Bainbridge Island Chinese Connection

Dear Supporter of Chinese New Year Festivals Past!

It is with regret that we have decided not to mount a Chinese New Year Festival in the spring of 2010. We have experienced a significant turnover in our Board, with many of the veterans moving on to other interests.

At this point, our decision affects 2010 only. We intend to take a year off, and test the waters again next year for 2011. We will let you know well in advance if we are able to resume the Festival.

We are very grateful for your loyal support over the last four years. The B.I. Chinese Connection could never have done it without you!


Bainbridge Island Chinese Connection Mission Statement

To organize and present a traditional, family-friendly Chinese New Year celebration for Bainbridge Island residents and visitors each year, designed to be educational, entertaining, and delicious.

To raise awareness and increase interest in Chinese culture and traditions.

To bring together and strengthen a community of people who share a connection to China, through family, business, education, adoption, travel and friendship.

Getting to Bainbridge Island

Beautiful Bainbridge Island is just a short, scenic 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle, and an easy drive from anywhere in Kitsap County.

From Seattle

Take the Seattle-Bainbridge Ferry from Coleman Dock (Pier 51). Relax and enjoy the view of the city and Mt. Rainier for 35 minutes. Upon disembarking the ferry, exit the ferry building, walk up the hill, and turn left onto Winslow Way. Walk two long blocks to join in the festivities. Get the latest Bainbridge ferry schedule here

From Kitsap County and the Olympic Peninsula

Take Highway 305 South across the Agate Passage Bridge and onto Bainbridge Island. After 11 miles, turn right onto Winslow Way.

PARKING: Please be aware that the town's main street, Winslow Way, will be closed to vehicular traffic on the Sunday of the Festival and Parade. Limited street parking will be available on side roads.

The 2009 Chinese New Year Festival and Parade was sponsored by:

Bainbridge Island Chinese Connection
Town & Country Markets
Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce
Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
PHAROS interactive LLC
Bainbridge Downtown Association
...and our supporters:

John L. Scott Real Estate
Bainbridge Island