WXYZ heading to Swiggin' Pig festival in Wyandotte Friday for sun, fun and BBQ

Posted at 1:12 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 13:12:37-04

WYANDOTTE, Mich. — For folks who couldn’t think of anything better than BBQ, beer, bands, whiskey and the waterfront, head down to Wyandotte this weekend for the free Swiggin’ Pig festival.

WXYZ Chief Meteorologist Dave Rexroth got the memo. He’ll be doing live weather reports Friday from the family-friendly event for 7 Action News at 5 and 6.

The event takes place in downtown Wyandotte, along the riverfront Friday and Saturday. Pit Masters will be serving up their finest BBQ, while you get to crown the best Bourbon-based BBQ sauce made with Bulleit Bourbon.

You can sample barrel-aged whiskey and bourbons, sip cold beer and eat your heart out, all while listening to live bands. Plus, there will be activities for the kids.

BBQ from:
Pork N’ Bones
Hog Wild BBQ
MotorCity High Octane
Mr. Pit Master Barbeque
Lazy Man BBQ
Motor City Road Wings
Whiskeys on the Water

Over twenty whiskeys will be available for sampling at the Swiggin’ Pig Whiskey Tasting event. Whiskey Tasting takes place from 6pm -10pm both Friday and Saturday with America’s leading makers taking part and featuring their best products. Tasting tickets are just $25 and include a custom Swiggin’ Pig rocks glass and TEN (10) whiskey samples. Each station will feature crafted whiskey cocktails in addition to whiskey samples. Whiskey Tasting tickets are limited and available now at Whiskey is only available to those who purchase tasting tickets. Must have a valid ID to purchase alcohol.


8pm – 11pm Fifty Amp Fuse

1pm – 6pm Mad Rabbit
6pm – 7:30pm Joe Jaber and The Last Divide
8pm – 11pm Power Play Detroit

For the latest event information visit & like Swiggin’ Pigon Facebook.