39th Annual Malibu Chili Cook Off

Photo Cred: Devon Meyers

The Boys & Girls Club of Malibu presents the 39th Annual Malibu Chili Cook-Off over Labor Day weekend, Friday, September 3 to Monday, September 6th, 2021. BGCM is proud to bring back a Malibu tradition celebrating our unique and incredibly strong community spirit!

The event will include engaging experiences and surprises to make it a weekend full of fantastic food, drink, amusement, and fun for friends and the whole family. This year we continue with progressive sustainability efforts throughout the fair, we increase local business presence, and are creating even MORE activities for kids to enjoy, offering interactive options that cater to every attendee!

The famous Chili Cook-Off competition will feature talented contestants vying for best in show in categories featuring meat, vegetarian, or vegan recipes.

Alphapals presents a 24-foot-high rock wall which will be a highlight attraction in this year’s event and an opportunity for another great ocean view from the site. And for that traditional different pace, the Barefoot Dreams Lounge will provide a lovely CozyChic® oasis rooted in community and nature for adults to sip local beer and wines while relaxing in the shade, or soaking in some sun.

Kidd’s Jewelry Heist returns with the support of Boys & Girls Club of Malibu. Find the BGCM tent for fun, family-friendly activities all weekend long including jewelry-making, face painting, and other arts & crafts.

Event Wi-Fi will be provided by Frontier Communications.

The 2nd Annual Johnny Strange Legacy Competition will take place on Sunday, Sept 5. Open skate will also be available on the Malibu Village Skateboard Mini Ramp.

Get your limited-edition Chili Cook Off Swag! The return of signature Chili Cook Off merchandise designed by Aviator Nation will be on site. Jones WRKWR will also be showcasing and selling their cozy, limited BGCM x Jones WRKWR collection.

HELP US REDUCE PLASTIC USE! We care about the environment and our environmental impact. In 2019, our event reached its goal of ZERO WASTE. We encourage attendees to bring their own water bottle! Refillable water stations presented by Orfium will be available all weekend long to help keep you refreshed!


Visit bgcmalibuchilicookoff.org to purchase tickets and get the latest updates.

Carnival tickets sold separately. Pre-sale carnival tickets on sale NOW for a limited time at a discounted price…Visit our website to purchase.


SO MANY Tasty Food Truck & Food Booth Varieties

Strange Family Vineyards

Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio

Open Water

House Beer

Tolago Hard Seltzer

Paperback Brewing Co.

Saint Archer

And More…


Live performance DJs by Othaside DJs will provide guests with a variety of musical vibes, and of course, it’s always possible for a local music celebrity to drop-in.


We will present the Chili Competition winners on Saturday. Be sure to participate in voting for your “Fan Favorite” on Friday Locals’ Night. 

2nd Annual Johnny Strange Legacy Skate Contest

We are excited to announce we will hold the 2nd Annual Johnny Strange Legacy Skate competition that will take place on Sunday, September 5th @ 3PM. This will include jam-session-style competitions for intermediate and advanced competitors of all genders with cash prizes awarded to the winners. The Malibu Village mini-ramp will be available for public skate and practice sessions throughout the rest of the weekend. For information about entering the skate contest, please email us at bgcmalibuchilicookoff@bgcmalibu.org


We are so grateful for our sponsors and partners and the support they provide for this event and the year-round programs for youth and the community. Thanks to our current partnerships including: Barefoot Dreams, Alphapals, Malibu Village, Frontier Communications, Bright Event Rentals, Orfium, eOn mist, Aviator Nation, Havaianas, Strange Family Vineyards, Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio, Jones WRKWR, Skatelite, Open Water, and more to be announced.

Proceeds from the Chili Cook-Off will go directly to support BGCM and continuous efforts toward supporting the constantly growing community and youth-serving programs, BGCM Wellness Center, and social support services addressing mental health and wellness, social emotional learning, diversity equity and inclusion, disaster response, and more.

The Chili Cook-Off will take place:

September 3rd, 4:00pm-10:00pm

September 4th, 1:00 pm -10:00pm (chili comp)

September 5th, 1:00pm –10:00pm (skate contest)

September 6th, 1:00 pm-8:00pm

The Malibu Chili Cook-off will be following mandatory state/county protocols for COVID-19 safety measures. Please see check our FAQs at for the most updated information at BGCMalibuChiliCookOff.org

We’re Looking for Volunteers! Email us at bgcmalibuvolunteer@bgcmalibu.org

Visit BGCMalibuChiliCookOff.org for more information.

About Boys & Girls Club of Malibu

For 20 years, the BGCM (http://www.bgcmalibu.org) has enabled young people to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. With three sites, a Wellness Center and three Clubhouses on the campuses of Malibu High School, Malibu Elementary and Webster Elementary Schools, and counseling sites at each of these locations, the BGCM serves a membership of over 700 K-12th graders and 1,700 through outreach programs. The Wellness Center provides free mental health & wellness services as well as social support services to all Malibu Public Schools and is available to the community at large.

The BGCM provides a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, healthy lifestyles, as well as social and emotional wellness. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. The BGCM was founded in 1999 by the founding board of the Malibu Foundation for Youth and Families and is a 501c3: 95-4774844. The BGCM relies on generous donations from the community to keep the doors open and make a lasting impact on the lives of youth. Please consider making a fully tax-deductible donation today.

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