Each year, the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association (BIDA) produces the July 3 Street Dance, which has grown to be the largest and most popular local event of the summer holiday celebrations. The Street Dance is about collaboration, partnership, and community.
BIDA partners with the City of Bainbridge Island and others to produce an event that draws approximately 15,000 people. This year it featured three bands and a DJ, the Balloon Brothers, sidewalk chalk art, a bean bag toss, and much more to create a great day of fun. Cinderella even stopped in with a program for the younger set.
This event featured a new element, Touch a Truck, where kids of all ages are invited to tour a firetruck, police cruiser, street sweeper, roadside mower, and ambulance. Slap cuffs, badges, and fireman’s hats were distributed, while a giant bear hosted the police cruiser. Food vendors and sponsors all came together to provide a unique local experience.
Also new this year was a permanent power box provided through a partnership between the City of Bainbridge Island and PSE. The team worked to assure the event had adequate power to serve vendors, sponsors, musicians, stages, and displays.
Jerri Lane, Executive Director of BIDA said, “In the past, we had always struggled to provide adequate power for the needs of our various constituencies – this year was a breeze with the new power capabilities. Many thanks to the PSE and COBI teams who worked together to make it happen.”
PSE is proud to sponsor this fun event while providing reliable power solutions to keep Bainbridge dancing!