2012 marks the 20th year of Safeway bringing great food, music and fun to the streets of the Nation’s Capital. Signaling the beginning of summer, the Safeway Barbecue Battle on June 23 and 24 is one of Washington’s largest and most unique food and music festivals offering the greater DC-area community and visitors a chance to enjoy some of America’s favorite pastimes in the shadow of the Capitol Building.
The two-day festival includes delicious barbecue and tasty treats of all kinds from top vendors, a variety of free food samples and two days of non-stop live entertainment, all surrounding one of the nation’s top barbecue cooking competitions. While entertaining so many food, music and fun-lovers, the Safeway Barbecue Battle has also raised over $1.2 million for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and donated goods and funds to other area charities over the years.
Pennsylvania Avenue will be smoking with mouth-watering barbecue provided by vendors from across the country and top barbecue chefs and teams battling to win over $40,000 in cash and prizes in the Safeway National Barbecue Championship, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS).
The ever-popular Safeway Sampling Pavilion showcases a line-up of tempting free food samples while celebrity chefs and cookbook authors entertain with cooking demonstrations on the Safeway Demonstration Stage.
Musical entertainment features nationally-known performers. There’s something for all kinds of music-lovers with 30 bands and family entertainment on multiple stages along with interactive exhibits providing hands-on and virtual fun for all.
Along with all the great food, music, cooking entertainment and competition, there are activities for kids of all ages to enjoy.
For more information about this unique annual Washington celebration please visit: www.bbqdc.com or call (202) 828-3099.
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