Annual Events

Whether you’re into art, beer, culture, sport, festival or all of the above, add a Bainbridge island event to your itinerary. Browse these annual events by month and start planning your next trip!

Rotary Auction

Takes place at Woodward Middle School every year. Since 1960, the annual Rotary Auction and Rummage Sale has raised nearly $5 million for service projects. It’s a major recycling event – and it’s also a community volunteer effort that raises a lot of money. Residents don’t have to look far to see those funds at […]

Pumpkin Walk

The Bainbridge Island Pumpkin Walk annual event benefiting the Boys & Girls Club features hundreds of carved pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns, food, jumpy house, maze, games for kids and more. It takes place every year from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. during select days that vary from year to year. Visit Bainbridge Gardens to learn more. Great […]

Oktoberfest After Hours

The annual Oktoberfest After Hours will be at the Village Shopping Center area (centered on Hildebrand Way). Enjoy Bavarian-style foods (bratwurst, sauerkraut, wieners and the like), microbeer and wine samples, music, raffles, and tours of participating businesses. This free event is presented by the Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Village District Merchants. Public […]

Martin Luther King Sing Out!

Pat Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir return to Bainbridge for the annual Sing Out! honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The concert will benefit Helpline House and donations of non-perishable food; warm clothing, new socks, underwear, jackets hats, blankets, toothbrushes, backpacks and phone cards will be collected at the door. Learn more: […]

Harvest Fair

Friends of the Farms sponsors and organizes the annual Harvest Fair at Johnson Farm on Bainbridge Island. This educational and fun event brings our community together to celebrate, appreciate and nurture local farming. Not just for the kids, Harvest Fair encourages everyone to take a day and join us on the farm. Activities of the […]

Bainbridge Island Halloween Walk (Hometown Halloween)

On October 31st, downtown Bainbridge Island merchants will close Winslow Way at 3:30 p.m. and sponsor a safe trick-or-treating evening with spooky family fun. Come in costume, listen for spooky tunes from the Eagle Harbor Church bell tower, drink free hot cider and place your vote for the best merchant costume at the Bainbridge Island […]

Grand Old 4th of July

You’re invited to attend and participate in the Grand Old Fourth of July Parade and Community Celebration on July 4th. The Grand Old Fourth includes a Pancake Breakfast, all-day Street Fair, Foot races (benefiting Bainbridge Youth Services), a Classic Car Show, Historic Baseball Game, Music, Food, Entertainment, a Beer Garden, and plenty of Family Fun […]

BIFD Pancake Breakfast

Annual pancake breakfast and fire truck ride to benefit the local fire department on Bainbridge Island, celebrated every 2nd week of October.  Learn more: Bainbridge Island Fire Department Pancake Breakfast

Concerts In The Park

They are back, still free, and better than ever! Concerts run from Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00pm. Grab the kids and a picnic and join your friends and neighbors for some terrific music! Concerts may be canceled due to inclement weather. Check for dates and times. Bainbridge Island Concerts In The Park

Chief Seattle Days

The third weekend of August is reserved for the Chief Seattle Days annual celebration. There is no admission charge and everyone is welcome. Chief Seattle Days celebration activities are intended for the young and old alike. The Suquamish Indian Tribe sponsors Chief Seattle Days, with additional support from Port Madison Enterprises, The Suquamish Clearwater Casino […]

Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival

The Celluloid Bainbridge festival invites the Bainbridge Island community to take a cinematic walk on the noir side with several films that are reminiscent of the 1940s-50s film noir genre, with its crime-related plots, morally ambiguous heroes, urban settings, and dark, moody tones. Started in 1998, Celluloid Bainbridge is an free, all day screening of […]

Bainbridge Quilt Festival

Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild organizes the Bainbridge Island Quilt Festival, which began in September 2013 by local fabric store owner Barbara Kirk. Quilts will be hanging throughout downtown Bainbridge on Winslow Way. They will be hung outside the store buildings, from front awnings mainly, depending on the structure of each building. We work with […]

Bainbridge Island Studio Tour

The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour invites you to celebrate the beauty and craftsmanship of handmade, locally made, art.  We are a twice-annual art show on Bainbridge Island, Washington – located in the beautiful Puget Sound, just a 30-minute ferry ride from Seattle. Surrounded by water and picturesque views, Bainbridge Island is a lovely town full […]

A Taste of Lynwood

Taste of Lynwood is a celebration of a historic neighborhood. This is a special place where folks come to say hello…and stay to chat awhile. Customer service, with a smile. A gathering place for friends and neighbors, who set aside pretense and welcome visitors and neighbors. Experience Traditional Island Values – infused with new energy. […]

Girls’ Night Out

Girls’ Night Out is truly a downtowner’s event! This much-loved springtime event brings girlfriends, moms, grandmoms, and daughters to the downtown business district for an afternoon and evening of shopping and in-store promotions with participating merchants. Shoppers are invited to cap off the evening with a fun after-party including raffle drawings and other festivities. Pink […]

Farmers’ Market

Whether you’re interested in buying locally grown vegetables, chatting with old friends, or socializing your new puppy, the Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market will fit the bill. The outdoor market runs from April to November at Town Square in City Hall Park and offers locals and tourists a colorful sampling of fruits, vegetables, cheeses, eggs, baked […]

Chilly Hilly Bike Ride

More than 5,000 cyclists ride the 33-mile ride around Bainbridge Island called Chilly Hilly every year. Named one of the top four rides in the nation by Bicycling Magazine, the Chilly Hilly offers a double challenge – 2,675 feet of overall climbing and the unpredictable and often disagreeable weather of late February. Chilly Hilly has […]

First Fridays Art Walk

Every first Friday of the month, downtown Bainbridge Island comes alive with its First Friday Art Walk. This event features galleries, studios, museums, shops, and restaurants showcasing the creative talent found in our growing art scene. Local businesses open their doors for extended hours, offering a unique opportunity to appreciate the work of local artists […]

Mochi Tsuki Festival

For over a millennium, making and eating the sweet rice treat mochi (moe-chee) has been a celebrated New Year’s tradition in Japan, with generations of families and communities coming together to wish good health and prosperity for the new year. Join the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC) at the annual Mochi Tsuki Festival. Highlights include […]