Chili at the Beach

September 2024 - more information coming soon

Things are heating up on Main Street in HB Downtown! 

The annual Chili at the Beach event includes fun in the sun for the whole family. Stroll the first three blocks of Main Street and enjoy live music, vendors, community partners, and activities for the kiddos.

Taste chili for a cause! Purchase a wristband to sample over 20 delicious chili contestant creations and help crown the People's Choice Chili Winner. A portion of ticket sales will benefit The Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley and the Huntington Beach International Surf Museum

This event is free to attend. Sea you there...


Chili at the Beach takes place on Main Street in Downtown Huntington Beach.

For more information, go to or call (714) 536-8300

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Chili / Salsa Tasting Tickets are available online before the event for $10 or on the day of the event at three different Main Street locations, one on each block, for $15. Visitors are given a wristband to wear, which entitles them to unlimited tastings of chili and salsa (while supplies last.)

Everyone is encouraged to sample each of the booths and then vote for their favorite two chili tastes and favorite two salsa tastes. The event opens at 11 am. Ticket booths open at 10:45 am and close at 2 pm. People's choice ballots must be returned by 3 pm. Awards are presented on the Main and PCH stage at 5 pm.

With over seven categories like “Best Chili Name”, “People's Choice”, and “Judge's Choice,” contestants have the chance to win up to $500 in cash prizes. Simultaneously, salsa enthusiasts will be able to enter their precious salsa recipe for prizes, and for the glory of being the best salsa in the game. Proceeds from this event go to the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington Valley.