Malibu Chili Cook-Off Will be Back for Four-Day Festival

Live music, carnival games, skateboarding competitions, old friends, a ferris wheel and lots and lots of chili... sound familiar?

The Malibu Chili Cook-Off and Carnival is returning this fall for a four-day event scheduled to take place from Friday, Sept. 3, through Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. The annual event takes place over Labor Day Weekend each year in the Chili Cook-Off Lot, located at the corner of Stuart Ranch Road and Civic Center Way. This will be the first year the cook-off and carnival will last four days.

The event, which for its first 36 years was sponsored by the Malibu Kiwanis Club, has been put on by the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu since 2017. Last year it was forced to be canceled due to the pandemic.

“We’re excited to be able to resume this event ... it’s an anticipated event this year for obvious reasons and we’re just excited to be able to host it,” Boys & Girls Club of Malibu Executive Director Kasey Earnest said during a Monday, July 19, Malibu Planning Commission hearing.

It is a legendary, community inspired event that EVERYONE in Malibu attends.  It is a weekend full of music, food, drink, amusement, artisans, friends and family.  This year, Malibu and surrounding areas will come together to celebrate the end of summer and to support community.

Festival Hours of Operation:
Friday Sept 3:  4p – 10p (Locals Night)
Saturday Sept 4: 1pm – 10p – CHILI COMPETITION
Sunday Sept 5: 1pm – 10p – CHILI COMPETITION
Monday Sept 6: 1pm – 8p