KLAQ is bringing its iconic KLAQ BBQ back to the local entertainment scene with a three-day party at Wet N’ Wild Water World. The event will feature three days of BBQ competitions, sampling plates, live music, Sand Volleyball tournament, a Summer Swimsuit Fashion Show, a BBQ Beach Party and more.

Saturday, May 26th features the Backyard Chef Competition, where a series of backyard chefs compete for prizes and trophies. Sunday, May 27th Competition: features BBQ Restaurants and BBQ Food Trucks compete for cash, prizes, radio recognition, and trophies. While Monday, Memorial Day, May 28th it’s our Pro Chef Championships, where Pro Grillers compete for cash, trophies, and more.

A limited number of sampling plates will be sold each day for $10.00, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank. In addition, we’ll have a S’mores Station with all proceeds going to the Food Bank.

Shiner Bock is sponsoring our concert stage featuring a variety of the areas favorite bands, groups, musicians  plus the Summer Swimsuit Fashion Show. Oasis Hot Tubs will be onsite showcasing their hot tubs, grills, and backyard furniture  and at the end of the weekend, one lucky person will win a ($2,500 Backyard Grill and Patio set?) from Oasis Hot Tubs.

Grill & Chill

Want to grill and chill? Bring your own gas grill, or rent a charcoal grill from the park for just $14.99 plus tax. You can always bring your own food and drink to Wet N’ Wild, but to find out what you can exactly bring click here. 

Local Live Art Competition

We’re looking for artists to come out and compete at this year’s KLAQ BBQ! Artists will be paid and will have a chance to sell their goods at the event, as well as be in the running for a $200 cash prize for their BBQ Art! If you’re an artist and want to compete, get the full details here.


Get day tickets at the gate for only $24.99 plus tax for anyone over 48 inches tall, and only $21.99 plus tax for people less than 48 inches tall. Toddlers 1-3 years old are only $4.99 plus tax and babies under a year are always free! Entrance is good for the entire day.

For more information contact: 915-544-9550.

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