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!
The 21+ Brewfest is a two day event on the Bremerton waterfront in July! This year they will feature 36 Washington breweries pouring more than 100 craft beers. To celebrate the Summer, our Washington brewers will be focusing on fruit infused beers!
Held at the Historic Lynwood theatre with ancillary events there in Pleasant Beach Village in November, Celluloid Bainbridge shows indie films from all over the Pacific Northwest - Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and British Columbia!
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.
Each August, Kitsap County Dahlia Society (KCDS) awes visitors as they gasp at the unbelievable beauty and color presented by the many blooms of dahlias. This free event is held at the Kitsap Fairgrounds. In addition to the annual show, KCDS maintains demonstration/club gardens at the Silverdale Post Office, West Hills Post Office in Bremerton and beside the Port Gamble Theater. The gardens provide tubers for their yearly tuber sale, which funds their annual show and other activities.