The Big Dark is upon us, but so are the Holiday Events – Here’s a Rundown of What’s Coming for the November 2023 Season!

November 2023 - AHB, Winney Farm, Lesser-Known Players, BPA BSO, Manor House ConcertsARTS AND HUMANITIES BAINBRIDGE is now accepting applications for the Individual Artist Grant, submission deadline is NOVEMBER 30th. The goal of the Individual Artist Grant is to support the creation of new work by eligible artistic professionals, including emerging artists. AHB is looking to support artists who live or practice on Bainbridge Island and help them continue to contribute their art and unique talents, click here for details.

ORDER YOUR HOLIDAY TURKEY NOW! Winney Farm has fresh birds for your holiday feast, visit their online ordering system here.

NOVEMBER 2nd – 5th and 10TH – 12TH: THE LESSER-KNOWN PLAYERS present The Trail to Oregon! Location: The Grange, 10340 Madison Ave NE. For more tickets and additional details, visit: Performing Arts Group | Bainbridge Island | The Lesser-Known Players (

NOVEMBER 11TH AND 12TH, 2023: BAINBRIDGE PERFORMING ARTS and BSO Present “New Stage, New World” at the Buxton Center for Bainbridge Performing Arts. Join them for a grand opening concert, led by conductor Daren Weissfisch, featuring the powerful piano soloist Milica Jelaca Jovanovic. The evening will commence with Tchaikovsky’s Festival Coronation March, followed by Florence Price’s American Piano Concerto in One Movement, and will conclude with Dvorák’s iconic “New World Symphony.” Click here for tickets.

NOW TO NOVEMBER 15TH: Thanksgiving Meals from THE MANOR HOUSE – Enjoy Thanksgiving with friends & family and let them do the cooking! Catering Chef Shaun Verespej is preparing everything you need for your holiday meal. Click here for the order form.

NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST: MANOR HOUSE CONCERT SERIES at Pleasant Beach Village – multiple dates throughout November and December. Click here for details and tickets.

November 2023 - BIYO Fall Concert, BIMMPRD and BIPTF Fall Work Parties, BARN Bazaar, Helpline House Turkey TrotNOVEMBER 19TH: BAINBRIDGE ISLAND YOUTH ORCHESTRA FALL CONCERT –- Performances by the Debut, Symphonic, and Chamber Orchestras of the Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra, led by Justine Jeanotte, Debut Conductor, and Nathan Rødahl, Music Director. Free Admission with open seating.  The concert begins at 4pm at the Bainbridge High School Theatre, for more details click here. Share

CONSERVATION WORK PARTIES: Join the Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation District, and the Bainbridge Island Parks & Trails Foundation Projects will include removing invasive species, building habitat, and planting native plants. Well-suited for children ages six and up who are comfortable using small hand tools and walking off trail on uneven surfaces.

  • NOVEMBER 11TH: Strawberry Hill Park from 10am to 12pm.
  • NOVEMBER 14TH: Red Pine Park from 10am to 12pm
  • NOVEMBER 16TH: Moritani Preserve from 10am to 12pm
  • NOVEMBER 16TH: Trails work Party at Gazzam Lake Nature Preserve from 10am to 12pm

NOVEMBER 18th: BARN BAZAAR returns – from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Buy direct from the maker at this annual celebration of the creativity that happens at BARN. From jewelry to wood arts, basketry to weaving, you’ll find an unmatched selection of original hand-crafted items. Kick off the holidays in homegrown style for a day of shopping, food, and community!

NOVEMBER 23RD: HELPLINE HOUSE TURKEY TROT – Helpline House’s 14th Annual Turkey Trot invites runners and walkers of all ages to start their Thanksgiving with a 5K/1M Fun Run or to Volunteer at the Trot!  Race Day at Battle Point Park’s Transmitter Building from 7:30am – 8:30am. Click here for registration and details.

November 2023 - KiDiMu, Weed Warriors, Bainbridge Island Suyematsu Farms, Pleasant Beach Village, Gingerbread at Manor House, BI Farmers Market, BIMANOVEMBER 24th: KiDiMu SOCK SKATING – Come slip and slide on KiDiMu’s faux skating rink. Take off your shoes and skate along the slippery surface in your socks. Click here for more details.

NOVEMBER 24th: Free Holly for the Holidays – Weed Warriors will trim and tag small, medium, and large bundles the day after Thanksgiving, from 1pm – 3pm at Battle Point Park Picnic Shelter. Volunteers on Friday get the best “pick” of the holly to take home. Weed Warriors will distribute free holly at Town and Country Market Saturday, Nov. 25, 10 am, and explaining why holly is bad (one of the top 3 invasive plants on BI), what to plant instead (Oregon grape), and how to dispose of it (berries go in trash).  For more information contact or text 206-755-8461.

NOVEMBER 24TH –Opening Day: BAINBRIDGE ISLAND/SUYEMATSU FARMSChristmas Trees: Located at their Manzanita Road Christmas Tree Farm. Pre-Cut and U-Cut Christmas trees are available for sale the day after Thanksgiving until sold out. Sizes range from 3- to 12-feet. All Christmas trees are charged by the foot. They also offer fresh wreaths, garland, holiday arrangements, holly, and more. For hours, please check their Facebook page here.

NOVEMBER 25TH & 26TH: BAINBRIDGE ISLAND/SUYEMATSU FARMS – Santa’s Visits at the Manzanita Farm: Santa arrives at the Farm every year in their vintage 1949 Dodge Truck, staying around for photos with your 2- and 4-legged friends and family members. Saturday, November 25th & Sunday, November 26th from 12pm-4pm

NOVEMBER 25TH – DECEMBER 31ST:  Skating Rink at THE PLEASANT BEACH VILLAGE POOL.  Food and beverages will be served from Joe’s menu from 4 – 8pm or you can order to go from Hammy’s or the Marketplace and eat rink-side and enjoy our holiday beverages. The snack shack at the pool will be open during rink hours. Thursday & Friday: 4pm – 8pm, Saturday & Sunday: 1pm – 8pm, Holiday Hours: Christmas Eve: 10am – 4pm, Closed Christmas Day. Click here for ticket prices and additional information.

NOVEMBER 25TH – DECEMBER 23RD: MANOR HOUSE 2023 GINGERBREAD HOUSE PARTY ~ Pleasant Beach Village. This holiday classic is back again in all its sugary-sweet, glittery glory. Build your own gingerbread dream house and sip on complimentary hot cider, or the bar will be open with festive hot and cold holiday beverages for purchase. Multiple dates/times and reservations are required. Tickets are limited, click here to get yours.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FARMER’S MARKET runs through NOVEMBER 25TH – Grab some holiday gifts and wonderful food – the Market is open on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm at Town Square until November 25th.

CHECK OUT the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) for a variety of events including musical performances, exhibits, talks, films, food and shopping and much more! Click here to view their full Events Calendar.

Did we miss something? Let us know and we’ll add it in, we’ll also be updating and republishing our Holiday Events article periodically throughout the months of November and December. Contact Us | THE ISLAND WANDERER

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