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SPECIAL EVENTS

The Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District sponsors a variety of special events for all ages in our community. Family events, concerts, dances, and humanity programs are just some of the many events held throughout the year. Scroll down to see our current events! 

 

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Wednesdays, Aug 4- Sept 15

6:00-8:00pm at Battle Point Park Observatory Hill

We are excited to announce that the Sounds of Summer Concert Series will be returning to Battle Point Park Observatory Hill. Music begins at 6:00pm. Parking is available at the west entrance off of Battle Point Dr NE and Skinner Rd NE. Food vendors will be on site. We will be ready to dance, relax, and enjoy the sounds of summer. 

Aug 4 —  Backstreet Jellyroll

Backstreet Jellyroll is a celebration of the powerful music from Van Morrison, one of the most revered and significant songwriters of the rock era. Check them out here!

Aug 11 —  Navy Band Northwest

The Navy Band NW  brass band is made up of a horn section, rhythm section, and vocals, playing a variety of music ranging from classic New Orleans, funk, modern jazz and pop tunes.

Aug 18 — Ian McFeron 

Ian McFeron’s songwriting and performance have been compared to popular artists like Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Ryan Adams, and David Gray. Check them out here!

Aug 25 — LeRoy Bell

LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends can be found touring with Huey Lewis and the News or Steve Miller up and down the west coast. Check them out here!

Sept 1 — Nate Botsford   

Portland-based artist Nate Botsford’s country rock hybrid style calls upon the influences of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Van Morrison. Check them out here!

Sept 8 — Nearly Dan

Experience the creative ingenuity of Nearly Dan, performing the catalog of Steely Dan with contemporary flair. Check them out here!

Sept 15— Eagle Eyes

Eagle Eyes is a tribute to one of the most legendary rock & roll bands of all time, ‘The Eagles’. Check them out here!

 

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Submit your creatively carved pumpkin to be featured on the Haunted Hayride pumpkin pyramid! The Haunted Hayride Committee will select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

Pumpkins must be well-gutted and able to sit outside for the entirety of the 3-day event.
Entries due on Monday, October 18 at the Battle Point Park maintenance shop yard.

Click here to download your contest entry slip. Email emily@biparks.org for questions!

 

Haunted Hayride

Registration Required · Activity #541011 · $25/vehicle

Enjoy all the spirit and spook of the Haunted Hayride from the comfort of your own vehicle.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 19 – Thursday, October 21. Driving times available between 6:00-9:00pm.

WHERE: Battle Point Park · Enter from the west entrance on Battle Point Drive NE

WHAT: A family-friendly event from the comfort of your personal vehicle along the path of Battle Point Park. The drive will be illuminated by jack-o-lanterns, performances, and displays.

Driving Instructions: This year’s Haunted Hayride will take place in the south end of Battle Point Park, beginning at the west entrance on Battle Point Drive NE and ending at the Arrow Point Drive NE exit. Unlike previous years, there will be no “stops” on the course. All the attractions/performances are on-going. Drivers are asking to drive at a slow consistent speed of 5mph to enjoy the route without stopping. Please arrive at the route entrance for check-in 10 minutes before your registration time.

Register here!

Holiday at Fay

Registration Required · Activity #541012 · $20/vehicle

Share in the joy of this festive holiday season from the warmth of your own vehicle at our drive-thru holiday event at Fay Bainbridge Park!

WHEN: Thursday-Sunday, December 9-12 & December 16-19. Driving times available between 5:00-8:00pm.

WHERE: Fay Bainbridge Park · Enter park from Sunrise Drive NE.

WHAT: Drive down the hill listening to your favorite holiday music, and you will be met with an illuminated show of festive cheer! Bring your family, friends, and a thermos of cocoa or hot cider!

Driving Instructions: This holiday event takes place at Fay Bainbridge Park, beginning and ending on Sunrise Drive NE. Drivers are asked to drive at a slow consistent speed of 5mph to enjoy the route and all the illuminated splendor! Please arrive at the route entrance for check-in at your registration time.

Register here!

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Special Events Lost & Found Policy

Any items of value (not broken, damaged, un-useable, etc.) left at any of the special event locations which are found by park and recreation staff shall be picked up and kept to return to the owner. All items found shall be taken to the Administration Office at Strawberry Hill Park for a maximum of (3) weeks. If unclaimed, the items will be taken to the Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center to be claimed at their lost and found station. They will be kept there for a minimum of three (3) weeks before disposing of them. After three (3) weeks they shall be bagged up and taken to a local donation center.