It’s Almost Time To Tour
Our committee has been working hard all year to make this 25th anniversary Tour a special one. Eight, beautiful properties will be featured on this year’s tour, as well as a pop-up history exhibition. Extend your tour of VaHi with the addition of a docent led history tour of our wonderful neighborhood. We also hope you enjoy revisiting some of the homes featured as part of previous tours through our Throw Back Thursday postings on Facebook over the next several weeks.

Please visit our special of Homes website for more detailed information on the times, the homes, the sponsors and the restaurants.  There’s a map of the tour and some “teaser” pictures of our 2019 featured homes. You can also purchase tickets on the website.

Volunteers Needed for the 2019 VaHi Tour of Homes
One of the most helpful things you can do for your neighborhood is to volunteer at the Tour of Homes. You get two free Tour of Homes tickets for working one shift in one of our beautiful neighborhood homes. And it’s also a great opportunity to meet other neighbors who will be working along with you. Signing up to volunteer is easy. Just go to the sign up page and click on the green “Click here to sign up” button. We especially need volunteers for the Saturday afternoon shift and for Sunday. Volunteers working later shifts can pick up their tickets at the YWCA anytime during tour hours Saturday and Sunday and can go on the tour before their shift.

Our combination of wonderful homes and delicious food tastings is unique! The 2006 Tour of Homes began the tradition of including restaurants as part of our home tour.  In 2019, that tradition continues with food tastings at the YWCA and at each of the Tour homes. Favorites, such as Alon’s Bakery & Market, Atkins Park, DBA Barbecue, El Taco, The General Muir, Marlow’s Tavern, Murphy’s, San Francisco Coffee and Whiskey Bird will once again serve up delicious bites. We are thrilled to have the following restaurants new to the tour in 2019:  bar.bacoa, New Realm Brewing Company, Treehouse Milk, XocolATL and Varuna Napoli.
Another VaHi Tour of Homes tradition is to take advantage of the opportunity to stroll and shop locally while you tour!  Our Tour HQ is conveniently located at the YWCA (957 N Highland Ave), which is near many shops and restaurants.

Win Free Stuff!
Do you follow the Tour of Homes on Facebook? Many people have discovered a wonderful facet of the Tour that’s been growing in popularity since its inception in 2014–giveaways from many of our sponsors.

Free tickets for the tour as well as a number of gift certificates for local businesses will be given away via the Tour’s Facebook page up until the weekend of the tour.  Within the next couple of weeks, win tickets or a gift certificate from  Bla Bla Kids, Callie’s Hot Little Biscuits, Cantoni’s, Highland Wine Shop, or The Great Frame-up. Other giveaways include gift certificates to restaurants such as Alon’s, Atkin’s Park, bar.bacoa, Canteen, El Taco, The General Muir, La Tavola, Marlow’s Tavern, Murphy’s and New Realm. The sooner you start following along, the more chances you have to win!

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