Valentine's Day is right around the corner, but Saturday at Northwoods Mall people came out to celebrate 'Galentine's Day' with a Sip N' Shop.
Filled with live music from MUZIQUE BAUX. It was an event created to celebrate the importance of friendship and self care.
Local businesses like Mackinaw Valley Winery, Sweetcakes By Rachel, and Biaggi's provided free wine, appetizers, and goodies.
Many who were enjoying the afternoon said it was a perfect way to relax with friends.
The businesses that participated said it was a great way to interact with the community.
"People come to us to celebrate and we're fortunate to be a part of that and coming out into the community, well look at all the happy people, why wouldn't you want to do this." said Michael Zahorchak, a Manager partner at Biaggi's
"For our Galentine's day I've seen a lot of ladies come in and do some shopping, It's fun to get out and participate with the community and be part of the public." said Carly Mitzelfelt, a Tasting Room Manager, Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
They also had a 'Post Your Love' wall where mall goers could write a sticky note expressing their feelings for family, friends, and other loved ones.