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Giant National Capital BBQ Battle

Celebrate Summer in our Nation's Capital

Kick off summer at one of the largest food & music festivals in the country, the 32nd Annual Giant BBQ Battle. Join foodies, families, and friends as you eat your way down Historic Pennsylvania Ave at this legendary two-day festival of fun and flavors.

Witness some serious feats of BBQ mastery as pitmasters compete for BBQ glory and over $45,000 in cash and prizes at this national BBQ Championship. Your taste buds will be the real winners here as you enjoy over 100 free food & beverage samples in multiple tasting tents, like the Taste of Giant Sampling Pavilion, Giant World of Flavors, Alliance Smoke Show, Giant Sweets Street and more. Try premium micro-brews & wines in the Giant Corks to Caps Tasting Tent.

The Pepsi Passport to Summer Stage, Pepsi-Lay’s DC Go-Go Stage & Monster Energy 80s Block Party Stage, will feature live music including EU, White Ford Bronco, Black Alley, and many more, as well as the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, Spoken Word to Go-Go and more. On the Giant Fresh Ideas Cooking Demo Stage, top chefs will provide live cooking demos. Don’t miss Monster Energy’s BMX & Skateboarding freestyle stunt shows on the quarter-pipe or DC’s arts & culture district's Art to Go-Go Village!

It's a weekend of fun, community, music, & delicious BBQ, so mark your calendar for Saturday, June 22 (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and Sunday, June 23, 2023 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)! Visit for event tickets, a full schedule and more info. We’ll See You at America’s BBQ!

  • Free Wifi
  • ADA Compliant
  • ADA compliant
Distance to Metro

1 Blocks

Nearby Landmarks

National Mall, Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Capitol

Attraction Rates

Under $12

Metro Station

Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter

Metro Line

Green, Yellow


3rd to 7th St. Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

(202) 828-3099

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