Named for Captain William Bainbridge, an American naval hero in the War of 1812, Bainbridge Island traces its beginnings to the late 19th century, when it was a shipbuilding center for tall-masted schooners. Eagle Harbor still hums with the activities of the Washington State Ferries maintainence yard; daily ferries connect the community to nearby Seattle.
The entire island is popular with bicyclists, despite its hilly terrain. Bainbridge Island is part of the Bremerton, WA metro area.
Enjoy this small town that offers big things - acres of parks, a variety of trailheads, fascinating historical sites and dozens of attractions and annual events.
Today, nearly 22,000 people call these 48 square miles home. The island's friendly people, exquisite beauty and proximity to Seattle and the Kitsap Peninsula continue to draw new residents and curious visitors.
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Bistro Pleasant Beach | Harbour Public House |
History Bainbridge Island Historical Museum |
Vacation Rentals Monarch Manor Estates |
Washington State Parks Fort Ward State Park |
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03/30 Coming to The area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest Leavenworth WA May16-19 Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come here for a brief, but important part of their year: the breeding season. Hear the songs sung only during the breeding season.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!