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Muir Beach Volunteer Firemen's Barbecue Celebrated 50 Years!
Sunday, May 26, 2024 - Memorial Day Weekend

The 50th anniversary of the The Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department Annual Firemen's Barbecue tool place Sunday afternoon of Memorial Day Weekend, May 26, in Santos Meadows near Muir Beach and Muir Woods. Featuring delicious food, fantastic live music, tasty craft beers, premium wine, and a whole lot of fun for the family, the Firemen's Barbecue is a festive gathering and a favorite Memorial Weekend tradition in Marin and an essential fundraiser for the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department. This year, the MBVFD will break ground on a brand-new firehouse near the Muir Beach Overlook, and proceeds from the Barbecue will help fund the new building.

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary this year, the MBVFD was excited to welcome back beloved local funkster favorites Vinyl, who got the spirited crowd on the dance floor with their diverse and high-energy set. Keeping the 50-year tradition going, local favorites Andre's All-Stars (a collective of top-notch all-star musicians) kept the groove going with their classic rock and R&B tunes.

Muir Beach firefighters and community members tended to smoky grills. Barbecue chicken, crepes, vegetarian tamale lunches, handmade desserts, sodas, beer, and wine were available, as was clothing and other items featuring the famous Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department's iconic dog logo. The day's activities ended with a raffle of dozens of incredible prizes, including fantastic accommodations and gift certificates from popular Bay Area and beyond restaurants and attractions. See who won this year!

Entry/Parking fee was $30 per vehicle; carpooling encouraged. There was a $10 entry fee for non-vehicle attendees (walk-in and bike-in attendees).


Live Music by André's Allstars!

Ever wonder why the live music at every Muir Beach Volunteer Firefighters BBQ is always so exceptionally good? Chalk it up to André Pessis! Year after year André recruits the musicians that are featured as "André's Allstars." They're André's friends and associates and they're long-time professionals.

The world recognizes André as an Award Winning Songwriter (16 hits and in seven #1 albums), but Muir Beach folks know André as a of the initial Volunteer Firefighters (over 40 years ago)...and a long-time friend of the BBQ that provides most of the money that keeps the Volunteers going.

So that's why the music is so good. Come this year and see for yourself next year. And put your hands together for André and all his All-Stars. They rock!

  • Monroe Grissman
  • April Grissman
  • Audi DeLone
  • Michael White
  • Loralee Christensen
  • David Perper
  • Allyson Paige
  • Rita Thies
  • Andre Pessis

Directions to Santos Meadow in Muir Beach

From San Francisco: Take Golden Gate Bridge and Highway 101 North.
From East Bay: Take Richmond Bridge and Highway 101 South.
From North: Take Highway 101 South
(Distances below are measured from the first traffic light after exiting 101 from North or South)

  • Exit Highway 101 at Stinson Beach Hwy 1 exit. Follow signs to Hwy 1 North.
  • At first traffic light, proceed on Hwy 1 North (Shoreline Highway) towards Stinson Beach.
  • At mile 0.5 (Arco Station on the left) turn left at traffic light (Tamalpais Junction). Continue on Hwy 1 North, Shoreline Hwy, towards Stinson Beach and Mt. Tamalpais.
  • At mile 3.1, stay left on Hwy 1 towards Muir Beach.
  • At mile 6 go straight onto Frank Valley road / Muir Woods Rd. (Hwy 1 goes left)
  • At mile 6.6, turn left at Santos Meadow/Frank Valley Horse Camp


Download the BBQ 2024 Poster




MBVFD Fundraiser BBQ 2019



MBVFD Doggie Logo


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