Bainbridge Island, Wash. – Break out your stars and stripes and hop on the next boat because Bainbridge Island’s famous Fourth of July festivities return July 3rd to July 8th with fun for the young and young at heart. The perfect place to capture a slice of small-town America, the island celebrates with a community-wide street dance, legendary mile-long main street parade, free kids’ activities, an incredible car show, live musical performances, and of course, plenty of delicious locally made food and beverage options to satisfy nearly every summer craving.

Events kick off Monday, July 3rd with Stars & Strikes ‘Old Timers’/Alumni 3rd of July Baseball Game, which gets underway at Bainbridge Island High School (9330 High School Rd NE) at noon. At 6 p.m., swap out your baseball jersey for some boogie shoes and head to the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association’s July 3rd Street Dance on Winslow Way to enjoy live music and dancing under the stars until 11 p.m.

Thanks to Umpqua Bank, Puget Sound Energy and the City of Bainbridge Island, Winslow Way will be closed to traffic so you can rock the night away with Paper Moon, Ocean Men, Disciples of Patches and DJ John from Music Masters. While you’re grooving, the Kid’s Zone will keep even the most rambunctious little tykes entertained with hands-on activities and crafts from 6 to 9 p.m. along Madrone Lane hosted by Kids Discovery Museum. We’re sure you’ll work up an appetite, so hit up Sauced, Taste da Boot’s authentic Cajun cuisine, Battle Point BBQ, Bainbridge Brewing and Fletcher Bay Winery.

On Tuesday, don't your best red, white, and blue to enjoy the 56th annual Grand Old 4th festivities in Winslow. Hosted by the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, the day kicks off bright and early with the Bainbridge High School Boosters Club Pancake Breakfast and Bainbridge Youth Services Fun Run.

Throughout the day, enjoy live music from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bainbridge Performing Arts' stage at Town & Country Market (343 Winslow Way) featuring performances by Ranger & The Re-Arrangers, The Hometown Band, and Soul Siren. Enjoy a stroll along Bjune Avenue to the Waterfront Park where you’ll find more than 70 unique vehicles that make up the island’s annual car show. Along the way, peruse the 85 artisans, civic organizations, and local food vendors at the Sage/Far Bank Enterprises Grand Old 4th Street Fair. The Marshall Suites’ Kids Zone offers pony rides, putt-putt, bounce houses, and face painting near Waterfront Park and don’t forget to stop into the Waterfront Beer Garden where you’ll find island favorites from Bainbridge Brewing, Eleven Winery, and Sisters’ Cider House.

At 1 p.m., the Grand Old 4th centerpiece begins. In a mile-long Hometown Parade the island’s incredible community spirit is on display with more than 70 youth and community organizations, local businesses, and civic leaders participating. There is a prize for the most humorous parade entry and always those willing to go the extra mile to win it. The parade route runs south down Madison Avenue and east on Winslow Way and is presented in association with First Fed.

And just because the fireworks fade, doesn’t mean our island is done celebrating. On Friday, July 7th, the island comes alive with First Friday Art Walk and Moonlight Market along Winslow Way in the heart of the island’s downtown community. Enjoy great food and drinks while you peruse local art and artisans showing their wares just minutes from the ferry terminal.

The week’s finale happens July 8 with the annual Bainbridge Island Rotary Club Auction & Rummage Sale. Celebrating 63 years, this island tradition is both epic in scale and impact – consider it shopping for a cause. Find bargains of all kinds from near and far, including cars and boats. Proceeds fund Rotary Club’s community projects, college scholarships and international sanitation and water programs.

Schedule of Events

July 3 – Community Street Dance

  • Noon – Stars & Stripes Old Timers’ & Alumni 3rd of July Baseball Game at Bainbridge High School
  • 6 p.m. – Bainbridge Island Downtown Association’s Street Dance on Winslow Way

    July 4 – 56th Annual Grand Old 4th Celebration

    • 8 a.m. – Bainbridge Hight School Boosters Club Traditional Pancake Breakfast at Town & Country
    • 9 a.m. – 44th Annual Bainbridge Youth Services Family Fun Run at Island Fitness
    • 9 am – Classic, Antique & Special Interest Car Show along Bjune Drive
    • 9 a.m. – Street Fair & Kids Zone on Bjune, Brien Drive, and in Waterfront Park
    • 10 a.m. – Live Music starts
    • 10 a.m. – Bainbridge Island Photo Club 4th of July Exhibit at the Senior Community Center
    • 1 p.m. – Grand Old 4th Hometown Parade - Along Madison Ave. N. and Winslow Way E.

      July 7 - First Friday Celebrations in Downtown

      • 5 p.m. – Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island Auction & Rummage Sale Preview at Woodward Middle School
      • 5 p.m. – First Friday Art Walk & Moonlight Market along Winslow Way and in Town Square

        July 8 - Rotary Club Rummage & Farmer's Market

        • 8 a.m. – Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island Auction & Rummage Sale at Woodward Middle School
        • 10 a.m. – Bainbridge Island Farmer’s Market at Town Square

        Admittance Fees: Most events are free, but many accept charitable donations.

        Transport & Parking: Parking will be extremely limited, so plan to walk or bike on via Washington State Ferry. If you do bring your vehicle, be prepared to park outside the downtown core and then walk or use shuttle transit services provided by ACE Hardware of Bainbridge Island to get to the festivities ($2/person each way).

        Celebrate Bainbridge & The Grand Old 4th: Capture the absolute best of Bainbridge Island as residents and visitors come together to celebrate the Fourth of July with days of events and fundraisers. Come for a day or enjoy them all! Go to and

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