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Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week – August 12-18

It’s peak summer here on Bainbridge Island, and to get you in the mood to get out and enjoy all that Island life has to offer, this “Things To Do on Bainbridge Island This Week” list is comprised almost exclusively of free activities. With everything to see and do, we think you’ll want to spend a few nights on our Bainbridge Island!

Monday, August 12

Bainbridge Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet
6:30 pm @ Bainbridge Island High School Track (9330 NE High School Road)
Join fellow Bainbridge Islanders for the 19th season of what has become an Island institution! Race distances are 50, 100, 200, 400, and 800 meters, as well as 60-meter step hurdles (a foot high and 18 inches wide) and 4×100 meter relay. The shorter races are divided into heats according to age and sex. The youngest age group is three and under. There’s also a joggers’ mile, with the winner determined by closeness to his or her predicted time. No advance registration required. Admission: Free

Tuesday, August 13

Tuesday Tunes with David Webb at Kids’ Discovery Museum
11:00 – 11:30 am @ Kids’ Discovery Museum (301 Ravine Lane NE)
Join Bainbridge Island musician David Webb at KiDiMu for a guitar sing-along and enjoy favorite American folk hits for kids! Participation is free with general museum admission or membership. Call (206) 855-4650 for RSVP or with questions. Admission: FREE (with admission or membership)

Wednesday, August 14

The Island Film Group Watches & Discusses ‘Sunset Boulevard’
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue N.)
The Island Film Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month for free films and discussion. This month’s film is the black and white drama Sunset Boulevard starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden. This Paramount Pictures’ flick was directed by Billy Wilder and is unrated. Admission: Free

Thursday, August 15

Book-a-Computer-Trainer: Mobile Devices
1:00 – 3:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue N.)
Have questions about your various mobile devices – iPad, Kindle Fire, Android tablet or smart phone? Sign up for an hour with a computer trainer and get your questions answered. Spaces are available at 1:00 and 2:00 pm. Admission: Free

Friday, August 16

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society
10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Bainbridge Island Public Library (1270 Madison Avenue N.)
This month’s meeting of the Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society (BIGS) is a member sharing meeting – Members bring a genealogy-related success or problem to share with the group and get help. Open discussion about genealogy travel, including members sharing about their recent trips to research family history. Admission: Free but $5 suggested donation

Saturday, August 17

Low Tide and Upland Walk
9:30 am – 12:30 pm @ Rotary Gateway Park (Highway 305 & Seabold Road)
Enjoy a two mile low tide and upland look walk to the Land Trust’s new shoreline preserve, which is not yet open to the public.View the incredible Olympic mountain vistas and learn about this unique and important property on BI’s northwest shore. To visit this undeveloped property, meet at the Rotary Gateway Park at Highway 305 and Seabold Road to join the walk or catch a shuttle to the property. This event is free, but please register through the Bainbridge Island Park District, event #411913-01. Admission: Free

Sunday, August 18

Afternoon on the Trails at IslandWood
12:00 – 4:00 pm @ IslandWood (4450 Blakely Avenue NE)
Spend the day on our trails with your family and friends! Bring a friend, your family, a frisbee and even your lunch. Unplug for the day. We invite you to explore our 255 acre woods with all your senses and our friendly staff are happy to suggest a trail hike route best suited to your group’s abilities and time available. Would you like to: Hang out in a tree house overlooking a bog? Traverse a 90 foot long Suspension Bridge over a ravine? Climb a forest Canopy Tower to the tippy-top and view Mt. Rainier? Picnic next to historic Mac’s Pond and watch the dragonflies? Cozy up with a book or journal in one of our many Wild Zones (we’ll tell you where they are!) Spend the day, and mark your own pace for discovery, exploration and yes, even solitude in our woods. 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 comprised of 25 vacation rentals, guest houses, bed and breakfasts (B&B), boutique hotels, inns and cottages on Bainbridge Island, in Washington State. BILA is dedicated to bringing you quality accommodation on our beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest. Visit our website for Bainbridge Island events and attractions, and of course, for your vacation rentals.

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Thank You For Visiting Destination Bainbridge

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting all overnight lodging on Bainbridge Island. We look forward to the day when we can welcome you to this beautiful destination with a handshake or a friendly Island hug!

The governor of Washington State has issued a Stay Home Stay Healthy order, discouraging residents from leaving their homes, except to conduct essential business, through May 4.

During this unsettling time, we understand some people need to travel to Bainbridge Island to take care of family members or to conduct essential business. The proclamation identifies lodging as an essential business and our larger Inns and Hotels on the Island are open for business. Vacation rentals are available on a case-by-case basis.

Lodging owners are working hard to ensure overnight guests are comfortable in a clean, healthy environment. In addition to enhanced cleaning and sanitizing, our hosts have enhanced staff training, implemented easier check-in procedures and room quarantines. Online ordering, take-out, and curbside delivery food service are available from many local restaurants and wineries. Grocery stores, gas stations, pharmacies, and some essential retailers are also open.

Most hosts have modified cancellation and refund policies. If you need to change your reservations please contact your host directly to reschedule your visit or to request a refund.

If you are planning to attend an event or visit a favorite Island attraction, most parks, wineries, and restaurants are temporarily closed, except for takeout. We invite you to visit BainbridgeCurrents to learn what events have been canceled or rescheduled, and the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association to learn what businesses are currently open in a more limited capacity. Also, travel to our Island may be difficult, with limited flights to the Seattle area and reduced ferry service to our Island.

Please visit our Find Lodging and Promotions pages for specific details about availability and links to the accommodations currently providing overnight service. We wish you continued good health and safety, and we look forward to once again welcoming you to Bainbridge Island in the near future.