The Waikiki SPAM JAM® is a street festival that celebrates the people of Hawaii's love for SPAM®, a canned meat from Hormel Foods. In Hawaii, you will find SPAM® at all grocery and convenience stores, many restaurants and in most homes in Hawaii.
This street festival is great for all ages, as the event includes Hawaii's top restaurants, two stages with free entertainment, and a variety of Hawaiian retailers. This is also a special event that benefits the Hawaii Foodbank, the largest non-profit in Hawaii that feeds the needy.
The annual Waikiki Spam® Jam, is a cultural tradition in Hawaii, and rated as one of the top annual food festivals in Hawaii. The Waikiki Spam® Jam, which starts at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m., is 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 25,000 people attended the event.
Kalakaua Avenue is closed to car traffic for the event, and three entertainment stages are set up on the street. Between the stages, several of Honolulu's finest restaurants will be serving up Spam® 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.
There are no admission charges for enjoying the entertainment.