2012 Public Event Schedule

The following was our schedule of public shows, appearances, and special events for 2012.

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Sunday, January 8, 2012
75th Anniversary Beach Party

Round Lake Beach, IL
4:00 PM

The Village of Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center
2007 Civic Center Way
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
Cultural and Civic Center Web Site

Sunday, January 22, 2012
Bloomingdale Public Library Show

Bloomingdale, IL
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Bloomingdale Public Library
In Meeting Rooms A & B
101 Fairfield Way
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 529-3120

For more information about attending the show contact
Christine Sporleder at the library at 630-924-2735

Bloomingdale Public Library Web Site


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


Saturday, March 24, 2012
Ela Area Public Library Show

Lake Zurich, Illinois
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Ela Area Public Library
Room 117
275 Mohawk Trail
Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047
(847) 438-3433

Ela Area Public Library Web Site


Sunday, April 1, 2012
Aurora Public Library Show

Aurora, Illinois
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Aurora Public Library - Eola Road Branch
555 S. Eola Rd.
Aurora, Illinois 60504

Aurora Public Library Eola Branch Web Site


Sunday, May 6, 2012
Plainfield Public Library Show

Plainfield, IL
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Plainfield Public Library
15025 S. Illinois St. 
Plainfield, IL 60544
The show will be held in the Large Meeting Room

Plainfield Public Library Web Site


Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Hillside-Berkeley Summer Luau

Hillside, Illinois
7:00 PM

Luau held at
Hillside Village Hall Courtyard

425 N. Hillside Ave
Hillside, Illinois

Luau starts at 6:00 PM
Barefoot Hawaiian performance at 7:00 PM

This event is sponsored by
Hillside-Berkeley Chamber of Commerce and Industry

4850 Butterfield Road
Hillside, IL 60162
708-449-2449 (Voice)
708-449-2442 (Fax)

Contact the above sponsor or visit their website for more information regarding admission to this event
Hillside-Berkeley Chamber of Commerce and Industry Web Site


Wednesday, July 4, 2012
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 4, 2012
Lake Bluff Independence Day Parade

Lake Bluff, IL
10:00 AM

Visit the Lake Bluff Parade Web Site for the  details of parade and route
Official Lake Bluff 2011 July 4th Web Site

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Veterans Park District Show

Melrose Park, IL
7:00 PM

Veterans Park District
Hirsch Street
Melrose Park, IL

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Geneva Library Show

Geneva, IL
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Geneva Public Library District
127 James Street
Geneva, IL 60134
630 232-0780

Geneva Public Library Web Site

Friday, July 13, 2012
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 or web sites, use the following address: 
40 N Brockway St, Palatine, IL 60067

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Bourbonnais Library Show

Bourbonnais, IL
7:00 PM

 Bourbonnais Public Library
250 W. John Casey Road
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Bourbonnais Public Library Web Site

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wauconda Library Show

Wauconda, Illinois
7:00 PM

 Wauconda Public Library
801 North Main Street
Wauconda, IL 60084

Wauconda Public Library Web Site

Friday, July 20, 2012
"Windy City Live" TV Show

ABC-TV Channel 7 in Chicago
9:00 - 10:00 AM

Be sure to tune into Windy City Live this morning at 9:00 AM, either on your TV or live stream on your computer to watch two Barefoot Hawaiian performers present leis to a wedding couple.  Windy City Live is over the air and on most cable providers on Channel 7.  Click the link below for more information about Windy City Live and to watch the live stream of the show on your computer.

Windy City Live Web Site

Windy City Live Appearance Postscript

Did you miss our appearance on Windy City Live on ABC-TV Chicago on Friday, July 20, 2012?
Then catch the video at the link below and check out the photo below that.
Our dancers appear 3 minutes into the video.

Barefoot Hawaiian on Windy City Live

Featured above from left to right is Barefoot Hawaiian performer Wyvetta Farfan,
winners of the Windy City Live 2012 Summer Dream Wedding contest, Brittney & Zaid,
Windy City Live hosts Val Warner & Ryan Chiaverni, and Barefoot Hawaiian performer Ariana Farfan.
Photo courtesy of Windy City Live and ABC-7 TV. Used with permission.

Friday, July 20, 2012
Mid-Summer Pool Side Luau at Sunset Pool

Geneva, Illinois
6:30 PM

Sunset Pool

Geneva Park District
710 Western Ave
Geneva, IL 60134
630-232-4542 (Park District)
630-232-0747 (Pool Phone)

Sponsored by Geneva Park District
Contact the Park District or visit their web site for more information including admission details
Geneva Park District Web Site
Sunset Pool Direct Web Page

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival

Evanston, Illinois
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 21-22
Barefoot Hawaiian show at 5:45 PM on Saturday

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

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Hoffman Estates Arts Commission Summer Concert

Village of Hoffman Estates, Illinois
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets

Concert held at the Village Green

Located at Prairie Stone Parkway off Route 72
in the Prairie Stone Business Park
Village of Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Call 847-252-5448 for more information

This event is sponsored by the Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and is part of their Summer Concert Series

Visit the Hoffman Estates Arts Commission Web Site

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Indian Trail Beach Park Show

Lake in the Hills, Illinois
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Indian Trail Beach Park
228 Indian Trail Rd.
Lake in the Hills, IL

Free Admission
Hosted by the Village of Lake in the Hills

Lake in the Hills' Indian Trail Beach Web Site


Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Wilmette Aloha Night

Wilmette, Illinois
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

Starlight Theatre Web Site

Visit our Multi-Media Center to see videos from previous shows

This show marks the 35th consecutive year of our Wilmette Aloha Night performance.

Thursday, August 9, 2012
"Journey to the South Pacific"

Barrington, Illinois
6:00 - 8:00 PM

"Guests visit the South Pacific Islands for a festive and dynamic celebration featuring Tiki-inspired libations such as Suffering Bastards, Mai-Tais, Zombies and the Tiki Puki Punch. PL8 will feature Polynesian theme appetizers including pu-pu platters filled with favorites such as BBQ Ribs, Rumaki, Crab Rangoon Chop Sticks, and other Polynesian specialties. Polynesian dancers from The Barefoot Hawaiian will be performing to authentic island music."

PL8 Simply Asian

736 W. Northwest Highway
Barrington, Illinois 60010

For more information on attending this event and PL8 Simply Asian's Summer Culinary Celebrations, which include other events, download their Media Alert Flier below, visit their web site, or call them at the phone number above.

PL8 Simply Asian Media Alert Flier  (49K)
PL8 Simply Asian Web Site

Thursday, August 9, 2012
Norridge Park District Aloha Night

Norridge, Illinois
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

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Wheaton Public Library Show

Wheaton, Illinois
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Wheaton Public Library
225 N. Cross St.
Wheaton, IL 60187

Wheaton Public Library Web Site


Saturday, September 1, 2012
Buffalo Grove Days

3:15 - 4:15 PM
At Church and Lake Cook Road
In the Craft Area
Buffalo Grove, Illinois

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


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


Thursday, November 22, 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
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: 67B

Catch us on Television Live on WGN-TV Channel 9
and WGN affiliate stations
Show Time: 8:00 - 11:00 AM

The Chicago Festivals Web Site


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.

For events listed here that are not run by us but instead are run by, sponsored by, or promoted by our client entirely, which represents most of the entries on this page, the Barefoot Hawaiian has no control or involvement in that event other than being hired entertainment.  Once we have been informed of a significant change or cancellation, we make every effort to post that information here promptly — usually within 24 hours.  For that reason, we suggest you check back with this web page often and especially a day or two before the event you were planning to attend.  You should also be checking with the event's promoter via telephone, email, or their web site for possible changes that may affect you.

Beyond this public information service, the Barefoot Hawaiian has no control, authority, or ability to handle matters or arrangements that were made between you and the event's manager.   For these, please contact the event promoter/manager/sponsor directly to resolve any business, arrangement, or issue you may have with them, or to forward all feedback to them whether complimentary or complaint.  If however,  you have a complaint of significance that you feel we should know about, see the feedback section of our Contact Page on providing us this feedback. 

For more information, call The Barefoot Hawaiian at (847) 699-7336
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