The results are in! The Windermere Mercer Island team recently picked the winners of the 2017 Spirit of Mercer Island coloring contest. The winning entries were published in today’s Mercer Island Reporter, along with being displayed in the slideshow below.
We appreciate each and every artist who entered their artwork into our contest. It was tough to choose the 1st place entries for each age category! Keep creating art and being creative. It will serve you well in life.
The purpose of art is to wash the dust of daily life off our souls.
– Pablo Picasso
The Windermere Mercer Island team is incredibly excited about Summer Celebration this year. Summer Celebration’s 2017 theme is “Out of this World!”
We have a new booth that we’ll be debuting in Mercerdale Park. Stop by to check it out, and make sure to bring the kids to participate our coloring contest.
We’ll be hosting our 12th annual My First Garden children’s planting event and…. Ciscoe Morris will be leading it this year! Ciscoe will offer his fun, entertaining plant knowledge and gardening experience to this year’s My First Garden as he leads the young gardeners through planting a flower in a decorated pot to take home.
In addition, we’re proud to be the sponsor of the Windermere Stage. There’s a great line up of musical acts scheduled to perform over the weekend!
Below is the schedule of Windermere sponsored events, which will occur in the Mercerdale Park festival location.
My First Garden with Ciscoe Morris, a kid’s free flowing planting event sponsored by Windermere Real Estate
Windermere Stage, 2 pm Saturday
Entertainment on the Windermere Stage
Saturday, 7/8 from 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, 7/9 from 10 am – 5 pm
The Windermere Booth Coloring Contest and Giveaways
Saturday, 7/8 from 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, 7/9 from 10 am – 5 pm
Click here to access more details about the weekend schedule.
Summer Celebration is coming back to Mercer Island’s Mercerdale Park and Luther Burbank Park on July 9th and 10th, complete with live entertainment and events at our Windermere Stage. We’ll be at the Saturday morning parade handing out festive swag and cheering on the parade participants. Our office is proud to be sponsoring a fun children’s gardening event and a booth with fun giveaways for kids and grownups alike…
“Summer Celebration 2016 theme is “Symphony of Summer” and is all about music! Come enjoy a weekend of musical entertainment and fun all weekend long, July 9th and 10th in downtown Mercer Island. Join us for community karaoke, arts & crafts, community parade, car show, Obliteride Kids Ride, Boat Rides Around the Island, music activities, Food vendors, fireworks, live bands & entertainment, and a Swedish Pancake Breakfast.”
I think we’re just about recovered from Summer Celebration – what a fun weekend!!! Thank you so much for joining us at the My First Garden event and at our booth. The kids who entered the coloring contest did such a fabulous job it will be hard to pick winners for each age category! It was great fun to pass out pinwheels and pirate bandannas during the parade. Broker Kathryn Lerner was thanked for the pirate swag, and one island senior told her, “Ooohhh…..I love pinwheels!” While broker Julie Wilson worked at the Windermere booth, 2014 coloring contest winner Molly Rojas stopped by with her sisters McKenna and Maggie to create an entry for this year. And all the musical entertainment at the Windermere Stage – the new stage set up was awesome and made it easier to see the performers.
Mercer Island’s annual Summer Celebration event will be back at Mercerdale Park and Luther Burbank Park on July 11th and 12th, complete with live entertainment and events at our Windermere Stage. This year’s theme is The Pirates Return – costumes are encouraged and be prepared for a bit of mayhem and adventure throughout the Summer Celebration weekend!
Our office is proud to be sponsoring a fun children’s gardening event and a booth with fun giveaways for kids and grownups alike.
Stop by to create your entry for this year’s coloring contest sponsored by Windermere Mercer Island. All the supplies will be provided at the booth. We’ll also be giving away pirate bandanas and tattoos, so kids can join in the pirate fun at Summer Celebration!
Windermere Mercer Island brokers will also be at “The Pirates Return” Grand Parade that will wind through Town Center on Saturday July 11th, 10 am. They will be passing out festive red, white and blue pinwheels to parade attendees. To the left, broker Nancy LaVallee is showcasing the pinwheels we’ll be handing out – they are a nice size and spin like crazy in a breeze. Please note that the Obliteride Kids Ride sponsored by Fred Hutchinson is before the parade, starting at 9 am, and travels the same route. Plan accordingly to secure your favorite spot for the parade.
Keep on your toes – pirate sword fights are supposed to break out about every 30 minutes over both days of Summer Celebration. Word has it that the action will be by the skate park at Mercerdale Park.
Summer Celebration Weekend arrives on Mercer Island Saturday July 12th! All of us at Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island are excited about the fun activities planned for Summer Celebration. The weekend will kick off with a fun run (9:30 am) and parade (10 am) through downtown Mercer Island.
This year’s theme is Celebrating the Pacific Northwest. Throughout the weekend, the Paul Buynan Lumberjack Show will be performing next to the Mercerdale Skate Park. The action packed show includes log rolling, hot saw racking, dragster chain sawing, 2-man underhand chopping and crosscut sawing. The fireworks show scheduled for the evening of Saturday, July 12th, is promised to be AMAZING. The Roanoke Inn is sponsoring this year’s firework display, in honor of their Centennial. The Kitchen Plus Shuttle will be on hand between 6:45 pm and 9:45 to provide rides from Mercer Island City Hall to Luther Burbank Park for the fireworks show. After the show, shuttle buses will be lined up to provide all riders transport back to City Hall. Wooden O’s special Summer Celebration performance of Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona will start at 2pm over at Luther Burbank Park’s amphitheater. Click here to get the full scoop on all the fun Summer Celebration activities planned throughout the weekend.
Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island is hosting two fabulous Summer Celebration events scheduled for Sunday, July 13th. First is the Garden Talk, 1pm—- beloved Northwest garden expert, Ciscoe Morris will entertain you with a humorous, yet informative presentation on summer blooming plants. He will include all kinds of garden tips and may even perform the hummingbird mating dance. Oh la la! And of course he will set aside time to answer all of your garden questions. Second is the children’s event My First Garden, scheduled for 2pm. Friendly Windemere Mercer Island brokers will be on hand to help the kids plant dahlia flowers to take home and enjoy. And we do all the clean up! We’ll also have a booth at Summer Celebration, which will be open all weekend. Stop by so the kids can enter our annual coloring contest and you can chat with our brokers.
To accommodate the weekend festivities, there will be some road closures in the downtown area. Below is the complete list:
Festival Closures, 7am Friday, July 11th through 9pm Sunday, July 13th
SE 32nd St from 78th SE to 77 AVE SE (for food booths)
77 AVE SE from SE 29th St to SE 32nd St (for vendor booths)
Parade Route, 9:15 am to 11am on Saturday, July 12th
78th AVE SE (from SE 27th St to SE 32nd St)
78th AVE SE, Sunset & 78th, and Sunset & 77th
Intersections of SE 27th, SE 28th, SE 29th, SE 30th and SE 32nd along 78th AVE SE
Mercer Mile Fun Run, 9:15 am on Saturday, July 12th
78th AVE SE & SE 34th St / runs is along 78th
Summer Celebration is coming back to Mercer Island's Mercerdale Park and Luther Burbank Park on July 12th and 13th, complete with live entertainment and events at our Windermere Stage. Our office is proud to be sponsoring two fabulous gardening events and a booth with fun giveaways for kids and grownups alike…
"Summer Celebration will be celebrating the Pacific Northwest in 2014 to coincide with Washington State's 125th Anniversary. Enjoy a lumberjack show, wood carvers, Native American performances, and many other PNW favorites from past to present!
Windermere Mercer Island is proud to sponsor the Windermere Entertainment Stage located in Mercerdale Park. We look forward to Summer Celebration all year. All the terrific local music acts and entertainers really make this annual island event special. Click here to see this year’s line-up.
Please stop by our Summer Celebration booth. It will be located in the Northwest corner of Mercerdale Park, kitty-corner from the Windermere Entertainment Stage. Children, up to the age of 13, can participate in our annual coloring contest. The entry sheets, and all the art supplies, will be on hand in our booth. Kids can also get a free temporary tattoo! We’ll have information on all of our active listings and local real estate statistics on hand, including copies of our 2012 Year in Review.
We look forward to seeing you this weekend! If you have any questions about the “My First Garden” event, please post your questions in the comment section.
It looks like we’re going to have a sunny, warm 4th of July celebration this year! Awesome!! If you are looking for a 4th of July fireworks show to enjoy tomorrow evening, there are several scheduled around the Puget Sound Region.
Bellevue Downtown Bellevue’s 4th of July Fireworks is celebrating its 22nd anniversary this year. The fireworks show is set to commence at 10:05pm, set to the live performance of the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra. The Bellevue Parks Family Fun Zone will run from 2pm to 8:30pm, and live music will feature a variety of music styles throughout the afternoon.
Kirkland Kirkland’s Marina Park will be a hub of 4th of July activities throughout the day! The Kirkland Fireworks Show is set for 10:15pm, at Marina Park. Viewing should be spectacular from the downtown Kirkland parks which dot the waterfront. The Children’s Parade (11:30am) and Old Fashioned Downtown Parade (12pm) will start at Market and Central. Click here to view the parade route.
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is going to be bustling tomorrow. There are a bunch of fun 4th of July activities set at Gene Coulon park, in addition to the fireworks show scheduled at 10pm. From 12pm to 8pm there will be free children’s activities sponsored by Coal Creek Family YMCA, including Inflatables and Face-painting. From 1pm-5pm, Cascade Canoe & Kayak will be organizing and sponsoring free Voyageur Canoe Rides from the boat launch area. Live entertainment will be on hand 1:30pm to 9:30pm.
Sammamish The Fourth On The Plateau will be at the Sammamish Commons. Fireworks are scheduled for 10pm, but the fun kicks off at 6pm in the Kids Area. There will be 6 Bounce Houses (unlimited ride bracelets will be available for $5), along with other kid-friendly activities. Live entertainment will be on hand from 6pm to 10pm.
Seattle Seafair Summer Fourth, Seattle’s annual 4th of July celebration held at Gas Works Park, will kick into gear at 12 pm. Activities include contests (Pie Eating, Races, Hula Hooping, Tug-O-War), live music, Inflatables for the kids and a Gravitron Gyroscope. The spectacular fireworks show over Lake Union, which will also be broadcast on KIRO 7, will commence at 10:15pm. Radio station Warm 106.9 will play the fireworks’ soundtrack synchronized with the display.
The city of Mercer Island will hold their annual fireworks display during Summer Celebration. The fireworks display will be on Saturday, July 13th,at 10:30 pm, over at Luther Burbank Park. There is also available, through Argosy, a Sunset Fireworks Cruise. The cost is $60 per person, and includes a 4 hour boat ride on Argosy’s “Celebrations”, appetizers, desserts, a chance to win a fabulous raffle basket and a prime spot to view the Summer Celebrations firework show.