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Grill & Chill returns this Memorial Weekend! This year, our KCBS-Sanctioned BBQ Championship event merges with Big Bear Lake Brew Festival to host 30 pit-master teams, People's Choice BBQ Teams, and 30+ craft breweries - all located in The Village at Big Bear Lake! Though FREE to attend, be sure to purchase your BBQ & Beverage Bucks Booklets online or at the entrance to sample the best BBQ in town! A capacity for the venue will be set and once it is met, additional attendees will be admitted on a “1-in-1-out” basis.

Festival Details

Dates: Sat & Sun May 29 & 30, 2021
Location: 630 Bartlett Road in The Village at Big Bear Lake
10 AM – 5 PM both days

  • Saturday will feature the KC BBQ State Championship Competition with pit-master teams competing for a prize purse. Samples will be available to the public from the People’s Choice booths on both days.
  • Cheers and enjoy the Big Bear Lake Brew Fest craft beer festival both days
  • Groove to live music both days
  • Shop for unique vendor goods
  • A family area with activities for children will keep guests of all ages having a great time.


Pre Order Your Ticket Books

Pre order is now available for Grill & Chill BBQ & Beverage Bucks. These ticket booklets are your access to BBQ, craft beer, and family activities at Grill & Chill 2021! Ticket booklets come in sets of $20 and are exchanged at People's Choice cook booths, craft beer tasting stations, non-alcoholic beverages (water/soda), and the kids zone. Ticket packages include your BBQ & Beverage Bucks Booklet and a limited edition Grill & Chill and Brew Fest Pint Glass.


Grill & Chill and Brew Fest Pint Glass - A special, limited edition, pint glass featuring the Grill & Chill and Big Bear Lake Brew Fest artwork. One comes with every ticket pre-order! THESE GLASSES WILL SELL OUT so be sure to reserve yours today.

Live Music

Grill & Chill's talent stage has been the site of much groovin' and movin' with such genres as jazz, rock, country, tribute, and more!

Stage acts and production made possible by Big Bear Cool Cabins; take advantage of Memorial Weekend savings on 2+ night stays. Learn more here.

Saturday, May 29:

12 PM - 12:45 PM: Stun Grenade - Get nostalgic with some classic rock!
1 PM - 3 PM (mid set break): The Kings of Queen - A tribute to the famed Queen rock band born in 1970 and still inspiring listeners to this day.
3:30 PM - 5 PM: Robert Jon & The Wreck - "Robert Jon & The Wreck are a double shot of southern rock with a blues chaser."

Sunday, May 30:

12 - 12:45 PM: Stun Grenade - Get nostalgic with some classic rock!
1 - 3 PM (mid set break): Love Reign - A Tribute to The Who
3:30 - 5 PM: The Brevet - A trailblazer in the 'Epic Americana' genre, The Brevet combines Americana rock, orchestral tracks, and unforgettable lyrics.

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