2010 FESTIVALS AND EVENTS ON OAHU
Music, Entertainment, Culture, and Cuisine Enrich Visitor Experience
April 9-10, 2010
Kahala Food & Wine Classic
The Kahala Hotel & Resort welcomes back Emeril Lagasse, the beloved star chef of New Orleans for another Kahala foodie extravaganza. The event will feature an opening and closing dinner inspired by both Hawaii and New Orleans, a cooking demo with Chef Emeril, wine tasting from Schraeder Cellars, and a sampling event with Davidoff cigars. www.kahalaresort.com or (808) 739-8888
April 24, 2010
8th Annual Waikiki SPAM Jam
The Waikiki SPAM Jam is an exciting annual street festival that takes place on Kali¢kaua Avenue in Waikiki. The event celebrates the unusually high consumption of SPAM in Hawaii and features a variety of Honolulu’s finest restaurants serving up SPAM-inspired creations. Two entertainment stages provide non-stop entertainment ranging from hula dancers to local musicians, and the event even includes a “Mr. or Mrs. SPAM” contest to honor the most SPAM-crazed fan on Oahu. Proceeds from the event benefit the Hawaii Food Bank. www.spamjamhawaii.com
Joy of Sake Festival
Join visiting brewers from Japan and sake enthusiasts from Hawaii and Japan to sample this year’s newly released fall sakes. More than 250 sakes, including gold and silver award winners from 2008’s U.S. National Sake Appraisal, will be featured. The Joy of Sake is the largest sake tasting held outside of Japan and offers a rare opportunity to experience great sakes in peak condition.
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