About Waikiki SPAM Jam:
Hawaiians have quite a love affair with SPAM. In fact, the residents of the state of Hawaii consume 6 million cans of this meat product every year. Hawaiians don’t turn their noses up at SPAM like people in other parts of the country do. They love it so much that an Oahu Event called the Waikiki SPAM Jam was created to celebrate all there is to love about SPAM.
During World War II, Hawaiians, along with the rest of country, were dealing with shortages of food and were subject to rationing. While some things were hard to come by, SPAM was abundant, and it became a staple in Hawaiian kitchens. Today that love affair with SPAM continues.
Hawaiians say that one reason they love the food that so many others do not is that they know how to cook it. SPAM lovers say the secret is in the preparation, and this Event in Waikiki gives attendees the chance to taste dozens of different recipes, all with SPAM as the star.
The main street in Waikiki is closed to vehicle traffic during this Event in Waikiki, and more than 24,000 people turn out to visit the vendors who line the street. Attendees sample the food, some of which is provided by top Waikiki Restaurants.
Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach is located near the Waikiki SPAM Jam and other popular Oahu Events. Our Hotel is also just a short distance from Waikiki Beach and other top area Attractions.
The SPAM heavy recipes are the main feature of the Waikiki SPAM Jam, but attendees will also find vendors selling other merchandise such as locally made arts and crafts.
Make plans to attend the 12th annual Waikiki SPAM Jam and taste why this food has been so popular in Hawaii for almost 70 years.