Experience the 10th Annual Grand Haven Wine About Winter Event

For the tenth consecutive year, Grand Haven Main Street will celebrate winter with the popular Wine About Winter walk-about. This year’s event will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019, and focuses on wines from around the globe.  This unique occasion offers residents and visitors the opportunity to wander the heated-sidewalks, in the midst of winter, and to experience the warmth and vitality of our Grand Haven Main Street!

The festivities kick off with the Artists’ Awards Ceremony at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum beginning at 5:00 pm.  At 5:30 our local storefronts from Beacon Boulevard through Centertown, along Washington Avenue to Harbor Drive will begin this year’s tour of fine wines.  Visitors will have the opportunity to view artwork from some of the state’s best artists, shop in the many charming boutiques operating in the district as they traverse Grand Haven’s heated, snow-free sidewalks, or ride the complimentary shuttle throughout the Main Street district, all while tasting wine and appetizers. “Last pour” will be at 9:00 p.m.

This year’s admission to Wine About Winter is the 10th annual commemorative wine glass which will be on sale for $5.  These wine tasting glasses make a perfect holiday gift and can be purchased in advance at Fortino’s, located at 114 Washington Avenue.  Glasses will also be available to purchase on Wine About Winter Friday, January 18, only at Harbor Front (in the Common Area) located at 41 Washington Avenue, beginning at 3pm. Tastings are available for $3 each and are available at all participating wine venues.  Proceeds from this fundraising event are used for downtown beautification projects.

Each year Main Street strives to enhance the heart of the Grand Haven community through promotional events, physical improvements and business recruitment and retention activities.  Andy Cawthon, Grand Haven Main Street Promotions Chair states, “These efforts are made so that visitors and residents alike can enjoy our historic downtown and help our West Michigan economy to thrive.”  He continued, “Events like Wine About Winter add to the vibrancy of Grand Haven Main Street and make it a year-round destination.”

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