REMINDER: Poverty Bay Wine Festival Will Be Uncorked Friday Night At 5pm!

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UPDATE: Late breaking news! Internationally known electric violinist Steve Kindler will be performing with Mambo Cadillac on Friday Night, March 4th, at 6 PM at the Poverty Bay Wine Festival at the the Landmark Event Center in Des Moines.

Here’s a video that includes some of his innovative music:

PREVIOUSLY: Des Moines Rotary’s 7th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be officially uncorked Friday night (March 4th), starting at 5pm at the historic and grand Landmark Event Center.

Opening night will be “Fifteen Token Friday,” which means you’ll receive five extra tasting tokens for the price of ten! And don’t miss musical entertainment from Tor Dietrichson’s Band Mambo Cadillac, which begins at 6pm.

This year, in addition to enjoying outstanding live jazz in a historic setting for a great cause, you’ll be able to sample from 22 Northwest wines such as Five Star Cellars, Tempus Cellars and Vashon Winery, as well as groove on the dance floor.

We’re proud to be a Sponsor of this event, along with our sister site The Waterland Blog, and we encourage all our Readers to attend, as it’s one heck of a great time, in one heck of a cool building, for one heck of an excellent local cause! There are many outstanding adult beverages to sample, along with great food, live music, and of course, the hippest and funnest local peeps around. Be sure to find The Waterland Blog table too in the main downstairs room and come say hi to us!

You’ll be able to taste wines from over 20 Washington State Wineries, such as:

Food Vendors will include:

Featured Jazz Entertainers will include:

Friday, March 4th:

Saturday, March 5th:

Sunday, March 6th:


Event Sponsors:

Major Sponsors:

Community Sponsors:

Rotary Supporters:

Free parking and a free shuttle service will run from the Des Moines Marina to the Landmark Event Center all three days of the festival. Limited paid parking will be available on site for $10.00.

Wine Festival Tickets are $25.00 ($30 at the door), which includes 10 tasting tokens (tastings range from 1 – 3 tokens). Additional tasting tokens available for $1.00. Buy yours online now by clicking here.

Must be 21 or over to attend.

The historic Landmark Event Center, which once housed a Masonic Retirement Home (and allegedly houses a ghost named “George“), is located at 23660 Marine View Drive South in Des Moines.

Dates & Times:

  • Friday, March 4th: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 5th: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, March 6th: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Tickets for the Poverty Bay Wine Festival Can be also purchased at Corky Cellars (206) 824-9462 or Des Moines Drug (206) 878-2345 and through the Rotary Club of Des Moines.

Please note that 100% of the proceeds of the sale of wine will go directly to charitable projects that the Rotary Club of Des Moines supports.

Here’s more about the Rotary from their website:

The Rotary Club of Des Moines, Washington, founded in 1958, has a long and rich history serving the Des Moines and Highline Communities. A sample of the many service projects led by the Rotary Club of Des Moines include community literacy, parks improvement, support to the Des Moines Area Food bank and other service organizations, partnership with local schools, and sponsorship of community events, including the annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival.

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