The Downtown Vernon Association hosts UnWined Downtown Thursday

The Downtown Vernon Association hosts UnWined Downtown Thursday

Downtown UnWineds

Downtown Vernon Association will host the second UnWined Downtown Thursday, Feb. 11 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Downtown Vernon can’t wait for the 56th annual Vernon Winter Carnival to begin.

As part of the festivities, the Downtown Vernon Association will host the second UnWined Downtown Thursday, Feb. 11 from 5 to 9 p.m.

“UnWined Downtown is an exclusive ladies night event showcasing downtown boutiques and businesses,” said Hailey Rilkoff, with the DVA.

“UnWined Downtown guests will be treated to a night of food and wine sampling, late night shopping with special discounts, product demos, and door prizes. A reception show kicks off the evening at the Vernon Public Art Gallery with registration, appetizers and cocktails provided by Okanagan Spirits.”

There will also be a live mannequin fashion show during the reception from 5 to 6 p.m.

The reception is followed by visits to 12 host venues who have each partnered up with other local salons, wineries, and cafes.

Participants can enjoy samples, enter door prize draws and fill up their UnWined Downtown swag bags as they visit each host venue.

One grand prize winner will be drawn from the event to win a $500 downtown Vernon shopping spree. Women will have to visit every host venue and fill up their UnWined Downtown passport in order to win.

Tickets are $35 which includes appetizers and cocktail at the reception as well as exclusive access to the UnWined Downtown host venues with samples and swag at each location.

Tickets can be purchased from the Downtown Vernon Association office, the Vernon Winter Carnival office or online at www.vernonwintercarnival.com. There are limited tickets available for UnWined.

For more information, call 250-542-5851 or visit downtownvernon.com.