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Long Beach BBQ Festival at Rainbow Lagoon Park
August 17 - August 19$5 – $99
Image via Long Beach BBQ Festival on Facebook
Things are heating up, and just in time for the Long Beach BBQ Festival.
Hosted from August 17-19 at Rainbow Lagoon Park, the Long Beach BBQ Festival will feature a fierce cook-off between local and national BBQ legends. Pitmasters will cook up a variety of meats and vegetables for attendees to taste and enjoy. There will also be activities, along with live music, a live interactive reptile exhibit, dancing and dance lessons, and a karaoke lounge.
Kid-friendly activities include face painting, inflatable bounce houses, and a petting zoo.
General admission is $5 on Friday and $12 Saturday and Sunday. Kids under 12 get free admission. This includes event access and activities, with food and drinks available for purchase.
If you really want to enjoy the festival, all-you-can-eat VIP Rib Village Packages are available at $99 for adults, $35 for kids aged 10-16 and $18 for kids 9 and under. VIP tickets include all-you-can-eat food from the award-winning pitmasters, sides, desserts and 5 alcoholic drinks for those 21 and over. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase via Goldstar.
Event hours are:
- 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, August 17
- Noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 18
- Noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday, August 19
So if you aren’t drooling yet, we recommend checking out the event website for additional food inspiration.