Annual Community BBQ

Annual Community BBQ

A partnership between Doug Baldwin Jr. and United Way of King County

June 18, 2022
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Renton Memorial Stadium / Renton, WA

As communities throughout King County sheltered in place and took care of each other these past two years, we’ve all been dreaming of getting back together outside in a big way. We’re bringing this dream to life with the first Annual Community BBQ! We’re firing up the grill to warm up the community and EVERYONE is invited!

The Annual Community BBQ offers a chance to gather with friends and make new ones. Enjoy music and dancing, delicious BBQ, carnivalesque fare and family-friendly games, a maze of bouncy houses and inflatables, playing catch with Doug Baldwin Jr. and his friends, and a few other surprises!

For only $10 per plate, this signature open-air event will give you exclusive access to:

  • Mouth-watering BBQ from the best local pitmasters (+ plenty of vegan, vegetarian and halal options)
  • Sought-after food from vendors across the PNW 
  • Live DJ and entertainment
  • Inflatable area, face painting, balloon animals (KidsQuest Children’s Museum and Lego Guild will be there too!)
  • Youth connections, community conversations and networking opportunities with your local elected officials, youth leaders and nonprofits
  • Activities sponsored by the Seattle Kraken and the Seattle Seahawks

And so much more coming soon! Check back for more updates.

Join us in this celebration of showing up for each other. Let’s grill up a good time!

By RSVPing, you’re also playing your part in fighting food waste—we’ll know how much food to prepare so all our neighbors can enjoy it AND there’s zero food wasted. Win-win! Proceeds from the Annual Community BBQ go toward hunger relief.

Annual Community BBQ 2022 Community Chefs

Hood Famous
Mobile Burgerz
Off the Rez
Umami Kushi

Thanks to our awesome Annual Community BBQ 2022 sponsors:

Alphagraphics Seattle
Seattle's Network of Giving
Swire Coca-Cola

Sponsor this Event

You can help Doug Baldwin Jr. and United Way make this event happen! Sponsor the Annual Community BBQ and join us as we celebrate a return to gathering together again and having meaningful conversations about what an equitable recovery looks like for all of us.

Let’s Be Social

We’re connecting with our community and are working hard to add experiences to make this event fire! Follow us on social media (@unitedwaykc) to keep up to date before the big day.

Champions of Change

The Annual Community BBQ is part of Doug Baldwin’s “Month of Champions” preceding the “Celebrity Champions of Change Basketball Game” on June 26, 2022, at the Climate Pledge Arena.  

Doug Baldwin Jr., Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril are equally respected for their success in influencing change in their collaborations with community organizations. With the launch of Champions of Change, they’ll be joined by former teammates and other Seattle sports figures to supercharge local organizations embedded with their community, offering services for families based on dignity, empowerment and collaboration with others.


What are the COVID protocols for this event?

As of February and March 2022, King County no longer requires masks to be worn at large outdoor events or vaccine verification requirements. However, we strongly encourage guests attending this event to be fully vaccinated and wear a mask if it suits your needs. If health protocols change, our event requirements will adjust based on current King County and state mandates. Please plan to review our updated COVID policies on our website as we get closer to the event for the latest protocols.

What happens if it’s raining on event day?

This event is held outdoors and is RAIN or SHINE. There will be some coverage and tenting available at the venue.

Where can I park?

On-site parking is available. The main parking lot is located at the South Grand Stands where you’ll find the entrance to the event. There is an overflow parking lot available in the North Stands (north side of the stadium) and at the Renton City Parking Garage (a few blocks away, but FREE). The F line also drops off right in front of the stadium.

Is the venue ADA accessible?

ADA parking is available in the South Grand Stands and the venue has wheelchair entry access and wheelchair platforms and lifts in the south stands. If you have any specific accessibility needs or questions please contact

If you have questions about this event, please email us at