The 2019 Vashon Island Strawberry Festival is here! The Strawberry Festival is one of the island’s largest events. We welcome thousands of people to our island for tons of food, music, vendors, and dancing… ALL WEEKEND LONG!
Getting to the Island
Strawberry Festival 2019 Events Schedule
Friday, July 19th
5 p.m. Vashon Hwy Closes for Festival set up
5:30 p.m. Local Beverage/Beer Garden opens at Vashon Village
6 p.m. Music at Beer Garden Starts and goes to Midnight.
6 p.m. Music at Snapdragon Stage starts
Saturday, July 20th
7:00 AM: Sportsman’s Club Pancake Breakfast: Vashon Market IGA parking lot (Click For Info)
7:30 a.m. Check-in for Bill Burby Run starts at 16800 Vashon Highway. (Burby Website)
8:30 a.m. Festival Shuttle Service starts.
8:30 a.m. Bill Burby (my history teacher in high school, and a great guy) Runs start
10 a.m. Vendor Booths officially open along Vashon Highway
10 a.m. Bubble Fun Zone at Vashon Theatre Opens
10:45 a.m. Kids Parade Starts at Methodist Church 17928 Vashon Hwy SW
Noon: The Beer Garden Opens with Music until midnight.
1:30 p.m. Pandora’s Box Stage opens
6 p.m. Swing Dance Lesson in front of Sporty’s
7 p.m. Shuttle Service Stops
7 p.m. The Portage Fill Street Dance Starts in front of Sporty’s
9 p.m. Street Stage: Street Dance FRIDAY NIGHT starts at 9:00 PM at US BANK STAGE!
10 p.m. Results of the Unofficial Mayor Race announced in Beer Garden
Sunday, July 21st
Festival Keeps going on Sunday starting at 10 AM and goes until 5 PM.
8 a.m. The Sportsmen’s Club Pancake Breakfast begins in the Vashon IGA parking lot
8 a.m. Registration for the Tom Stewart Classic Car Parade opens at the Vashon Center for the Arts Parking Lot
9 a.m. Shuttle Service Starts
10 a.m. Vendor Booths along Vashon Highway Open
10 a.m. Bubble Fun Zone at the Vashon Theatre Opens
11:30 a.m. Music starts in Ober Park & Pandora’s Box Stage
11:45 a.m. Car Parade leaves VCA parking lot and drives into town. (Click for Info)
NOON: Beer Garden Opens
1 p.m. Music starts at Beer Garden
5 p.m. Festival Closes
5:30 p.m. Shuttle Service Stops
8 p.m. Streets Re-Open
Strawberry Festival 2019 Detours and Transportation
You can purchase ferry tickets here or at the ferry booth.
The King County Water Taxi will be providing walk on-only service from Downtown Seattle to Vashon Island on Saturday! See their schedule below.
The portion of Vashon Highway SW that runs through town will be closed during Strawberry Festival. Traffic will be routed onto Cove Road, 107th Avenue, Bank Road, 103rd Avenue, 100th Avenue, and 178th Street. 100th for northbound traffic only, 103rd for southbound traffic. (Click for map)
5 PM Street Closure: Vashon Highway SW will be closed from Cove Road to Bank Road on Friday at 5:00 PM until Sunday at 8:00 PM
7 Pm Street closures: Vashon Highway SW will be closed from Bank Road to 178th on Friday at 7:00 PM until Sunday at 8:00 PM
Bank Road Closures: Bank Road will be closed between 97th and 100th on Friday at 7:00 PM and will stay closed through the festival.
Grand Parade Closures: In preparation for the Grand Parade, Vashon Highway will close on Saturday at 9:00 AM from 178th to 192nd (at Mom’s Deli) until the parade ends at approximately 1:00 PM Bank Road at 100th and 178th will also be closed at 100th during the parade.
Sunday Car Parade Closures: Vashon Highway will close at Cemetery Road on Sunday at 11:40 AM for the car parade. Bank Road will close at 103rd, and 178th will be closed at 100th to allow the car parade cars to drive through. Once the parade is over, these roads will open back to the detour route.
Organizers recommend parking away from the festival and taking advantage of the shuttle and Metro buses. Shuttle stops will have signs, but visitors can wave down the shuttle if they’re in a safe place for the shuttle to pull over.
North End (Seattle/Port Orchard): Runs from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM on Saturday and 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sunday. The Shuttle will attempt to meet boats, pick up passengers along the way and drop off at Ober Park. Return trips pick up at Ober Park. The last shuttle leaving Ober Park back to the ferry dock will be at 6:30 PM on Saturday and 5:30 PM Sunday.
South End Shuttle (Tacoma): Runs from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The shuttle will meet arriving ferries and drop off visitors at the Vashon Theatre. The Shuttle will proceed to 100th to Bank road and stop at the Vashon Senior Center. It will head west on Cove to 103rd and back to 178th and Vashon Highway. Southbound passengers can catch Shuttle at The Vashon Senior Center or at Snapdragon. The last shuttle leaving the Vashon Senior Center for the south-end ferry dock will be at 7:00 pm Saturday & 5:30 pm Sunday.
For all shuttles, the suggested donation is $2.00 per person. Please bring exact change.
KING COUNTY WATER TAXI (SATURDAY ONLY) SCHEDULE:
|Depart Downtown Seattle||Depart Vashon Island Terminal|
|9:00 AM||9:30 AM|
|10:00 AM||10:30 AM|
|11:00 AM||11:30 AM|
|12:00 PM||12:30 PM|
|1:00 PM||1:30 PM|
|2:00 PM||2:30 PM|
|3:00 PM||3:30 PM|
|4:00 PM||4:30 PM|
|5:00 PM||5:30 PM|
|6:00 PM||6:30 PM|
Additional bus service to and from the Strawberry Festival
King County Metro Bus Route 118 will provide additional service to accommodate Water Taxi passengers travel to the Strawberry Festival. The Route 118 will depart from Vashon Ferry Terminal during regular posted times (see Route 118 schedule online)