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About the BBQ in DC


Save the Date and We’ll See You at the BBQ!

Now that we’ve turned the page onto a new year, mark your calendars and prepare to be entertained and amazed by everything BBQ, music and fun this June 24th and 26t at the 31st Annual Giant BARBECUE BATTLE® in downtown DC.

The 2023 Giant BBQ Battle will be pulling out all the stops to mark three+ decades of bringing together the best bbq from around the country, celebrity and competitive pitmasters, chefs and cookbook authors, tempting microbrews and vintage wines, plentiful free food samples, and great music, entertainment and fun for all on Pennsylvania Ave.

Whether your pleasure is smokey ribs, juicy brisket, bbq chicken, succulent pulled  pork or plant-based bbq, you’ll find all your favorites at the Giant BBQ Battle. The competition will be fierce as teams face off in their quest for big cash prizes and bragging rights in the heart of the Nation’s Capital. This year’s BBQ Battle is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet so stay tuned and visit bbqdc.com for updates on all the fun to come. We look forward to seeing you at the 31st Anniversary Giant BBQ!