ilani BBQ Fest

ilani BBQ Fest

EARLY BIRD TICKETS
50% OFF THROUGH MAY 20TH

A weekend full of flames and flavor? sounds like fun!

June 24th – June 26th

Join us at ilani as we celebrate all things barbecue at the ilani BBQ Fest!

Sample and savor the best barbecue favorites as some of the nation’s top pitmasters show off their chops in one epic, sauce-filled weekend. Plus, great drink specials, live entertainment and so much more.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Receive $10 in Promo Play & $10 in food tokens for each ticket purchase.

ilani BBQ Fest Weekend Combo Pass
Includes entry to the BBQ Fest Saturday & Sunday Sessions

PURCHASE WEEKEND PASS

Saturday, June 25th

BBQ Fest Saturday Session

Tickets:
Ages 21+: $45 $22.50
Under 21: $10
Under 5: Free

Tickets:
Ages 21+: $45
Under 21: $10
Under 5: Free

Noon - 6:00pm | ilani Parking Garage Rooftop and Surface Lot

Join us on the ilani rooftop as we celebrate all things barbecue at the ilani BBQ Fest. The event will be headlined by world-class celebrity chefs including Good Eats star and Iron Chef host, Alton Brown, Restaurant: Impossible host, Robert Irvine, five-time James Beard Award Winner and Restaurateur of the Year, Todd English, and BBQ expert and judge on Netflix’s hit show, American BBQ Showdown, Kevin Bludso. Join Brown, Irvine, English and Bludso, and all the chefs on the celebrity stage for mouth-watering cooking demonstrations. Enjoy smoky favorites with drink samplings as some of the nation’s top pitmasters show off their chops in one epic, sauce-filled weekend.

All ticket purchasers over 21 years of age will receive 24 drink samples, $10 in food tokens and $10 in Promo Play.


 
ilani SMOKIN’ HOT BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP

Come watch some of the nation’s top pitmasters fire up their grills, get smokin’ and serve up their best BBQ to compete for a chance at the title “Best BBQ in the PNW” at the inaugural ilani BBQ Festival Competition. Chef Rick Browne and Chef Lynnae Oxley head up the competition judging and sharing some of their ‘Que secrets with their own live demos.

BIG BOY COOK CLUB & PARTY WITH THE PITMASTER
HOSTED BY CHEF AARON MAY AND TODD ENGLISH

Tickets: $85 $42.40

Tickets: $85

7:30pm - 10:30pm | Meeting & Entertainment Center

Join some of the top BBQ pitmasters, including your co-hosts, Guy’s Grocery Games judge, Aaron May, and five-time James Beard Award Winner and Restaurateur of the year, Todd English, for an intimate dine-around experience. Enjoy samples as the pitmaster reimagine their famous BBQ dishes paired with libations to wash it all down.

Sunday, June 26th

BBQ Fest Sunday Session

Tickets:
Ages 21+: $40 $20
Under 21: $10
Under 5: Free

Tickets:
Ages 21+: $40
Under 21: $10
Under 5: Free

Noon - 6:00pm | ilani Parking Garage Rooftop and Surface Lot

Join us on the ilani rooftop as we celebrate all things barbecue at the ilani BBQ Fest. The event will be headlined by world-class celebrity chefs including Restaurant: Impossible host, Robert Irvine, five-time James Beard Award Winner and Restaurateur of the Year, Todd English, and BBQ expert and judge on Netflix’s hit show, American BBQ Showdown, Kevin Bludso. Join Brown, Irvine, English and Bludso, and all the chefs on the celebrity stage for mouth-watering cooking demonstrations. Enjoy smoky favorites with drink samplings as some of the nation’s top pitmasters show off their chops in one epic, sauce-filled weekend.

All ticket purchasers over 21 years of age will receive 24 drink samples, $10 in food tokens and $10 in Promo Play.


 
ilani SMOKIN’ HOT BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP

Come watch some of the nation’s top pitmasters fire up their grills, get smokin’ and serve up their best BBQ to compete for a chance at the title “Best BBQ in the PNW” at the inaugural ilani BBQ Festival Competition. Chef Rick Browne and Chef Lynnae Oxley head up the competition judging and sharing some of their ‘Que secrets with their own live demos.


 
Operation BBQ Relief

ilani BBQ Fest is proud to partner with Stan Hays and Operation BBQ Relief. Operation BBQ Relief has provided over 9 million meals throughout the United States and internationally following natural disasters, COVID-19 response, and through The Always Serving Project, benefiting the homeless, first responders, veterans, and members of the military. Stan Hays will be leading a 4-hour cooking and preparation course aptly named BBQ Basics. The event will take place on Sunday, June 26th and will include first responders from local police, fire and fire districts. The event will culminate in an action-packed competition with the winning team walking home with the crown of BBQ Basics Champion and a $1,500 cash prize.

CELEBRITY CHEFS

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SPONSORS

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EXHIBITORS

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Please Note

*Free tickets are not eligible for free food tokens.

**Promo Play offer valid for 21+ ticket purchases only

All events will follow updated health and safety guidelines from the state of Washington and the CDC and are subject to rescheduling or cancellation as necessary.

No large bags will be allowed into the venue. All bags and purses are subject to search. It is a pairing/tasting event to taste the palate and is purely intended for entertainment purposes. All guests will receive a tasting glass of each beverage to sip and sample RESPONSIBLY while enjoying food pairings. ilani does not advocate or encourage the abuse of alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly and in moderation. ilani does not, under any circumstances, accept responsibility for any damages that result to yourself or anyone else due to the consumption of alcoholic beverages or the use of this site and any materials located on it.

Must be 21 years of age or older to with valid government issued identification to attend. ilani is committed to responsible gaming. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call the Washington State Gambling Helpline at 800.547.6133.