MUIR BEACH VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 2018 BBQ
• MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018•
Santos Meadow on Frank Valley Road, Muir Beach
Live Music by André Pessis and his Allstars
Food, Fun, Dancing, Drinks, Raffle, T-Shirts, Kids' Play Zone & More...
Parking $20 per vehicle • Carpooling encouraged
FREE TO THE PUBLIC • ALCOHOL PURCHASED ON-SITE ONLY • NO BYOB
All proceeds benefit the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department
Sponsored by the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Association
There was dancing to Live music... R&B and rock 'n roll music by André and the All-Stars and Soul Ska
MBVFD gear flew off the shelves of the Tee Shirt Booth, famous for MBVFD Logo Gear: Tees, hoodies, hats, travel mugs, totes, dog leashes & collars, bandanas, and some new surprises.
Businesses and Muir Beach Fans all over Marin and beyond donated prizes for our 2018 BBQ Raffle - see who won books, gift certificates to restaurants, overnight stays at hotels ... and lots more!
Kids of all ages tried their best to master the climbing wall and give the bouncy houses a good workout.
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
To Santos Meadow
Distances are measured from the first traffic light after exiting 101 from North or South (Fireside Motel on left)
- 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
A special thanks to the more than 170 community volunteers, many of whom work for months each year to make the BBQ a great success. Big thanks also to businesses contributors for their generous contributions of goods, services & raffle prizes!
A picture's worth a thousand words...
Check out the 2017 Barbecue Slide Show
Check out the 2016 Barbecue Slide Show
Check out the 2015 Barbecue Slide Show
Check out the 2014 Barbecue Slideshow
Check out the 2013 Barbecue Slideshow
Check out the 2012 Barbecue Slideshow
Check out the 2011 Barbecue Slide Show
Check out the 2009 Barbecue Slide Show
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 is the guy who recruits the musicians that are featured as "André's Allstars." They're André's friends and associates and they're long-time professionals. (Check out their websites!)
The world recognizes André as an Award Winning Songwriter (16 hits and in seven #1 albums), but Muir Beach folks know André as a home-boy...one 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 next year and see for yourself. And put your hands together for André and all his All-Stars. They rock!
Many thanks to the businesses and organizations whose contributions help to make the annual BBQ a success! Here's a partial list:
- Lagunitas Brewing Company
- Thierry Lovato, Thackery Wines/Sean
- Ellen Callaway & K Stebner, Michael Caufield, Kevin Corbit, Brenda Kohn, Peter Lambert, Deborah McDonald, Sara Nesbitt, Janet Tumpich
- Green Gulch Farm Zen Center
(ingredients for the yummy desserts & use of their kitchen)
- Lazzari Fuel Supply
(garbage and recycling bins)
(coffee for work parties)
- Trader Joe's
(food for work parties)
(discount on chicken)
- San Francisco Wholesale Ice Company
- Muir Beach Quilters
(volunteers' Sunday setup breakfast baked goods)
- D'Angelo's Pizza
(Wrap-up Party pizza)
Special thanks to all the businesses and folks who contributed 100+ prizes to
Check here to see who won 2018 Raffle Prizes.
The Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department & Debra Allen, Volunteer Raffle Coordinator, would like to thank the many locals who purchased 25-200 raffle tickets, as they made a huge, important difference for all involved!