The Bainbridge Island Downtown Association (BIDA) is gearing up for an evening of food, fun, music, and dancing in the streets during the annual July 3rd Street Dance.
Well-known as one of the Island’s favorite summertime traditions, the Annual Street Dance which runs from 6-11 pm on Sunday, July 3rd, is part of the Island’s multi-day Independence Day celebration called Celebrate Bainbridge. The downtown party turns the island’s main street into a pedestrian-only boardwalk and brings thousands of local residents to Winslow Way for a chance to welcome summer with Island neighbors.
“It is an honor to bring this tradition back,” said Michael Goodnow, Executive Director of Bainbridge Island Downtown Association. “This is an opportunity for our entire island to come together to celebrate Independence Day and community. There will be something for everyone to enjoy.”
The Bainbridge Island Downtown Association, the event’s organizers, credits local sponsors Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, Columbia Bank, Puget Sound Energy, and Lively Olive with providing the support necessary to ensure that the beloved hometown event will continue on the Island’s downtown main street again this year. A tradition started in 1987.
Waiting On V kicks off the evening at 6pm on the Main Stage, located just west of Madrone Lane, followed by Ocean Men, and the headliners High Voltage, sponsored by Puget Sound Energy, who will rock the main stage from 8-11 pm. Further east on Winslow Way, returning DJ John from Music Masters will keep a vibrant dance mix going into the late evening at the DJ stage.
The beer and wine garden is returning to Winslow Way, sponsored by Bainbridge Brewing (BIDA’s exclusive beer supplier) and Fletcher Bay Winery; it will be located just west of Columbia Bank.
Local food and beverage vendors will line the street along Winslow Way.
Visit the Kid’s Zone at the Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu). KiDiMu will celebrate the hands-on activities and play from 6-9pm!
Remember, Winslow Way closes to incoming traffic at Noon on July 3rd from Erikson to Madison Ave. It will be pedestrian traffic only from 6-11 pm.
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The Bainbridge Island Downtown Association (BIDA) is committed to building and sustaining a vibrant downtown using the Main Street Approach.
Since 1998, Bainbridge Island Downtown Association has been recognized as an accredited Main Street Program under the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Washington Main Street Program. BIDA provides activities and advocacy that create a catalyst for locally owned independent small businesses, fostering economic revitalization and community pride.
For more information, visit Bainbridge Island’s Downtown Business Community Official Site (bainbridgedowntown.org)
*Information provided by BIDA
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