FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Lindsey Payne Johnstone, Event Director
The Downtown Bellingham Partnership announced today details of the 2019 iteration of their annual Spring Wine Walk event inÂ Bellingham, WA.Â A well-known and popular occasion for downtown, the Spring Wine Walk draws upwards of 700 people to the downtown core for wine tasting at different galleries, shops and venues. This year’s spring wine walk will be from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 10th.
â€śWeâ€™re absolutely thrilled to be bringing the Spring Wine Walk back for a fifth year,â€ť Lindsey Payne Johnstone, Events Director for the Downtown Bellingham Partnership, said.Â â€śThis event has grown over the years into a community favorite, and we even have new things in store that will make this yearâ€™s event fantastic.â€ť
Just like past Wine Walks, attendees will have the opportunity to taste a variety of wines from local and regional wineries while shopping at their favorite downtown stores and discovering new downtown businesses.Â Â Â While this yearâ€™s event carries over these traditions, new wineries and an expanded and upgraded VIP experience have been added for 2019.
Tickets to the event are $30. Each attendee will receive 10 tasting tickets, a commemorative tasting cup, an event guide and a Co-op tote bag.Â Â In addition to the general tickets, the new and improved VIP experience, at $50, includes everything that comes with a general ticket, plus access to a VIP-only reception at Vinostrology, early check-in to skip the lines, a complimentary glass of red, white or rosĂ© wine, a free bag of popcorn and three additional tasting tickets.Â Â Tickets for the event are on sale now and are expected to again sell out early.
â€śWine Walk is one of our most popular events and we recommend buying tickets as soon as they go on sale,â€ť Payne Johnstone said. â€śOur previous wine walk events have completely sold out and this event will likely do the same!â€ť
The event is sponsored by the Community Food Co-op with additional support from Greenhouse and Bank of the Pacific.Â Â As part of their sponsorship of the Wine Walk, the Community FoodÂ Co-op will be announcing details of a social mediaÂ giveaway for pre-evening snacks and a chance to win tickets to the Spring Wine Walk.
â€śThe growth of this event would not be possible without our community partners,â€ť said Payne Johnstone. â€śWe are grateful for our title sponsor, the Community Food Co-op, as well as support from Greenhouse and Bank of the Pacific.â€ť
2019 Spring Wine Walk participating businesses are:
- AngelÂ Nails & Spa
- Apse Adorn
- Argyle Salon
- Backcountry Essentials
- Bellingham Wax Studio
- Bison Bookbinding & Letterpress
- Brazen Shop + Studio
- Community Food Co-op
- Downtown Emporium
- Elks Building Pop-Up: Bellingham Handmade
- Fringe Boutique
- Gold Comb Salon
- Makeworth Market
- Quinn & Foster
- Social Fabric
- Third Planet
- Wandering Oaks Gallery
- Wise Buys
For more information on downtown events, visit the Downtown Bellingham Partnershipâ€™s Facebook PageÂ http://www.facebook.com/DowntownBellinghamPartnership/events