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  • Pennsylvania Ave, NW (3rd to 7th Streets) Washington, D.C. (map)


  • Saturday June 22nd 11 AM to 9 PM

  • Sunday June 23rd 11 AM to 7 PM

Deets: Washington DC’s largest Annual food and music festival, the Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle officially kicks off the 2019 Summer Season on June 22nd and 23rd. For more than two and a half decades, The Barbecue Battle has been cooking up lots of great food, music & fun on America’s Main Street, Pennsylvania Avenue. This tasty event offers Washington D.C. area residents and visitors alike, a two-day line-up of everything from tempting BBQ & Grilled food samples to cooking demonstrations, interactive exhibits and non-stop live entertainment on three music stages.

  • 30 Bands on 3 Stages performing Rock, Reggae, Jazz, Blues, R&B and DC's own GoGo.

  • Artists include: Spin Doctors, Everlast, Aubrie Sellers, Back Yard Band, Stone Driver, Bella Donna,The Reagan Years, See-I (Thievery Corporation members, Vybe Band, Trouble Funk, Dr Bacon. Jah Works & more!

  • Free Food Samples In the Taste of Giant Sampling Pavillion, Local Flavors and throughout event site.

  • Special Exhibits and Attractions like the Giant Chill Zone and Monumental Sports Zone with games and activities for all ages, Nathan's Famous Hotdog Eating Contest, the Big Bite Tour and much more fun for all.

  • Celebrity Chefs, Cooking Demonstrations, Cook Book Signings on the Giant Fresh Ideas Stage.

  • Cheer on Your Favorite BBQ Teams from around the country as they battle to win several major bbq competitions throughout the weekend, then vote for the Best BBQ in the USO's Military Chef Cook-Off.

Hint for the Average Socialite: For more information, visit We’ll See You, at the B-B-Q! Event is held Rain or Shine, all sales are final, sorry no refunds.


Photos Courtesy of Steph Choi of Average Socialite.