Join KLAQ and Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld for the KLAQ BBQ, presented by TFCU! Everyone’s favorite family summer kick-off party is on its way to you and it’s sure to be a whole lot of fun. We’ll be hosting a variety of fun-filled activities all weekend long, see the event list below and get ready to BBQ with the Q on Memorial Day weekend!

Saturday, May 25, 2019
It’s time to crown the King of the Weenies! We’ll be hosting an amazing fun-filled semi-competitive hot dog making contest where one person will become the official King of the Weenies! The competition will take place at the waterpark in the “backstage” area of the event, the winner will be “crowned” on stage the day of the event, plus win $500! - Check back soon for full King of the Weenie details and a competitor’s application.

Attendees can expect a variety of entertainment to experience while attending the event on Saturday. The live music stage will be hosting “classic” themed music, featuring 70s, 80s, and 90s genre with a focus on rock and classic tunes. While attendees are strolling the park they can be ready to see a classic auto show with a focus on classic trucks. The cars will be situated throughout the park for all to enjoy.

PLUS the first few hundred people will receive a limited edition summer fun item. Military personnel will enjoy a free hot dog (while supplies last) thanks to Southwest University. And we’ll be playing the first round of “Beach Blanket Bingo”, stay tuned for details on how you can play and win prizes.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Carne Asada Day is upon us as Sunday is themed with a Mexican style twist when we feature Chuco BBQ Day at the KLAQ BBQ! BBQ-ing Mexican style is a true love of El Paso natives: carne asada, complete with guacamole, tortillas and a roasted elote and much more! We’ll host a competition with a focus on who can build the best carne asada plate in the city. Judges will try the plates and name the winner of $500 and an official BBQ Sombrero Crown! The competition will be taken to the attendees as we build a digital photo gallery of carne asada plates built up inside of the park by you! A winner will be announced via on-line including, play for prizes and more! PLUS- We’ll have wine-a-ritas available for purchase at the park on our Chuco BBQ day. Check back here soon for the official Carne Asada Plate competition application and details.

The music for this day will be Chuo-style in nature featuring mariachis and Latin based artists. We’ll host a few sessions of “BBQ Olympics” where families/ kids or adults can sign up to play some summer fun games for prizes.

The first few hundred people to enter will receive free ice cream courtesy of our ice cream sponsor. We’ll host beach blanket bingo- loteria style- and more! We’ll invite a local BBQ vendor to supply local military personnel with free bites (while supplies last) thanks to Southwest University.

Memorial Day Monday May 27, 2019

The ultimate burger competition is coming to Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld! Novice competitors will take the grill and put the BEST burger they can make out for judging. If you’re an amazing burger maker, be sure to check back soon for full details on the King of the Burger competition application and details!

We’ll be hosting “Red Dirt” style music on Memorial Day Monday, which is county/ country rock in style. A bikini fashion show will take the stage, our final round of Beach Blanket Bingo will take place, PLUS winners of our prize tent giveaways will be announced.
The first 500 people will receive limited edition summer fun items and military personnel will receive free mini burgers (while supplies last), thanks to Southwest University.

For additional event information, or to become a sponsor, contact: Veronica Hernandez: veronica.hernandez@townsquaremedia.com