EDMONTON, AB. (March 23, 2017) – Porkapalooza BBQ Festival returns on June 10 and 11 for its fourth year as Edmonton’s premier BBQ festival. This year, the festival returns to its roots by increasing its focus on the BBQ competition, while maintaining the opportunity for the public to taste delicious BBQ.  With plenty of local entertainment, food trucks, retail vendors, and a Kids Zone, there will be fun for the whole family.

To enhance the public experience, Porkapalooza is teaming up with Northlands who offers world class facilities, staff, and excellent access to public transit and parking.

Porkapalooza BBQ Society’s mission is to end hunger and support families in our local community. In pursuit of this mission, Porkapalooza 2017 is working with and supporting three local charities: Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Alberta, Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS), and AdaptAbilities.

“We are very excited to be working Northlands to deliver an amazing world-class BBQ experience for the whole family,” said Mark Bosworth, Chairman of the Porkapalooza BBQ Festival Society. “We also look forward to supporting our three partner charities that provide incredible support to families and children in our community.” 

“Northlands is proud to work with the Porkapalooza team on this premier BBQ event,” said Tim Reid, President and CEO, Northlands. “Any opportunity we have to give back to our community and work with like-minded organizations such as these three is not only a great opportunity for our team but a win for the city and the families that work with these agencies.”

Alberta Pork is one of the founding members of Porkapalooza BBQ Society. Through Porkapalooza, the Alberta Pork wants to share its love of good food and BBQ with the community. The organization also partners with YESS, Ronald McDonald House, and AdaptAbilities on an ongoing basis, providing food and financial aid where it is needed.