Bainbridge Island 4th of July


July 3rd

July 3rd Street Dance

6:00 PM-11:00 PM Dance to Music on Winslow Way.  Beer & Wine Garden.  Local Food. Family Fun. Live Music. DJ.

July 4th

7:00 AM–11:00 AM
Traditional Pancake Breakfast
Town & Country Market Parking Lot
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Street Fair, Downtown Winslow
Town & Country Parking Lot, Bjune & Brien Streets and Waterfront Park. Arts and crafts, food, and information booths, live music, photo exhibit, and Kids’ Zone with kids’ musical games, puppet show, pony rides, bouncy houses and activities.
9:00 AM
Bainbridge Youth Services Family Fun Run
Registration at Winslow Green, 7:30 a.m. Run begins at the corner of Winslow Way and Madison Ave. Times: 1 Mile-9 AM;
5k 9:15 AM; Kids Dash 10:30 AM
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Classic, Antique and Special Interest Car Show
Parking lots behind Columbia & Chase Banks with DJ music
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Clay Martin’s Puppets  do King Arthur
Waterfront Park Stage
9:30 AM
Stars & Strikes Old Timers’ Baseball Game at Bainbridge High School Field
11:00 AM-5:00 PM
Beer & Wine Garden
Corner of Bjune & Shannon. Beer and wine for adults. IDs required.
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Ranger & the Re-Arrangers—Gypsy Jazz Band
Town & Country Parking Lot Stage
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Home Town Band
Traditional John Philip Sousa-style music—Winslow Mall
12 Noon
Alleyoop! Children’s Musical Games
Waterfront Park Stage
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Along Madison Avenue & Winslow Way
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Alleyoop!—Children’s Musical Games
Waterfront Park Stage
3 PM-5 PM
Soul Siren (Band)—Rhythm & Blues, Soul & Rock
Town & Country Parking Lot Stage
Over Eagle Harbor
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No Ordinary Rummage Sale

Last week I spent the bulk of my days volunteering at the Rotary Auction Rummage Sale. For those that have never experienced the sale, it is indeed difficult to envision. When people hear rummage sale they think of a church parking lot and some tables.  This, however, is a “rummage sale” on steroids.  Bainbridge Rotary takes over the ENTIRE middle school campus and has 38 departments inside and outside ranging from Linens to Books to Marine to Automotive.

It Takes a Village

The preparation for the day-long sale starts eight days prior to the actual sales day. Tables and tents are set up.  Departments are constructed. Then, the community drops-off their donations for six days and massive teams of volunteers unload, sort, deliver, clean, test, price and display the items for the rummage sale day when the community, far and wide, shows up in force to shop.

ROTARY 2015 collage by Jen Pells Realtor Bainbridge

Rotary Week

And, throughout the course of the week, filled with good work, talk, heavy lifting, new ideas, funny stories and warm weather, community spirit is built and cultivated. This is my third year volunteering and every year my entire family spends part of the week prepping for the sale and working the actual rummage sale.  Throughout Rotary Week I enjoy seeing and working with people I rarely get a chance to see the rest of the year.  It is an intense week of good work and great spirits.  Last year Rotary raised almost half a million dollars for the projects it supports locally and internationally.  We are all hopeful we topped last year’s sales total, but even if we did not, I know our island’s sense of community has indeed increased once again.


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