On Saturday August 31st and Sunday Sept 1st, come and join select merchants for the 2nd Annual Gastown BBQ and Chili Festival. This two-day outdoor festival raises funds for Athletics 4 Kids (www.a4k.ca) while providing entertainmentu with fantastic food, live music, DJs, a craft beer tasting room and more.
This year the judging team consists of Celebrity Chef David Hawksworth, local sports stars Jason Garrison from the Vancouver Canucks and Angus Reid of the BC Lions with media personality radio DJ Joe Leary and television personality Dawn Chubai, to help determine the winning dishes.
Don’t forget to enter the wing eating contest for great prizes and public adulation. Prizes will be awarded for the best ribs, wings, brisket and chili during the Blarney Stone’s 4th Annual Labour Day Luau that will include an outdoor pig roast, DJ Steel, and top 40 cover band the Usual Suspects.
Carrall Street, between Cordova Street and Water Street, will be closed for the two days to make room for BBQ’s, Picnic Tables, Live Music Stage, Patios, Balloons and Face painting for the kids, and more, as the Lower Mainland comes to Gastown.