Big Week Ahead on the Island: Rotary Auction Underway, 3rd of July Street Dance, Grand Old Fourth of July!

The next coming week maybe the busiest time of year on Bainbridge Island. The 64th Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale – the annual event organized and run by the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island, with help from more than 2,000 community volunteers, gets underway. Smack dab in the middle of next week are two signature events: the July 3rd Street Dance, followed by the Grand Old Fourth of July.

Every summer the Rotary Club takes over the campus of Woodward Middle School (map) where it sets up classrooms and tents, accepts drive through donations for several days, then sorts, cleans, tests, prices, and displays those donations. All this work culminates in one day sale – this year Saturday July 6. In 2023 the Rotary earned over $800,000, the net proceeds of which will go back into the community in the form of grants and scholarships.

2024 Sale Key Dates

The following events take place at Woodward Middle School (9125 Sportsman Club Rd NE, Bainbridge Island):

  • Donations Accepted:
    • June 29, 8:00am to 7:00pm
    • June 30, 8:00am to 7:00pm
    • July 1, 8:00am to 7:00pm
    • July 2, 8:00am to 7:00pm
    • July 3, 8:00am to 12:00pm (half day)
  • 4th of July:  CAMPUS CLOSED
  • Preview Night:
    July 5, 5:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Sale Day:
    July 6, 8:00am to 2:00pm
  • Volunteer Picnic:  
    Sunday, July 14, 1-3 pm (at Battle Point Park picnic shelter)

July 3rd Street Dance 

The 3rd of July Street Dance is one of Bainbridge Island’s largest downtown events, and will take place Wednesday July 3, 2024, on Winslow Way from 6-11pm. The Bainbridge Island Downtown Association (BIDA), with the help of The City of Bainbridge, will close the street to vehicle traffic so that pedestrians have right of way. The Street Dance will include:

Three live bands

  • DJ
  • Food trucks / food and beverage stations
  • Our popular beer and wine garden
  • Activities for adults and children alike.

 

Grand Old Fourth of July

Since 1967, Bainbridge Island has been celebrating July 4th in a big way. There will be multiple overlapping events all over downtown Winslow and Waterfront Park from 7am until 5pm.

Kicking off with the traditional Pancake Breakfast, the day includes the BYS Fun Run, the Classic Car Show, a day-long Street Fair, a Kid’s Zone, a Beer & Wine Garden, Live Music, and of course, the mile-long Hometown Parade.

Schedule of Events

7am – 11am – BHS Football Boosters Traditional Pancake Breakfast Town & Country West Parking Lot

9am – 11am Bainbridge Youth Services Family Fun Run 1 Mile – 9:00am in front of The Cove (Winslow Mall) on Winslow Way
5K –9:30am in front of The Cove (Winslow Mall) of Winslow Way Kids Dash – 10:30am at the corner of Winslow Way and Madison Avenue

9am – 5pm – Street Fair Town & Country West Parking Lot, Bjune & Brien Streets + Waterfront Park
Arts and crafts, food, and information booths. Sponsored by Fieldstone Communities

9am – 5pm Kids Zone Pony rides, putt-putt, build a model boat, bounce houses, face painting

Noon & 3pm Alleyoop! Children’s Musical Games performances. Sponsored by The Marshall Suites

9am – 2pm Classic, Antique & Special Interest Car Show Parking lots behind Umpqua & Chase Banks
Sponsors: Modern Collision, Green Light Garage, Island Center Auto, Rolling Bay Automotive, Mac N Jacks

10am – 4pm Bainbridge Island Photo Club, 4th of July Exhibit Bainbridge Island Senior/Community Center

10am – Noon Ranger & The Re-Arrangers Live Music Stage: Town & Country West Parking Lot Sponsored by AGS Stainless
11am – 5pm Beer + Wine + Cider Garden On Brien, across the street from the Senior Center: Beer, Wine, Cider + music Over 21 only – IDs required. Last call 4:30pmSponsored by Bainbridge Brewing, Eleven Winery, Sisters’ Cider House

Noon – 1pm The Hometown Band Traditional John Philip Sousa-style music – (The Cove) Winslow Mall

1pm – 3pm **Grand Old 4th Hometown Parade**cSouth on Madison Avenue at Wyatt Way, then East on Winslow Way Sponsored by First Fed & ACE Hardware: Bainbridge Island

3pm- 5pm Soul Siren (Rhythm & Blues, Soul, & Rock) Live Music Stage: Town & Country Parking Lot Stage Sponsored by AGS Stainless

More information visit: The Bainbridge Island Grand Old 4th of July – Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce (bainbridgechamber.com)

 

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