September 1: Harold’s 16th Annual Hawaiian Luau
If you can’t escape the heat this Labor Day weekend, a Hawaiian Luau in Cave Creek may be exactly the kind of get away you need to celebrate the end of summer. Harold’s Cave Creek Corral is hosting its 16th Annual Hawaiian Luau, featuring a pig roast luau buffet, Ka’ea Mauna Lani Hawaiian Luau Dancers, a reggae performance by Grantman & the Island Beat, a limbo and hula contest, face painting, lei-making, Hawaiian vendors, drink specials and more.
Danny “Maui Dan” Piacquadio, Harold’s Corral’s co-owner, says the restaurant’s luau is one of the most popular events of the year. “We have a ton of fun transforming our Western bar into a Hawaiian setting. You won’t find many other places in town where you can watch a thrilling Fire Knife Dance, participate in a limbo contest and feast on traditional Hawaiian cuisine,” Piacquadio said.
Because last year’s event sold out, guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets early. Gates open at 6 p.m., followed by a Hawaiian buffet at 6:30 p.m., which includes succulent roast pork, smoked mahi mahi, a shrimp/seafood casserole, herb-roasted chicken, teriyaki steak and other traditional Hawaiian cuisine. A Hawaiian band will also begin performing outside.
The luau show begins at 7:30 p.m. Ka’ea Mauna Lani Hawaiian Luau Dancers will perform authentic Hawaiian Luau dances including the traditional Fire Knife Dance. At 8:30 p.m., Grantman & the Island Beat perform reggae music inside. Harold’s Corral is located at 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd. in Cave Creek.
Open seating is first come/first served. Tickets are $25 per adult and $12 for children 12 and under. Larger parties can purchase a 10-top VIP table for $275 which includes a front row table, cocktail service and complimentary Hawaiian gift.