2021 Public Event Schedule

The following was our schedule of public shows, appearances, and special events for 2021
Our show title for this year was

"Walking Through Paradise"

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Important Historical Notice

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, no public shows were scheduled as large gatherings were severity limited due to executive orders and mandates or in the interest of public safety by the hosts that would normally run such events.  Due to a drop in the pandemic over the summer months, some shows did return, but the number were severely limited over what would normally be seen in past years.  Please keep this in mind as you review the lackadaisical and unimpressive history of public shows that we were able to perform in 2021.

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Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic no public shows were held this Month.


Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic no public shows were held this Month.


Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic no public shows were held this Month.


Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic no public shows were held this Month.


Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic no public shows were held this Month.


Friday, June 4, 2021
Palatine Town Square Show

Palatine, IL
12:00 Noon - 12:45 PM

This is an outdoor event

Fred P. Hall Amphitheatre

256 E. Palatine Rd.
 St, Palatine, IL 60067

Sponsored by the Palatine Park District


Thursday, July 8, 2021
Norridge Park District Aloha Night

Norridge, Illinois
7:00 - 8:30 PM

This is an outdoor event

Norridge Community Park

4631 N. Overhill Avenue
Norridge, Illinois

Free Admission
Suggestions: Bring your own lawn chair
Sponsored by the Norridge Park District


Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Ken Carpenter Park Show

Village of Lake in the Hills, Illinois
6:30 - 7:30 PM

This is an outdoor event

Ken Carpenter Park

SW corner of Randall and Miller Roads
Lake in the Hills, IL

Free Admission
Hosted by the Village of Lake in the Hills


No public shows have been scheduled for this Month


Saturday, October 9, 2021
Firewater Saloon Show

Chicago [Edison Park area], Illinois
5:00 - 8:00 PM

This is an outdoor performance

The Barefoot Hawaiian will be performing on the street and sidewalk outside of the Firewater Saloon in Edison Park, Chicago.  Both dancers and fire dancers will be performing.  Performance is free to spectators.  The Firewater Saloon is a restaurant and bar specializing in BBQ and Southwestern food and a variety of drinks.  No cover charge or admission to enter.  Pay for food and drinks only. There is will also be a live band (Kurtis James band) performing inside after 9:00 PM.

Visit the Firewater website for additional information on location, menu, drinks, and more.
Note: The Barefoot Hawaiian's outdoor street performance is not advertised on their website

Firewater Saloon

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

Firewater Saloon Edison Park Web Site


Thursday, November 25, 2021
Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade

8:00 - 11:00 AM


Barefoot Hawaiian's 22nd Appearance in this Parade!

Above Photo is from the 2018 Parade

The Barefoot Hawaiian will be having a total of 32
representatives in the parade this year and performing

Professional Fire-Knife Performers
Professional Dancers
Keiki Division Dancers
Wahine Dancers
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 parade runs along State Street from Ida B. Wells Drive to Randolph

Parade Position: #39

Watch us on Broadcast Television Live on WCHU VPOD TV Channel 59.3
Show Time: 8:00 - 10:30 AM

The above is a local (Chicago area) broadcast-only (over-the-air) channel out of Oak Brook Illinois
The parade is not available over cable or satellite TV. 
The parade will also be live streamed over the parade's facebook page.
For other live stream options, a link to the above facebook page, and radio (audio-only) broadcast info visit the web site below. 

The Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade Web Site


No public shows or performances were held this Month.



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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
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