Malibu Chili Cook-Off Showcases Community Style

What better way to celebrate friends, family and community than the annual Malibu Chili Cook-Off? Even better, all proceeds directly support local youth, however, there are so many exciting benefits to this end-of-summer event. Finish out the summer in style at the Malibu Chili Cook-Off, September 1 through 4.

As an iconic and highly anticipated event, the Cook-Off includes food, drink, music, shopping, carnival rides and so much more! It incorporates local favorite restaurants, businesses, artisans, DJs and family-friendly activities throughout the weekend, as well as signature Chili Cook-Off swag.

Adults who attend are encouraged to unwind at the Barefoot Dreams Lounge, a cozy-chic oasis where delicious beer and local wine varieties are served. Separately, plenty of activities curated explicitly for kids will be available, including a 24-foot-high rock-climbing wall presented by Alphapals and a new junior carnival area featuring rides for ages 2 to 10. With something for everyone, this year’s Chili Cook-Off ensures an unforgettable experience for all ages.

Attendees who are 21+ are in for a hoppin’ good time. Aside from all of the delicious and diverse food offerings, this year, exclusively created for the Malibu Chili Cook-Off, the event has teamed up with Malibu Brewing Company to create a custom Cook-Off Kölsch, the perfect summer beer!

The famous Chili Competition is a fan favorite, where contestants compete for the top chili award in the meat and vegan categories and vie for the People’s Choice award. The winners will be announced on Saturday, September 2. Guests to the event vote for their “fan favorite” on Friday, September 1 (on-site only).

“We’re really looking forward to another successful event. We couldn’t be prouder to serve Malibu and surrounding communities. We are continuously looking for ways to elevate the experience and truly appreciate all of the support. First and foremost, we are focused on youth public safety, but also aim to provide a fun, happy and memorable experience for all attendees. We are so incredibly grateful to all of our partners who choose to support not only this event but ultimately the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu and our mission to support youth and families in Malibu and beyond. All proceeds help to sustain our year-round enrichment programs and the BGCM Wellness Center, providing access to mental health and wellness resources,” notes Kasey Earnest, chief executive officer at the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu.

Admission tickets must be purchased in advance. Visit for event information and FAQs, including the event’s chaperone policy.

Malibu Chili Cook-Off Event Hours of Operation

·       Friday, September 1, 4 to 10 p.m.

·       Saturday, September 2, 1 to 10 p.m. (Chili awards from 5 to 6 p.m.)

·       Sunday, September 3, 1 to 10 p.m. (Skate Contest from 3 to 5 p.m.)

·       Monday, September 4, 1 to 8 p.m. (Family Day)

About Boys & Girls Club of Malibu

For over 24 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu (BGCM) has enabled young people to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. With four sites, including a Wellness Center and three Clubhouses on the campuses of Malibu High, Malibu Elementary and Webster Elementary Schools, and counseling sites at each location, BGCM serves over 1,400 K-12 students annually. The Wellness Center, the first of its kind in the area, provides free mental health, wellness and social support services to all Malibu Public Schools and the community. BGCM provides a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship and high-impact youth development programs daily during critical nonschool hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, healthy lifestyles, and social and emotional wellness. Learn more about the Club at


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