Between the 30 bands on three different stages and the fierce cooking competition going on at the grills, Pennsylvania Avenue is sure to be smoking at the 24th annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle. Rock out to blues, reggae, jazz and rock bands, check out cooking demos, cheer on your favorite pitmasters in championship competitions and enjoy food and drink tastes at the Giant Sampling Pavilion, all while raising money for USO Metro Washington-Baltimore & the Capital Area Food Bank. CNN Travel named this event a "can't-miss summer festival," and it's great for the whole crew, with kids' activities and interactive exhibits. Bask in this sweet-savory cloud of mesquite and music for one day, two days or spring for the Party Pass, which includes access to the VIP Hospitality Area, as well as a BBQ goodie bag to take home.
Food samples are available while supplies last. Food and drink will be available for purchase.
Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown
1101 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20004Get Directions