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New Restaurants on Bainbridge Island

New Restaurants and Dining on Bainbridge IslandIf there’s one thing we’re lucky to have in Bainbridge Island, it’s a variety of Great restaurants. For years, Bainbridge Island has been home to staples such as Hitchcock Cafe, Restaurant Marché, Streamliner Diner, SuBi, and so much more. With so many great restaurants to choose from, Bainbridge Island has earned quite the reputation as a foodie destination. Places like Brendon McGill’s Hitchcock have even been listed as Seattle’s #1 restaurant by Eater Seattle. Despite this, in recent months Bainbridge Island has seen the closure of favored local restaurants like Café Nola and Thuy’s Phó House. In this ever-changing food scene, there are a few bright spots and new openings on Bainbridge Island worth mentioning.  The next time you’re in the mood to get away from the city, hop aboard the Washington State Ferry system and head to Bainbridge Island to try these newest establishments with us. We offer more than great food, though! Browse through our complete listing of lodging properties and availability, and book your room on Bainbridge Island today. Continue reading

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – October 13-19

It’s time for BILA’s regular list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island! For a full list of our Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, go here.

Monday, October 13

Messy Monday at Kids Discovery Museum
10:30 – 11:30 am @ KiDiMu (301 Ravine Lane NE)
Get ready to celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with KiDiMu and BIMA. On Mondays in October, join KiDiMu instructor for special art projects, inspired by the popular Hispanic holiday. Messy experimentation and sensory exploration are not only allowed but also encouraged. Drop by anytime between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Admission: Free with membership

Tuesday, October 14

CharlieChaplinCitylights2smART Films Comedy Series: City Lights
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights (1930), is widely considered one of his greatest films and marks the transition from silent to sound. After each screening, audience members are invited to participate in an open exchange of ideas through moderated discussions which serve to anchor the film in the art and craft of our region and our time. Admission: $10 adults; students free with pre-registration

Wednesday, October 15

Travelogue: Moroccan Memories – People, Places and Events
7:30 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
Marhaba! (Welcome) Join Alice Mendoza and special guests as they bring this richly colorful and fascinating culture alive through a slide show, stories, reflections and music. Do not be surprised if you suddenly find yourself compelled to get on your own copy of Road to Morocco, following her presentation! Co-sponsored by Bainbridge Public Library and the Traveler. Admission: Free

Thursday, October 16

Friends of the Bainbridge Island Public LibraryFriends of the Library Book Sale!
1:00 – 4:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
It’s time for another book sale benefiting the Bainbridge Library! Get some new reads as the seasons change and support your local library For more information, visit their website via the above link. Admission: Free

Friday, October 17

bainbridge-gardens-annual-pumpkin-walk21st Annual Pumpkin Walk
6:00 – 8:00 pm @ Bainbridge Gardens (9415 Miller Road NE)
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. Admission: Free

Saturday, October 18

heyday-farm-bainbridge-islandEagledale Apple Fest Open House at Heyday Farm
2:00 – 4:00 pm @ Hey Day Farm (4370 Old Mill Road NE)
Join Heyday Farm for an open house. You’ll celebrate the wonderful apples in the neighborhood and serve cider pressed from our their fashioned apple press. If you have your own apples to bring and a jug, they’ll press them for you and give you juice to take home. No apples that have fallen on the ground, please (although we do take those for our pigs). Admission: Free with no registration required

Sunday, October 19

your-life-is-a-book-with-brenda-petersonYour Life is a Book, with Brenda Peterson
3:00 – 4:00 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
Join author Brenda Peterson for a reading of Your Life is a Book: How to Craft & Publish Your Memoir. Whether you are writing for self-exploration, or perhaps even for publication, this book provides step-by-step instructions for compelling storytelling (Sasquatch Books, 2014). Admission: Free


Have an event you think we should feature on the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association‘s “Things To Do” Weekly Calendar? Send it to us at: info@bainbridgelodging.com. Thank you!

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association (BILA) is a nonprofit alliance of 25 Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, beach houses, cottages, inns, hotels and B&Bs on beautiful Bainbridge Island in Washington State. BILA is supported by member dues and a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island Civic Improvement Fund. Visit our website for Island events, attractions and vacation rentals.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – August 11-17

It’s time for BILA’s regular list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island! For a full list of our Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, go here.

Monday, August 11

the-island-school-bainbridge-islandSummertime Tours at The Island School
9:00 am – 3:00 pm @ The Island School (8553 NE Day Road)
Visit The Island School, where students engage in joyful learning and experience wonder, laughter, creativity and discovery. Openings in most grades (K-5) for the upcoming school year. Admission: Free

Tuesday, August 12

Paint Horses with Michele Soderstrom
10:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Hyla Middle School (7861 Bucklin Hill Road)
Kids! Do you love horses? Do you want to learn how to paint them? Bainbridge Arts & Crafts welcomes award-winning, in-demand equine artist and instructor Michele Soderstrom for a three-part workshop in which you’ll learn to draw horses, paint them in watercolor, and explore color mixing. For ages 7 and up. Admission: $125

Wednesday, August 13

lady-from-shanghai-filmIsland Film Group: Lady from Shanghai
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue North)
This month’s film selection is Lady from Shanghai, a thriller from Columbia Pictures. Directed by Orson Welles, it stars Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles and Everett Sloane. Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O’Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot. Admission: Free

Thursday, August 14

artist-jenny-andersen-at-bainbridge-island-museum-of-artMeet the Artist: Jenny Andersen
11:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Meet artist Jenny Andersen amidst her artwork in the Offerings Exhibit in the Feferman Gallery. This informal setting will allow visitors a personal window into the artist’s thinking and process. Free Admission thanks to our sponsors and members. Admission: Free

Friday, August 15

Free First Thursdays at KiDiMuDiscovery Friday at Kids Discovery Museum
10:30 – 11:30 am @ Kids Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
Curious explorers are invited to KiDiMu for science-themed activities, featuring dirt and sand exploration. This STEM-based program takes on a different subject each week. Drop by between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Admission: Free with admission or membership

Saturday, August 16

heyday-farm-bainbridge-islandField to Table Dinner
6:00 – 9:00 pm @ Heyday Farm (4370 Old Mill Road NE)
Experience the connection between farm and food and enjoy the field to feast cooking and eating experience with diners from near and far who share your passion for good food at Heyday Farm. Cascadian wines selected to perfectly complement the food. If you would like to arrive a little early, at 5:30 p.m., you’ll be treated to a simple guided walk around the farmhouse gardens, greenhouse and dairy barn! Admission: $95 + tax

Sunday, August 17

IslandWood on Bainbridge IslandAfternoon on the Trails at IslandWood
2:00 – 6:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
When’s the last time you had a picnic dinner in a treehouse? Wind your way through forest, ravine, pond and marsh for a mid summer’s eve exploration in IslandWood’s beautiful 255-acre wood. Celebrate summer at this special event with our Investigation Station, and even serving up some homemade dessert! You may want to head straight to the Suspension Bridge or wear your most comfy trail shoes for a invigorating hike down to our Lower Loop trail, which has charming foot bridges, hooty owls and banks of maidenhair ferns. After a refreshing walk, how about stopping by the Dining Hall for a banana slug sundae? Admission: Free


Have an event you think we should feature on the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association‘s “Things To Do” Weekly Calendar? Send it to us at: info@bainbridgelodging.com. Thank you!

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association (BILA) is a nonprofit alliance of 25 Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, beach houses, cottages, inns, hotels and B&Bs on beautiful Bainbridge Island in Washington State. BILA is supported by member dues and a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island Civic Improvement Fund. Visit our website for Island events, attractions and vacation rentals.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – August 4-10

It’s time for BILA’s regular list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island! For a full list of our Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, go here.

Monday, August 4

Kids’ Collage Workshop with Lee Schiring
10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Hyla Middle School (7861 Bucklin Hill Road)
Let’s make weather art! In this two-part workshop, we’ll use collage to explore the drama of weather. We’ll look at pictures, share ideas and then sketch, cut, tear, and arrange paper. Most supplies will be provided by the instructor. For ages 7 and up. Admission: $80

the-orchardist-amanda-coplinTuesday, August 5

Eagle Harbor Readers’ Circle: The Orchardist
7:00 – 8:00 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
Join your neighbors at the monthly Eagle Harbor Reader’s Circle meeting to discuss Amanda Coplin’s Harper Perennial novel, The Orchardist. The group is open to newcomers and drop-ins. Admission: Free

books-on-tap-treehouse-cafeWednesday, August 6

Books on Tap!
7:30 – 9:00 pm @ Treehouse Cafe (4569 Lynwood Center Road NE)
Tap into your inner genius at Treehouse Café. Dazzle your new friends with your encyclopedic knowledge of book trivia! Newcomers are welcome. If you’re feeling competitive, stop by the Bainbridge Branch of Kitsap Regional Library for a booklist. Read more, win more! This event is 21+. Admission: Free

Thursday, August 7

Eye on Artist Lecture Series: Max Grover
6:30 – 8:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Join your neighbors for an evening with Max Grover, artist of Hunter, Gatherer, Painter in the MESA Gallery at BIMA. He will talk about his work, his creative process and his rich resources of inspiration. Q&A and light reception will follow the presentation. Preregistration required. Admission: $6; Students are free with pre-registration

Friday, August 8

bainbridge-island-studio-tourBainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour
10:00 am – 6:00 pm @ several locations
The 14th annual Summer Studio Tour showcases the work of 48 artists in five local artists’ studios. Many new artists will be on hand, and there will be a wonderful variety of hand-crafted work, including watercolors, jewelry, pottery, furniture, metal art, garden art, mixed media, fiber art, and photography. Be sure to check out all five studios and buy original hand-crafted art directly from the artist. Grab a cool lemonade and stroll through the artists’ studios and gardens. Bring a friend and spend the day. The studios are open 10am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10am to 5pm on Sunday. The Studio Tour is a free self-guided tour. Admission: Free

Saturday, August 9

heyday-farm-bainbridge-islandFarm Breakfast at the Farmhouse and Kitchen on Old Mill Road
10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Farmhouse and Kitchen (4370 Old Mill Road NE)
Join other local food lovers and celebrate the season with a hearty farm breakfast. The chef, Kerrie Sanson, offers a sweet and savory farm spread to be talked about for days. According to organizers, the breakfast is a lovely destination for cyclists out for a Sunday ride. Admission: $32

Sunday, August 10

romson-regarde-bustilloMeet the Artist: Romson Regarde Bustillo
1:00 – 3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
Romson Regarde Bustillo was born on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. His work is represented in private and public collections nationally and internationally. Dugay na, meaning “no longer new” or “a long time now,” in the Mindanao Bisaya/Cebuano language, is part of an evolving series of intricately patterned prints and mix media on paper. With this project Bustillo is continuing to explore how shifts in metacognition play important roles for cultures, individuals, and the creative process. Each piece can act as a narrative, meditation tool, a spell, or all three. Admission: Free


Have an event you think we should feature on the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association‘s “Things To Do” Weekly Calendar? Send it to us at: info@bainbridgelodging.com. Thank you!

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association (BILA) is a nonprofit alliance of 25 Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, beach houses, cottages, inns, hotels and B&Bs on beautiful Bainbridge Island in Washington State. BILA is supported by member dues and a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island Civic Improvement Fund. Visit our website for Island events, attractions and vacation rentals.

Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – July 7-13

It’s time for BILA’s regular list of Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island! For a full list of our Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, go here.

Monday, July 7

Bainbridge Island BrewingTrivia Night at the Taproom
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Brewing (9415 Coppertop Loop)
Monday is Trivia Night at the brewery, presented by Trivia Time Live’s DJ. From 7 to 9pm, teams compete for prizes and the pennant during four rounds of interesting questions.  Come and play by yourself or join a team.  Relax, have a few beers and snacks, and join in the weekly fun! Come early for seating. Admission: Free

Tuesday, July 8

Fred-Lisaius-terra-Sublime-at-Bainbridge-Island-Museum-of-ArtSummer Exhibitions at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
10:00 am – 6:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way East)
The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s Summer Exhibitions run June 28-September 25 and feature: Jenny Andersen: Offerings; Max Grover: Hunter, Gatherer, Painter; Romson Regarde Bustillo: Dugay na; Fred Lisaius: Terra Sublime. Also available are the following Continuing Exhibitions: Selections from the Permanent Collection & Artworks on Loan Heikki Seppa: Master Metalsmith; You Can Judge a Book By Its Cover: A Selection of International Designer Bindings! Admission: Free

Wednesday, July 9

childrens-floral-workshops-at-bloedel-reserveChildren’s Papermaking Workshop at Bloedel Reserve
9:30 am – 12:00 pm @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 Dolphin Drive)
Discover how fun it is to make your own paper, especially when it includes natural materials such as leaves and flower petals. We will spend some time exploring the Reserve, gathering materials, then its back to the Art Studio to make some paper! Please bring a basket from home to use for material gathering. Each student will make at least one sheet of paper to take home. (The paper may need to be picked up the following day to allow for drying time.)This session is for ages 6-8. Admission: $27 members ($32 non-members)

Thursday, July 10

eagle-harbor-book-co-tight-grip-by-kay-rae-chomicAuthor Reading: Tight Grip, with Kay Rae Chomic
7:30 – 8:30 pm @ Eagle Harbor Book Co. (157 Winslow Way East)
Join in welcoming Kay Rae Chomic, as she reads from her novel A Tight Grip: A Novel About Golf, Love Affairs, and Women of a Certain Age. “Chockablock with all the perils and passions of competition in both life and golf, Chomic’s A Tight Grip is a winner. Fans of golf and women’s fiction will gobble it up.” —Roberta Isleib, author. Admission: Free

Friday, July 11

Carter Smith: Shibori Master
6:00 – 8:00 pm @ The Island Gallery (400 Winslow Way East, Suite #120)
A special reception featuring Shibori banners and new fashions from one of America’s finest shibori artists. Also, introducing Bainbridge artist Renée Jameson, whose monotypes reflect summer’s color spectrum. Music by The Julie Duke Band on the Plaza. Admission: Free

Saturday, July 12

heyday-farm-bainbridge-islandField to Table Dinner
6:00 – 9:00 pm @ Heyday Farm (4370 Old Mill Road NE)
Experience the connection between farm and food and enjoy the field to feast cooking and eating experience with diners from near and far who share your passion for good food at Heyday Farm. Cascadian wines selected to perfectly complement the food. If you would like to arrive a little early, at 5:30 p.m., you’ll be treated to a simple guided walk around the farmhouse gardens, greenhouse and dairy barn! Admission: $95 + tax

Sunday, July 13

the-bard-at-bloedel-by-bpa-shakespeare-society“The Bard at Bloedel” by BPA Shakespeare Society
7:00 pm @ Bloedel Reserve (7571 Dolphin Drive)
In the exotic Mediterranean dukedom of Illyria, there is a plague upon the land. Everyone is in love—with the wrong person. Disguise and deceit are the order of the day as a love triangle entangles an ever-widening circle. Only music has the power to cure the madness of love. Audience members should be prepared for a breathtakingly-beautiful 5-minute walk between the parking area and meadow! Admission: $25 ($20 for seniors, youth, students, military and teachers)


Have an event you think we should feature on the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association‘s “Things To Do” Weekly Calendar? Send it to us at: info@bainbridgelodging.com. Thank you!

The Bainbridge Island Lodging Association (BILA) is a nonprofit alliance of 25 Bainbridge Island vacation rentals, beach houses, cottages, inns, hotels and B&Bs on beautiful Bainbridge Island in Washington State. BILA is supported by member dues and a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island Civic Improvement Fund. Visit our website for Island events, attractions and vacation rentals.
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