Crocker Park has made a name for itself over the years not only as one of Cleveland’s premier shopping centers, but also as a hotspot for community events. From their annual Tree Lighting celebration, to their food truck competition, to their Crocker Kids summer series and more, they have continued to make good on their commitment to expand their offering beyond just shopping and dining. Utilizing their beautiful park-like spaces to help create unforgettable experiences for the community has become a staple of theirs, and that tradition continues with their ever-popular summer event, the Crocker Park Wine Festival presented by Market District.
After a year off, the Crocker Park Wine Festival returns September 17th & 18th to celebrate its 10th Anniversary of bringing the Greater Cleveland community together for this fun gathering of wine producers and enthusiasts. The event is sponsored by The Promenade mainstay Market District as well as their local partners Serpentini of Westlake, Maria Pettet and Integrity Home Group, Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing, and Hyatt Place Hotel. In addition, a portion of the ticket sales will benefit their longtime partner University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.
On event days, Crocker Park will close down South Main St. to make room for wine, beer, and spirits tents, local vendors, food stalls, casual seating, high tops, and live music. The event will be located in between Center Circle, at the intersection near Anthropologie and Altar’d State, and will run south all the way down to Market St. near Gap and Banana Republic. Attendees can freely stroll with a drink in hand and visit different wine vendors to ask questions, sample their products, and to learn more about the various vineyards and producers. For those looking to expand the tasting beyond wine, tents will also be set up offering craft beer and spirits. Live music from a range of popular local bands will play throughout the festival and food offerings from several Crocker Park restaurants including Burntwood Tavern & Leo’s Italian Social will also be available.
The festival will open its gates on Friday, September 17th from 4pm-10pm, and again Saturday, September 18th from 2pm-10pm. Tickets are on sale for $35 for a single day and $55 for a weekend pass from August 1st through September 16th. Door prices on the day of the event are $40 for a single day and $65 for a weekend pass. All ticket purchases include a limited-edition wine glass and 10 tasting tickets per day. Designated driver tickets can also be purchased on site for $10, and full-pour beer and wine options will be available ranging from 4-6 tasting tickets. For more information on the Crocker Park Wine Festival and to purchase tickets, visit crockerparkwinefestival.com.
Free parking will be available in any one of 7 parking garages as well as The Promenade lot along Detroit Rd. Attendees looking to stay for the evening, or the entire weekend are encouraged to book at the Hyatt Place Hotel located at 2020 Crocker Rd. right in the heart of Crocker Park. View rates and book a stay at crockerpark.com/hyattplace. While on property, visitors are also encouraged to support all the great local shops and restaurants on site. For more information about Crocker Park head to crockerpark.com. See you at the Wine Festival!