Henry Maier Festival Park
200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee
Rain or shine
This Labor Day weekend, you’ll find the best BBQ in town on the south end of Henry Maier Festival Park. Presented by Meijer, the Big Gig BBQ will be serving up smoky ribs, savory brisket and signature BBQ from ten of the best local and national cookers. An officially sanctioned event of the Milwaukee Rally, the Big Gig BBQ will feature two stages of live entertainment, including a national headliner, and the finest beer. There’s no backyard BBQ that can compete with this party!
Atlas BBQ has been serving great BBQ in Grafton, WI since 2012. Best known for the three B's - BBQ, Beer and Bourbon, Atlas BBQ takes great pride in making BBQ from scratch daily and featuring unique interpretations of world BBQ.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit truly speaks Barbecue. Famous for their Texas style barbecue with meats that are smoked slow with real hickory wood every day on site – it’s no wonder why Dickey’s is known for some of the world’s best barbecue since 1941.
Promising “Serious BBQ,” Double B’s is a local favorite from West Allis that boasts award winning wings and some of the best smoked BBQ in the Milwaukee area.
Famous Dave’s passion for BBQ is famous! Their pitmasters slow cook quality meats to perfection with smoldering hickory logs and hand-rubbed fresh spices.
Specializing in “Low Country” cooking of the Carolinas, Creole and Cajun cooking of Louisiana and traditional slow-smoked Southern BBQ, Maxie’s is a local favorite for southern comfort food.
Family owned and operated by the Picciurro Family since 1942, Pitch’s is locally and nationally famous for their bar-b-que baby back pork ribs and chicken as well as seafood, steaks and chops.
From BBQ baby back ribs and pulled pork sandwiches to their famous combination platter of mozzarella sticks, sour cream & chive fries and cheese curds, Saz’s is celebrating 40 years of providing “The Finest” in dining and service.
Housed in the second oldest restaurant in the State of Wisconsin, Silver Spur serves slow-cooked, high quality meat Texas style, with smoky BBQ sauce on the side.
Smoke Shack serves only certified humanely raised meats that are dry rubbed, slow smoked and sauced by you.
A staple in Wisconsin BBQ, The Charcoal Grill & Rotisserie serves up a hearty menu of savory favorites and “smokes out” local festivals every summer, including Summerfest.
Don’t worry, there will be plenty of beer too! Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy products from Miller Lite, Leinenkugel’s, Blue Moon and more.
Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard and the South Pavilion will be home to live entertainment including country, rock and blues music.
The following items are ALLOWED at the Big Gig BBQ:
The following items are NOT ALLOWED at the Big Gig BBQ:
NOTICE: Pursuant to Wisconsin Statute 943.12(1M) (c) (3), individuals may not enter or remain at Henry Maier Festival Park while carrying a firearm, at any “special event.” A “special event” is defined in Wisconsin Statute 943.13(1e) (h). All events at Henry Maier Festival Park are special events, as defined in Wisconsin Statute 943.13(1e) (h).
Pursuant to Wisconsin Statute 943.13(1M) (b), an individual may not enter or remain at Henry Maier Festival Park while concealing or openly carrying any knife. Any permissions given by any Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. employee that are in conflict with this notice are void. Failure to comply by this notice will result in immediate ejection from Henry Maier Festival Park, without refund, and violators will be subject to the fullest penalty under the law.