Ninja Grill Jam Heats Up Summer with Free Outdoor Festivals in Toronto and Montreal

May 27, 2024

Kick off the summer with Ninja Grill Jam, where it’s Better Outside with Ninja®. Come join a celebration of Canada’s delicious diversity and the joy of outdoor cooking. In collaboration with Amazon Music, Horizon Media and executed by Eat It Up Media, we bring an unparalleled experience that merges hot food, cool music, and the vibrant essence of Canadian summer.

As grillers and outdoor cookers, we embrace the spirit of adventure all year round. When snow melts and sun peeks out, we like to gather our friends and families to have a great time outside. From the mouthwatering dishes we grill to the eclectic beats we groove to, our Outdoor Line elevates the outdoor Canadian experience because life is indeed Better Outside With Ninja. 


Ninja Grill Jam  

Grill Jam will be anchored by an Insta-worthy experiential activation in the heart of Toronto at Harbourfront (June 1) and at the Festival on the Canal in Montreal (June 15). Canada saw its first BBQ glow up in the 70s and Grill Jam is throwing it back retro-style. Ninja will set up multiple cook stations—featuring Ninja’s Woodfire Outdoor Grills, Ovens, & Coolers —where we will prepare delicious free BBQ dishes to celebrate the start of summer. Next to the cook stations, we will park a SharkNinja and Amazon Music party bus where a DJ will be spinning the hottest summer hits. In addition, visitors can participate in fun games and chances to win Ninja prizes and giveaways.

Visitors will also be able to scan QR Codes to purchase Ninja products on, explore BBQ recipes and unlock an exclusive Amazon Music playlist from a custom-designed Ninja Brand Store on

Date and Time:


June 1: 11am-7pm

Location: Harbourfront. 225 Queens Quay West. Toronto, ON

Camera Call/Broll Opportunities: 12pm-3pm

Ninja Spokesperson available on request

Free BBQ and music jam


June 15: 11am-7pm

Location: Festival on the Canal. l’Ancienne-cour-de-triage Park/Parc de l’Ancienne-Cour-de-Triage. 3653-3667 Saint-Patrick St., Montreal, QC

Camera Call: 12pm-3pm

Ninja Spokesperson available on request

Free BBQ and music jam

Ninja Grill Jam Food Samplers

Ninja invites all BBQ lovers to enjoy a free sampling of summer at Ninja Grill Jam. In collaboration with chef Rachel Buck, Grill Jam will feature unique and easy-to-make BBQ dishes meant to please all flavour profiles. The menu includes:

  • Jerk chicken skewers (Toronto)

  • BBQ pulled pork sliders (Toronto)

  • Grilled Vegetarian Skewer with Seasoned Mushroom, Pepper (Toronto)

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie (Toronto)

  • Mini All dressed Burgers with Topped with Mustard, Ketchup, Mayo (MTL)

  • Vegetable Skewers (MTL)

  • BBQ Chicken Skewers (MTL)

  • Grilled Salami Bites (MTL)

  • Mini Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies (MTL)

You can explore more Ninja Kitchen recipes and how-to-make directions here.

Ninja Summer Outdoor Product Line-Up

In Canada, approximately 2.4 million adults are BBQ enthusiasts, and it’s easy to understand why. We stand by our grills in the snow to serve up hot food year-round, and when summer arrives, the spirit of Canada comes alive with unique sounds, smells, and sights as we host our people outside. The music, food, and company we keep define who we are and represent the cultural currency we share with friends who have become our family. This summer Ninja has an outdoor product line-up designed to entertain.

NEW: Ninja FrostVault™: The cooler with premium ice retention and fridge-temp dry storage. With FrostVault™ technology, cold transfers into the Dry Zone to keep food cool, dry and separate at food-safe temperatures (under 40° F) for days*. 50-quart capacity fits up to 80 cans or 50 bottles – plenty of room for all your favorite drinks. Streamline your outdoor adventures with heavy-duty construction and premium lid, latch and handles for easy access, storage, and transport.             

Ninja Woodfire Pro Connect: Now you can get the ultimate outdoor cooking experience with a powerful grill that Master Grills, BBQ Smokes, & Air fries with 100% authentic woodfire flavors. Powered by electricity and flavored by real burning wood pellets, Woodfire technology gives you the ability to easily create rich, woodfire flavours you can see and taste with just 1/2 cup of pellets.

Ninja Woodfire 8-in-1 Outdoor Oven: Imagine what you can cook outdoors with the Ninja Woodfire™ Outdoor Oven. This electric outdoor oven unlocks 8-in-1 versatility with a wide temperature range of 105-700°F (40-370°C) for premium flavours, textures, and results at the touch of a button. Add smoky flavours to anything you make with just 1/2 cup of pellets with Ninja Woodfire™ Technology. Includes a cover for year round protection.

Ninja Blast™ Portable Blender: The Ninja Blast™ Portable Blender brings high-speed Ninja blending power on the go with a cordless, hand-held design. The 18-oz. vessel is perfect for smoothies, protein shakes, and frozen drinks.

Shark™ FlexBreeze™ Fan with InstaCool Mist Attachment: Meet the Ultra-powerful Shark FlexBreeze Fan with InstaCool Mist attachment. Cordless & corded, outdoor & indoor. Transforms from pedestal to tabletop. Incredibly quiet, even at high speed with a 20-hour runtime. Feel the breeze over 70 feet away.

Ninja Thirsti™ Travel Bottle: Travel Bottle engineered to keep drinks colder and fizzier for longer.

For more information about the Ninja Outdoor products, visit Follow Ninja on Instagram @NinjaKitchenCanada and #NinjaGrillJam #ItsBetterOutside #NinjaCanada.

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* Based on 2.5 +/- .6 days on average below 40F, across all drawers tested.