Boats, Beats, and BBQ Grand Lake 2023

Boats, Beats & BBQ is a land & water festival over Labor Day Weekend on Grand Lake, located at Wolf Creek Park in Grove for 2023.

Featuring Formula 1 Powerboat Championship racing, live music all weekend, and a Kansas City BBQ Society competition, the 2023 festival will not be one to miss!

No boat? No problem! The live music stage will be accessible to spectators from the lake shore as well.

Make plans to join us for a fun holiday weekend – tickets are available both by the day or for the full weekend on the website HERE. (Yes, this is a rare ticketed event at Grand Lake. But, the word is that all proceeds will be donated back to area non-profits.)

Here is the schedule of events:


Enjoy watching the races on the water and live music all afternoon!

8am-2pm: Formula 1 Powerboat Races

12pm-1pm: Kansas City BBQ Society Official Backyard Competition Turn-In Times

1pm-3pm: People’s Choice Blind Taste Testing at main serving area (pulled pork)

2pm-7:45pm: Live Music on the water!

3pm-4:15pm: Dead Metal Society

4:45pm-6pm: Don Felder

6:30pm-7:45pm: Bret Michaels


Sunday will feature the People’s Choice BBQ Tasting Competition, so bring your appetite and see what these awesome teams cook up for us!

8am-2pm: Formula 1 Powerboat Races

12pm-2pm: People’s Choice competition (outlaw style – chef’s choice dish) tasting at competitor tents, vote at main serving area

3pm-7:45pm: Live Music on the water!

3pm-4:15pm: The Aces Wild Band

4:45pm-6pm: Tim Montana

6:30pm-7:45pm: The LACS


See image attached for a general map of how the event will be laid out at Wolf Creek Park. Attendees will need to enter the park from 21st Street and utilize the public parking lot. The live music can be enjoyed from land or water – bring your rafts and jump in! There will also be organized boat mooring for those attendees who arrive by water. Please note that the Formula1 Powerboat race area will be restricted from 8am-2pm each day.

Wolf Creek Park Event map



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