A supplement of the Bainbridge Island Review
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AN EXTRAVAGANZA OF HANDS-ON ART ACTIVITIES, LIVE PERFORMANCES, AND FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Get crafty with your friends from:Bainbridge Arts & Crafts BARNBainbridge Island Museum of ArtBainbridge Island Studio Tour
Bloedel Reserve Coates DesignKiDiMu Kids in ConcertKitsap Regional Library
Northwest Puppet MuseumSpacecraft Winslow Art Center
Suquamish Song & DanceRECESS MONKEY
FREE ADMISSION ALL DAY TO:KiDiMu& BIMA
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
BIMA & KiDiMu present
37th Annual Bainbridge Youth Services
4th of July Fun Run 2016Downtown Winslow
1 mile 9 am 5k 9:15 am Kids Dash 10:30 amRegister online www.bifunrun.com
Proceeds support BYS free and con dential counseling and career
training programs for local youth.
P.O. Box 11173Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
The Bainbridge Youth Services Board of Directors would like to thank our generous sponsors for supporting local youth:
BYS would also like to thank our In Kind sponsors for yourgenerous donation of services and products:
Sound Reprographics, Crystal Springs Water, Maxx Nutrition, Living Well Chiropractic and Massage, Starbucks, Bainbridge Island Parks and Recreation, Bainbridge Island Police
Department, Bainbridge Island Ambulance Association
Max Hayslette 2016 Collection Mid-Century Inspired Abstracts
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By LESLIE KELLYlkelly@soundpublishing.com
Celebrate Bainbridge means a great weekend of fun on Bainbridge Island.And according to Jerri Lane, execu-
tive director for the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association, the new title Celebrate Bainbridge is something that planners hope will grow.
It just so happened that all three of the main events of the July 4th weekend fell together this year, one after another, Lane said, referring to the Rotary Auction, July 2; the Street Dance, July 3rd; and the Grand Old July 4th Parade on July 4th. All the sponsors, the Rotary, the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, and the downtown association, wanted to jointly market these events. So we came up with Celebrate Bainbridge.
Although this year the celebration is for three days only, Lane and others are hoping to build on that, and have a week-long celebration in the future with added events.
Seafair in Seattle started out as just the (hydroplane) races, she said. And look what its grown into. Were hoping to do that, only in a bit smaller version.
Just why folks both from over the pond, as Lane calls it, and locals should celebrate the Fourth of July on Bainbridge is easy for her to articulate.
We are an accredited historic main street, she said. Weve retained that
small town feeling the charm and quaintness. Our celebration is so different from that mega-city experience.
Lane said those who come to Bainbridge Island for the July 4th holiday, come by ferry and even the ferry ride is unique and beautiful.
And then they get off the ferry and theyre greeted by friendly folks with the down home charm.
She added that visitors should stay for awhile and take advantage of the other island delights such as the Blodel Reserve, the beaches and Lynwood Center.
As for the events of the July 4th week-end, she said the locals love them because we dont hire people from the Rose Bowl to put on the parade. It all comes from the hearts and minds of our residents.
Rex Oliver, executive director of the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, said he expects thousands to attend the parade on Monday.
If the weathers good, well have at least 40,000, he said.
As for just exactly whats going to be in the parade, even he wont know until things get underway on the Fourth.
You know places like the Blackbird Bakery, they dont tell us what theyre doing, he said. We dont know until they show up.
The crew from Blackbird Bakery is well known. Each year they come up with a cleaver way to show what the business is
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saturday july 2ROTARY
AUCTION & RUMMAGE
SALE 8am - 2pm Woodward
JUNE 2429 Donation Drop Offs8am - 8pmJUly 1Preview
Night5pm - 8pm
for more info:bainbridgerotaryauction.org
DOWNTOWN STREET DANCE
6pm - 11pm Winslow Way
Live Music Food Booths
Dancing Family Fun
Stars and Strikes Old-Time
Alumni Game 9am -11am
at BHSfor more info:
mondayJuly 4GRAND OLD 4TH OF JULY
CELEBRATION7am - 10:30pm
DowntownBYS Fun Run
Food Booths Games
for more info: grandold4th.com
Eagle Harbor Around
Its time to celebrate summer on Bainbridge Island
A band of bagpipers marched in last years Grand Old July 4th parade. Luciano Marano photo
See CELEBRATE, Page 4
all about. In the past, theyve been slices of pie, and forks, and have won the Buxton-Ellis Most Humorous Parade Entry Award, which includes $1,000 to the charity of the winners choice. Whos gonna win this year?
It remains to be seen, Oliver said, add-ing that some of the political candidates running for office will do the Kingston parade in the morning and then drive to Bainbridge Island to be in its parade in the afternoon.
Oliver, too, is excited about seeing Celebrate Bainbridge grow to be a week-long event. But he said when the parades over each year, hes ready to rest.
It takes all of us about six months to put everything together, he said. The day after youll find me rolled up in a ball in the corner trying to recover.
Heres whats planned:On Saturday, July 2 be sure to take
in the Bainbridge Island Rotary Clubs Auction & Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodward Middle School. More than 150,000 items that have been donated will be for sale. Come early to get the best bargains.
On Sunday, July 3, theres a street dance and family party downtown from 6 to 11 p.m. along Winslow Way. Therell be live music, food booths, dancing and fun for the whole family.
Scheduled to play are the bands Hep Replacements, Buckshot and Psycho Sushi. There is also the Music Master, DJ John Wood, who plays music catered more to Tweens. And theres kids events, too, like the Balloon Brothers, face paint-ing, and sidewalk chalk.
The beer garden is a favorite spot for adults, Lane said.
The entire event is free, other than drink and food purchases, she said. Were expecting about 10,000 people to
come down that night.This is the 29th year for the street
dance.Monday is the Grand Old 4th of July
Celebration with a parade. The parade begins at 1 p.m. and follows a route going south along Madison Avenue to Winslow Way returning along Erickson Avenue. This is the 49th year for the parade that is advertised as the Best Small Town Parade in America.
More than 110 entries are expected in the parade which lasts about an hour. Emcees will tell about each entry from booths on Madison Avenue and Wyatt Way, Madison and Winslow Way, and fur-ther to the east on Winslow Way near the mall area.
On Monday, theres a fun run sponsored by the Bainbridge Youth Services. Bring your family and friends. Join a team. Wear a costume. Walk or run the 1-mile race at 9 a.m., the 5K at 9:15 a.m. and the kids dash at 10:30 a.m. All events begin in downtown Winslow. Day-of-race registra-tion opens at 7:30 a.m. on Winslow Green.
Other events on Monday include the Bainbridge High School Football Boosters pancake breakfast, food booths, beer garden, games and a car show. New this year is the Young Artisan Marketplace where young, eager entrepreneurs can sell items theyve made. Youth to age 15 will display everything from paintings to pot-tery that theyve made at a section on the waterfront.
Dont forget the 9:30 a.m. Stars & Strikes Old Timers Baseball Game at the Bainbridge High School field.
The day finishes off with a fireworks show over Eagle Harbor at around 10:30 p.m.
The events are presented by the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce and the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association, with the help of dozens of vol-unteers and loyal sponsoring businesses. To see a complete list of vendors, go to www.grandold4th.com/vendors/.
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Its like one giant refresh button for the soul.
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