AUGUST 14, 2013

Harold’s Cave Creek Corral hosts 16th Annual Hawaiian Luau on Sunday, Sept. 1

Festivities feature Pig Roast Luau Buffet, Ka'ea Mauna Lani Hawaiian Luau Dancers, Rob Mehl’s Beach Ballads, Reggae, Limbo & Hula Contests, Face Painting, Lei Making, and more
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luauCAVE CREEK – If you can’t escape the heat this Labor Day weekend, a Hawaiian Luau in Cave Creek may be exactly the kind of getaway you need to celebrate the end of summer. Harold’s Cave Creek Corral is hosting its 16th Annual Hawaiian Luau, which features a pig roast luau buffet, Ka'ea Mauna Lani Hawaiian Luau Dancers, Rob Mehl’s Beach Ballads, 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“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. The event schedule follows:

6 p.m.        Gates open

6:15 p.m.   Hawaiian buffet begins (two Pig Roast buffet stations). The delicious buffet will include 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.

6:30 p.m.    Rob Mehl will perform beach ballads outside.

7:45 p.m.    Luau show begins outside. Ka'ea Mauna Lani Hawaiian Luau Dancers will perform authentic Hawaiian Luau dances including the traditional “Fire Knife Dance.”

8:45 p.m.    Grantman & the Island Beat perform reggae music inside

Open seating is first come first serve. 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.

Harold’s Cave Creek Corral is located at 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd. To purchase tickets, call (480) 488-1906 or visit