Escape to the colorful passion of Old World Spain at Island Hospital Foundation’s 14th Annual Gala of Hope, Festival de Flamenco, on Saturday, April 29th, 2017. Follow the clack of castanets to Swinomish Casino and discover a moonlit garden setting dotted with terra cotta fountains and rose bushes. Sip on sparkling cava, lose yourself in classical guitar melodies, and breathe in the warm, jasmine-scented, spring air as you slip away to the vibrancy and energy of a flamenco festival.

Feast on bite-sized tapas in the garden before heading to your table for a flavor-packed four-course meal featuring traditional seafood and prime beef dishes skillfully paired with Spanish wines. Buy a medallion from a flamenco dancer for a chance to snag an item before the auction begins and participate in the Burton Jewelers raffle for a chance to win a $2,000 diamond shopping spree. After dinner, bid on a luxurious Spanish getaway, tickets to the 2018 Men’s Final Four, a take-away dinner for twenty-five from the Farmhouse, and other fun-filled experiences during the auction before hitting the dance floor to dance the night away to your favorite songs. Whether you choose to don your best Spanish dancing attire or formal wear, prepare for an evening of excitement and enchantment.

In addition to a memorable evening, the event’s guests will be pleased to know that all contributions aid patient and community programs, patient assistance, mental health services and new equipment needs.

Please join us in supporting your hospital Saturday, April 29, starting at 5:30 pm at the Swinomish Casino and Lodge. Tickets can be purchased for $150 each at or by calling the IHF office at (360) 299-4201. Please let us know upon purchasing tickets if we can accommodate any dietary needs.