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Spam Jam Festival - Waikiki

  • May 3, 2014 · 4:00 PM
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Saturday, May 3rd.

Hawaii is a land of festivals, with at least one event happening across the state practically every week. On May 3, 2014, one of Hawaii’s most unique festivals takes place on Oahu when the 12th Annual Waikiki SPAM JAM® closes down Kalakaua Avenue from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. for a fun, delectable and entertaining street festival…all in celebration of the famous luncheon meat SPAM®.

According to Barbara Campbell, vice president of Outrigger Enterprises Group, one of the event’s founding sponsors, “Waikiki SPAM JAM® is one of the most popular and fun-filled festivals in Hawaii because of its great food and entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere. Each year more than 24,000 people turn out for the Waikiki SPAM JAM® Festival.”

Kalakaua Avenue, the main thoroughfare through Waikiki, is closed to car traffic for the evening so pedestrians have easy access to the many food booths that are set up along the festival’s path. Each booth serves a selection of dishes with SPAM® luncheon meat as the featured ingredient in at least one of their selections! The evening also includes some of Hawaii’s best island groups and musicians performing from two entertainment stages. Festival-goers also have the opportunity to purchase Hawaiian arts and crafts from vendor booths, as well as SPAM® merchandise – from t-shirts, to shorts, to sport balls and slippers – from two merchandise booths.

The Waikiki SPAM JAM® Festival is held under the auspices of the “SJ Foundation,” a 501(c)(3) entity whose purpose is to assist the event’s beneficiary, which is the Hawaii Foodbank. During this year’s festival, volunteers will be on hand at two booths to collect donations of SPAM® products for the Hawaii Foodbank, the only agency in the state of Hawaii that collects, warehouses, and distributes mass quantities of both perishable and non-perishable food to 250 member agencies as well as food banks on Oahu, Hawaii’s Big Island, Maui, and Kauai.

According to Campbell, the Hawaii Foodbank forms a vital link between the food donors and its member agencies by providing services in collecting, sorting, salvaging, and distributing food. The Hawaii Foodbank also supports its member agencies through financial and educational assistance.

“While the Waikiki SPAM JAM® Festival provides a fun, family-friendly activity for our entire community, more importantly it benefits those most in need in our community – the elderly, families with children, and the less fortunate who, without the support of the Hawaii Foodbank,
- See more at: http://news.outrigger.com/12th-annual-waikiki-spam-jam-festival-set-for-may-3-
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Waikiki SPAM Jam Parking
FIVE FOR FIVE SPECIALS!

Waikiki Trade Center
$5.00 for up to 5 hours

Waikiki Beach Walk
$5.00 for up to 5 hours

Waikiki Galleria
$5.00 for up to 5 hours

Bank of Hawaii Waikiki Parking
$5.00 for up to 5 hours

Ohana East Hotel
$5.00 for up to 5 hours

Waikiki Shopping Plaza
$5.00 for up to 5 hours
Enter after 6:00pm

Royal Hawaiian Center
$5.00 flat rate
Visit the Helemoa Hale Guest Services for validation

OTHER

Waikiki Shopping Garage
$10.00 flat rate

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  • Bryan

    Lots of Spam, great fun. See you all at next year's Spam Jam

    May 6, 2014

  • Reed

    Thank you all for coming. Sorry if we missed a few of you. Please check out our calender for the next event. We are meeting on Wednesday at Tiki's in Waikiki for dinner, live music and wine.

    May 6, 2014

  • Bryan

    Ok going to the beach now by duke statute

    May 3, 2014

  • Diana B.

    Sorry I missed the group...actually probably saw you but didn't know it-seems several we're late:). Ate the weirdest, yummiest ramen, poached egg, chli sauce concoction ... Maybe I'll catch you on another outing

    May 3, 2014

  • Chad

    Was there at 4pm, waited for 15 minutes, didn't see a group so left... maybe better luck next time.

    May 3, 2014

  • Moriell

    Are you still at the Apple store?

    May 3, 2014

  • Bryan

    I am at apple store

    May 3, 2014

  • Stephanie

    Just arrived!!

    May 3, 2014

  • Alan C.

    I am still nearby apple store,

    May 3, 2014

    • Alan C.

      Will walk around, if anyone gets here, let me know

      May 3, 2014

    • Tincia

      I'm walking there now I have a shirt name love

      May 3, 2014

  • Reed

    On my way. I will wait at Apple store. Wearing blue with a black umbrella

    May 3, 2014

  • Jahni

    I'm in the Apple Store picking something up... By which stand are you all by?

    May 3, 2014

  • Stephanie

    Apple store, got it! On our way, just looking fir a parking spot!!!

    May 3, 2014

  • Jahni

    Just revived at the Apple Store. Where are you all now?

    May 3, 2014

  • Stephanie

    Where are we meeting?

    May 3, 2014

  • Diana B.

    Ok, sorry I was at wrong location:(. Thought it was much closer to my hotel. I'll keep heading to meet up location but please go on ahead:)

    May 3, 2014

  • Alan C.

    I am here!!

    May 3, 2014

  • Nataliya A.

    Stephanie I can carpool you. I live in Kailua but I can't stay there late( flying to the mainland in the morning. I don't know also where to park, it's going to be difficult today

    May 3, 2014

    • Stephanie

      Nataliya, sounds good (I'm not big on staying out late anyhow) call me and we can hash out the details[masked]

      May 3, 2014

    • Bryan

      Waikiki SPAM Jam Parking
      FIVE FOR FIVE SPECIALS!

      Waikiki Trade Center
      $5.00 for up to 5 hours

      Waikiki Beach Walk
      $5.00 for up to 5 hours

      Waikiki Galleria
      $5.00 for up to 5 hours

      Bank of Hawaii Waikiki Parking
      $5.00 for up to 5 hours

      Ohana East Hotel
      $5.00 for up to 5 hours

      Waikiki Shopping Plaza
      $5.00 for up to 5 hours
      Enter after 6:00pm

      Royal Hawaiian Center
      $5.00 flat rate
      Visit the Helemoa Hale Guest Services for validation

      OTHER

      Waikiki Shopping Garage
      $10.00 flat rate

      May 3, 2014

  • Bryan

    IN 5 HOURS!, LOL

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Tincia

    Around 4 pm in from of the apple store on kalakaua

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Bryan

    Come early and bring a canned food or monetary donation and get a can of SPAM macadamia nuts.
    WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! at the Foodbank Booth

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Kyle

    Where's everyone meeting?

    May 3, 2014

  • Stephanie

    Anybody carpooling from Kailua?

    May 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Its been years since I've tried spam.
    It should be interesting!

    May 2, 2014

  • Reed

    this will be fun!

    May 2, 2014

  • Bryan

    TOMORROW!

    1 · May 2, 2014

  • Bryan

    Only 4 more days!

    2 · April 29, 2014

  • Winston W.

    I don't eat spam, but I'm down for the Jam!

    2 · April 24, 2014

    • Reed

      There is a lot of different kinds of food. We can find plenty other stuff to eat.

      April 24, 2014

    • Bryan

      Yay Winston will be back!

      April 25, 2014

  • Bryan

    Spam it's what's for dinner!

    1 · April 14, 2014

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