Shopping, Restaurants, Farmstands, Events: So much to see:
There’s something to suit every taste on Vashon Island. Charming shops populate Vashon’s town, and the Island’s restaurants offer everything from fast food to fine cuisine. Local restaurants and coffee houses often feature local, regional and national talent on weekends and holidays.
Twice-a-year studio tours showcase a vibrant arts community. “First Friday” is a monthly event featuring the latest exhibits in island galleries, complete with refreshments and live music in many locales. Theater, dance, and music all find multiple outlets on Vashon. Vashon Center for the Arts is one of the largest and most comprehensive community art centers in the Pacific Northwest, and celebrates Vashon’s rich tradition of fine and performing arts. The Open Space For Arts & Community offers a range of arts both on and off the stage.
Farming and Farm Stands:
The Vashon Island Growers Association (VIGA) offers locally grown produce at both a Saturday and Wednesday market in the heart of Vashon’s town.
VIGA is a non profit organization whose mission is to promote and advance agriculture on Vashon Island through education and the Farmers Market.
Sights & Bites
Sights & Bites is a printable, take-along map and guide to Vashon’s most popular sightseeing destinations with driving directions, plus a restaurant map & guide.
Local merchants organize events throughout the year, including Halloween trick-or-treating, Holiday Open House in December, Dog Day sales in August, and much more! Perhaps it’s the comforting sense of being nestled in the midst of Puget Sound, or the views of mountains at every corner, the friendly people, the peace and quiet, or the strong sense of community that makes Vashon Island like no other home.
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