Summer Day Camps 2016
Summer time is quickly approaching and suddenly that old feeling of dread and/or panic sets in… the kids are going to be home with nothing to do.
Bainbridge Island has a myriad of opportunities for children of all ages to learn and have fun this summer while school is out.
Islandwood Summer Day Camps invite children to open their imaginations in rich natural settings. They offer day camps for children from Pre-Kindergarten through the 9th grade.
The Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District offers a wide variety of classes and programs for children of all ages, all summer long. To download the full catalog for the entire summer of 2016 offerings click HERE.
Do your children enjoy soccer? Bainbridge Island FC offers summer camps for children starting as young as 3 years old!
Ok, it isn’t a summer camp but it surely is not to be missed. The Grand Old Fourth has been Bainbridge Island's biggest party for 48 years with a mile-long hometown parade, street fair with more than 100 booths including 30 food vendors, live music, kids' entertainment and games, pony rides, beer and wine garden, classic and electric car show, family fun run, pancake breakfast topped off with fireworks over Eagle Harbor at dusk. Admission is free and your entire family will love it!
Date: 12/3/2015 TO 12/20/2015
Time: 7:30 PM TO 3:00 PM
Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS Everyone’s favorite practically-perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilistic musical adventure. MARY POPPINS is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft.
Free First Thursday at KiDiMu
Time: 10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM
On the first Thursday of the month, families are invited to explore KiDiMu! Enjoy a free-admission day. Have fun with a variety of hands-on exhibits and art activities. All are welcome! 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bainbridge Working Studios Winter Celebration
Date: 12/4/2015 TO 12/6/2015
Time: 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
Holiday sale at three Artist studios all located within one mile of each other. Mesolini Glass Studio, Cecil Ross – Woodworker, Raquel's Mosaics. We are all located within a mile of each other on Madison Ave NE, 4 miles from the ferry terminal. Definitely worth a visit!
Date: 12/4/2015 TO 12/5/2015
Time: 7:30 PM TO 8:45 PM
St Barnabas Episcopal Church
1187 Wyatt Way NW
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
The title of the program is “Star of Wonder” featuring Ola Gjeilo's O Magnum Mysterium (Serenity) with cello. Other works include songs by Burt, Rutter, Besig, Mendelssohn, Helvey, Willan, and Longhurt's arrangement of The First Noel. Concert dates and times: Fri. Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm Sat. Dec 5 @ 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm.
The EDGE Improv
Time: 7:30 PM TO 9:30 PM
Spice up your holidays with The EDGE Improv. For more than two laughter-filled decades, the troupe’s riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from people from all walks of life. Join The EDGE December 5 for a jolly launch to the holiday season and an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions.
Heyday Farm Breakfast & Tour
Time: 9:00 AM TO 11:00 AM
Farmhouse and Kitchen on Old Mill Road
4370 Old Mill Road NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Come to the farm for a hearty breakfast featuring sweet breads, eggs and farm sausage. To help you work up an appetite, breakfast includes a guided farm tour prior to eating. See gardens, greenhouses, pasture and forest. Learn about the farm's history and how the creamery operates complete with a view of the lovely Dutch belted dairy cows at home in barn and pasture.
Pet Santa Photos
Time: 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
Bay Hay and Feed
10355 NE Valley Rd
Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110
Bring your family and pets to take Holiday photos with Santa! This fun event will not only give you some fun family photos, but all proceeds go to benefit Kitsap Humane Society. Digital Photos Only–an online photo album will be set-up and viewed only by participants. All ages and all pets! (no livestock, please).
The Nutcracker Preview at KiDiMu
Time: 11:30 AM
Get a sneak preview of this beloved holiday classic and try some ballet moves yourself! See a selection of dances from Olympic Performance Group‘s this year’s production inspired by pop-up books and meet the young ballet dancers who will invite the audience to dance along after their performance. Be sure to bring your camera! Then join author and artist Lynn Brunelle to create your own pop-up book craft.
Gingerbread Houses – DIY Workshop at KiDiMu
Date: 12/6/2015 TO 12/12/2015
Time: 10:30 AM TO 2:00 PM
Be a part of KiDiMu’s annual holiday tradition! Visit a special Art Station to create season’s favorite construction. All materials will be provided. A self-guided activity available: Sunday: 12:30 – 2 p.m. weekdays: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. & Saturday (while supply lasts): 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Autumn festivities are always a wonderful way to get ready for colder weather and give children so much joy following the end of summer vacation. There are a host of activities on Bainbridge this month for the entire family to enjoy.
Friday October 16th and Saturday October 17th, from 6pm to 8pm, Bainbridge Gardens is sponsoring their 22nd Annual Pumpkin Walk.
The Pumpkin Walk is a fun, festive, family-oriented event hosted by Bainbridge Gardens for two nights every October. The proceeds of this popular, non-scary event benefit the Bainbridge Island Boys and Girls Club. Hundreds of people of all ages come to walk along Bainbridge Gardens’ historic Nature Trail, glowing with a grand display of nearly 300 lighted, carved pumpkins. For many families, the Pumpkin Walk has become a Halloween tradition. Kids enjoy winding through our Harvest Hay Maze and jumping in the inflatable Bounce House. You can have your picture taken with the “Great Pumpkin”! The Bainbridge Island Boys and Girls Club provides face painting and carnival games with prizes.
My grand-daughter Annabella has entered her own carved pumpkin for this year’s event and she is delighted to be able to wear her Halloween costume to the event, as well.
Monday, October 19th from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, KidiMu is sponsoring Messy Monday – a messy experimentation and sensory exploration featuring mini pumpkin painting… Children will practice sensory and motor skills, and use imagination as they create their masterpiece with paint and dish brushes.
IslandWood is hosting their 11th Annual Howl-O-Ween on Sunday, October 25th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Bring your own pumpkin or purchase one theirs. Other activities include a Pumpkin Walk through the woods, a Pumpkin Meadow for the little tykes, dancing, fortune tellers and more!
The Historic Lynwood Center Theater will be screening Beetlejuice on October 28th for only $5 a ticket!
Last but not least, on October 31st, downtown Bainbridge Island merchants will close Winslow Way at 3:30 p.m. and sponsor a safe trick-or-treating evening with spooky family fun.
Come in costume, listen for spooky tunes from the Eagle Harbor Church bell tower, drink free hot cider and place your vote for the best merchant costume at the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association booth on Winslow Way.
There are some terrific things happeneing on New Years Eve on Bainbridge Island!
A New Years Eve Dance Party is being held at the Treehouse Cafe in Lynwood Center, from 9:00 pm to 12:30 am – featuring The Dusty 45's, Tarot and Palm readings, automatic entry for a raffle drawing and complimentary champagne at midnight! THis even is suitable for those 21 years of age and older. Get the details here: New Years Eve Dance Party
If your family is looking for something fun for the younger members, there is also a New Years Eve Party for Kids at KidiMu! All are invited to the Museum for an annual countdown to noon and balloon drop. Come early to enjoy special activities between 10 and 11:45 a.m., including face painting, music, a noisemaker clock craft and bingo. The event runs from 10 am to 12:30 and is sure to be lots of fun for the entire family. Get the details here: New Years at KidiMu and Bainbridge Art Museum or at KidiMu
Bainbridge Performing Arts Center will be hosting a New Years Eve Party, from 9 pm to 12:30 am. Celebrate New Year’s Eve by dancing all night long with Seattle’s hottest DJ – Dubreezy – and with an expanded bar selection that includes spirits from Bainbridge Organic Distillers, beer on tap from the Bainbridge Island Brewing Company, and half-price non-alcoholic beverages for designated drivers. This event is suitable for ages 21 and over with complimentary champagne served at midnight. Get the details here: Bainbridge Performing Arts Center New Years Eve Party
For those who love the water, there are a couple of options to ring in the new year on Puget Sound.Bainbridge Island-based Exotic Aquatics Scuba and Kayaking has planned an afternoon and evening excursion that includes three dives, dinner and transit to Elliott Bay to watch the Seattle fireworks at midnight on the newest boat to join the Puget Sound Dive Charters' fleet — the 45-foot Salish Explorer. For $125, divers can get an afternoon of exploring in before cleaning up — the boat has showers — and sitting down to dinner. Non-divers also are invited for a lesser charge of $110. A sparkling punch toast will be held at midnight. The boat leaves from its location in Winslow at 1 p.m. Those interested in tickets should call 206-842-1980.
There are aso some restaurants serving a special New Years Eve Menu, if you are looking for a more intimate celebration. Click the links below for more information.
Finally, for the super hearty and hardcore challenge lovers – the 14th Annual Polar Bear Plunge will take place at Noon on Lytle Beach. BRRR!
Happy New Year!