Community May 31, 2022

Events in Silverdale & Bremerton to Enjoy Every Year

Central Kitsap is the most populated part of the county and hosts many great festivals, kid-friendly activities, and more. These annual and recurring events in Silverdale and Bremerton highlight some of the unique ways our community comes together to connect and celebrate.

Annual Events in Spring and Summer

Photos with the Easter Bunny

Two Weeks Prior to Easter at the Kitsap Mall

A favorite photo-op, kids can get their pictures with the Easter Bunny at the Kitsap Mall. Dates vary based on when Easter occurs but check back for a full schedule in 2023. Check out this event information from 2022

Cost: TBA


Egg Hunt

Saturday Prior to Easter at the Kitsap Tennis & Athletic Center

A multi-faceted Easter egg hunt, this fun event combines both land and water. Members and non-members can enjoy the athletic center and use the pool after hunting for eggs both in and out of the water. Here is information from the 2022 event. Check back in early 2023 for next year’s updated information.

Cost: TBA


Peninsula Home & Garden Expo

Second Weekend in May at the Kitsap Sun Pavillion, Kitsap County Fairgrounds

This is known as the “Biggest and Best Home Show West of Seattle®” and it’s presented by the Kitsap Building Association. It’s your one-stop shop for all things home and garden. From remodeling to home gadgets, gardening to outdoor living, this annual event is one to add to your calendar.

Cost: $8+


Armed Forces Day Festival

Saturday Closest to May 21st in Downtown Bremerton

This annual parade was started by the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce in 1948 to celebrate a local WWII hero. It’s been going strong for decades, celebrating the Armed Forces and Kitsap’s rich military history. 2022 was the 75th anniversary and it was a huge hit.


Kitsap Medieval Faire

June 18, 2022 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds

Put on your best period-appropriate attire and enjoy a day of historical recreation. Journey through the wonders of the Middle Ages hosted by the Kitsap County local Society of Creative Anachronisms. An artisan village, war reenactment demonstrations, kid-zone, archery range, and equestrian shows are all part of the fun.

Cost: Pre-sale $10, at event $15, children 17 and under are free


Oldtimers by the Bay – Car Show

June 18, 2022  at Silverdale Waterfront Park

New this year, enjoy live music, classic cars, a 50/50 raffle, and more at this Father’s Day weekend event. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, and unique vehicles will be on display. 

Cost: $20 to participate, free to attend


Wayzgoose Kitsap

June 24 – 27, 2022 in Downtown Bremerton 

A public arts festival celebrating a tradition dating back to the 1600s, Wayzgoose Kitsap celebrates Central Kitsap’s vibrant art scene. Each summer, local artists create giant art pieces using hand-carved linoleum blocks and full-size steamrollers in downtown Bremerton. 

Cost: Free to attend


Bremerton Bridge Blast

June 25, 2022 at Bremerton Boardwalk & Evergreen Rotary Park

This great daytime festival includes food, vendors, a beer garden, and live entertainment at the Bremerton Boardwalk followed by the West Coast’s largest bridge fireworks display. Evergreen Rotary Park is the official “viewing” spot for the big show, and food trucks and tents will be there all day as well.

Cost: Varies by activity


NW Food Truck Fest

July 8 – 9, 2022 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds

A two-day event of deliciousness, this food truck celebration is fun for the whole family. Kitsap is home to so many mobile food vendors, so having them all in one spot is a foodie’s dream. Enjoy bites from local favorites, live music, and a beer garden. Attendees can vote for their favorite food truck and the best booth.

Cost: Admission $10 – $15, purchases separate



Kitsap Pride

July 23, 2022 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds

Now in its 26th year, this is the premier LGBTQ+ Pride event in Kitsap County. This year’s event is expected to have 50+ booths, a beer garden, food trucks, vendors, and wonderful live entertainment from DJs to drag performances. Check their Facebook event for more details as the time nears.

Cost: Varies by activity


Silverdale Whaling Days

Last Weekend in July at Silverdale Waterfront Park

Since 1974, Whaling Days has been a family favorite event in Silverdale. This community event has something for everyone: live music, kids’ activities, fireworks, a beer garden, food vendors, and the closing activity: the Rotary Duck Race. Check the Facebook event details or their website for an updated entertainment schedule.

Cost: Free to attend, activities vary


Rotary Duck Race

July 31, 2022 at Silverdale Waterfront Park

This event that closes out Whaling Days each year is a community staple, not only because of the fantastic prizes that can be won but because of the way that it gives back to locals in need. The event has raised over $1.7M for local nonprofits since its inception. Our Windermere Silverdale office is a proud sponsor.

Cost: $5 per ticket or 5 for $20



Kitsap Fair & Stampede

August 24 – 28, 2022 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds & Events Center

A long-standing Kitsap tradition, the Fair showcases animals and homemade goods and hosts a rodeo, a demolition derby, carnival rides, and live entertainment. The rodeo runs nightly Wednesday to Friday with multiple events each night and the Demolition Derby is on Sunday. Live entertainment will feature music, dancing, and comedy. The first fair in Kitsap was held in 1923 in Port Orchard and it has grown exponentially over time with 2021’s attendance topping 47,000 people.

Cost: Varies by activity


Bremerton Blackberry Festival

Sept. 3 – 5, 2022 at the Bremerton Boardwalk

Presented by the Bremerton Rotary, this weekend event is a celebration of all things blackberry and includes 100+ vendors. It is the longest-running festival in Bremerton, bringing in an estimated 25,000 visitors over the course of Labor Day weekend. Live music and a beer garden are part of the festivities. All food vendors are required to sell one blackberry-themed item for a tasting fee of $5 or less. 

Cost: Varies by activity


Annual Fall & Winter Events

Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze

Mid-September to Halloween at Pheasant Fields Farm

One of the largest corn mazes in the West, this family activity is perfect for fall. Make your way through the corn maze, select a pumpkin from the many varieties available, and enjoy photo ops, fresh produce, and more. Check back for 2022 dates.

Cost: Free to visit the farm; purchases and maze separate


Kitsap Antique Show

October 29 & 30, 2022 at Presidents Hall, Kitsap County Fairgrounds

Antique lovers rejoice! This two-day event is full of vendors with lots of treasures to explore. And, if you have an item and are curious about its value, appraisers will be on-site. This event started in 1988 and is a collaborative effort by the Puget Sound Genealogical Society and the Kitsap History Museum. Food is available for purchase at the Heritage Cafe.

Cost: $6 admission, appraisals are $5 per item


Holiday Gift & Food Fair

November 18-20, 2022 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds

This holiday shopping and craft event is the largest indoor holiday market on the Kitsap Peninsula. There are projected to be 180+ booths this year with various types of handmade goods. A full list of vendors and more information will be available in October.

Cost: $5+ ($1 off with food donation or free with Toys For Tots donation)


New Year’s Eve at the Roxy

December 31, 2022 at the Roxy Theater

Ring in the New Year at the Historic Roxy Theater. Live music, food, vendors, and more. The event is also a fundraiser for the theater. Learn about the 2021/2022 event, and check back for more information about the 2022/2023 event as it nears. 

Cost: TBA


Recurring Events

Bremerton Community Farmers Market

Thursdays, Mid-April through Sept. 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Evergreen Rotary Park

More than just fresh produce and flowers, the Bremerton Community Farmers Market offers different activities such as yoga, live music, cooking demonstrations, and kids’ activities. They are a participant in SNAP match for EBT customers, and also offer “kids bucks” to children who participate in monthly activities, promoting healthy habits for kids.

Cost: Free to attend, purchases vary


Silverdale Farmers Market

Tuesdays, Mid-April through Sept. 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM in the Silverdale Antiques Parking Lot

At this weekly market, you’ll find locally-made artisan crafts, body care items, plant starts, ready-to-eat food, as well as fresh produce and flowers. The 2022 location of the market is in the parking lot of Silverdale Antiques. The weekday schedule for the market allows for farmers to sell produce on an additional day, on top of typical weekend markets. The Silverdale Farmers Market is a participant in the Senior SNAP program, helping seniors have more access to farm-fresh produce.

Cost: Free to attend, purchases vary



First Friday Art Walk

First Friday of Each Month, 5:00 – 8:00 PM in Downtown Bremerton & Manette

Rain or shine every month, you’ll find artists, musicians, and First Friday specials across these participating businesses in downtown Bremerton and Manette. Walk across the Manette Bridge to enjoy the fun on both sides of the water. Art galleries, restaurants, and local shops are part of this event, which is organized by the Arts District of the Downtown Bremerton Association

Cost: Free to attend, purchases vary