BUZZ AROUND TOWN
SPAM JAM FESTIVAL
- Aloha Joe, 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!
- It’s the annual WAIKIKI SPAM JAM Festival this Saturday April 28! The WAIKIKI SPAM JAM Festival, which starts at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m., is quickly becoming 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. Kalakaua Avenue is closed to car traffic for the event, and two entertainment stages and a variety of Hawaiian crafters are set up on the street.
- Between the stages, several of Honolulu’s finest restaurants will be serving up Spam® Products 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.
- Free admission to all, this is also a special event that benefits the Hawaii Food Bank, the largest non-profit in Hawaii that feeds the needy.
- Sounds like another amazing event found only in paradise! Hurry and book your ticket to Hawaii to experience festivals like these for yourself!
CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION
- Aloha Joe it’s almost time for our favorite Spanish holiday of the year!
- On Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, at the intersection of Hotel Street and Nuuanu Avenue, the Arts District Merchants Association will present the annual “Cinco de Mayo Hispanic Celebration” Street Festival!
- This year’s celebration serves to bring awareness to Oahu’s diverse population of 120,000 Hispanics from over 22 nations. It is co-produced by the HA PA: the Arts at Marks Garage.
- The Cinco de Mayo Street Festival specifically highlights Honolulu’s connection to all the beautiful colors, dances, arts, music, folklore and cuisine of Latin America.
- Local Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban restaurants will feature seasonal specialties, alongside downtown landmark establishments and the best of Honolulu lunch-wagon eateries. Expect Nachos, spicy Chili Con Queso, Tamales and Horchata, Elotes and Pasteles, alongside Chicken Mole and Green Rice, Mexican Pizza, Lamb & Chicken Biryani, French crepes, Cheesecake…
- The streets will be covered with festive decorations. Flower girls dressed in theme will entice the crowds to join in the spectacle. Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Oro from the Bay Area, Los Boricuas De Hawaii Folkloric Dance Troupe will perform. Espiritu Libre, known for their Latin rhythms from Salsa to Samba to Caribbean beats will also participate and many more.
- Live music will run from 7pm to 10pm on the main stage near the intersection Smith and Hotel streets. Cinco De Mayo Street Festival 2012 is free to all. Over 21s will be carded and $4 wristbands will be required for enjoying alcoholic beverages. A $10 wristband is available, which also provides entry to seven nightclubs in the district, running live bands and DJs from 10pm to 2am. The official after-party of Cinco de Mayo Hispanic Celebration is brought to you by ChinatownGetDown.com.
- No place does block party festivals better than in Hawaii! Hurry and book your ticket today so you can enjoy all the Cinco De Mayo extravaganza fun!
- Aloha Joe coming up is another amazing cultural festival in paradise that just so happens to be right next door to your favorite luxury hotel and condominium! The Diamond Head Beach Hotel!
- Visitors and residents are invited to come and experience Korean culture from the past and the present at the annual Korean Festival at Kapiolani Park’s bandstand from July 13, 2012 to July 17, 2012 10:00am – 12:00pm!
- See live Korean dance performances, taekwondo (Korean martial arts) demonstrations, and cultural exhibits of Korean artifacts and memorabilia.
- Taste a savory, mouth-watering sampling of Korean cuisine, including favorites such as kalbi (BBQ shortribs), bibim gooksoo (spicy mixed noodles), and kim chi fried rice.
- Listen to the sound of sogochum (Korean drum dance) and live singers performing traditional and popular Korean songs.
- It’s fun for the whole family and everyone is invited to come and experience Korea!
- WOW Hawaii has so much to offer for everyone in the family its no wonder it is one of the top family destination in the world!
MUSIC, CONCERTS ETC.
CONCERTS ON THE LAWN (MAY): NA HOKU HANOHANO ALL STARS
- Aloha Joe have you ever experienced a Hawaiian concert under the stars? Well beginning now and going through summer the Hilton Hawaiian Village is allowing visitors and residents to do just that.
- On May 18, 2012 6:00pm – 9:00pm Hilton Hawaiian Village presents Na Hoku Hanohano All-Stars CONCERT ON THE LAWN as part of the Mele Mei Concert Event.
- Featuring Amy Hanaialii Gilliom, Napua Makua, Robi Kahakalau, Taimane-Uklele Virtuoso and Tahiti Polynesian Dancers.
- There will be great Music, food and fireworks under the Stars on the Great Lawn. General seating – $20. All proceeds will benefit Charity Walk 2012.
- Hilton Hawaiian Village will be having concerts like this every month throughout summer. For more information call 808-947-7955.
- Sounds like another amazing concert in paradise! Hurry and book your ticket to Hawaii today so you can experience the best of Hawaiian music under the stars!