Blaze & BBQ Bash

Join us September 8 & 9 on 6th Street for live music, a BBQ cookoff, firefighter games, a cornhole tournament, food trucks and more! Proceeds benefit the United Way Galveston County Mainland.

Blaze and BBQ Bash with BBQ Cookoff, Firefighter Games and Concerts

Schedule of Events:

Friday, September 8

Cornhole Tournament
6:00 p.m. -- Practice
7:00 p.m. -- Tournament begins

BBQ Jackpot Competition
8:00 p.m. -- Fajita Jackpot turn-in and judging
8:30 p.m. -- Chicken Jackpot turn-in and judging

6:30 p.m. -- 2nd Headliner -- Two Tons of Steel           8:30 p.m. -- Headliner -- Hamilton Loomis
Two Tons of Steel Hamilton Loomis, headliner for the 2023 Blaze & BBQ Bash

Saturday, September 9

 Firefighter Games
 10:00 a.m. -- Pumper Race
 12:00 p.m. -- Water Ball
 BBQ Cookoff
 12:00 p.m. -- Turn-In and Judging for Chicken
 1:00 p.m. -- Turn-In and Judging for Ribs
 2:00 p.m. -- Turn-In and Judging for Brisket
 3:30 p.m. -- BBQ Cookoff Award Ceremony

BBQ Cookoff

First Place: $750First Place: $750First Place: $750
Second Place: $500Second Place: $500Second Place: $500
Third Place: $250Third Place: $250Third Place: $250

One overall winner will also be named, winning a $500 award.

There will also be a BBQ Jackpot Competition on Friday evening with two categories: Fajitas (Beef or Chicken) and Chicken Wings. BBQ Cookoff teams do not have to participate in the Jackpot, but in order to be in the Jackpot, you do have to be a team registered and participating for the main BBQ Cookoff on Saturday.

Sign up a BBQ Cookoff team here.

Firefighters competing in firefighter games

Annual Firefighter Games

This event is rapidly becoming the largest annual firefighter participation event in Galveston County. We would love to see your department represented and so would the public!

These games provide a unique opportunity to network, visit, interact with the community, and compete against firefighters from across Galveston County and the greater south Houston area. The games are much more than just a sporting event; they are about having fun and developing camaraderie.

We have career, volunteer, and industrial firefighters, all trying to take home all the trophies and, most importantly, bragging rights!

Saturday, the games will begin at 10 a.m. with Pumper Races pitting your best initial attack teams against each other, followed by a Waterball competition at noon, pitting your best nozzle teams against each other.

Sign up a Firefighter Team.

Blaze BBQ Bash Sponsorship Opportunities