Katy’s Own Sensational Culinary And Wine Event Raises Over $436,000 To Date For The Ballard House

Sip And Stroll, This Impactful Event Is Ready To Once Again Pours For A Purpose And Returns On Saturday April 15Th 2023

benefiting The Ballard House

Katy’s premier culinary and wine experience, Sip N Stroll, is proud to have raised over $436,000 to date, with $71,000 raised in 2022 for The Ballard House. These funds have provided over 33,500 free room nights in a safe, homelike environment for patients and their caregivers undergoing treatment for life-threatening illnesses.

Constance and Clifton McDerby founded Sip N Stroll to raise awareness and funds for The Ballard House’s mission, inviting guests to enjoy great food, wine, and company while supporting a worthy cause.

Sip N Stroll returns on Saturday, April 15th, for its 25th edition, presented by Keller Williams and Kroger, at The ARK by Norris Event Center in Katy, TX. The all-inclusive ticket offers access to 35 savory food tasting stations, 5 dessert stations, and over 300 beverage selections, making it Katy’s biggest, best, beloved, and longest-running signature community event. The 2 Man Band with Byron & Shang and Katy’s own award-winning singer/songwriter Kristen Hart will provide live music to keep attendees swaying to the beat. Free parking and a shuttle service will be available to transport attendees from their parked vehicles to the front entry.

Devoted wine enthusiasts can upgrade to the VIP Experience, offering lounge seating, 40+ premium wine selections, an additional hour of enjoyment, elevated food offerings, a VIP Swag Bag, and the keepsake collectible “big” glass.

Sip N Stroll features an array of activities, including the Kroger Experience Alley, VIP Zone, All Things Bubbly, First Impressions with Bahamas Tourism live Junkanoo performers, Sweet Tooth Alley, The Spirits Patio, Le Chloe Fountain of Youth, all-new and first to the USA the Wine From Lebanon Sip History Experience, Wine pull benefiting The Ballard House, Party Wagon Raffle with 100% of proceeds benefiting The Ballard House, artisan vendors, and more.

New this year is the Villa Maria Garden Party, a pre-Sip N Stroll gathering in the garden at Pearl & Vine Restaurant. The festivity includes elaborate photo stations to capture the experience, mixologist demonstrations, live cooking demos with Chef Ryan Hallsted, and door prizes presented by Villa Maria Earth Garden wines.www.sipandstroll.com #KatySipNStroll

Sip N Stroll is thankful for the support of sponsors, including Keller Williams and Kroger as Co-Presenting Sponsors, Alexander Valley Vineyards, American Furniture Warehouse, Aruba Tourism, Bahamas Tourism, Blue Star Hospice, Delicato Family Vineyards, Freixenet-Mionetto USA, Frederick Wildman & Sons, Houston Community College, La Chloe Med Spa, MaxLiving – Arise Family Chiropractic, Renewal By Andersen, SpeedPro Imaging The Woodlands, The ARK by Norris, The Wine Group, and Wine From Lebanon. In-kind partners include ACME Party & Tent, All About Katy, Genesis Photographers, Infiniti Graphics, Katy Times, PetTalk Magazine, Photography by Steven David, Smile with Kelley Sweet-Deliciously Stylish Photography, and Swoon Magazine.

Private Deluxe Hospitality Tents are available for groups wanting their own “home base” to enjoy all that Sip N Stroll has to offer. Tickets are available on the Sip N Stroll website, with general admission tickets at $75, VIP Lounge tickets at $125, and Villa Maria Garden Party tickets at $25. Attendance is limited, and a sellout is expected, so don’t wait.

Stay tuned for a complete list of the participating restaurants, beverages, sponsors, and exhibitors. Sip N Stroll invites guests to raise a glass, meet new friends, share a laugh, and support The Ballard House’s mission. It’s a true party with a purpose.

Kelley Sweet Photography