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El Waikiki SPAM Jam

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, visitors to Waikiki will get a boon from Hawaii’s unique culinary tastes when the 16th Annual Waikiki SPAM Jam presented by Outrigger Resorts returns to 50th status.

That Saturday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, the Waikiki SPAM Jam will fill Kalakaua Avenue in the heart of Waikiki with one of the largest street festivals honoring Hawaii’s love story with adorable lunch meat. . Admission to the event is free.

Over 25,000 are expected to attend

Every place in the world seems to have its own food festival and the annual Waikiki SPAM JAM has become a cultural tradition, quickly becoming one of the most popular festivals in Hawaii. The 2018 event is expected to draw 25,000 attendees.

The arts, crafts, food and activity booths will provide a street fair atmosphere while the public and Hawaii businesses collect SPAM and other food for the Hawaii Food Bank.

Those attending the event can sample a wide selection of delicious local dishes from participating restaurants and food trucks, including the Great American SPAM Championship grand prize winning recipe, Reuben SPAM Rollups, which will be available at the Hula Grill Store. Waikiki food.

Do you like SPAM so much that you would consider trying it anyway? Well, consider SPAM Laulau, SPAM Cheesecake, Mango BBQ SPAM Sliders, Spamac and Cheese Balls, SPAM Cupcakes, SPAM Fried Rice, SPAM Nachos, SPAM Lo Mein, and SPAM Manapua.

These are just a few of the creative and improved dishes that some of Hawaii’s most innovative chefs will be offering at this year’s Waikiki SPAM JAM Festival.

Participating restaurants

Hawaii’s most talented chefs will host food stands serving unique SPAM menu items to more than 25,000 SPAM fans expected to attend this annual event.

Restaurants will offer food stands such as: ABC Stores, Atlantis Seafood & Steak, Chai’s Waikiki, Duke’s Waikiki, Egg’s’ N Things, Gordon Biersch, Hard Rock Café, Hawaiian Crown Plantation, Hula Grill, Buho, MAC 24/7, Mahaloha Burger , OnoPops, PF Chang’s, Seafood Village, Shops of Hawaii and Noi Thai Cuisine.

Live entertainment 2018

Throughout the night, revelers will enjoy live entertainment on two stages with Hawaiian music accompanied by traditional hula halaus.

The Outrigger Stage is the front of the Outrigger Waikiki on the beach. The Shops of Hawaii Stage is across from the Royal Hawaiian Center.

In addition to the food stalls, there will be supply stores selling SPAM-themed items, including T-shirts, shorts, sports balls, and sneakers, as well as stalls with Hawaiian arts and crafts. The popular Waikiki SPAM Jam family store is returning where families can enjoy a variety of games and prizes throughout the night.

Hawaii Foodbank

Volunteers will have set up booths to help collect SPAM donations for the Hawaii Food Bank.

Hawaii Foodbank is the only 501 (c) (3) non-profit agency in the state of Hawaii that collects, stores and distributes massive amounts of perishable and non-perishable food to 250 member agencies, as well as food banks on the island. from Hawaii, Maui and Kauai.

The Hawaii Foodbank forms a vital link between food donors and its member agencies by providing food collection, sorting, recovery and distribution services. The Foodbank also supports its member agencies through financial and educational assistance. Since 2004, more than 10,000 pounds of SPAM have been donated to the Hawaii Foodbank thanks to the Waikiki SPAM Jam.


Sponsors for the 16th Annual Waikiki SPAM Jam include the following: Outrigger Resorts, Shops of Hawaii, Nongship, Alaska Airlines, Queen Emma Land Company, First Hawaiian Bank, Waikiki Beach Walk, Jack in the Box, Germaine’s Luau, Elite Services , Team Clean, Inc., Hawaiian Host, Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company, Hawaii Tourism Authority, and the City and County of Honolulu.

Introduced in 1937 by Hormel Foods, more SPAM is consumed per capita in Hawaii than any other state in the U.S. Nearly seven million cans of SPAM are eaten each year in Hawaii, making the Aloha State the capital. Unofficial US SPAM by Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minnesota.

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