Washington Filmworks uses our Location of the Month newsletters to showcase the diversity of unique looks and resources for production in a number of jurisdictions around Washington State. Find previous installments archived on our website and on the WF Blog.

Bainbridge Island – October 2015

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A 35-minute ferry ride away from Seattle, Bainbridge Island is total Northwest bliss – history, culture, and natural beauty have never looked so good. A bridge connects the island to the Kitsap Peninsula over the Agate Pass, and features spectacular panoramic views like the Puget Sound, Cascade Mountain Range, Olympic Peninsula (and Mountains), and Mount Rainier. Farms, wineries, local arts, abundant forests, scenic shorelines, and hiking trails are just a few of the gifts the island has to offer.

The island is also home to fun and unique events. 30,000 people descend on the downtown area every year for the largest community congregation – the Grand Old Fourth of July! Additionally, October is local cinephiles’ favorite month with the 17th Annual Bainbridge Island Celluloid Film Festival , presented by Arts and Humanities Bainbridge. Don’t miss it this year on October 24 & 25.

Bainbridge Island Weather

Photo credit: Mickey Molnaire

Photo credit: Mickey Molnaire


The weather on Bainbridge Island is much like that of Seattle. It sees five plus months of great summer, warm weather with many days in the 70’s and 80’s.

Average Temperature:
January – High 45.0 F, Low 35.0 F
July – High 75.0 F, Low 54.0 F

January Rainfall – 7.54 inches
July Rainfall – 0.96 inches
January Snowfall – 3.6 inches
July Snowfall – 0.0 inches

Sources: intellicast.com

 Projects Filmed in Bainbridge Island

Photo credit: Betsy Leger

Photo credit: Betsy Leger

  • A Bad Summer for Tomatoes (2015)
  • Wood Witch: The Awakening (2015)
  • A Relative Thing (2003)
  • Farewell to Harry (2002)
  • Disclosure (1994)
Television Series
  • “Worth The Trip” (2007)
  • “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” (2 episodes) (2006)
  • “Intimate Portrait” (1993)
  • Oral B (2013)
  • Subaru (2013)
  • Budweiser (2013)
  • Bloom in the Sidewalk (2013)
  • The Storyteller (2011)
  • Haunted Memories (2007)
  • American Beer (2004)

 Key Locations of Interest

Photo credit: Arnet & Muldrow

Photo credit: Arnett & Muldrow

Key Locations of Interest
  • Bainbridge Island History Museum
  • Battle Point Park
  • Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (new architectural)
  • Bloedel Reserve (nature preserve, 160 acres)
  • Eagle Harbor Marina and docks
  • Faye Bainbridge Park (shoreline)
  • Fort Ward Park
  • Frog Rock
  • Historic Lynwood Theatre
  • Grand Forest  (walking trails)
  • Japanese American Exclusion Memorial
  • Lynwood Center
  • Messenger House (Moran Building)
  • Point White Pier
  • Rockway Beach Drive (wide shots of Seattle)

Distance to Closest Large Washington Airport

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is approximately 22 miles from Bainbridge Island (this route includes a ferry ride)

Distance to Closest Large City in Washington

  • Bremerton is approximately 45 miles from Bainbridge Island
  • Port Townsend is approximately 45 miles from Bainbridge Island
  • Seattle is approximately 10 miles from Bainbridge Island

 Relevant Contact Names and Information

Photo credit: Betsey Wittick

Photo credit: Betsey Wittick

  • Agency that issues permits and costs – Kellie Stickney, Community Engagement Specialist City of Bainbridge Island, (206) 780-8606, kstickney@bainbridgewa.gov
  • Police or Sheriff’s Department or agency that handles traffic control – Bainbridge Island Police Department, (206) 842-5211


Photo credit: Betsy Leger

Photo credit: Betsy Leger

A full list is available at: http://web.bainbridgechamber.com/Lodging and http://visitbainbridge.com/category/lodging/ 


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