Welcome | BGC Malibu Chili Cook Off

Welcome to the Malibu Chili Cook-Off

Get ready to sizzle this Labor Day weekend at the Malibu Chili Cook-Off, August 30 to September 2, with carnival rides, food, music, and a showcase of local artisans!
Indulge in the savory delights of award-winning chili as chefs battle it out for culinary supremacy. This beloved Malibu tradition also features a curated mix of local restaurants, talented artists, and lively DJ sets. Adults can unwind in the exclusive Town & Country Lounge, a 21+ experience with a selection of craft beers, local wines, and refreshing non-alcoholic options. Thrill-seekers won’t want to miss the mini-ramp skate competition presented by Bones Love Milk, promising high-flying action and adrenaline-pumping tricks. Plus, snag some cool swag from Aviator Nation to commemorate the experience. Buy your tickets now for the ultimate summer activity! Carnival ride and game tickets are available separately.
Don’t let the summer slip away without joining us for this iconic celebration of food, rides, and community in the heart of Malibu. Mark your calendars now for the most anticipated event in Malibu – it’s an experience you won’t want to miss!
Event Admission tickets are REQUIRED for entry (children 5 & under are free). Tickets will NOT be sold on site, you must pre-purchase online. Carnival ride passes/tickets sold separately.

All proceeds from the Chili Cook-off will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu. A community resource and local 501c3 nonprofit providing after school enrichment programs focusing on character and leadership, the arts, academic success, health and wellness, and diversity equity and inclusion at all four Malibu Public Schools. Additionally, in partnership with SMMUSD, the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu Wellness Center provides mental health and wellness resources, social support services, and social emotional learning for students, their families, and the community at large, at no-cost, and with no barriers to access.

We love partnering with brands + businesses who are passionate about making a positive impact on the community. Please contact us for current sponsorship opportunities.


Event Highlights

Chili Cook-off Swag! YUP! We’ve got fantastic tees & hats with Chili Cook-off vibes thanks to Aviator Nation.

Ultimate Chili Contest: After all, it is called the Malibu Chili Cook-Off! Indulge in the savory delights of award-winning chili as chefs battle it out for culinary supremacy.

We care about Malibu and it shows! On-site recycling, waste bins & composting will be available throughout the Chili Cook-off site to promote responsible waste. All food and drinks are offered using eco-friendly serving products & cutlery!

Town & Country 21+ Lounge! Our beer & wine lounge provides a lovely oasis for adults, offering delicious beer and local wine varieties.

Skateboard Mini-Ramp presented by Bones Love Milk! You can watch local pros do their thing, show-off your tricks, and learn from coaches! Saturday, Aug 31st at 3PM will be the 5th Annual Johnny Strange Legacy Skate Competition. Practice & registration begins on site at 1pm. Registration ends at 2:45pm. $5,000 in cash and prizes.

We’re proud to announce our big variety of delicious food and drinks available at the Cook-off this year! We’ll have fantastic options for everyone’s tastes! Yes, including lots of dessert options, duh!

Amazing artisan products and experiences will also be available!


We CARE About Our Environmental Impact.

We are passionate about investing in future generations and the future of the environment. Through continued local partnerships, we aim to champion environmentally-friendly practices and social impact. We consistently execute a complete waste diversion program, made possible by deliberate product sourcing that effectively eliminates single-use plastic from service ware items. We also do our part to protect water resources and make sure our water consumption is responsible. The summary below provides a snapshot of some of the program achievements in 2023:

83% waste diverted from landfill with recycling, composting, and donating efforts
Approx. 4,000 single-use bottles avoided with on-site water refill station
Compostable alternatives used to support single-use plastic free service ware policy
7,600 plastic bottles replaced with climate neutral aluminum canned water provided by Open Water
Scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon footprint analysis conducted annually
34 temporary jobs created for Malibu unemployed


New & exciting carnival rides for the whole family!

Carnival tickets are sold separately from event admission tickets. Event admission tickets are REQUIRED for entry.


This year’s event will feature DJ performances throughout the weekend!


Whether you want a four-day weekend pass or single day tickets, we’ve got you covered! Event admission tickets are REQUIRED for entry. Carnival tickets are sold separately.

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