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National Barbecued Spareribs Day

July 4

When is National Barbecued Spareribs Day?

National Barbecued Spareribs Day happens on Thursday July 4, 2024.

Grill, Baby, Grill: Celebrating National Barbecued Spareribs Day!

While fireworks illuminate the skies in a dazzling display of lights and colors, there’s another spectacle happening right in our backyards – the sizzle of spareribs on the grill. That’s right, folks! Alongside the grand celebration of Independence Day, July 4th also marks National Barbecued Spareribs Day, a day dedicated to one of America’s favorite finger-licking delights. So, grab your aprons, fire up the grill, and let’s make this day a delicious tribute to those juicy, smoky, and utterly irresistible barbecued spareribs.

A Rib-tastic Tradition

Barbecued spareribs have been a staple at American cookouts for generations, embodying the spirit of summer and bringing families together with their irresistible charm. Whether you’re a fan of the sweet and tangy or the spicy and bold, spareribs offer a canvas for flavors that dance together in perfect harmony.

Celebrate with a Rib-Off

  1. Family Rib Cook-Off: What better way to celebrate National Barbecued Spareribs Day than with a friendly competition among family and friends? Have each person or team prepare their signature spareribs recipe. Not only will you have a variety of delicious ribs to enjoy, but you’ll also create lasting memories.
  2. Sauce Experimentation Station: Set up a station with various homemade or store-bought sauces and rubs. Encourage everyone to get creative with flavors, mixing and matching to discover new favorite combinations.
  3. Rib Grilling Masterclass: Share the joy of grilling by teaching the younger members of the family how to grill spareribs safely. It’s a great way to bond and pass down cooking traditions.
  4. Rib-themed Decor: Embrace the theme with rib-inspired decorations. Think grill-shaped balloons, napkins with grill patterns, and plates in classic BBQ red and white checkered designs.

Fun Rib Facts to Chew On

  • Ribs Around the World: While we love our American BBQ ribs, many cultures have their unique take on ribs. From the sweet and sticky char siu ribs in China to the spicy galbi in Korea, there’s a whole world of ribs to explore.
  • Low and Slow: The secret to mouthwatering spareribs lies in the cooking method. Cooking them low and slow ensures they’re fall-off-the-bone tender.
  • A Saucy Debate: The debate between dry rubs and wet sauces is as old as BBQ itself. Whether you prefer the dry spices to create a crust or the sauce for that sticky goodness, there’s no wrong way to enjoy spareribs.

Let’s Get Grilling!

As we gather to celebrate Independence Day, let’s not forget to pay homage to the delicious tradition of barbecued spareribs. Whether you’re a grill master or a BBQ novice, there’s joy in every bite and laughter around every grill. So, here’s to a day filled with the people we love, the food we crave, and the memories we make.

Happy National Barbecued Spareribs Day! May your grills be hot, and your ribs be plenty.

When does National Barbecued Spareribs Day happen next year?

National Barbecued Spareribs Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Friday July 4, 2025
  • Saturday July 4, 2026
  • Sunday July 4, 2027
  • Tuesday July 4, 2028
  • Wednesday July 4, 2029


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