Special Events


2019 Smoke on the Bricks


The Smoke on the Bricks BBQ competition will take place on Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1st in picturesque downtown Baldwin City.  This Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event is a qualifying event for the American Royal World Series of Barbeque competition and the Jack Daniels World Championship for 2019. BBQ teams will check in Friday beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Friday evening the general public is welcome to come out and hang with their friends and families for the evening from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Live bands, food trucks and kids activities will be on site. Formal BBQ judging will begin on Saturday in the categories of chicken, ribs, pork and brisket.  Top 10 overall as well as top 10 in each category will win prize money.  Total purse currently sits at $8,500.      

Date      Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time      Teams can check in beginning at 9:00 a.m. on May 31 and all teams must be checked in by 3:00 p.m.
Location      Downtown Baldwin City between 7th and 9th streets on High St.
Cost      $160 per team  
      (1) 20 amp plug provided for each team with registration
      No fee for general public to attend.   
      For more information contact Matt McClure at matt@baldwinrec.org
Registration Deadline      May 17, 2019 

Daddy-Daughter Date Night 
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Friday, March 1, 2019 at BESIC

$45.00 a couple; additional daughters $15

Dinner, Dancing & Photo Booth

No age restrictions...all daddy’s and daughters are welcome!

Must register prior to Friday, February 22


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Summer Concert/Movie Series

 NEW IN 2019!!  The Baldwin City Recreation Commission will be offering a FREE Summer Concert/Movie series for 2019.  These events will take place at the Baldwin City Golf Course in June, July and August.  There will be a live band that will kick off the evening at 7:00 and a movie will follow at dusk.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  So come on out, bring your family and friends as well as your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert and movie under the stars at the Baldwin City Golf Course.  Dates and entertainment below:


Saturday, June 8th             Band: Right On Red        Movie:  Ralph Breaks the Internet


Saturday, July 13th            Band:  Red Guitar             Movie:  Incredibles 2 

Saturday, August 10th            Band:  Rusty Laffoon             Movie:  Mary Poppins Returns