Swiggin’ Pig BBQ is kicking off summer in Downtown Wyandotte. The four day festival will be taking place June 8-11, on Maple Street, First Street and the Yack Arena parking lot. There will be live music inside District 142, a brand new music venue, in the heart of downtown.
Barbeque Pitmasters will include Smokehouse 52, Hog Heaven, Lazy Man BBQ, BBQ Daddy, The Grill Father BBQ, C&C 7 Star BBQ, Bobbie Ques Red Truck and more. Plus, tasty treats from Different Twist Pretzels, roasted almonds and carnival favorites. A full bar will be placed on Maple Street and will showcase Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Hornito’s, Makers Mark, variety of beers, seltzers and Faygo.
The Whiskey tasting event will be moved inside District 142 on the upper level. Whiskey lovers can stroll through the array of sampling stations to sip, savor and interact with brand ambassadors. Tasting tickets include a Swiggin’ Pig / District 142 commemorative glass and ten (10) samples of whiskey, bourbon or rye for only $20 in advance and $25 at the door. (if not sold out prior) Each sampling station will feature a mixed cocktail or straight taste. Sampling event hours are Friday 7pm – 10pm. Must be 21+ with a valid ID at check in. Tickets are available at District142live.com
Whiskey is only available to those who purchase tasting ticket packages.
Must be 21+ valid ID to drink and purchase alcohol.
All the live music will be inside District 142 Live Music & Event Venue on Maple Street. Guests can come in, cool off and enjoy country, rock and blues bands. There is no charge to enter the venue Friday – Sunday. Thursday, there is a small ticket fee of $15 to see Chase Wright in concert. Tickets available at District142live.com (21+ to enter after 9pm, Friday & Saturday).
Music Line Up
- 7:00pm – 11:00pm: Chase Wright wsg Cody Boggs Band *Ticketed event – $15
- 2:30pm – 5:00pm: Just 2 Guitars
- 5:30pm – 8:00pm: Lexi Blue
- 8:30pm – 11:00pm: Sarah Sherrard & The Sugar Ham Band
- 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Lonnie Stump
- 3:30pm – 5:00pm: Motor City Josh & The Big 3
- 5:30pm – 8:00pm: The Cody Boggs Band
- 8:30pm – 11:00pm: Howlin’ Mercy
- 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Andy Patalan
- 3:30pm – 5:00pm: Brett Lucas
- 5:30pm – 7:00pm: Myron Elkins **Just featured in Rolling Stone
Elliot’s Amusements is offering advance ticket sales for the carnival unlimited ride wristbands. Ride an unlimited number of rides at the Swiggin’ Pig for just $18 when you purchase online before June 7 at midnight (armbands are available for $20 Thursday, $22 Friday, Sunday & $25 Saturday at the event). One armband per person, per day. Valid any one day from open to close. There will also be food and paid games in the midway. Buy early and save!Buy Carnival Tickets Online and Save!
Anyone 17 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a parent or an adult.
- Thursday: 4pm-10pm
- Friday: 3pm-11pm
- Saturday: 12pm-11pm
- Sunday: 12pm-7pm
Clark Lewis – Juggler & Entertainer
Friday 5pm & 7:30pm
In addition to the carnival, there will be plenty to keep the busy in the Faygo Fun Zone! New this year, check out the World of Games axe throwing trailer. There will also be giant Jenga and connect 4, corn hole and face-painting!
Where to Park
The City of Wyandotte offers free parking throughout the downtown. City lots can be found on the riverfront, west side of Biddle between Oak and Eureka Roads and the City Hall parking lot.