Assorted Spam musubis include original, teriyaki and hot and spicy

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Ultimate guide to Waikiki Spam Jam 2019

Free admission, live entertainment and everything Spam coming April 27
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Attention all Spam lovers: The 17th annual Waikiki Spam Jam is coming Saturday, April 27 from 4 to 10 p.m. along Kalakaua Avenue. This year, you can expect to see more than 20 of your favorite restaurants serving up Spam in every way possible from Spam lau lau and tacos to Spam mochi waffles and even Kimo's Hula Pie with candied Spam. Waikiki's largest block party will also be the only place to taste the grand prize-winning Spam baked French toast recipe by April Weinreich from the national 2018 Great American Spam Championship.

There will be live entertainment, local products and Spam merch available for purchase during this free event as well. Stick around for the musubi-making speed contest to see how many musubis contestants can make in five minutes.

Guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to benefit the Hawaii Foodbank, Waikiki Community Center, Aloha Harvest and the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii.

We will also be running a booth with games and restaurant gift card giveaways, so be sure to stop by and say hi.


Map of Spam Jam


The night will be full of entertainment and music performances spread across three stages. Here's a schedule of each stage's lineup:

Outrigger Waikiki stage (fronting the Moana Surfrider Hotel):

Featuring emcee Bruddah Wade
4:15 p.m. Ka Hehena
5:15 p.m. Nathan Aweau
6:15 p.m. Maunalua
7:30 p.m. Kawika Kahiapo
8:30 p.m. Makana

Spam Jammin' stage (fronting the Royal Hawaiian Center):

Featuring emcee Mandy Suganuma
4:30 p.m. Jody Kamisato, Honoka and the 'Ukulele Hale super keiki
5:30 p.m. Alx Kawakami
6:15 p.m. Miss Chinatown
6:30 p.m. Kings of Spade
7:30 p.m. Elijah Sky
8:30 p.m. Eden Kai from Netflix's Terrace House

L&L Hawaii & Alaska Airlines stage (near the Hyatt Waikiki):

Featuring emcee Billy V from Hawaii News Now 
4:30 p.m. Sing Yung Lion & Dragon Association
5:30 p.m. Puuloa & Halau
6:45 p.m. SPAM musubi cook-off
7:15 p.m. Walea (2016 KKPG talent search winner)
8:30 p.m. Ke 'Olu (2018 KKPG talent search winner)


There will be a discount code available for Lyft riders. First-time riders can use the code SPAMJAM for a $20 credit, and existing users can use the code SPAMJAM19 for 20% off rides to and from the festival. Parking for the event will also be available at the following locations for a special $6 rate for up to four hours:

  • King Kalakaua Plaza
  • Waikiki Parking Garage
  • Hyatt Centric
  • OHANA Waikiki East Hotel
  • Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk
  • OHANA Waikiki Malia
  • Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger
  • Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk


Here's a preview of all the exciting Spam dishes you can look forward to:

Aloha Table

Spam curry with rice, shredded cabbage and pickles

Spam fried saimin with kamaboko and green onions 

Atlantis Seafood and Steak

Spam lau lau
Also: Spam bun

Buho Cantina 

Spam tacos with diced veggies and corn 

Duke's Waikiki

Kimo's Hula Pie with candied Spam

Eggs ‘n Things

Spam andagi

Spam crab cakes

Also: Spam chocolate tarts

Flour & Barley 

Aloha pie topped with Spam, bacon, Maui Gold pineapple, chilis and mozzarella

Gordon Biersch 

Huli Huli Spam sliders 

Spam island beach taco 

Spam fried rice

Hawaiian Aroma Caffe

Carved pineapple with plantation iced tea

Hormel Foods

Samples of Spam sliders

Hula Grill

Spam katsu sandwich
Also: Spicy buffalo style Spam sandwich, teriyaki and pineapple Spam katsu sandwich 

Kokoro Cafe

Spam shaka cone and Spam mochi waffle

L&L Hawaii

Assorted Spam musubis in original, teriyaki and hot and spicy 

Mahaloha Burger

Spam cheeseburger
Also: Pineapple and teriyaki Spam burger and Spam hot dog

Noi Thai Cuisine

Pineapple Spam fried rice

P.F. Chang’s Waikiki

Spam lettuce wraps
Also: Spam lo mein noodles

Seoul Jung Restaurant

Spam kimchee fried rice topped with green onions
Spam stir fried noodles

Stripsteak / The Street Food Hall by Michael Mina

Spam nachos locos

Thoune Farms

Fresh pressed sugarcane juice

Tiki's Bar & Grill

Spam corn dogs

Spam lumpia 

Spam poke crunch bowl

Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin

Spam katsu curry

Waikiki Yokocho

Spam gyoza

Spam tempura bowl 

Spam yakisoba

Spam kushikatsu