One of America’s Premiere BBQ Festivals is in Denver This Memorial Day Weekend

By Shawn Patrick on May 22, 2023
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Nothing says holiday weekend to kickoff the summer more than BBQ, cold drinks, and great music! All those things are in one place this weekend in Denver!

Q BBQ Fest is the preeminent series of BBQ Festivals in America, and it’s back in the Mile High City at Empower Field at Mile High this weekend.

This Saturday and Sunday (May 27th and 28th) join in the fun and chow down with all-you-can-eat BBQ from the nation’s best pitmasters. There are two ticketing options to choose from:

  • 3-hour session: All-you-can-eat BBQ & all-you-can-drink beer, canned cocktails, and soft drinks.

  • 4-hour session: Beat the rush! Get in an hour early to enjoy premium VIP-only samples, cocktails, and specialty BBQ. This ticket also includes access to a VIP-only full bar for the full 4 hours.

  • Kids ticket: Children 13-20 will need a ticket ($35) to enter the festival, and kids 12 and under are free. All children that come to the festival will also enjoy an all-you-can-eat experience, with unlimited water and soda.


There is great entertainment on the Jack Daniel’s Music Stage all weekend as well:


  • 1:30 PM -3:00 PM: The Rick Lewis Project
  • 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Aural Deception


  • 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM: The Long Run
  • 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Double Wide

Grab your tickets here. 

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