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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 some of the many events held throughout the year.  Scroll down to see our current events!

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Haunted Hayride

Ride through the “haunted” pumpkin-lined trails of Battle Point Park, where ghosts, skeletons, pond monsters and other not-too-spooky characters emerge from the shadows. Join the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District at Battle Point Park in this family-friendly Halloween event. On site there will be face painting, crafts, games, prizes and light warm refreshments.

When: October 21, 22, 23 from 6:00-9:00 pm

Glow Stick Dancers

Where: Battle Point Park (enter off Battle Point Drive NE, see map below)

Parker's PartyCost: $8 per ticket (includes tax); 2 and under are free!
Registration is required, register online or call us at 206-842-2302. Activity #541000
Rides load every ten minutes starting at 6:00pm.

Volunteer for us, a fun opportunity to impact your community! Pumpkin carving, actors or crew member and more!
Please contact Ashley Miller at or 206-823-9844.

Sponsored by Brown Bear Car Wash

Haunted Hayride FAQs

Q: Are you open rain or shine?

A: Yes, we will stay open if it rains. If severe weather occurs, we will email the address listed on your Household account, and we will post the notice on our website, Instagram, and Facebook page.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: Tickets are $8 per person. Age 2 and under are free (but must sit on the lap of an adult during the hayride). You MUST register all riders age 3 and above in advance. Tickets are available online (Activity #541000) OR call our customer service at the Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center to register: (206) 842-2302.

Q: Why do I need to arrive 10 minutes early?

A: We want to make sure you and your family have the best time at our event… arriving 10 minutes early for your ride time helps ensure that you will have time to park, walk to event area, check-in at the front tent and head over to the ride loading zone in time.

Your ride ticket time is the time your ride begins loading. Your ride will depart approximately 5-10 minutes after your ride ticket time. For example: You purchase a ride for 6:00pm, the ride will leave between 6:05 and 6:10pm.

Q: Can I arrive earlier than 10 minutes?

A: Absolutely! We have an event area with photo opportunities, games and prizes, Dr. Frank’s Laboratory, a photo opportunity, and refreshments for sale. You will be able to come back and enjoy these after your ride as well.

Q: Can I get a refund if I am no longer able to attend?

A: Refunds are not available.

Q: How many rides are there?

A: There are 3 trucks pulling a trailer lined with wood railings, a canvas roof covering, and lined with hay bales, each truck has a slightly different seating capacity. Each ride has a “Ghost Host” – who reads a script along the ride to interact with the attendees and performers.

Q: How often do the wagons leave?

A: The wagons leave approximately every 10 minutes.

Q: Can children ride alone?

A: Ages 13 and under MUST have a parent or guardian ride with them. The parent or guardian must have a ticket reservation.

Q: I have a large group; can I sign us all up?

A: Depending on availability, we may be able to accommodate larger groups. Please contact Ashley Miller,, as soon as possible to inquire.

Q: How long is the hayride?

A: The hayride is a ½ mile trail along the passive-use side of Battle Point Park with three, 1 minute stops with dance performances by local groups and 1 attraction. The hayride lasts about 20 minutes.

Q: What should I wear?

A: Prepare for the weather, the event is outdoors. The hayride is a covered wagon with open sides which might still get you wet if it is raining.

Check the local forecast here:

Q: How do I volunteer?

A: We are always looking for responsible help for this event! Various positions are available: please email for available opportunities!

Q: I still have questions!

A: Email us at

Winter Wonderland

This fourth annual and FREE event will be fun for the whole family! Winter Wonderland will include light features, face painting, balloon clowns, holiday present crafts, Santa Claus, cider & cookies, ice sculptures, holiday music and reindeer.

When: Saturday, December 14 from 4:00-6:00 pm; Tree lighting at 5:00 pm

Winter Wonderland

Where: Waterfront Park, Bainbridge Island (Brien Dr. will be closed entirely for the duration of the event, no parking will be allowed)

Cost: FREE

This event is sponsored by Home Street Bank

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This event is a partnership between Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District and the Bainbridge Island Senior Center

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Breakfast with Santa

Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s paying a very special visit to Island Center Hall. Join jolly old Saint Nick for a family-style pancake breakfast served by the Kiwanis Club of Bainbridge Island, a photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs. Claus, an ornament craft, a showing of the 2018 Grinch Movie, and more! Make your reservation today to enjoy this new Island tradition that is sure to put a smile on every child’s face and make memories that will last a lifetime.

When: Saturday, December 21 from 9:00-11:00amSanta Claus

Where: Island Center Hall

Cost: $10 per ticket (includes tax); 2 and under are free! Registration is required, register online, or call us at 206-842-2302. Activity #541002

*This is a ticketed event, purchase must be made in advance. Only 100 spaces available. Parties larger than 8 are not guaranteed to sit at the same table.

Volunteer for us, a fun opportunity to impact your community!
Please contact Ashley Miller at or 206-823-9844.

Pancake breakfast served by Kiwanis Club of Bainbridge Island

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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.