Bainbridge Island residents and visitors, alike, enjoy a packed events calendar throughout the year. Our island, just a 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle, prides itself on having a strong sense of community spirit. This spirit is often best on view during our annual festivals, parades and other events. To help you plan your overnight visit or extended vacation on Bainbridge island, here is our list of popular events taking place this January on Bainbridge Island.
Mochi Tsuki Festival
The Mochi Tsuki Festival is a Japanese cultural festival that celebrates the ancient tradition of making mochi (pounded rice cakes) to bring good luck and prosperity in the New Year. Presented in the traditional manner, this is a popular, family-friendly event. In 2015, this event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, January 4th. (Visit the official website)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sing Out!
In honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, the Total Experience Gospel Choir honors the life and dream of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (In some years, this event takes place in early February). (Visit the official website)
There you have it, our quick run-down of some of the very best events taking place this January on Bainbridge Island. More reasons why our island is becoming one of the country’s favorite overnight destinations at any time of the year!
You can see the Bainbridge Island Lodging Association’s full events calendar here.