Firefighters BBQ

Mark your calendars!
Murrieta Fire & Rescue's 75th Annual Firefighters BBQ is April 23

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Murrieta Fire & Rescue (MFR) is hosting its annual Firefighter’s Barbeque on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Murrieta’s Town Square Park. In celebration of MFR’s 75th anniversary, this year’s event will be bigger than ever with live music at Murrieta’s Town Square Park Amphitheater, in addition to a variety of activities throughout the day. The Murrieta Firefighter’s Barbeque is one of Riverside County’s longest-running events, with the first barbeque held in 1948. As is the tradition, barbeque guests will enjoy a smoked tri-tip lunch, music, beer and wine garden, bag-toss tournament, and vendors’ market. Attendees will also get to cheer on fire explorers from throughout Southern California in the annual Fire Explorers “Muster” Competition.

The day will be filled with fun, food, and entertainment, and is a way for the community to show their support for the dedicated public safety personnel serving at MFR. It is also a way for MFR to show its appreciation for the community it has served the past 75 years. In addition to the traditional barbeque fare, this year’s event will feature additional food options and general vendors, live music, and a DJ. Fun for all ages, this is an event the Murrieta community won’t want to miss. 

Attending the event is free and open to the public with a nominal fee for the barbeque lunch.  Pre-purchased tickets are available. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. There will be a limited number of barbeque tickets available for purchase at the event. MFR is currently accepting applications for event vendors. Interested vendors should contact Firefighter Paramedic Eilert Meyers at [email protected]. For general inquiries, please contact Firefighter Engineer Michael Macalinao at [email protected] and be sure to follow @murrietafire on Instagram and Facebook for timely updates about the event.

For more information about this year's event, check out the press release

Purchase tickets

Adult meals:
Children meals:

Vendor Application

Would you like to learn more about being a vendor at this exciting community event? Fill out the linked application (and complete the County's temporary food operators agreement if you plan to serve food or beverages) and email the completed form(s) to Firefighter/Paramedic Eilert Meyers.  If you have questions, call 951-304-FIRE (3473).

City of Murrieta Vendor Application/Permit
75th Anniversary BBQ Vendor Application
County of Riverside Temporary Food Operators Agreement
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