Instead of picking up gifts here and there while you explore the islands, visit the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet and accomplish your souvenir shopping in one stop, every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Over 700 vendors line the strip of asphalt that circles the entire Aloha Stadium. Shop the huge selection of imported merchandise, hand-made crafts, and homemade Hawaiian goodies. Find a less expensive look-alike of the Louis Vutton bag you admired through a store window in Waikiki. Grab an assortment of gifts including hair barrettes sporting colorful fake flowers, coconut shell jewelry, tiki statues, and much, much more. Take home Hawaiian treats, ranging from favorites like macadamia nuts and Kona coffee to the more exotic dried cuttlefish, sweet pickled mango, and li hing mui candies.
Since 1979, the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet has been Hawai'i's largest outdoor market and a giant melting pot of goods and people. Local artists selling their works and families offering up fresh baked goods personify the spirit of aloha. Take the time to explore as many treasure-filled tents as possible, and don't be afraid to haggle. You could get a great deal on a fine piece of jewelry, or a number of island-inspired gifts for a bargain price. Take a break along your journey around Aloha Stadium and stop at one of the Swap Meet's many concession stands. Cool off with a Hawaiian shave ice or sip the juice from a fresh, ice-cold coconut.
- Wednesday and Saturday: 8am to 3pm
- Sunday: 6am to 3pm
- General Admission: $1
- Children 11 years old and under: Free
- Location: Aloha Stadium: 99-500 Salt Lake Boulevard, Aiea, HI. From Waikiki and Honolulu, take the H-1 freeway to Exit 1E. Take the "Stadium" exit.
- Phone: 808-486-6704
- Website: www.alohastadiumswapmeet.net