By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
WYANDOTTE – More than 5,000 people raised their glasses to the spirit of summer at the city’s annual Wine Crawl Aug. 19 along Biddle Avenue, featuring live music and benefiting local non-profits.
While admission was free, those 21 and older could purchase a Wine Crawl Pass, which included a glass and 12 sampling tickets for $25 if purchased during the presale period or $30 if bought on site the day of the event. A full bar offered other drink options, as well.
The Wine Crawl, which ran from 6 to 10 p.m., featured musicians Joel and Sarah Sherrard, as well as the ’90s tribute band Class of ’98, which performed tunes from NSYNC, Snopp Dogg, Nirvana, The Spice Girls and many other popular hits from the era.
Serving up the wine were local non-profit groups, including the Wyandotte Music Boosters, Dog Aide of Detroit, American Legion Post 389 of Riverview and the Wyandotte chapter of the International Association of Fire Fighters.
Julie Law of 360 Event Productions, which produced the event, said the event combines wine tasting with entertainment, dining and late-night shopping.
Other upcoming Wyandotte events include Beer Fest Sept. 16, Fire and Flannel Festival Sept. 23 to 25, and Taco Hop Oct. 8.