National Charcoal Day

As the warmth of spring fills the air and the days grow longer, there is a timeless ritual that brings communities together across the nation - firing up the grill. And on the last Friday of May, we pay homage to the heart and soul of outdoor cooking with National Charcoal Grilling Day. 


When Middleby Outdoor came together as one, we noticed each team had a set number of differences, but the one thing we have in common is our love for charcoal. This love for charcoal grilling has been the backbone of our company. With all the joy we have gained through charcoal grilling, we wanted to bring this joy to every backyard! Let us have a big BBQ and everyone is invited! 


National Charcoal Day is on the last Friday of May! 

The Soul of Charcoal 

What sets charcoal grilling apart is the unmistakable flavor it imparts to food. The smoky, earthy essence of charcoal infuses every bite with depth and character, transforming ordinary ingredients into culinary delights. Whether it is a sizzling steak, juicy burgers, or tender vegetables, charcoal elevates the dining experience to new heights. 

Versatility and Creativity

One of the joys of charcoal grilling is its versatility. From low-and-slow barbecue to high-heat searing, charcoal allows for a wide range of cooking techniques, making it suitable for everything from brisket and ribs to pizza and seafood. The only limit is your imagination, as backyard chefs experiment with rubs, marinades, and wood smoke to craft unique and delicious dishes.

Discover the Superior Flavor of Kamado Joe Charcoal 

When it comes to charcoal grilling, the fuel you choose can make all the difference in flavor and performance. Kamado Joe sets the standard for premium hardwood charcoal, offering an unparalleled grilling experience that elevates your culinary creations to new heights. Our Big Block XL Lump Charcoal, sourced from authentic guayaibi, aistal, and white quebracho hardwoods, offers a clean burn and robust wood-fired flavor, perfect for high-temperature searing or low-and-slow smoking. Kamado Joe 100% Natural Lump Charcoal burns hotter and longer, allowing for up to three reuses, ensuring efficient and cost-effective grilling. Stock up on Kamado Joe Charcoal in bulk and experience the unmatched quality that sets Kamado Joe apart. 

Kamado Joe National Charcoal DayA row of tables set for serving barbecue outside. Bags of Kamado Joe Big Block lump charcoal are propped up against the table legs.The sun on the horizon peeks through tents at a grilling competition. The nearest tent has 4 Kamado Joe grills with open bags of Big Block lump charcoal scattered between them.

Community and Connection 

National Charcoal Grilling Day is more than just an excuse to cook outdoors; it is an opportunity to connect with friends, family, and neighbors. Whether you are hosting a backyard barbecue, attending a community cookout, or sharing grilling tips and recipes online, the camaraderie and sense of community fostered by charcoal grilling are as important as the food itself. 

Join the Celebration 

This National Charcoal Grilling Day, fire up your grill, gather your loved ones, and savor the flavors of tradition and togetherness. Share your grilling adventures on social media using #NationalCharcoal Day and tagging @kamadojoe.  Inspire others to join the celebration. Let us keep the flame alive and continue to honor the timeless art of charcoal grilling for generations to come. 


National Charcoal Grilling Day is a tribute to the time-honored tradition of cooking over an open flame. From its rich history to its unparalleled flavor, charcoal grilling embodies the essence of outdoor cooking. So, dust off your grill, stock up on charcoal, and get ready to create unforgettable culinary memories with friends and family this National Charcoal Day! 

Happy Grilling!