The 2016 Vashon Island Strawberry Festival
July 15th, 16th & 17th 2016
Nothing says SUMMER like the Vashon Island Strawberry Festival!
This year Vashon celebrates its 107th Strawberry Festival. A celebration of all the things that make Vashon Island unique. This year Vashon's Japanese Heritage is taking center stage! Learn more about it from the Vashon Beachcomber article: CLICK HERE.
There is something for all ages and interests during the fun-filled, busy weekend! A grand-parade, classic car show and parade, several music stages, vendor booths, alternative carnival, local artists, and street dances are all part of the fun. Toss in pancake breakfasts, a rocking beer garden, a fun run, the firefighter's challenge, the Miss Lucy Dinner, and loads of children's activities. You will have something to do morning til night!
Look for Vashon Grown Strawberries being sold by Sun Island Farm from their roving wagon.
Strawberry Festival Favorites! & New Attractions!
Here is the schedule for the weekend with links for more info!
CLICK FOR FESTIVAL MAP & LIST OF BOOTHS!
Friday, July 15th5:00 PM: Vashon Highway Closes: Click for Detour Map
6:00 PM: Beer Garden Opens: Featuring Loose Change
7:00 PM: Hip Hop & EDM Concert in Ober Park: Featuring Draze!
7:00 PM: Nigh time Zip Line!
9:00 PM: Street Dance at US Bank Stage: Featuring the Van Redeker Band
VOLUNTEER! Make Festival Great!
Saturday July 16th
7:00 AM: Sportsman's Club Pancake Breakfast: Vashon Market IGA parking lot
7:30 AM: Bill Burby Registration Opens: Click for Run Info
8:30 AM: Strawberry Festival Shuttle Buses start running to ferry docks. (Click for Info)
10:00 AM: STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL BOOTHS OPEN!
10:00 AM: Vashon Artists Booths in Village Green Open.
10:00 AM: Bubble Fun, Giant Slide & Other attractions Opens
11:00 AM: Grand Parade Starts: Grand Parade Web Page.
12:00 AM: BEER GARDEN OPENS!: Music Schedule
12:30 PM: BON ODORI DANCE at Bank & Center! ALL WELCOME
1:00 PM: Ober Park Stage Opens: Featuring Portage Fill
1:00 PM: Vashon Artists Village Green Stage Opens: Music & Art together.
1:00 PM: Music at Snapdragon Stage starts: Schedule
1:45 PM: Music at Pandora's Box Stage Starts: Click for Schedule
1:45 PM: Music on VARSA Youth Stage in Lower Ober Park starts: Family Friendly Schedule & Youth Booths
2:00 PM: US BANK STAGE OPENS: Check out the line up.
3:30 PM: traditional shamisen music and dance concert at Vashon Maury Land Trust Building. Address
6:00 PM: Free Swing Dance Lesson in front of Sporty's
7:00 PM: Portage Fill Street Dance!
9:00 PM: Saturday Street Dance at US Bank Stage: Featuring The Great Divide
MIDNIGHT: Beer Garden closes come back Sunday
Sunday July 17th
7:00 AM: Pancake Breakfast starts in Vashon Market IGA parking lot.
Festival Keeps going on Sunday starting at 10 AM and goes until 5 PM.
10:00 AM: Festival Booth Open
10:00 AM: Bubble Fun, Giant Slide & Other attractions Open
11:00 AM: VARSA Youth Stage in Lower Ober Park: Featuring ISLEWILDE
11:00 AM: Beer Garden Opens: Music Schedule
11:30 AM LOTS OF MUSIC STARTS!
11:30 AM: Music at US Bank Stage Starts: Schedule
11:30 AM: Ober Park Stage: Sunday Line up.
11:30 AM: Music at Pandora's Stage kicks off. Info.
11:45 AM: Classic Car Parade Starts Link to map
12:15 PM: Snapdragon Stage Opens: Tunes & Food.
12:30 PM: Music at the Vashon Artist Village Green Stage Opens: Line up.
1:00 PM: US BANK STAGE STARTS ROCKING: See who's playing.
5:00 PM: Beer Garden Closes
5:30 PM: Loose Change Closes Festival in Ober Park.
7:00 PM: Roads Open.