When you think of summer activities, what comes to mind? Baseball…Picnics…Barbecue? There’s no better way to kick off the summer than at the 21st Annual Safeway Barbecue Battle, located on Pennsylvania Avenue, between 9th and 14th Streets NW. Visitors to this “can’t miss summer festival” (CNN) will have the opportunity to enjoy free food samples, BBQ competitions, interactive exhibits, 30 bands and family entertainment and new this year to the festival – the Military Chefs Cook-Off benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. The Safeway Barbecue Battle will also feature stars from TV’s popular “Pitmasters” show with tastings, book signings and demos.
21st Annual Safeway Barbecue Battle
June 22 – 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
June 23 – 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Historic Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC
The National Pork Barbecue Championship
Johnsonville Big Taste Grill (world’s largest grill)
Amstel Light Beverage Garden
BBQ Bazaar Marketplace
Pepsi Next-Lays & Famous Dave’s Music/Sound Stages
Kicking off the summer in Washington, DC can be so much fun and the 21st Annual Safeway Barbecue Battle makes it even better. The Fairfax at Embassy Row, located just ten minutes away, hopes you enjoy your time at the battle, discover the best in BBQ and dance the night away with the amazing entertainment.