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 – all capped off by the “Best Small Town Parade in America.” The mile-long parade begins at 1 p.m. sharp!

Family entertainment includes the popular Valentine’s Performing Pigs, Alley Oop, pony rides, bouncy house, Big Purple Slide, miniature golf, the Kitsap Mounted Posse, and more.

The Grand Old Fourth is produced and presented by the Chamber of Commerce, with the help of dozens of volunteers and a handful of loyal sponsoring businesses.

The Street Fair is located in the Town & Country parking lot, on Bjune and Brien streets and in Waterfront Park. It features more than 100 arts and crafts, food, non-profit and information booths. The Street Fair is held from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. The Pancake Breakfast, benefiting the Bainbridge High School Boosters Club, begins at 7 a.m.

The Parade begins at 1 p.m. As in years past, we expect thousands of people to line the one-mile parade route to watch this wonderful small-town event unfold. Parade applications for non-profits, neighborhood groups and commercial enterprises and/or politicians are available from the website below.

The Classic Car Show will again be held. Last year, more than 80 vehicles participated and we expect a similar number this year. Each car must apply.

Music and entertainment will be at the Town & Country parking lot stage and Watefront Park.

ShuttlesBusses will run every fifteen minutes from 9:30 AM to 6 PM from the following locations:

  • First Baptist Church (Madison & HWY 305),
  • Ace Hardware parking lot, and
  • Kitsap Bank parking lot

The day *may* wrap up with a fireworks display over Eagle Harbor at dusk (city council is considering banning fireworks on island).

Learn more and find applications: