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Annual Events

Bainbridge Island and its neighboring communities have many exciting events and festivals scheduled throughout the year.

Check our Community Events Calendar frequently for more information and other local events.

Coming to Bainbridge for an event? Make your reservations early!

January

First Friday Arts Walk – gallery tour featuring new exhibits
Mochi Tsuki – Japanese New Year sponsored by the Japanese-American community

February

First Friday Arts Walk – gallery tour featuring new exhibits
Martin Luther King Sing Out! – The Total Experience Gospel Choir presents an afternoon Gospel music workshop and evening concert.
Chilly Hilly Bicycle Ride – Named one of four classic rides in the US with participants from all over Puget Sound

March

First Friday Arts Walk – gallery tour featuring new exhibits
Home & Business Expo
Commemoration of WWII Japanese-American Exclusion – events are planned at the Exclusion Memorial honoring the 71st anniversary of this historical event.

April

First Friday Arts Walk – gallery tour featuring new exhibits
Farmers Market – Fresh local produce & crafts every Saturday from April through October

May

First Friday Arts Walk – gallery tour featuring new exhibits
Scotchbroom Parade – The golden weed is honored in an impromptu parade
Farmers Market – Fresh local produce & crafts every Saturday
Girls’ Night Out – A day and night of fabulous shopping, luxurious pampering, delectable dining, and endless girl talk.

June

First Friday Arts Walk – gallery tour featuring new exhibits
NoMoreSchoolapalooza – concerts in Waterfront Park on the last day of school
Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale – Biggest and best of the season
Midsommarfest – Traditional Scandinavian festival in Poulsbo with music & dancing
Farmer’s Market – Fresh local produce & crafts every Saturday

July

First Friday Arts Walk – gallery tour featuring new exhibits
Strawberry Festival – Filipino-American community
July Third Street Dance & BBQ – Hometown activities for the whole family
Grand Old Fourth – The island’s biggest party – parade & street fair in Winslow, fireworks
Concerts in the Park – Wednesday evenings
Bainbridge in Bloom – Public tour of local private gardens
Old Timers Picnic– Picnic & Historical Museum Open House
Bluegrass Festival – at Battlepoint Park
Farmers Market – Fresh local produce & crafts every Saturday

August

First Friday Arts Walk – gallery tour featuring new exhibits
Bike For Pie – Squeaky Wheels’ ride with PIE at the end
Matsuri Festival – celebrating Japanese culture with Taiko drumming, arts & crafts
Summer Studio Tour – Tour local artists’ studios
Chief Seattle Days – Dancing, drumming, crafts & food fair in Suquamish
Concerts in the Park – Wednesday evenings
Free Outdoor Movies in the Park – outdoor movies at waterfront park
Farm to Table Dinner – enjoy a meal made of island ingredients by some of our best restaurants
Kiwanis Summer Bike Challenge – reverse Chilly Hilly route and a lot warmer
Farmers Market – Fresh local produce & crafts every Saturday

September

First Friday Arts Walk – gallery tour featuring new exhibits
Island Grown Dinner – Hosted by Bainbridge Island
Annual Golf Tournament – Chamber fundraiser for golf
Farmers Market – Fresh local produce & crafts every Saturday

October

Harvest Fair – Music, public cider press, chili feed, farm animals
Pumpkin Walk – Halloween fun at Bainbridge Gardens
Halloween Walk – Trick or treating in downtown Winslow.
Farmers Market – Fresh local produce & crafts every Saturday
First Friday Concerts – at Waterfront Park Community Center

November

First Friday Arts Walk – gallery tour featuring new exhibits
Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting – Sponsored by the BI Downtown Association.
Hollydays – Evening holiday shopping and celebrations in Winslow
Suquamish Cultural Celebration – Sponsored by the Suquamish Tribe
First Friday Concerts – at Waterfront Park Community Center

December

First Friday Arts Walk – gallery tour featuring new exhibits
Hollydays – Evening holiday shopping and celebrations in Winslow
Bainbridge Studio Tours – Local artists offer holiday shopping event
Christmas in the Country – Tour of open houses featuring crafts and other gifts
Mochi Tsuki
First Friday Concerts – at Waterfront Park Community Center