Sip & Stroll

What’s better than sipping an alcoholic libation, strolling along the boutique-lined streets of Vancouver, and enjoying a lovely summer evening? Here’s the best part: all proceeds benefit the Hough Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that helps kids in our community cultivate self-reliance through mentoring, advocating for mental health and social services, and providing opportunities for classroom, after school, and early learning enrichment.

The sixth annual Sip & Stroll, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, will feature over 30 locations in both Uptown Village and in downtown Vancouver. Participants (21 years or older) will sample an array of fine wines, hard ciders, and craft brews at almost 30 locations while enjoying live music, shopping discounts and coupons, and light appetizers. If you get tired while walking, free shuttle service is available along the Sip & Stroll route. You can also come early for the annual Show & Shine car show, happening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street in Uptown Village.

Self-guided tasting tours will begin and end at the Burgerville Center for Responsible Community Leadership at 1602 Main St. Parking is available on the entire block south of the start location. Top off your evening with an after-party at Low Bar, where you can sample a specialty Sip & Stroll cocktail. Tickets are available online for $30 each at www.foughfoundation.org or $35 on the day of the event. Participants will receive a commemorative tasting  glass along with a tasting map. You’ll also be able to purchase bottles of your favorite beverage at the starting location. For more information, contact Jill Campbell at 360-901-0132 or jcampbell@houghfoundation.org.

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