Summer Concert At Bloedel Reserve!


 Bloedel Reserve Summer Concert Series presents: The Dusty 45s 

Sunday August 14th | Doors open at 6:00PM

Tickets $26/Member; $30/Non-Member

Enjoy the beautiful natural setting of Bloedel, while listening to the vibrant sounds of live music from Seattle’s own Dusty 45s! Make the night complete and pack a picnic dinner. (Beer and wine available for purchase.)

Seattle’s Dusty 45s have inspired and fired up crowds for almost two decades.  They deliver their rockin’, high-energy music at full throttle, keeping fans on their feet and begging for more.  The group melds styles ranging from Country Twang to Jump Blues and Surf to R&B, all while adding Dixieland and jazz elements.  The finished product is a sizzling sound uniquely their own.

Island School Carnival on October 3rd

The Island School Carnival

On Saturday, October 3rd, join The Island School from noon to 4pm for The 32nd Annual Carnival, open to the public and fun for all ages! Enjoy carnival games, delicious food, live music and a used book sale. You’ll have a memorable afternoon of family-friendly fun, rain or shine. Free admission; cost for food and for some activities.

The Carnival will be filled with music!

12:30  The Fifth Grade Margay Band

1:00-1:45  Johnny Bregar will play kid-and-family-friendly music

2:00-3:15  Buckshot will treat us to bluegrass, roving minstrel-style

Grand Old Fourth – Full Day of Events!

From the Bainbridge Review:

Bainbridge Island’s July 4th celebration, plugged last year on the Today Show for its small-town charm, is now in its 48th year. The big day is organized by the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, with help from dozens of volunteers and generous sponsors.

Schedule of Events

Traditional Pancake Breakfast | 7-11 a.m. | Town & Country parking lot
Pound some pancakes to get ready for a full day of activities (or to recover from that July 3rd Street Party hangover). With pancakes, they’re serving scrambled eggs, ham, coffee, tea, and OJ. Proceeds benefit the Bainbridge High School Boosters Club, runs from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Town & Country Market’s west parking lot. Tables and chairs provided.

Family Fun Run | 7:30 a.m. registration at Winslow Green | Races at 9 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m.| Sponsored by Bainbridge Youth Services| Runs begin at the corner of Winslow Way and Madison Avenue
Register starting at 7:30 at Winslow Green. The 1-mile run begins at 9 a.m.; the 5K run begins at 9:15 a.m.; and the Kids Dash begins at 10:30 a.m. Preregister here.

Street Fair | 9 a.m.5 pm. | Town & Country parking lot, Bjune & Brien Streets, and Waterfront Park
The festive scene includes Arts and crafts, food, and information booths; live music; a photo exhibit; and a Kids’ Zone with puppet shows, pony rides, bouncy houses, and more.

Classic, Antique & Special Interest Car Show | 9 a.m.1 p.m. | Parking lots behind Columbia and Chase Banks
Cars range from hot rods to foreign makes, antiques to military vehicles, stock classics to customs and race cars, in mint condition to project vehicles. The event will feature DJ tunes.

Stars & Strikes Old Timers Baseball Game | 9:30 a.m. | Bainbridge High School field
This Island tradition is in its 11th year. Baseball high school and Little League coaches and parents aged 25-55 play.

Clay Martin’s Puppets | 11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Waterfront Park stage
Performing King Authur.

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Bainbridge Island’s Annual July 3rd Street Dance

This year’s rockin’ Street Dance will be bigger and better than ever!  Two stages will host live music and DJ hits. The Main Stage at the head of Madrone Lane will kick off the evening at 6:00 PM with the National Anthem performed by our Ice Queen, Victoria Robertson. From there, the Queen and the Pirate King take to the streets near Ericksen with a full program of family fun.

There will be a song-and-dance-along; a treasure hunt; a costume parade; balloon sculptures courtesy of The Balloon Brothers; sidewalk chalk and face painting courtesy of Calico Toy Shoppe.  All this will make the evening special for the whole family.  Kids of all ages are invited to wear their favorite costume.

The event’s Platinum Sponsor Virginia Mason will spin the wheel for prizes at their booth! At 8:00 PM, Victoria Robertson will kick off karaoke for those who want to show their singing talents.

There will be an abundance of options to refuel with several local food stands and, new this yearTWO Beer & Wine Gardens, with beer from local favorite Bainbridge Island Brewing and wine from Ambrosia Wine Group.

Special thanks to our July 3rd Street Dance sponsors: Platinum Sponsor Virginia Mason, Gold Sponsor Columbia Bank and Silver Sponsors John L. Scott, Avalara and Flamingo Audio. We couldn’t offer this community-wide event without your support!

Please consider volunteering for this event.  We only ask for ONE shift, you can join the party before or after you help out!  BIDA cannot operate this beloved event without you!  Please contact Sarah Barnes, Program Manager at BIDA at (206) 579-1258 or  You can also sign-up on our event webpage by clicking here.  For your convenience, click here for you easy to read and printable Fact Sheet on the event.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Winslow Way East from Madison Ave. to Ericksen Ave. will be closed to all vehicle traffic from 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM.