Join KLAQ and Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld for the KLAQ BBQ 2019, presented by TFCU! Everyone’s favorite family summer kick-off party is on its way to you and it’s sure to be a whole lot of fun. We’ll be hosting a variety of fun-filled activities all weekend long, see the event list below and get ready to BBQ with the Q on Memorial Day weekend!

We will be hosting three amazing cooking competitions at the event! Apply to be the King of the Weenies as we host our hot dog competition on Saturday, enter the Carne Asada Plate competition sponsored by Taco Avocat on Sunday, OR enter your best burger as we crown the RockStar Burger Bar Burger competition winner on Monday. Applications to compete taken through Friday, May 17 2019 at 2pm, ALL chosen competitors will receive 4 tickets to the KLAQ BBQ, PLUS have a chance to win $500!  Check each day below for the application link.

We’ll have live music on the VIVA Auto Group main stage, plenty of fun in the sun with games like Beach Blanket Bingo and the BBQ-LYMPICS that you can play for cash and prizes! Take a picture with Sarah the Cow from Sarah Farms as she hosts our photo booth PLUS gives away delicious milk and cookies! T-Mobile will have your re-charge station, and you can enter for the Great Pool Giveaway at the Able Pool and Spa tent. Take a selfie with Randy for prizes thanks to Johnson Jewelers.

Southwest University invites all military personnel to stop by their Geronimo location to pick up FREE VIP Lounge Wristbands. Military and their family will enjoy free hot dogs on Saturday, amazing carne asada nachos by Taco Avocat on Sunday and free burger sliders by RockStar Burger Bar on Monday! All you need to pick up the VIP Lounge pass is to take your military ID to Southwest University and pick-up your wristband- admission ticket must be purchased separately.

Get YOUR discount tickets at ANY Circle-K location in town- Adult tickets are $19.99 and kids tickets are $14.99. You can also buy your tickets online or at the gate, but prices will be a little higher, so buy your tickets in advance. Season Passes available for use at the KLAQ BBQ- this is the best deal in town because you can use the season pass all summer long!

Check out each day description below for more details on whats going on!

Saturday, May 25, 2019

It’s time to crown the King of the Weenies! We’ll be hosting an amazing fun-filled semi-competitive hot dog making contest where one person will become the official King of the Weenies! The competition will take place at the water park in the “backstage” area of the event, the winner will be “crowned” on stage the day of the event, plus win $500!

Attendees can expect a variety of entertainment to experience while attending the event on Saturday. The VIVA Auto Group live music stage will be hosting: Prime 80Z Xperience, Bosse Music and the Steel Queen Band!

Military personnel will enjoy free hot dogs (while supplies last) thanks to Southwest University- make sure to pick up your FREE Military VIP wristband at Southwest University prior to heading to the event (admission ticket extra).

The first few hundred people to enter the water park will receive limited edition KLAQ and Wet 'N' Wild beach balls!

 

We’ll be playing the first round of “Beach Blanket Bingo” PLUS BBQ-LYMPICS where families can register to play on site- just visit our KLAQ Prize Tent at the water park for more information.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Taco Avocat teams up with KLAQ to bring you the first ever Carne Asada Plate Competition at the KLAQ BBQ. We all know that carne asada is the BBQ of Chuco Town, so we’re bringing it in and crowning the Carne Asada Plate KING at this year’s KLAQ BBQ, thanks to Taco Avocat! BBQ-ing Mexican style is a true love of El Paso natives: carne asada, complete with guacamole, tortillas and a roasted elote and much more! We’ll host a competition with a focus on who can build the best carne asada plate in the city. Judges will try the plates and name the winner of $500 and an official BBQ Sombrero Crown! The competition will be taken to the attendees as we build a digital photo gallery of carne asada plates built up inside of the park by you! A winner will be announced via online including, play for prizes and more!

The VIVA Auto Group music stage will be hosting: MainStreet, Mariachi Estrella and Soul Sacrifice- A Tribute to Santana, LIVE!

Military personnel will enjoy a free carne asada nachos (while supplies last) thanks to Southwest University, and catered by Taco Avocat- make sure to pick up your FREE Military VIP wristband at Southwest University prior to heading to the event (admission ticket extra).

We’ll be playing our second round of “Beach Blanket Bingo” PLUS BBQ-LYMPICS where families can register to play on site- just visit our KLAQ Prize Tent at the water park for more information. Cash and prizes available to winners!

Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2019

The ultimate burger competition is coming to Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld, proudly sponsored by Rockstar Burger Bar! Novice competitors will take the grill and put the BEST burger they can make out for judging. If you’re an amazing burger maker, enter our Rockstar Burger Bar Burger competition application and details!

The VIVA Auto Group music stage will be hosting some of your local country acts on Monday with Damian Isacc, Trailer Band and The Abe Mac Band live on stage!

The first few hundred people to enter the park will receive Wet 'N' Wild sunglasses!

Military personnel will enjoy a free burger slider (while supplies last) thanks to Southwest University, and catered by RockStar Burger Bar- make sure to pick up your FREE Military VIP wristband at Southwest University prior to heading to the event (admission ticket extra). We’ll be playing our last round of “Beach Blanket Bingo” PLUS BBQ-LYMPICS where families can register to play on site- just visit our KLAQ Prize Tent at the water park for more information. Cash and prizes available to winners!

For additional event information, or to become a sponsor, contact: Veronica Hernandez: veronica.hernandez@townsquaremedia.com