Hosted by Laveen Community Council, the 67th annual Laveen BBQ Festival will return to Caesar Chavez Park in the heart of Laveen on Saturday, February 16, 2019 with a mission to bring the community together for delicious BBQ, cold drinks, family friendly games and live entertainment.
With continued growth in the Laveen community, the Laveen Community Council has contracted with HDE Agency, one of Arizona’s largest special event producers, to bring the Laveen BBQ Festival to a new level of success in its fundraising efforts.
Laveen Community Council is a volunteer-based Arizona 501c3 non-profit with more than 300 volunteers from the community. 100% of the money raised from Laveen BBQ Festival goes right back into the community supporting youth organizations, youth sports and scholarships.
Come join the fun and help support Laveen!
Laveen BBQ Festival Quick Facts
Date: February 16, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Cesar Chavez Park, 7858 S 35th Ave, Laveen, AZ 85339
Tickets: $7 GA Online Presale – 11/26/18-2/16/19 (admission only)
$10 GA Day of – 2/16/2019 (admission only)
$20 Family Pack* (available from 11/23/18 - 2/16/19) *Includes four general admission tickets (12 and over) with two unlimited day of play passes in the Fun Zone
Under 12 years of age admitted for free
Food and beverages sold separately
The first Laveen barbecue took place in 1952 as a fundraising event to fight against polio, organized by a group of rancher’s wives. The barbecue took place at the Laveen School, at the southwest corner of Dobbins Road and 51st Avenue, now the home to the Laveen Education Center. Over the years, the barbecue took place at the same location until more recently when it was at Betty Fairfax High School for a time, then at Corona Ranch. In 2018, Laveen BBQ Festival moved to Cesar Chavez Park, 7858 S 35th Ave, Laveen, AZ 85339.