Fun for the whole family!

 

street dance

 

 

 

Start your celebration early with the traditional July 3 Street Dance on Winslow Way in downtown Bainbridge Island, 6-11 pm! Three great bands will provide lively music! Enjoy refreshments from local restaurants and food vendors, a beer & wine garden, and family fun for the kids.

For more information visit  http://bainbridgedowntown.org/events/july-3-street-dance.821.html

 

 

December is Buzzing in Winslow!

From the Christmas House near Port Madison, open every weekend until Christmas to Seasonal music from a live brass band on Winslow Green (December 19th), December on the Island is full of winter delights.

The month begins with the First Friday Art Walk along Winslow Way, Erickson, Parfitt, and Madison, on December 4th, and is closely followed by Bainbridge Island’s Winter Studio Tour and the 22nd Annual Christmas in the Country, both self-guided tours of historical homes, sixty-four artists and nine art studios on the Island.

The First Friday Art Walk, organized by the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association, is held from 5pm to 8pm. This month, the Bainbridge Public Library will highlight the work of artists Susan Wiersema and Lynnette Sandbloom.

The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour invites you to celebrate the beauty and craftsmanship of local, handmade art. A twice-annual, free, self-guided art show, the Studio Tour has enjoyed great success since 1984. Regional artists jury in to the summer and winter art shows, and sell their work at Island artists’ studios and historic community halls. When you visit the studios, you’ll see some works in progress, raw materials, tools, and perhaps some inspiration mixed in with a little sawdust. Meeting the artists and discussing their work and vision in person is sure to be an enchanting experience. By visiting and shopping at the Tour, you are not only buying hand-crafted works of art, you are also supporting the local economy and helping artists to thrive.

Christmas in the Country is a 22 year tradition on Bainbridge, held the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of December. A juried art show, this celebration of the Christmas season supports home based business entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, artists, authors, and musicians. The map of venues includes pony rides at Countryman Stables, a visit with Santa, and the opportunity for incredible family memories. Venues are open for visitors from 10am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 11am to 5pm on Sunday the 6th.


Harvest Fair at Johnson Farm

Harvest Fair at Johnson Farm Join us at the Annual Friends of the Farms’ Harvest Fair!

Suggested donation at entry: $5.00 individual/$20.00 family.
New this year, Harvest Fair attendees may purchase wristbands for only $12.00, allowing unlimited turns on our rides and attractions.
Donations support the event, as well as Friends of the Farms’ work throughout the year.

Come and celebrate with us during this great family day on the farm!

Shuttles Available: Free park and ride shuttle with pick-up at Bainbridge ferry terminal for each ferry arrival from Seattle, from 11:00am (10:35 sailing from Seattle) and final return drop off at 5pm for the 5:30 sailing back to Seattle.  Shuttle also picks up at BETHANY LUTHERAN (Finch Rd and High School).

Fair Activities                 ____________________________________________________

–          Hay Jumping
–          Enjoy apple cider fresh from the fair orchard
–          Shop at the farm stand for fresh, local produce
–          Attend a seminar on local food topics
–          Enjoy yummy food with a focus on “local”
–          Talk with local master gardeners
–          Sample local beverages at the beer and wine garden
–          Take a tractor or horse-drawn wagon ride
–          Ride the land slide, young’uns only please
–          Enter the pie contest (enter by 11:30 pm)
–          Enjoy pony rides
–          Enjoy face painting
–          Join in the Friends of the Farms raffle to win great prizes

Take in seven hours of scrumptious local food and music while sitting on a hay bale, enjoying a beautiful day in the country.

Best Pie Contest
Put your best recipe forward at the Annual Harvest Fair Pie Contest! Winners for Adult and Youth categories will receive prizes.  Pies must arrive at the fair booth by 11:30pm the day of the fair. Judging (by professional bakers) begins at 1pm.

Turkey Raffle
Enter for a chance to win a locally grown turkey (who will also be attending the fair).  Raffle tickets sold at the Friends of the Farms fair booth.  The raffle drawing will be at 4pm.  All proceeds go to support Friends of the Farms.

The Harvest Fair Playbill
This year will showcase a variety of great local talent, with a few surprises throughout the day.

Music to Our Beers

Looking for some Valentine’s night fun?  Bainbridge Island Brewing hosts 3 musical acts every Thursday (including Valentine’s day!) at 7:00 pm for their “Music to Our Beers” series.  A great chance to enjoy live music & local beer! Click here for event details.