Several island traditions return this weekend for the Independence Day holiday, packing activities for island residents over the next few days.
Rotary sale starts Saturday morning
The Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island will hold its 62nd annual auction and rummage sale on Saturday to raise money for community projects through local nonprofit organizations and funds.
Patrons can browse the setup and scope out deals in advance for a $ 2 donation. A special preview event is scheduled for Friday evening.
The sale begins at 8 am on Saturday at Woodward Middle School, 9125 Sportsman Club Road. Snacks and hot dogs will be available for purchase, and masks are recommended.
More than $ 1.6 million has been raised and distributed to community projects through auction proceeds over the past five years. For more information visit www.bainbridgerotaryauction.org or find the Rotary Auction on Facebook.
Street dance highlights Sunday events
The traditional July 3 Street Dance will take over Winslow Way on Sunday evening, hosted by the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association. The event, which was first held in 1987, is part of a weekend full of activities to mark the Independence Day weekend and turns the island’s main street into a pedestrian-only plaza between Eriksen Avenue to Madison Avenue, beginning at noon.
The street dance begins at 6 pm, with multiple stages along Winslow Way. Featured bands include Waiting on V, High Voltage, and DJ John from Music Masters. A beer and wine garden and food vendors will also be onsite, and a Kids Zone hosted by KiDiMu staff from 6 to 9 pm
Other Sunday activities include the old timey baseball game, scheduled for noon at Bainbridge High School, and the launch of the Winslow Way Creative District at 5 pm
From pancakes to parade for the Fourth
The Fourth of July will be filled with a series of traditions in Winslow, starting with the pancake breakfast at 7 am in the parking lot of Town & Country Market. Breakfast will be served until 11.
At 9 am choose between the family fun run, at Island Fitness, the car show, which starts at Columbia Bank, and the street fair / kids zone at Waterfront Park open for the day.
The live music stage, at Town & Country, and beer garden at Waterfront Park open later in the morning and remain open until 5 pm
And the day’s highlight, the parade down Madison Avenue and Winslow Way, begins at 1 pm