Grant Park BBQ Festival is just around the corner!After more than 20,000 people attended last year, the Grant Park Conservancy is pleased to announce that the Pick'n in Grant Park BBQ Festival is back again for another great year. This action-packed two-day festival in Historic Grant Park was designed to bring the community together and help raise funds to support the work of the Grant Park Conservancy. Here's the full line up this year:

Date >> May 12 & 13, 2017

Location >> Grant Park :: 840 Cherokee Ave SE | 30308

Just one mile outside of Downtown Atlanta. It's the oldest city park and one of the largest, most beautiful green spaces in Atlanta.

BBQ Competition

Teams of two will keep watch over their pits all day - and overnight - in Grant Park. Teams will be cooking ribs, chicken, and pork. Samples won't be served duing the competition, some of the BBQ teams may serve up some goodies when the competition closes on Saturday afternoon. Not too worry though, as you will be able to find plenty of traditional BBQ from local restaurants and brewskis during the event!

Artists Market

Stroll through the artist market for unique gifts, services and home decor

Live entertainment

Music from some of the best in the Southeast, including Whisky Gentry, Non Stop Blues Band, Higher Choir and Savoy Kings - just to name a few!

Kids Zone

Great for the whole family!

Getting there

Parking is a little scarce in Grant Park.  There will be parking along Cherokee Avenue, Park Avenue, Atlanta Avenue, Berne Street and Sydney Street, but your best bet is to take Uber, Lyft or MARTA.


More about the Grant Park Conservancy

Atlanta's Grant Park Conservancy, the oranizer of the BBQ FestBeginning as a group of concerned Atlanta residents who recognized the need to protect Atlanta’s oldest park from the demands of increasing usage and declining maintenance, the Conservancy works independently (and alongside the city of Atlanta) to raise funds to carry out its core mission and to make the beautiful greenspace available to residents and visitors alike. The Conservancy assists the city of Atlanta in maintaining the park. As the fourth largest park in the city, there is a lot of space to maintain. Volunteer groups generously donate their time and resources to maintenance projects including mulching, weeding, removing invasive plants, repairing and painting structures, picking up trash and more. These volunteers include individuals, clubs, corporations, fraternities, sororities and school groups of all ages. . Visit the official website for the PICK’N IN GRANT PARK BBQ FESTIVAL.