Bainbridge Needs You: Volunteers Required To Keep The Grand Old 4th Grand

**UPDATE 6/27**


We’re truly thankful to everyone who stepped up, we have all the volunteers we need to ensure that this Grand Old 4th is the BEST yet!

And now, as they say … ON WITH THE SHOW!


As it has each year since 1967, the Grand Old 4th not only pulls Islanders together, but it also needs the active support of our community to make the magic happen…

It takes a small army of Grand Old 4th volunteers to keep everything on time, in place, and fun for the thousands of visitors to Bainbridge’s biggest day of the year – and that is where the generous of heart, spirit, and time come to the fore – signups have now opened for various shifts across the course of the day and we need your support to help fill them.

As you might expect, the world is a rather different place from the last (pre-pandemic) year that the Grand Old 4th was possible, and after 2 years off, many life changes, new habits and the end of long-standing personal commitments meant some familiar faces have become no longer automatic choices, leading to more gaps in our line-up than usual.

Indeed, due to a lack of previously returning crew, the way things stand right now, there is a real possibility that we may have to (very reluctantly) reduce the number of parade entries or even the hours of the Beer/Wine Garden… and no-one wants that to happen, so please consider donating some time to the cause!

The most urgent need is for more people to staff the parade’s safety barricades, but the full list of volunteer opportunities include:

  • Parade Route Barricades
  • Parade Marshals
  • Parade Entry Check-ins & Information Desk
  • Street Fair Vendor Check-ins & Information Booth
  • Beer & Wine Garden
  • Hydration stations
  • Recycling stations
  • Waste Stations
  • General Set-up/Tear-down

Please consider helping the Chamber help Bainbridge by signing-up today (via Sign-Up Genius)

**Volunteers receive an exclusive GO4 Crew T-Shirt courtesy of Via Rosa 11**


Dear local sports teams, nonprofits, and other community organizations:

Thanks to donations from event partners Bainbridge Disposal, COBI, and Chris Ugles, the Chamber is happy to make up to a $1,000 contribution to your program in exchange for large groups of GO4 volunteers – this is a long-standing tradition and one we are trying to expand!

Email the Chamber for more details

**Volunteers receive an exclusive GO4 Crew T-Shirt courtesy of Via Rosa 11**

Check out all the latest GO4 updates at our main event webpage