Events on Vashon Island
Vashon Center for the Arts
August 26: Free Outdoor Movie – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Strawberry Festival – July 21-23
Vashon’s favorite event of the year includes vendor and artists booths, street dancing, beer gardens, classic car show and grand parade. It’s a lively, not to be missed weekend on island!
Island Farm Table – August 12
Join Island Farm Table for a farm-to-table dinner at Triplebrook Barn and Gardens on August 12! Tickets and details available here.
Pink Tractor Farm-to-Table Dinner – August 13
Enjoy 6-7 courses featuring all farm fresh ingredients, wines from Cooper Wine Company and catching up with old friends and making new ones. Tickets and more details available here.
Andrew Will Wine Tastings – August 19 & Sept. 15, 5PM
Join us for a special tasting just for Lodges’ guests of Andrew Will wines on August 19 and September 15.
Music at the Lodges – Sept 3, 2PM
We’re wrapping up summer (but not the warm weather just yet!) with music at the Lodges. Music, food, good friends. It’s also a good time!
Mele U’hane – August 26
From one island to the next, this popular father-son duo are back on Vashon for one night only to serenade us with the beautiful sounds of the Hawaiian Islands.
Vashon CiderFest – October 7
Taste all things cider at Vashon’s Annual CiderFest. Cider tastings from local makers for adults and cider pressing for the kids, plus snacks and music!
Farmers Market – Saturdays 10am to 2pm
Peruse the market and find a variety of locally made goods that can only be found on the island. Soaps, beer, hand-carved wood serving spoons, jewelry. It’s all here!
Vashon Tours – Each First Friday, 4pm
This tour is made to dovetail with Vashon’s First Friday festival. Beginning at 4pm, you’ll have a 20-minute walking tour of historic downtown Vashon. Then you’ll be whisked away by bus to see some of the fascinating parts of our unique island. By 6pm, you’ll be dropped off back downtown ready to see all that First Friday has to offer. Lodges’ guests can purchase tickets at Hinge Gallery for 10 percent off.
Sip Vashon – Ongoing
Explore the tastes from our vibrant community of beverage producers who are committed to handcrafting beer, cider, wine & spirits. Discover what makes our locally made libation so remarkable by visiting tasting rooms, retail outlets or ordering at a local restaurant.
Vashon Art Walk – First Friday of every month, from 6-9pm
Each month new works of art and new shows are hung in the galleries, art centers, restaurants, bike shops, hallways, doctor’s offices, cafes, bakeries, stores and offices on the Island. Enjoy local wine and cheese while exploring the work of many Vashon artists
About Vashon Island
While there have long been whispers that Vashon was founded by pirates, the name Vashon was officially given by George Vancouver. Of course, the island was populated long before his arrival in 1792, largely by the S’Homamish. In 1881, the first schoolhouse was built on the island, with two more the following year. By 1885, there were 69 farmers on Vashon, and growth only continued in the following years.*
Vashon Island is now home to a quiet, creative community whose thriving artisan environment has had exceptionally delicious results. From charcuterie and cheeses to local vegan/gluten-free baked goods, one of our main goals is offering access to as many island products as possible!
*For more information about Vashon’s history we highly recommend visiting the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum in person or on their site!