UPDATE: Celebrate Fall and Halloween Bainbridge Island Style
As many islanders know, we love our holidays here on Bainbridge, and celebrating Fall and Halloween is no different. There’s a lot going on throughout the month, check out our list:
UPDATE: Bainbridge Island Downtown Association presents Hometown Halloween, a twist on an all-ages Island tradition, continues this year on Sunday, October 31st, from 3:00-5:00pm on Winslow Way in downtown Bainbridge.
Winslow Way merchants join the festivities to pass out treats to masked superheroes, pirates, fairies, storybook characters, and more as they descend on downtown for Halloween fun.
Winslow Way will be open for pedestrian traffic only from 3:00-5:00pm.
This year, Cook Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service and John L. Scott Real Estate step into central sponsorship roles supporting the family-centered Trick-or Treat Downtown. Spooktacular events are set throughout downtown, as shopkeepers up and down Winslow Way will be open to greet ghouls of all ages.
An organist playing at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church will contribute spooky music to the day. BIDA’s annual costume contest will be online this year.
You can submit a photo or selfie either by emailing us at email@example.com or by using the hashtag #BainbridgeDowntown on Instagram or Facebook.
Just up the street trick-or-treaters will find another great Halloween tradition, Cook Family -Funeral Home’s annual “Haunted Cider Booth.” The booth will be located at the head of Madrone Lane.
As this event is expected to bring more than 500 participants, per Washington State guidelines masks will be required indoors and outdoors. For more information, contact the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association at 206-842-2982, or visit www.bainbridgedowntown.org.
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This event is produced by the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association, the information provided above courtesy of the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association.
Costume Swap at KiDiMu – On Saturdays in October from 10am – 12pm come swap or “shop” for gently used costumes!
PUMPKIN WALK AT BAINBRIDGE GARDENS – All month – Pumpkin Walk 2021 is an all-month, festive daytime event, admission is free (donations are accepted and will benefit the Bainbridge Island Boys & Girls Club). Enjoy walking the historic Nature Trail and view hundreds of hand designed pumpkins, you can even add your own pumpkin to the trail. In addition, there will be live music on October 31st and BBQs on Saturday the 23rd and 30th. And of course, there will be candy!
PICK-YOUR-OWN PUMPKIN PATCH OPEN AT SUYEMATSU FARMS – All month – Don’t have that perfect pumpkin yet? Stop by the farm and pick your own right out of the field at Day Road’s Suyematsu Farms. Admission is free and the farm is open weekdays from 1-6pm and weekends from 10-5pm.
HAUNTED HAVEN AT THE APOTHECARY & TEA SHOP – All month – For a bewitching good time, stop at the Bainbridge Apothecary & Tea Shop located at 450/488 Winslow Way E. – events include Witchy Walk scavenger hunts, Haunted High Tea & Tarot parties, and frightening good fun Friday and Saturday Happy Hours with live music.
SQUASH SCAVENGER HUNT AT BLOEDEL RESERVE – Now through October 31st – Pumpkins and squash galore! Every spring the Horticultural team at Bloedel plants hundreds of pumpkins and squash knowing they will create beautiful fall color and seasonal displays. When you arrive, grab your Super Squash Scavenger Hunt map and questionnaire and see how many you can find (you can also download the map here ). Don’t forget to bring a pen or pencil – admission to the scavenger hunt is free with admission to the grounds.
HAUNTED HAYRIDE AT BATTLE POINT PARK and PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST- October 19th through 21st – Sold Out. For more information, contact the Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation District.
BLAIR WITCH SCREENING TO BENEFIT LYNWOOD THEATRE – Saturday, October 30th –The Historic Lynwood Theatre brings back the iconic 1999 horror classic for a special screening on Halloween Eve. This is a fundraising event and will include an exclusive Q&A session with the Bainbridge-based creators of the most successful independent film of all time. For tickets, click here.
IT’S A DARK & STORMY NIGHT AT BARN – Saturday, October 30th – Join BARN for a Zoom fundraising event, starting at 6pm with readings from famous authors, including Jamie Ford, Megan Chance and Lynn Brunelle. This event will benefit BARN’s Youth Scholarship Fund. In addition, you can visit their on-line auction from October 15th-25th. For tickets and more information, click here.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS at the BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART (BIMA) – Saturday, October 30th – Join BIMA in celebrating the annual Mexican holiday on October 30th via traditional altar opening presentation with public remembrances and offerings. In addition, there will be face painting, art activities, and a matinee screening of the Spanish language version of the Pixar film, Coco. For more information, click here.
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND SENIOR/COMMUNITY CENTER PRESENTS: SAFE AND SANE HALLOWEEN – Open House between 3-5:00 pm on Sun., October 31st to Trick or Treat. Due to Covid-19, the BISCC has made a few changes to their annual event. This is a “members only” event – come in a costume or clever mask and enjoy:
- 7 doors, 7 treats, after you perform a “trick”. Short song, dance, poem or anything you choose.
- Your photo will be taken and posted online so entire membership can vote on “Best Costume” and “Best Mask”.
- Reed Price will send directions for voting for cash + Gift certificate for the two winners.
- Winners will be announced Nov. 8th in Monday Morning News. Again because of Covid and staying on the safe side, there will be no food or drink. Not a member, join here!
HALLOWEEN AT KiDiMu – October 31st – Celebrate with a Halloween Party on the Plaza from 12pm – 4pm – pumpkin science, painting ghosts & pumpkins, trick-or-treating, and more!
*Images and information provided and used with permission from the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce and the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association.