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National Grilling Month

Fire up the grill and get ready to sizzle this National Grilling Month! From burgers to veggies, we've got all the tips and tricks for a perfect BBQ.
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July 1
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Get your grill ready because July 1 marks the start of National Grilling Month! This month-long celebration is a popular summer tradition that dates back to the late 1800s, when it was common for families to cook their meals outside over an open fire. Today, grilling has become a beloved pastime and a delicious way to enjoy outdoor gatherings with friends and family. From burgers and hot dogs to veggies and seafood, there's no limit to what you can whip up on the grill. So fire up those coals and get ready to savor some mouth-watering dishes all month long!

History of National Grilling Month

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Holiday Calendar surveyed 3,000 Americans from May 1st - May 15th, 2024 to discover each states favorite grilled recipe.
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National Grilling Month Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Outdoor Cooking Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the late 1800s, it was common for families to cook their meals outside over an open fire, marking the origins of grilling.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1897</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Charcoal Grill Patented</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first charcoal grill was patented by Ellsworth B. A. Zwoyer, which went on to revolutionize outdoor grilling.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1952</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of Weber Grill</div><div class='timeline-text'>George Stephen Sr. invents the Weber Kettle Grill, a dome-shaped grill that helped reduce flare-ups and control temperature.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Gas Grills Become Popular</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1970s, gas grills became popular, offering a cleaner and more controlled method of grilling.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1985</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Barbecue Championships Begin</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first barbecue championships took place, with competitive grilling becoming a popular trend, showcasing grilling skills and innovative recipes.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2003</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Grilling Month Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>July was officially designated as National Grilling Month, providing an opportunity to celebrate and engage in outdoor grilling activities.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Grilling Month

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a backyard BBQ</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends and family over for a backyard BBQ to celebrate National Grilling Month. Grill up some burgers, hot dogs, and your favorite veggies for a delicious and fun time.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try different types of grills</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Challenge yourself to try different types of grills, such as charcoal, gas, or wood-fired. Each grill can bring a unique flavor to your food and it's a great way to expand your grilling skills.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a grilling competition</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and have a friendly grilling competition. Each person can bring their own special dish to grill and everyone can vote on the best one. This is a fun way to celebrate National Grilling Month and show off your grilling skills.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Explore new grilling recipes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take this month as an opportunity to explore new grilling recipes. From grilled pizza to grilled fruit, there are endless possibilities on the grill. Get creative and try something new!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a grilling festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check your local events for any grilling festivals happening during National Grilling Month. You'll get to taste delicious grilled foods, learn new techniques, and meet other grilling enthusiasts. It's a great way to celebrate and learn more about grilling.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Grilling Month

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Summer grilling is a tradition</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Grilling Month falls during the peak of summer, making it the perfect excuse to gather friends and family for a backyard BBQ. Whether you're cooking up burgers, hot dogs, or veggies, there's something special about sharing food fresh off the grill with loved ones.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Grilling adds amazing flavor</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's just something about food cooked over an open flame that brings out bold and delicious flavors. Plus, grilling allows you to experiment with different marinades and rubs to create unique and flavorful dishes that can't be replicated in any other way.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Grilling is a healthier option</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Compared to frying or other cooking methods, grilling requires little to no added oils or fats. This means that grilled foods are typically lower in calories and can be a healthier alternative. Plus, grilling helps to retain more nutrients in food compared to boiling or steaming.</p></div></div>

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National Grilling Month FAQs

When is National Grilling Month?

National Grilling Month is celebrated on July 1stevery year. In 2024, National Grilling Month will occur on a Monday.

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