2013 Public Event Schedule

The following was our schedule of public shows, appearances, and special events for 2013.

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


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


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


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


Sunday, May 19, 2013
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: "Nostalgia of the 60's, 70's and 80's"

Visit the official Lombard Lilac Festival Parade Web Site


Saturday, June 1, 2013
Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Show

Franklin Park, IL
1:00 PM

Head to the Franklin Park Public Library for food, fun, and entertainment by the Barefoot Hawaiian as the library  kicks-off its 2013 Summer Reading Program.  The event starts at 1:00 PM with the Barefoot Hawaiian show from 2:00 to 2:45 PM.

Franklin Park Public Library 

10311 Grand Ave.
Franklin Park, IL 60131

The Franklin Park Public Library Web Site

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Summer Reading Kick-Off Show

Winfield, IL
7:00 - 8:00 PM

"Join us for a spectacular summer reading kick-off as the Barefoot Hawaiian dancers bring the brilliant colors and exotic music of the islands and transport you to paradise. Combined with audience participation and costume changes this unforgettable performance is perfect for all ages. Free tickets available May 20."

Contact the library for free tickets to this event.

Winfield Public Library 

0S291 Winfield Road
Winfield, IL 60190

The Winfield Public Library Web Site

Saturday, June 15, 2013
"The Heartbeat of Hawaii"
The 9th 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 $16.50 per person (adult or child)
General Admission
Tickets are now on sale!

This is a rare opportunity for the general public to see our 2013 "Heartbeat of Hawaii" 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 6:30 PM
Show includes an intermission 

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

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Morton Grove Park District Show

Morton Grove, IL
7:00 PM

Harrer Park and Pool

6250 W. Dempster St.
Morton Grove, IL
The show will be held at the north end of the park

Morton Grove Park District Web Site
Harrer Park and Pool Web Site

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Countryside Park Show

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

Countryside Park

Located off 61st Street, 1/2 block east of Brainard Avenue
Countryside, IL
(the performance will be held rain or shine)


Friday, July 5, 2013
Northwest Fourth-Fest Show

Hoffman Estates, IL
7:00 PM

This performance is part of the Hoffman Estates Northwest Fourth Fest and will be held at

Sears Centre Arena

5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

Hoffman Estates Northwest Fourth Fest Web Site
Sears Centre Arena Web Site

Thursday, July 11, 2013
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

Friday, July 12, 2013
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 17, 2013
Lunch on the Lawn Show

Village of Hinsdale, IL
12:30 -1:30 PM

"Bring on summer! Grab your kids, friends and neighbors to enjoy FREE family entertainment. Bring your picnic blanket, pack a lunch and see a performance you won’t want to miss! The entertainment series is sponsored by the Hinsdale Library and the Village of Hinsdale."

Lunch on the Lawn
Burlington Park

19 E. Chicago Ave.
Village of Hinsdale, IL

The Village of Hinsdale Parks and Recreation Web Site

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Wood Dale Public Library Show

7:00 - 7:45 PM

"Travel to the South Pacific with the Barefoot Hawaiians, [sic] an authentic Polynesian-style performing troupe. Immerse yourself in the customs and folklore of the Samoan, New Zealand, and Tahitian islands through dance and music."

Visit the library's web site for online registration for this free event

Go to events then click on the Barefoot Hawaiian show on the date for information and registration

Wood Dale Public Library

520 N. Wood Dale
Wood Dale, Illinois

The Wood Dale Public Library Web Site

Friday, July 19, 2013
Barrington Park District Pool Luau Show

Barrington, IL
7:00 PM

This performance will be held at

Barrington Park District Aqualusion Water Park

235 Lions Drive
Barrington, IL 60010

Barrington Park District Aquatics Web Site

Sunday, July 21, 2013
Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival

Evanston, Illinois
12:00 Noon - 12:45 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 20-21
Barefoot Hawaiian show at 12:00 Noon on Sunday

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

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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


Friday, August 2, 2013
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 6, 2013
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 36th consecutive year of our Wilmette Aloha Night performance.


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


Friday, October 18, 2013
Jonathan Carreira Live Performance
Pete McMurray Show - WGN Radio

11:00 PM - 12:00 Midnight

Tonight at 11:00 PM on the Pete McMurray Show on Chicago's WGN Radio, our very own Jonathan Carreira will be performing live.  Show airs from 11:00 PM to 12:00 Midnight.  WGN Radio is 720 AM in Chicago.  For our friends outside of WGN's signal range, the Pete McMurray Show airs in syndication throughout the country.  Check your local radio listings.


Thursday, November 28, 2013
McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade
(Chicago State Street Thanksgiving Day Parade)

8:00 - 11:00 AM

70 Barefoot Hawaiian representatives will be performing:

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: 4B

This puts us at the very beginning of the parade
Get up early and start cooking that bird while watching the parade

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

Saturday, November 30, 2013
The Hula Holiday Magic Concert

A Barefoot Hawaiian Company Performance

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
Including a special appearance by Scottie the Parrot
One-Night, One-Show Only

This is a special engagement Mele Kalikimaka Themed Concert and will include a festive holiday spirit.  Take a break from the busy shopping period, and put oneself into the spirit of the holidays with a little holiday magic by attending our Hula Holiday Magic Concert.  

Get there early and enjoy a special visit with Scottie the Parrot, who will be present from 6 - 7 greeting guests as they enter the theater.  Bring your camera and get your holiday photo with Scottie the Parrot.

By attending this concert you will also be helping out persons with disabilities that can be helped by a service dog.  A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be going to Canine Companions for Independence, "a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships."

Ticket Prices

Adults (12 and up): $12
Children (5-11): $6
Children under 5: Free

A portion of the proceeds will be going to the non-profit organization
Canine Companions for Independence

Show Time: 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Theaters doors open at 6:00 PM
Show includes an intermission 

Download the Complete Flier and Ticket Order Form (128K)
Download the Theater Seating Chart  (84K)

Tickets Now on Sale
in person at the Barefoot Hawaiian office
or order by mail


Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Cheeseburger in Paradise Christmas Show

7:30 - 9:00 PM

Cheeseburger in Paradise
2970 S. Finley Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515

This show is FREE to restaurant patrons.  Order food and beverages from regular menu.
Reservations accepted for this event and are recommended
This will be a holiday/Christmas show.

Cheeseburger in Paradise is known for their great food, their
extensive food & beverage menu, and incredible tropical drinks.

Cheeseburger in Paradise Web Site

Saturday, December 14, 2013
Barefoot Hawaiian Holiday Open House

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Stop by the Barefoot Hawaiian shop for some Christmas cookies and more.  We will have beverages and snacks for you to enjoy as you roam our store to browse or shop or simply to come in from the cold to receive a warm aloha greeting.

Barefoot Hawaiian Shop
1401 E. Oakton St.
Des Plaines, IL 60018



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Please note that we provide the information on this web page as a service to the many followers, patrons, and audience members of the Barefoot Hawaiian.  We also provide this information as an added-value public relations service to our clients at no additional charge in an effort to help them promote their event.  Since our web pages are frequently scanned by all major search engines and receive good rankings, this contributes to increased success to our client.

In providing this service however, we must advise all our web visitors and patrons that event schedules, timetables, and certain entertainment details of an event may be changed by our client or the event's promoter — sometimes with little to no notice.  In some rarer cases, an event may be cancelled.

For events listed here that are run by or sponsored by the Barefoot Hawaiian, you have our assurance that we will make every effort to notify our customers of significant changes and to post them here immediately on this web site and keep our customers satisfied and returning.

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

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

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