Held over Labor day weekend, the Blackberry Festival takes over Bremerton's picturesque waterfront with live music from their main stage and tons of vendors stretched all along the boardwalk! Additionally, at 2nd & Washington there is the "Chalk Art Gallery" where artists of all ages are invited to come and do their best chalk art! While enjoying this event, go up topside to 4th & Pacific to visit the Wayzgoose Kitsap Arts Festival!
With the Downtown Bremerton Association as the primary promoter, this annual event is supported and sponsored by many generous downtown businesses and groups. Starting at 6th Street & Pacific Avenue, the parade heads south on Pacific to Fourth Street and turns right to head down to Park Avenue. It's a blast!
In late July, children, families and adults are invited to decorate the sidewalks of the downtown waterfront. The Downtown Waterfront Alliance provides free chalk along with Certificates of Award in the following categories: Kids, Family, High School, College Students, Adult, Group and Best Maritime-Nautical art. The Alliance encourages participants to bring a chair or knee pads! A maritime theme is encouraged, though not required. Chalk the Harbor is a fun, FREE, family event. Harbor WildWatch will be at Skansie Brothers Park with their touch tanks and Face Painting will be available.
Chief Seattle Days is a 3-day public festival held in August that was established in 1911 to honor chief Seattle, a famous leader of the Suquamish People for whom the City of Seattle was named. This event includes activities such as the traditional salmon bake, canoe races, baseball tournaments, drumming and dancing, and a memorial service for Chief Seattle at his gravesite in Suquamish.