VIDEO: Scotch Broom Festival blooms again

After a decade-long dormancy, the island’s legendary Scotch Broom Festival bloomed again on Wednesday.

Born in the ’60s, the free-spirited celebration began fading out after it got “too formal, too organized” in the late ’90s, according to one of the festival organizers.

This year, the 30-minute-long festival and impromptu Winslow Way parade came as a surprise to all but a few “Old Bainbridge” insiders.

Sun videographer Amy Phan caught all the tiddlywink-playing and queen-crowning action.

Read the story and see a photo gallery here.