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Oahu Food Festivals

A guide to food festivals on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

Flavors of Honolulu
The 2008 Flavors of Honolulu Festival took place June 27-29, 2008 on the grounds of the Honolulu Civic Center. The event featured cooking demonstrations, educational activities, a country store, and continuous live entertainment. For information about this year's event call 808-532-2100.

Garlic and Ginger Festival of Hawaii (no Web site)
The 2008 Garlic and Ginger Festival of Hawaii took place June 10, 2008. The event featured food prepared by the chefs at some of Oahu's top restaurants plus garlic ice cream, garlic massages, a wine tent, martini bar, beer station, silent auction, and a store for garlic and ginger lovers. The Garlic and Ginger Festival of Hawaii is a benefit for the Hawaii Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Palama Settlement. (the event Web at GarlicAndGingerFestival.com is no longer online)
- Star Bulletin Article About the 2004 Event

Gourmet Affair
The 15th annual Gourmet Affair took place April 4, 2008 at ?. The event featured food prepared by some of Oahu's best local chefs and a silent auction. The event is an annual benefit for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Honolulu. For information about this year's Gourmet Affair event call 808-521-3811.

Greek Festival of Honolulu
The 28th annual Honolulu Greek Festival took place August 23-24 in the McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu. The event featured greek food, live music, and cultural prsentations. It is prsented by the Saint Constantine and Saint Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The 2008 Honolulu Greek Festival will take place August 22-23, 2009 in Ala Moana Park.

Joy of Sake Celebration
The 2008 Joy of Sake Honolulu event took place August 28, 2008 at the Hawaii Convention Center. It featured more then 300 different sakes made in Japan and the United States and sushi and sake appetizers prepared by chefs at some of Honolulu's best restaurants.

L'ulu - formerly called "Taste of the Stars" (no Web site)
In 2008 the annual Taste of the Stars event was renamed "L'ulu" and it took place May 10, 2008 on the campus of Leeward Community College. The event is a benefit for the college's Culinary Institute of the Pacific. For information about this year's event call 808-455-0215.
- 2008 Honolulu Advertiser Event Announcement

Made in Hawaii Festival
The 13th annual Made in Hawaii Festival took place August 15-17, 2008 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Area. The event featured more then 400 exhibitors offering products made in Hawaii such as art, clothing, food, home furnishings, jewelry, toys, fresh produce plans, and Hawaiian handicrafts. The Made in Hawaii Festival is produced by the Hawaii Food Industry Association.

Taste of the Arts Festival (no Web site)
The Second Annual Taste of the Arts Street Festival took place Friday, September 19, 2008 from 6:00 to 10"00 p.m. on Nuuanu Avenue in Downtown Honolulu. The event featured chef demonstrations, wine tastings, and live music by John Cruz and other musicians on three stages. The first Honolulu Taste of the Arts Festival took place September 14, 2007. The event Web site at TasteOfTheArts.com is no longer online but you can get information about this year's event by visiting the event section of the Arts District Honolulu Web site.

Taste of Honolulu Festival
This annual outdoor Honolulu food and entertainment festival takes place in June at the Honolulu Civic Center and it is a benefit for Easter Seals Hawaii.

Taste of Kapolei
The Ninth Annual Taste of Kapolei event took place October 4, 2008, from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Ulua Lagoon (Lagoon 4) on the grounds of the Ko Olina Resort in West Oahu. The event featured food prepared by the chefs of some of Hawaii's top restaurants followed by a fireworks display. The event was presented by the Rotary Club of Kapolei.

Wahiawa Pineapple Festival
The 5th Annual Wahiawa Pineapple Festival took place May 17, 2008 at Wahiawa District Park in Wahiawa. The event featured historical and educational displays, pineapple recipe contests, pineapple food items for sale, and lots of family activities. For information about this year's event call the Hawaii Marketing Aliance at 808-227-8229.

Waikiki Spam Jam
This popular annual event is one of the world's largest tributes to SPAM, a canned luncheon meat that is hugely popular in Hawaii. Includes booths with SPAM food items and SPAM theme products, a SPAM eating contest a Mr. and Mrs. SPAM contest, and live entertainment. Typically takes place in April or May. The 6th annual Waikiki Spam Jam took place May 3, 2008. The 7th annual Waikiki Spam Jam will take place Saturday, April 25, 2009 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki.

See also;
- More Oahu Festivals
- Food Festivals on Other Islands
- All Oahu Events
- All Hawaii Events



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