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Aloha Stadium Swap Meet
Aloha Stadium Swap Meet Review
This thrice-weekly outdoor bazaar attracts hundreds of vendors and even more bargain hunters. Every Hawaiian souvenir imaginable can be found here, from coral shell necklaces to bikinis, as well as a variety of ethnic wares, from Chinese brocade dresses to Japanese pottery. There are also ethnic foods, silk flowers, and luggage in aloha floral prints. Shoppers must wade through the typical sprinkling of used and stolen goods to find value. Wear comfortable shoes, use sunscreen, and bring bottled water. The flea market takes place in the Aloha Stadium parking lot Wednesday and Saturday from 8 to 3; Sunday from 6:30 to 3. Admission is $1 per person ages 12 and up.
Several shuttle companies serve Aloha Stadium for the swap meet, including VIP Shuttle (Tel. 808/839–0911); Reliable Shuttle (808/924–9292); and Hawaii Supertransit (Tel. 808/841–2928). The average cost is $12 per person, round-trip. For a cheaper but slower ride, take TheBus (www.thebus.org).
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