Foodies Won’t Want to Miss the National Capital Barbecue Battle June 22 – 23

Grab your wet wipes and bring your appetite! The National Capital Barbecue Battle is scheduled for June 22 and 23, and it’s your chance to sample some barbecue, enjoy live entertainment, and celebrate this yearly DC tradition. 

Follow your nose to Pennsylvania Ave NW for an epic showdown of some of the best barbecue chefs in the country. They may be battling it out in the summertime heat, but all the spoils go to you as you eat your way through the outdoor festival. In addition to the paradise of barbecued foods, there will be over 30 bands on three stages, plenty of attractions and exhibits, and lots of family-friendly fun for the kids. The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest will premiere for the first time at The Battle, and there will be appearances by Mr. Peanut and the NUTMobile, Washington sports team stars, and much more. Get the full list of events and participating chefs on the website, and be sure to sign up for updates as the big weekend draws near.