About The Event

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, 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.

Here on our website you can find out what restaurant items will be served, the entertainment schedule, parking information and more!

During the Spam® Jam Street Festival, booths are set up by volunteers to help collect donations of Spam for the Hawaii Food Bank. Please bring down a can of Spam® to donate.

Introduced in 1937 by Hormel Foods, more Spam® is consumed per person in Hawaii than in any other state in the United States. Almost seven million cans of Spam® are eaten every year in Hawaii.

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