The Grand Old Fourth of July on Bainbridge Island was great hit. After a two-year hiatus due to the Pandemic, thousands of people descended on the streets of Downtown Winslow yesterday (July 4, 2022) to enjoy a whole array of festivities, from fun runs and pancakes breakfasts to a lively street fair, a classic car show, music, a beer and wine garden, and, of course, the mile-long hometown parade.
It was a site to behold as kids, parents, grandparents and friends gathered along Madison and Winslow to enjoy the parade.
This annual celebration is brought to our community by the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce (BICC). Many thanks to Jessica Perkins Miller, Event Chair at the BICC, Stefan Goldby, President/CEO of the BICC, Mickey Molnaire, Director of Membership & Visitor Services of the BICC, Tj Faddis, Operations Manager of the BICC, Chris Mueller, Executive Director of Visit Bainbridge, Chantelle Lusebrink, Sr. Marketing and Communications Manager of Visit Bainbridge, and Julia Sordello, Intern at the BICC. Almost 100 volunteers came together to assist with set up, traffic, information booths, trash control, clean-up and breaking it all down at the end of the day. It was an amazing display of community involvement and fun!
“We are delighted at the return of our traditional hometown celebration of the Grand Old 4th. Thank you to our volunteers, community, sponsors, and staff for bringing back Bainbridge’s largest event!” – Jessica Perkins Miller
Live music on Winslow Way performed by the Hometown Band, Click here to watch the GO4th Hometown Band on Winslow Way 2022.
“Being in the thick of this wonderful community event again brought tears to my eyes.” – Tj Faddis.
“It was incredible watching it all come together yesterday. Thank you for letting me be part of the GO4 magic!” – Chris Mueller, Executive Director of Visit Bainbridge Island and GO4th Parade Marshal
“I had a blast helping yesterday and getting to be a part of the process in the weeks leading up to it”, – Julia Sordello
*Images by Kevin Dwyer, Margaret Millmore and Bryan Milllmore
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