Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ

Saturday, September 7, 2024
2 pm to 10 pm 
Downtown Glen Ellyn

Save the date for this year's Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ! We're celebrating the 16th anniversary of this much-loved community event with the theme Sweet & Saucy 16!

You won't want to miss this day of summertime fun featuring an amateur BBQ competition, live music throughout the day, delicious BBQ, and other food and drink vendors. There is also plenty of fun to be had for the kiddos at our Piglet Playland. Admission is free, so the whole family can join in!

A couple of the acts scheduled to appear include:

  • Mary Macaroni
  • Panic at the Costco
  • Markus Alan Project
  • EP8
  • Amy Kelly - The Beaver Moon Band

You can find more information about this event at

Volunteer at the Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ!

This event raises thousands of dollars to help Bridge Communities. In past years, it has raised enough funds to house five families facing homelessness for an entire year.

To ensure our success, we rely on the help of many volunteers. When you sign up, you support an amazing cause right in your own backyard.

Sign Up to Volunteer

Interested in having your business represented at one of the most anticipated annual summer events of the western suburbs? Consider becoming a Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ sponsor! Learn more by checking out the sponsor brochure here.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the families served by Bridge Communities. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

You can relive the 2023 Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ and get excited for this year's event by checking out the event pictures here: