About the Event


2018 Big Gig BBQ September 2, 2018

When & Where

FREE Admission and FREE Parking

Sunday, September 2
Noon — 7:00 pm
Henry Maier Festival Park
200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee
Rain or shine

Big Eats from 15 local vendors, Big Music, and Big Fun, including picnic games will be featured at this year’s event.  Plus, all Big Gig BBQ attendees (who have entered by 4:00 p.m.) have the opportunity to win $5,000 Cash in the 5K Giveaway! (Winner must be present to win). The drawing will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard stage.

For the first time, the Big Gig BBQ is hosting an Amateur BBQ Rib Competition, open to local backyard BBQ enthusiasts who want to showcase their best rib recipe.  Cash prizes will be awarded. Teams interested in participating are encouraged to apply by Friday, August 24, 2018. Official rules and the online application

And the fun goes beyond the food with live music, expanded BBQ cooking demonstrations, and even more family fun picnic games.  Mark your calendars NOW!