Independence Day on Bainbridge Island is always a spectacular fanfare of events and fun. This year marks the 46th annual Independence Day festival. Events will include 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!
For the little ones in your family there will be kids shows, pony rides, a bouncy house, Big Purple slide, miniature golf, the Kitsap Mounted Posse and much more.
Here are some more details on each:
Traditional Pancake Breakfast
7-11 am @ Town & Country parking lot
Get your day started right with a stack of pancakes and fuel up for a full day of activities.
Family Fun Run
7:30 am registration | Sponsored by Bainbridge Youth Services
Registration starts at 7:30am at Bainbridge Performing Arts (cnr of Winslow Way & Madison Ave). The 1-mile run begins at 9 am; the 5K begins at 9:15 am; and the Kids Dash begins at 10:30 am.
Stars & Strikes “Old Timers” baseball game
9 am @ Bainbridge Highschool baseball field
This fun Island tradition is in its 9th year. Baseball high school and Little League coaches and parents aged 25-55 play, with sponsor Bainbridge Bakers offering a delicious breakfast from their new green truck.
Classic & Electric Car Show
9 am–1 pm @ Parking lots behinds Columbia and Chase Banks
Over 100 cool cars to peruse while listening to music from DJ tunage. $20 entry fee per car if you wish enter your own car.
9 am–5 pm @ Town & Country parking lot, Bjune & Brien Streets, and Waterfront Park
Enjoy live music; arts and crafts and information booths; a wide variety of food; a beer and wine garden; pony rides and more fun stuff for kids.
Bainbridge Island Photo Club Annual Exhibit
10 am–4 pm @ Waterfront Park Community Center
Bainbridge Island Photo Club members exhibit their best works for the year and invite the community to vote for their favorites.
Mr. Mario Comedy & Variety Show
11 am–12 pm @ Waterfront Park
Beer & Wine Garden
11 am–5 pm @ Corner of Bjune & Shannon
Live music with a dose of beer and/or wine, for those over 21 years of age.
Ranger & the Re-Arrangers/Gypsy Jazz Band
11 am–12:30 pm @ Town & Country parking lot stage
Home Town Band
12–1 pm @ Winslow Mall
Traditional John Philip Sousa-style music.
12 pm and 3-4pm@ Waterfront Park Stage
Children’s entertainment and puppeteer.
1–2:30 pm | Madison Avenue & Winslow Way
New for this year....Win $1,000 for the most Humorous Entry! Parade applications are just $25 for non-profits and neighborhood groups; $35 for commercial enterprises and/or politicians. There is no cost for military units.
3–5 pm @ Town & Country parking lot stage
Rhythm and blues, soul, and rock.
Fireworks | dusk | over Eagle Harbor
Learn more at www.bainbridgefireworks.org