Saturday, August 13th, 2016

11am - 4pm

Here’s a perfect recipe for a Saturday in August: eat barbeque, hear great music and support local firefighters. 

Some of America’s most prolific firefighting teams will be competing for barbeque glory at the first annual Fire It Up Barbeque on August 13. The event will be from 11am – 4pm at the African American Firefighter Museum in downtown Los Angeles. 

The event is free to the public; cost for tastings range from $15 (pre-purchase, $20 at the door) to $60 VIP tastings which include full meal, alcoholic drink and seating inside the museum. 

Barbecue lovers can also visit a beer/wine garden, enjoy finger-snapping entertainment and take tours of the museum which is housed in a historic fire station and engine company. 

While the daylong event is about food and fun – BBQ, music, entertainment, kids’ area, beer garden, museum tours, etc. – the real message behind the sauce is about helping firefighters and fire victims in need. All proceeds from Fire It Up BarBQ will be split evenly between the African American Firefighter Museum and Fire Family Foundation. It’s going to be a great day for a great cause.