Porkapalooza is a relatively new festival, but it has quickly become a favourite in the eyes of locals, families, and foodies alike. Since kicking off in 2014, Porkapalooza has escalated to become one of the top BBQ festivals in Canada, earning recognition for its unique mix of classic BBQ competition, music, family activities, and a celebration for the love of food. It offers a glimpse into the art and culture of BBQ coupled with a festival atmosphere, while celebrating the family values and tradition that are unanimous with the world of cooking.

Porkapalooza brings in 40,000 BBQ lovers annually and hopes to continue that this year at the Northlands Expo Centre! There will be some of Alberta’s best bands, favourite food trucks, a kid’s zone, food stage with celebrity chefs showing us how it’s done, and an exciting BBQ competition!

The Porkapalooza BBQ Festival Society who puts on Porkapalooza annually works towards ending hunger by supporting a number of charities in various activities. Porkapalooza also supports AdaptAbilities through the Kid’s Zone area that is set up at the festival every year helping children of all abilities enjoy the event. Other amazing organizations that Porkapalooza partners with includes Edmonton’s Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS) and Ronald McDonald House.