EXPERIENCES ON OUR
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ON VASHON
Every year Vashon-Maury Island plays host to a myriad of local events designed to inspire and reflect our unique culture. We celebrate for many reasons: the low tides of the year, the growth of the crop of lavender, the completion of an art collection. The recent addition of the "Evening in …Series" presents the chance for islanders to share their global perspectives.
STOV is determined to maintain, nurture and preserve our island specialness for you, for us, for our children and our children's children to revel in for generations to come.
We hope by opening our doors through these special events you will join us in this long term investment in the future of our community. Please, join us.
| Festivals / Celebrations
|Vashon Farmer’s Market Opening Day April
Vashon Farmer’s Market Opening Day 2017
Saturdays 10am to 2pm,
April through October on the Village Green
November through December indoors next to Thriftway
17519 Vashon Highway SW
Special Event Days for 2017
•Opening Day April
•Family Harvest Festival September
•Indoor Farmers Markets November 5th through December 10th
- Sunday, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join Captain Joe Wubbold Sunday afternoons for a narrative tour at Point Robinson Lighthouse. Learn about the Fresnel lens, life in the U.S. Coast Guard and much, much more
First Friday on Vashon
This Friday, the monthly Gallery Cruise promises a wealth of all kinds of art to gaze upon. Most art galleries are open from 6 to 9 p.m. check out the list of gallery at
Vashon's Winterfest Weekend
Tree Lighting & WinterFest Weekend
December , 2016
Vashon's Winterfest Weekend is a relaxing and memorable way to kick off the holiday season ahead! Leave the noise and rush of the city and malls and enjoy Vashon's beloved holiday celebration.
Friday starts with the kick off the 5th Annual Gingerbread House Tour. This fun event features creative "houses" at Island businesses. So spend some time Friday night enjoying a warming drink, a yummy meal, some holiday shopping and visiting the gingerbread creations!
On Saturday, merchants will hold their traditional "Open House". Visit Island shops for unique gifts, see the gingerbread houses (if you haven't done so) and enter to win wonderful prizes with the Beachcomber's merchant open house coupons.
On Saturday night, SANTA COMES TO TOWN! Either join or watch the holiday parade which begins at dark which is around 5:30 pm. The parade will head north on Vashon Hwy to the big tree behind US Bank. Santa will welcome everyone and special guests will help light the holiday tree! Stay in town awhile to enjoy carols and more holiday cheer
PT Robinson Open House
ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE, POINT ROBINSON LIGHT STATION
The Keepers of Point Robinson and the Vashon Park District invite you to our annual open house, on Sunday, December, from noon to 4 PM.
Both sets of Keepers' Quarters will be open for your inspection, and for you to decide when will be YOUR stay with us. Captain Joe, the President of the Keepers of Point Robinson, will be making the largest batch of his homemade chili he has ever made, to add to the buffet. This assortment of sweets and savories is prepared by the Ladies of the Light, and although the chili is full of meat, there will be enough of the other sort to please even the most avid vegetarian.
The Lighthouse Santa arrives at around 1 PM, the time a little loose, because he, like the rest of us, comes over on the ferry. There will be live music of the season, and tours of the working lighthouse, always including a voyage to the top of the tower. The Ship's Store will be open for your holiday
Island Audubon Field Trips
Second Saturday of each month
April - September 8 -10 am
October - March 9 -11 am
Ober Park 'n' Ride
(Meet at Sound Food Park & Ride during Strawberry Festival)
The Vashon-Maury Island Audubon Society offers a monthly second Saturday guided field trip to the current birding hot spots. All levels of birders are welcome. We meet at Ober Park Park 'n' Ride at 8 am to carpool. Bring binoculars and scope if you have them.