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Feature Event: Long Beach BBQ Festival

Calling all barbecue lovers! This weekend, grab your bib and head over to Rainbow Lagoon Park for delicious, smokin’-hot food at the Long Beach BBQ Festival.

From Aug. 17-19, barbecue joints from all over Southern California will bring the best of their menus to the smokin’ food court, offering items like ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and even non-barbecue items. For those looking to upgrade their experience, VIP tickets for the All-You-Can-Eat Rib Village are also available, offering unlimited beverages, alcoholic drink tickets, and unlimited barbecue eats.

Perhaps the most anticipated component to this event, however, is the ultimate cooking showdown between local and national barbecue pit masters. Participants will grill their award-winning ribs, chicken, sausage, brisket, and more for grand title, and you’ll have the opportunity to cast your vote to determine the People’s Choice Favorite. Actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer, along with two special surprise judges, will also have their hand in determining the champ.

In addition to delicious barbecue eats, event goers will have the opportunity to enjoy live music, arts and crafts, a children's area, games, and a dance floor, creating the ultimate family-friendly atmosphere. This event is sure to provide fun times and good vibes, so don’t miss out!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit


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