Community is important to us, and supporting events that enrich the neighborhoods where we live and work is one way we give back. To learn more about what Windermere is doing in your community, please contact your agent. Here is a list of annual events Windermere sponsors:
Vashon: First Friday Gallery Cruise
Visit the island's many galleries and art spaces for artist's openings.
Vashon Island will be filled with holiday spirit in December and our annual Winterfest Weekend will kick it off with a number of fun, festive events to get you in the mood for merriment. Leave crowded shopping malls behind as you experience the slower pace and simpler pleasures of Vashon Island.
Seattle: University of Washington Basketball
In January, the Windermere Foundation and the YMCA participate in the annual Husky Hoops free-throw fundraiser. For every hoop a “Y” kid makes, a $100 donation is made to the “Windermere Kids at the Y” scholarship fund.
Spring Fling - Egg Hunt
The community Egg Hunt takes place the Saturday before Easter, The event begins around 10:30am with the egg hunt at noon.
Seattle: University of Washington Annual Windermere Cup Regatta
The races are held as part of the celebration of Seattle's Opening Day of Boating Season and are followed by the Seattle Yacht Club's Opening Day Boat Parade. More than 700 rowers compete in this prestigious international event, which culminates with the women's and men's Windermere Cup races.
Vashon Garden Tour
Vashon Community Scholarship
Western Washington: North Olympic Discovery Marathon and Half-Marathon
Sponsored by the Windermere Sunland office and benefiting the LiveStrong Foundation. The North Olympic Discovery Marathon and Half-Marathon are run on a unique point-to-point course that incorporates the Olympic Discovery Trail with stunning views of the Olympic Mountains, and a five mile finishing stretch along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The race is a USATF sanctioned event that is a Boston Marathon qualifier and is chip timed. Nodm.com
Nationwide Open House
Every year, during the first weekend in June, agents across the country participate in the National Association of REALTORS® Nationwide Open House, raising awareness about the real estate market in our local communities.
Northwest Community Service Day (third Friday in June)
This nationally recognized volunteer event sees all our Pacific Northwest offices close for a day of community service. Examples of projects include cleaning, landscaping, and painting senior citizens centers, facilities for physically and mentally challenged children and adults, public parks and schools, low income housing, and emergency shelters.
Vashon Island Strawberry Festival
This year Vashon celebrates the 106th Strawberry Festival. 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 and street dances are all part of the fun. Toss in pancake breakfasts, a fun run, the firemen's challenge and children's activities and you will have something to do morning til night.
Seattle to Portland Annual Bike Ride
Windermere agents participate in the annual 200-mile bike ride from Seattle to Portland. Money raised by riders benefits the Windermere Foundation.
Greater Seattle: The Don Deasy Windermere Legends Memorial Golf Tournament
Each year Windermere Services hosts the annual golf tournament to benefit the Windermere Foundation and The Don Deasy Memorial Leadership 1000 Scholarship Fund. The tournament honors the memories of four Windermere Legends: Don Deasy, Terry Haberbush, Vince Haugerud, and Wally Starkey.
Vashon Sheepdog Classic - On over 30 acres of rolling green hills sheepdogs from across the US will have an opportunity to show their finesse as they take control of the wiley Willamette Valley lambs, courtesy of The Anderson Ranch of Brownsville, OR.
Misty Isle Farms welcomes people from all over the Puget Sound to picnic and enjoy these amazing working dogs.
Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Vashon! Every Halloween evening, the roads through downtown Vashon close and businesses decorate and open for trick-or-treating. The streets fill with costumed merriment! Be sure to stop by the Windermere office and check out our Haunted House!
Windermere Vashon's Thanksgiving Basket Brigade
Each year Windermere Vashon provides full Thanksgiving meals to Island families in need. We collect donations the Sunday before Thanksgiving, then decorate baskets and fill them with tons of goodies!