Each place in the world seems to have its signature food festival. You may have heard about tomatoes, ribs, onions or pumpkins, but you have never seen anything like this, a SPAM® festival!
It’s the annual WAIKIKI SPAM JAM®Festival, the cultural tradition in Hawaii. The WAIKIKI SPAM JAM®Festival, which starts at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m., and is quickly becoming one of the most popular festivals in Hawaii because of its great food and entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere. Local residents and visitors alike have made this an annual tradition. Last year, an estimated 20,000 people attended the event.
Kalakaua Avenue is closed to car traffic for the event (starting at 2pm) and two entertainment stages are set up on the street. Between the stages, several of Honolulu’s finest restaurants will be serving up Spam®Products in many different ways, so you can experience the enormous variety of its applications. Two merchandise tents will be selling Spam™-themed items including t-shirts, shorts, sport balls, and slippers. A variety of Hawaiian craft booths will also be set up on the street. Since the WAIKIKI SPAM JAM®Festival attracts many families, there is also a popular family tent with a variety of games and prizes.
There are no admission charges for enjoying the entertainment.
During the Spam Jam®Street Festival, booths are set up by volunteers to help collect donations of Spam®products for the Hawaii Food Bank.
Blue Water Shrimp & Seafood Market will be in booth F11 between Ono Pops and Jimmy Buffet’s on the Makai/Diamond Head side of Kalakaua Avenue.
This is what we will be offering:
1. Garlic Shrimp + Spam Skewers $4
2. Spam + Green Onion Omelet Sandwich $5
3. Garlic Shrimp Plate $7 (shrimp, rice, green salad)
4. Steak Plate $7 (steak, rice, green salad)
5. Shrimp + Steak Combo Plate $8 (shrimp, steak, rice, green salad)
Here’s a sneak peak at some of the vendor dishes from Melissa Chang for NonStop Honolulu :
Hope to see you there!