web site, and we can make no claim or statement regarding the content or accuracy of those web sites.   So you do not lose your place in this event list, we provide your visit to the new web site in a separate browser window. If you have a pop-up blocker installed on your computer, you must allow our web site to create pop-up windows.

 

Accuracy of Information Notice:

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 49 Years