-Last updated: 5/12/22 and will continue updating as more dates become available.
Who else is excited for the warmth of the sun and all the summer fun?
I know I am!
For years I’ve been putting together a big list of events happening in the Pierce County area. Just to help me organize all the events I think my family would enjoy attending. Having a list down makes it easy to plan your calendar, or if you’re trying to come up with something fun to do, it’s a nice reference.
This will be our first summer living in Kitsap County, we can’t wait to explore and check out everything the area has to offer.
We’ll still be able to enjoy some of the Pierce County events and will keep that post updated, if you want to check it out.
KITSAP COUNTY FAMILY-FRIENDLY
Below you’ll find each town/city and if there’s anything happening this summer. Events will be organized by dates and don’t forget to come back often to see if anything has changed(& visit their website for further info).
Check out these other local posts on my blog and I can’t wait to write more about Kitsap County;
- List of Zoos and Aquariums in Washington
- Unique Places to Stay in Washington
- Pierce County Birthday Party Locations for Kids & Teens
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»Kitsap Live Steamer – season opens in April and goes until Fall
»Fathoms O’Fun Grand Parade & Summer Festival – June 25-26th, Downtown Port Orchard. Parade; 6/25 from 6pm until 7:45 p.m. –Vendor Fair; Setup starts on 6/25 at 6:00 a.m., open to the public between 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and 6/26 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. cleanup completed by 6:30 p.m.
»Manchester 4th of July – TBA
»Fathoms O’ Fun Presents Fireworks Over Sinclair Inlet – July 4th, bands, vendors and more start at 4:00pm and firworks at 10:00pm
»Hot Rods at the High School – July 17th, 9am-3pm, by Fathoms O’ Fun, All makes, all models all cars, trucks and motorcycles. Live music, vendors, and food. Fun for the whole family. Awards given at 2pm. Formerly known as Wheels On The Waterfront.
»Mustangs on the Waterfront – July 31, Our show hosts one of the largest gatherings of Mustangs in Washington! Enjoy events throughout the day such as raffle drawings, poker walk, kids coloring contest and games, and valve cover races!
»Fathoms O’ Fun Festival By the Bay – August 14, 9am-4pm, Downtown Port Orchard
»Battle of the Bands – August 14th, 11am-2pm, Bay Street (Fathoms O’Fun Festival)
»Olalla Americana Music Festival – August 20th, purchase tickets here
»Cruisin’ Sunday – August 28th, at Christian Life Center, This event will be packed with show cars, trucks, motorcycles, entertainment, inflatables, food and fun for all ages.
»Concerts by the Bay – by Fathom’s O’ Fun, check out the schedule here
»Community Skate Nights at VanZee Park, Sundays 5-7pm, weather permitting
»Kitsap Forest Theater – May/June showing of Beauty & the Beast, July/August showing of Anne of Green Gables. Buy tickets here.
»Kitsap Destruction Derby Association at Kitsap Fair Grounds – May 21, June 4, June 25, July 30, August 28, September 10
»First Friday Art Walk – June 3, July 1, August 5th, 5pm-8pm in Downtown Bremerton and Manette
»Kids Market Bucks Club – The first Thursday of May, June, July, August, and September kids ages 3-12 are welcome to visit our Kids Tent with a parent or guardian and complete an activity. Once the activity has been completed we’ll stamp their Kids Market Club Passport and give them $4 to spend on fresh fruits, veggies, and edible plant starts. Kids who complete ALL of the monthly activities will receive a special reward at the end of the season. Passports will be kept at the market so participants don’t have to remember to bring them back each week.
»Music in Manette – is a series of free summer music concerts, held in Whitey Domstad Park – just south of the bridge on the Manette side. Check out their site for dates.
»Kitsap Medieval Faire – June 18th, at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds & Event Center. A Day of Historical Recreation & Demonstrations of Martial and Artisan Skills from the Middle Ages.
»Bremerton Bridge Blast- June 25th, at Bremerton Waterfront. The Bremerton Bridge Blast is a grand event that takes place at two different sites simultaneously. The Bremerton Boardwalk and the Evergreen Rotary Park are about one mile apart and both sites have stunning views of the Manette Bridge, the firework platform. The Bremerton Boardwalk will feature a beer garden, entertainment, food, craft, and commercial vendors.
»Naval Under Sea Museum – Summer Steam Program – WEDNESDAYS FROM 4TH OF JULY THROUGH LABOR DAY, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
On Summer STEAM Days, STEM-based activity kits are available for pickup inside the museum from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Kits explore a different concept each week, and have the materials you will need to try it out at home.
»NW Food Truck Fest – July 8 & 9th at Kitsap County Fair & Event Center. Info here.
»The Kitsap County Fair & Stampede – August 24-28th
»Blackberry Festival – Sep 3-5th, at Bremerton Waterfront. This FREE, family-friendly festival takes over Bremerton’s picturesque waterfront . From modest beginnings in 1990, the berry-fest has evolved into THE summer-ending extravaganza for the Puget Sound.
The Farm Funk Music Festival – TBA
»CKFR Kids Day – June 4th at Kitsap County Fairgrounds 10am. This is a completely FREE event for the entire family with live fire and rescue demonstrations, entertainment, bounce house, fire engines, Airlift Northwest helicopter, hot dogs grilled by the firefighters, free bike helmets (while supplies last), and SO much more!
»Whaling Days Festival– July 29-31st, check out their site for times.
»Viking Fest – May 20th-22nd
»Summer Nights At the Bay – Tuesday evenings, Mi Williams Waterfront Park. More info coming soon.
»St. Hans Midtsommerfest – June 18, A festival which includes decorating and raising the Maistang, folk dancing, and the Viking lighting of the bonfire.
»Performances at the Passage at Clearwater Casino – Thursdays in July & August at 7:00pm
»Poulsbo Art Festival – August 19-21st, There is something for every family to enjoy – including jewelry, photography, metalworking, ceramics, woodworking and fabric arts. Raffles of artwork, demonstrations, music and much more complete a fun weekend at the park.
»Grand Old 4th of July – The Grand Old Fourth includes a Pancake Breakfast, all-day Street Fair, Foot races (benefiting Bainbridge Youth Services), a Classic Car Show, Historic Baseball Game, Music, Food, Entertainment, a Beer Garden, and plenty of Family Fun – all capped off by the “Best Small Town Parade in America.”
»Sounds of Summer Concert Series – Wednesdays July 6-August 31 at Battle Point Park 6-8pm. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family, and friends, and join us on Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00pm to hear FREE live music from highly celebrated artists from the Pacific Northwest. Pack a picnic or purchase dinner from an on-site local food truck. Parking is available off of Battle Point Road near softball fields.
»Sounds of Summer Concert Series – Fridays in August at Battle Point Park. Seating begins at 8:00p near the observatory. Movies begin 30 minutes after sunset. Titles are subject to change depending on availability. Movies may be canceled due to inclement weather. Parking is available off of Battle Point Road near softball fields.
August 5 — Luca
August 12 — Raiders of the Lost Ark
August 19 — Jurassic Park
August 26 — Cruella
Boater’s Fair –TBA
»4th of July Festival – July 4, 2022
»Crosby Days Logging Festival – August 13th. Parade, logging events, competitions, train ride, Kids area, exhibits, vendor, food and more.
»Kitsap Regional Library – Summer Learning
»Barnes & Noble – Summer Reading
»Pizza Hut – Camp Book It
»Regal Summer Movie Express – Port Orchard & Silverdale. Bring the family to the nearest Regal theater for our 2022 Summer Movie Express series! Summer Movie Express tickets are just $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays featuring summer movies the whole family will enjoy. – Dates TBA
SEEFilm Cinemas in Bremerton – Summer Fest – TBA
»Kids Bowl Free at All Star in Silverdale– Youth, 17 and under, can bowl 2 games FREE every Monday and Tuesday when they present their Summer Fun Pass. Shoes are extra. See the bowling desk to get your free Summer Fun Pass. – Dates TBA
»Kids Bowl Free at Hi Joy in Port Orchard – Make bowling part of your regular summertime activities. Youth, 17 and under, can bowl 2 games FREE every Wednesday and Thursday when they present their Summer Fun Pass. Shoes are extra. See the bowling desk to get your free Summer Fun Pass. – Date TBA